Premier League Night Ten Preview
Premier League Night Ten Preview.
With the fight for the Play-Offs getting more and more intense as the weeks progress, the roadshow arrives in Birmingham for Night Ten.
Clayton Aiming For Back To Back
Jonny Clayton is aiming to build on his brilliant Berlin victory as he targets back-to-back Cazoo Premier League nightly wins in Birmingham on Thursday.
Clayton returned to winning ways in emphatic style last week, defeating Michael van Gerwen, Gerwyn Price, and Michael Smith to triumph on a memorable night at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
Having begun Night Nine in seventh spot, Clayton’s victory in the German capital catapulted him up to fifth position, and he has now set his sights on securing Play-Off qualification for the third consecutive season.
Clayton trails fourth-placed Nathan Aspinall by three points heading into Night Ten, and the pair will lock horns in a crunch quarter-final clash at the Utilita Arena.
The evening’s opening last-eight tie will see reigning champion Van Gerwen take on Masters champion Dobey for the right to play Aspinall or Clayton in the semi-finals.
Price Looking To Continue Fine Form
Gerwyn Price has been in imperious form over recent weeks, claiming back-to-back European Tour titles in Leverkusen and Riesa, while also celebrating Premier League success in Nottingham and Newcastle.
The 2021 World Champion is bidding to qualify for the Play-Offs for the first time in five appearances, and he will edge closer to the Final Four if he can get past Dimitri Van den Bergh, who sits in seventh spot.
Out of form, Peter Wright will close out the Quarter Finals when he takes on current World Champion Michael Smith, who is looking to keep his place within the Play-Off places.
Night Ten – Thursday, April 6
Utilita Arena, Birmingham
Michael van Gerwen v Chris Dobey
Nathan Aspinall v Jonny Clayton
Dimitri Van den Bergh v Gerwyn Price
Peter Wright v Michael Smith