2024 BetMGM Premier League Darts: Night Four Preview

After Michael van Gerwen made it back to back Premier League nightly wins, we return to Newcastle for Night four this evening.

A Repeat of Last Year’s Final

Reigning champion Van Gerwen boasts a three-point lead at the Premier League summit after recovering from a quarter-final exit on Night One with back-to-back victories in Berlin and Glasgow.

The 34-year-old posted a trio of ton-plus averages to triumph in the German capital, before edging out World Champion Luke Humphries on Scottish soil to make it six wins on the spin in the Premier League.

Michael van Gerwen on stage during the 2024 BetMGM Premier League Darts.
Michael van Gerwen followed up his win in Berlin with victory in Glasgow to top the 2024 BetMGM Premier League Darts table. Credit: PDC

The three-time World Champion will now face 2023 runner-up Gerwyn Price in his quarter-final clash at the Utilita Arena, in a repeat of last year’s Premier League final.

The pair have yet to lock horns in this year’s tournament, but they did collide in last year’s Newcastle decider, with Price producing an astonishing 114.96 average to dispatch the Dutchman 6-1.

Snakebite Faces The Nuke

The winner of Van Gerwen and Price’s showdown will advance to a semi-final meeting against either Luke Littler or Peter Wright, who go head-to-head in the evening’s third quarter-final.

Luke Littler on stage at the 2024 Premier League Darts
Luke Littler faces Peter Wright in Night four Credit: PDC

Night Two runner-up Littler retained third spot despite his last eight defeat to Price in Glasgow last week, while Wright paid the price for a profligate display as he succumbed at the same stage to Van Gerwen.

Wright is yet to open his account in this year’s Premier League, but he enjoyed a welcome return to form by reaching the quarter-finals and semi-finals in this week’s Players Championship double-header in Leicester.

2023 Word Champion v 2023 World Matchplay Champion

In the evening’s opener, Michael Smith will play World Matchplay champion Nathan Aspinall, who is still searching for his first points of the season.

Night One winner Smith surrendered top spot in Glasgow following an off-colour performance against Cross, who himself is only one point adrift of the Play-Off places.

Nathan Aspinall on stage at the 2024 Premier League Darts.
Nathan Aspinall is looking for his first two points in the 2024 Premier League Darts. Credit: PDC

Aspinall, meanwhile, raced into a 3-1 lead against Humphries with a 116 average on Night Three, before the World Champion launched a stirring fightback to inflict a third straight defeat on the Stockport star.

Luke Humphries and Rob Cross will battle it out to face the winner of the opener.

2024 BetMGM Premier League Night Four – Utilita Arena, Newcastle

Thursday February 22


Michael Smith v Nathan Aspinall

Rob Cross v Luke Humphries

Peter Wright v Luke Littler

Gerwyn Price v Michael van Gerwen