Michael van Gerwen is the first player into Finals Night at the 2021 Premier League Darts.
The Green Machine beat Gary Anderson to secure his spot in the Play-Offs. eliminating Anderson and James Wade from top four contention.
That leaves five players left to decide the remaining three places in the Play-Offs. Tonight, we could know all three of the players joining MvG on Friday night in Milton Keynes.
Who can qualify for the Play-Offs?
It’s a very straight forward position for Nathan Aspinall and Jose De Sousa. Both are on 18 points and are almost into the Play-Offs.
Nathan Aspinall will qualify for the Play-Offs if he either:
- beats Gary Anderson
- draws against Gary Anderson
- loses to Gary Anderson but Dimitri van den Bergh fails to win or draw against James Wade
Jose De Sousa will qualify for the Play-Offs if he either:
- beats Michael van Gerwen
- draws against Michael van Gerwen
- he loses to Michael van Gerwen, but Dimitri Van den Bergh fails to win against James Wade
As well as Aspinall and De Sousa, The Ferret, Jonny Clayton can also secure his place in the top four.
Jonny Clayton will qualify for the Play-Offs if he:
- wins against Peter Wright and Dimitri Van den Bergh loses to James Wade
Van Gerwen looks to seal top spot, Wright looks to avoid elimination
As well as the top four race, Michael van Gerwen could finish top of the league for the eighth time in nine years. If he does, he’ll win the league leader’s bonus, which is £25,000.
Michael van Gerwen will finish top of the league if he:
- beats Jose De Sousa and Nathan Aspinall loses to Gary Anderson
By contrast, Peter Wright is looking to keep his faint hopes of a Play-Off place alive.
Peter Wright will be eliminated from the Premier League if he:
- fails to win against Jonny Clayton
- wins against Jonny Clayton, but Dimitri Van den Bergh beats James Wade
How can I follow the 2021 Premier League Darts?
The Premier League will be live on Sky Sports in the UK. You can also watch it outside the UK via the PDC’s broadcast partners, such as RTL or DAZN.
You can also live stream the event. Find out more here.
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