Premier League Night Two Preview -Wright aiming for consecutive PL night wins.
The Premier League roadshow continues this evening, with tonight’s mini-tournament being played out at the M&S Arena in Liverpool.
Peter Wright will be looking to make it back-to-back wins in the new format, with the other seven players looking for their first winning night and the prize money of £10,000.
Wright Looking For Liverpool Delight
Peter Wright will be opening up night two with a mouthwatering clash against Michael van Gerwen. Snakebite continued his good form into the weekend picking up one of two Pro Tour events that were on offer.
Wrights opponent is the out of form Michael van Gerwen. Michael lost in the Quarter-Finals last week to Gary Anderson and followed that up with defeats in the last 32 of both Pro-Tour events.
The winner of the opening tie will meet Clayton or Smith for a place in the final.
Last year’s Premier League champion opened up in Cardiff last week with an outstanding performance in defeating Joe Cullen. Clayton wasn’t able to get his hands on the prize money last week after being defeated by Wright, however, he could get his revenge in the last four this week.
Bully Boy was also on the receiving end of a defeat to Peter Wright, his defeat came in the first round in a repeat of the 2022 PDC World Championship final.
The Bottom Half Wide Open on Night Two
We are only on the second night but we have half of the draw which is very open. None of the four players reached the final last week or picked up a Pro Tour victory this weekend.
The only player in the four to reach a final in the past seven days who was on the receiving end of a defeat to Peter Wright. A reoccurring theme of the PDC field currently.
The Iceman will be looking for an improvement on last week. It was his first TV appearance in Cardiff since becoming World Champion and he struggled from the off, he knows he will need to improve on that performance to get the better of Gary Anderson.
The fact that we are seeing Gary Anderson playing more darts shows in his performance. Gary opened up his campaign with a win over MvG before the last leg defeat to you know who (Peter Wright). A rematch of the 2021 World Champion will be the final game of Night 2 Quarter-Finals.
The penultimate game of the last eight sees debutant Joe Cullen face Price’s conquer of last week, James Wade.
It was a nervous debutant performance last week, which is understandable with it not just being his first game in a competition he’s been hoping to play in for years, but he came up against Jonny Clayton and the crowd in Cardiff.
The Crowd will certainly be in full voice this evening when the crowd sings out Oasis when the Masters champion, takes on James Wade.
The Machine had the hardest of nights in Cardiff, facing two of the home favorites. He eased past Gerwyn Price with clinical doubles but couldn’t follow it up against The Ferret.
With seven games to look forward to in Liverpool, we expect another drama-filled evening,
Premier League Format
Each night will see quarter-finals, semi-finals, and a final played over the best of 11 legs (first to six).
Each player will meet the other seven players twice throughout the season in a quarter-final game, plus two further nights will feature additional fixtures in the same format.
2022 Cazoo Premier League Night Two
M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
Thursday February 10
Peter Wright v Michael van Gerwen
Jonny Clayton v Michael Smith
James Wade v Joe Cullen
Gerwyn Price v Gary Anderson
Wright/Van Gerwen v Clayton/Smith
Wade/Cullen v Price/Anderson