Jonny Clayton went back-to-back with Night wins in Birmingham last Thursday, and this week he is going for the three-peat in Brighton on Night Eleven. But as we’ve seen already this season, winning a Premier League Darts Night is far from easy. Michael Smith, the world no.1 won on the European Tour event last weekend, and he will be looking to back that up in the Premier League this Thursday. Who will come out on top? Let’s take a look, and also find some darts betting picks.
- Night Eleven of the Premier League is coming to you from the Brighton Center, in Brighton, England. The action gets under way at 2 pm ET, on Thursday, April 13th
- On Night Ten we witnessed Jonny Clayton go back-to-back with his second Night win in two weeks
- Clayton was pushed all the way in the final by Peter Wright, who finally found some form for the first time in the Premier League in 2023
Clayton has work cut out for Three-peat
This week Jonny Clayton starts his night off with a tricky looking quarter-final against Michael Smith. Smith has just won the German Grand Prix over the weekend, he defeated fellow Premier League Darts participant, Nathan Aspinall 8-5 in the final.
SMITH WINS IN MUNICH 🏆
What an incredible final and what a performance from Smith as he beats Nathan Aspinall 8-5 to win the 2023 Interwetten German Darts Grand Prix!
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) April 10, 2023
And it’s Michael Smith and Nathan Aspinall that represent the biggest threat to Jonny Clayton and his ambitions for a three-peat. The pair are in the same half of this week’s draw as Clayton, and they both come into Night Eleven in good form.
The same two players are also a threat to Jonny Clayton’s bid to finish in the top four and qualify for the 2023 finals night. Both players are only two points behind Clayton in the table. Clayton moved up to third place with his 6-5 win over Peter Wright on Night Ten.
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) April 6, 2023
Betting to win Premier League Darts Night Eleven
Michael Smith demolished Gerwyn Price 6-2 in Germany over the weekend, while Michael van Gerwen skipped the competition. As recent results have shown, the relentless schedule seems to be taking its toll on the players, and the mini break might help MVG get back to winning ways in Brighton.
Gerwyn Price and Michael van Gerwen are joint favorites to win Night Eleven in Brighton. Both men are +225, with German Grand Prix winner, Michael Smith next at +400.
Last week’s Night winner, Jonny Clayton is +1000 to make it three wins in a row. With the man he defeated in Birmingham’s final, Peter Wright next at +1100. German Grand Prix runner-up, Nathan Aspinall is also +1100, with Dimitri Van den Bergh next at +1600, and Chris Dobey the last man in the betting at +2000.
More betting can be found in our below odds table. These odds are taken from the best online darts betting sites. You can read more about them on our top rated US sportsbooks reviews page.
|Premier League Darts; Night Eleven Winner Betting|
|Michael van Gerwen||+225||+225||+225|
|Dimitri Van den Bergh||+1600||+1600||+1600|
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Nathan Aspinall to win Night Eleven +1100
Okay, the last seven Premier League Darts Nights have been won by just three players. MVG won Night’s Four, Five, and Six. Then Gerwyn Price won Night’s Seven and Eight, with Jonny Clayton winning Night’s Nine and Ten.
On the surface, that may make a sports betting pick of Nathan Aspinall to win Night Eleven seem a bit mad. But what Jonny Clayton’s two wins have shown us is there is value opposing the favorites in Premier League Darts at the moment.
Clayton has been double figures for his two wins, and he is double figures again this week. At the weekend, Aspinall got to the final of the German Grand Prix, and although he lost, he did force Michael Smith to dig deep for the win. Aspinall also lost in the quarter-finals to Jonny Clayton (6-4) on Night Ten with a decent average of 100.18, and despite Clayton winning the last two Nights, he still only sits two points ahead of Aspinall in the table.
The statistics say that Aspinall is playing well. And although he’s not the first name to leap out at you when selecting a winner from a field containing MVG, Gerwyn Price, and Michael Smith, at odds of +1100, we think Aspinall represents a very good value bet to win this week.
Chris Dobey +200 to beat Gerwyn Price
Chris Dobey defeated Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-2 in the Round of 32 at the German Grand Prix last Sunday. He then lost 6-5 to Damon Heta in the Round of 16. Heta was in good form last weekend though, making it through to the semi-final, where he only lost 7-6 to tournament winner Michael Smith.
The Iceman also went out at the Round of 16, losing emphatically (6-2) to Michael Smith. In last week’s Premier League, Gerwyn Price lost a close semi-final 6-5 to Peter Wright. But it was closer than it should have been, as Wright let the Iceman back in the match.
Could it be that Gerwyn Price’s exceptional high level of recent weeks has just started to drop off a little? We think it could be. Despite being +2000 to win on the night, Chris Dobey has got to two Premier League finals in 2023. So, his campaign hasn’t been the total disaster some might believe it to be.
At +200, we think a bet on Chris Dobey to upset the Iceman this week could be the way to go for our final pick.