Premier League Night Three Glasgow Preview
Peter Wright will be holding the hopes of the Scottish fans as we prepare for night three of Premier League action. Gerwyn Price will be looking to make it two wins in two weeks after his success in Cardiff
Wright Hoping Home Comforts Will Help Secure First Points
Wright will take on Dimitri Van den Bergh in his quarter-final tie at the OVO Hydro on Thursday, with the winner set to take on Nathan Aspinall or Michael van Gerwen in the semi-finals.
Two-time World Champion Wright is yet to open his Premier League account in 2023, after suffering quarter-final defeats to Chris Dobey and Nathan Aspinall in Belfast and Cardiff respectively.
Peter Wright will be flying the flag for Scottish darts in the absence of two-time winner Gary Anderson.
Dimitri Van den Bergh’s Premier League campaign has got off to a slow start with, DreamMaker only picking up one win and the opening two nights. Even with this game coming so early in the campaign this is a huge game for both players.
Thursday’s opening last-eight clash will see Night Two runner-up Aspinall take on reigning champion Van Gerwen, in a repeat of October’s World Grand Prix final.
The pair are locked on five points alongside league leaders Dobey and Price, while Van den Bergh and Smith are on two points apiece, ahead of Wright and Clayton.
World Champions Collide
Gerwyn Price will play World Champion Michael Smith in a blockbuster quarter-final showdown, with the Welshman bidding to win in back-to-back weeks following his Night Two success in Cardiff.
Price raised the roof at the Cardiff International Arena last Thursday, defeating Dobey, Michael van Gerwen and Aspinall to triumph on home soil.
Meanwhile, Price’s compatriot Jonny Clayton is aiming to kick-start his campaign in the Scottish capital, following quarter-final exits on the opening two nights.
Clayton, the Premier League champion in 2021, also topped last year’s league phase, although he’s struggled to hit the heights in the early stages of this year’s roadshow.
The 48-year-old was beaten by Van den Bergh on Night One despite posting a ton-plus average, before his hopes of a dream homecoming in Cardiff were dashed by Smith.
The 2023 Cazoo Premier League will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK & Ireland, through the PDC’s worldwide broadcast partners including DAZN, Viaplay and VTM, and on PDCTV for Rest of the World Subscribers.
2023 Cazoo Premier League
Night Three – Thursday February 16
OVO Hydro, Glasgow
Nathan Aspinall v Michael van Gerwen
Peter Wright v Dimitri Van den Bergh
Gerwyn Price v Michael Smith
Jonny Clayton v Chris Dobey
Aspinall/Van Gerwen v Wright/Van den Bergh
Price/Smith v Clayton/Dobey
All matches best of 11 legs