Who Wins The PDC Premier League Darts Tournament Final This Week?

By Ian John
May 24, 2021
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The 2021 PDC Premier League Darts tournament has taken on a very different format to the usual competition. Instead of being played every Thursday night throughout the Winter and Spring time, the tournament has been condensed into four different sections, Phase 1 Part 1, Phase 1 Part 2, Phase 2 Part 1 and now we have reached Phase 2 Part 2, which also includes the Semifinals and Final of the event.

Back at the beginning of May, we had the first three matches for each of the eight players remaining in the tournament after Judgement Night, the final night of Phase 1 of the tournament. At that stage, defending Champion Glen Durrant and the 2019 World Champion Rob Cross were eliminated from the tournament.

The remaining eight players moved onto Phase 2, where they will face each other once more over seven nights of action. The first three of those produced a mix of results and led to a familiar name taking over at the top of the table.

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Let us now take a look at how the first three nights of action in the second phase of the Premier League of Darts went, together with a recap of how the league table looks as we head into this final week of action in the tournament.

Premier League of Darts Phase 1 Part 1 Roundup

Monday 5th May – Night 10

  • Jonny Clayton 8-5 James Wade
  • Jose de Sousa 8-3 Gary Anderson
  • Dimitri Van den Bergh 3-8 Michael van Gerwen
  • Peter Wright 5-8 Nathan Aspinall

Tuesday 6th May – Night 11

  • Nathan Aspinall 6-8 Dimitri Van den Bergh
  • James Wade 7-7 Jose de Sousa
  • Gary Anderson 8-3 Peter Wright
  • Michael van Gerwen 8-5 Jonny Clayton

Wednesday 7th May – Night 12

  • Peter Wright 1-8 Jose de Sousa
  • Michael van Gerwen 8-3 James Wade
  • Jonny Clayton 8-6 Nathan Aspinall
  • Dimitri Van den Bergh 4-8 Gary Anderson

Only one player emerged through the three opening games of phase two with three wins and no defeats and that was Michael van Gerwen. It was enough to put the Dutchman top of the table after Nathan Aspinall and Dimitri Van den Bergh could only manage one win from their three games apiece.

Gary Anderson, Jonny Clayton and Jose de Sousa all managed to land two wins, but Peter Wright lost all three of his games at the start of phase 2, while James Wade only managed to pick up a single point thanks to one draw and two defeats.

This has left the table looking like this:

Premier League of Darts Phase 2 Table (after Night 12)

Glen Durrant and Rob Cross were eliminated from the tournament after Judgement Night and are not shown. In the table below. The top four players after Night 16 on Thursday qualify for the semifinals on Friday. The winners of the two semifinals contest the best of 21 final, also on Friday.

  1. Michael van Gerwen – 17pts (+21)
  2. Nathan Aspinall – 15pts (+15)
  3. Dimitri Van Den Bergh – 15pts (+7)
  4. Jose De Sousa – 14pts (+12)
  5. Jonny Clayton – 14pts (+4)
  6. Gary Anderson – 12pts (0)
  7. James Wade – 11pts (-1)
  8. Peter Wright – 9pts (-16)

This Weeks Premier League of Darts Schedule

Monday 24th May – Night 13

  • Jonny Clayton v Gary Anderson
  • Jose de Sousa v Dimitri Van den Bergh
  • Nathan Aspinall v Michael van Gerwen
  • James Wade v Peter Wright

Tuesday 25th May – Night 14

  • James Wade v Nathan Aspinall
  • Jonny Clayton v Jose de Sousa
  • Gary Anderson v Michael van Gerwen
  • Peter Wright v Dimitri Van den Bergh

Wednesday 26th May – Night 15

  • Jonny Clayton v Peter Wright
  • James Wade v Dmitri Van den Bergh
  • Gary Anderson v Nathan Aspinall
  • Jose de Sousa v Michael van Gerwen

Thursday 27th May – Night 16

  • Gary Anderson v James Wade
  • Nathan Aspinall v Jose de Sousa
  • Peter Wright v Michael van Gerwen
  • Dimitri Van den Bergh v Jonny Clayton

Friday 28th May – Playoffs

Semifinals – Best of 19 legs

Seed 1 v Seed 4

Seed 2 v Seed 3

Winners of both the above games will face off in the Best of 21 leg Final.

Let’s now preview tonight’s action, together with our tips for who will win each of the four games taking place this evening.

Premier League Darts Tips – Night 13

  • Jonny Clayton v Gary Anderson

These two players will both have eyes firmly fixed on the top four and as such, that makes this match between the 5th and 6th placed players in the table all the more intriguing. Both have won two of their three Phase 2 games so far and while Clayton is the form player, Anderson is a two-time World Champion.

The problem for Anderson is that his form has been very up and down in this tournament, but he has won his last two games to lift him up the table. Clayton though is the form player in the PDC at the moment and I think this will be a very close one, so I am backing a draw at 4/1 with bet365.

  • Jose de Sousa v Dimitri Van den Bergh

At one point, these two players were at opposite ends of the table, de Sousa second from bottom and Van den Bergh top of the table, however a good run of form for de Sousa, as well as a couple of losses for Van den Bergh has seen de Sousa now just one place behind the Belgian in the table.

Van den Bergh is a natural player, and his form can fluctuate a great deal. If he hits top form, he will win this game. But de Sousa is much more consistent and if Van den Bergh has another off day, de Sousa will likely win. In this situation, I feel consistency is the more prudent option, so take de Sousa to land the win at 7/5.

  • Nathan Aspinall v Michael van Gerwen

The top two in the table clash in what should be a cracking game. Van Gerwen found his best form in the opening games of Stage 2, winning all three, while Aspinall lost top spot after losing two of his three matches in this part of the tournament.

Worryingly for Aspinall, it does look like van Gerwen has found his range again and when the Dutchman does, he is pretty much close to unbeatable at times. As such, backing van Gerwen to win here at 5/6 is the wisest choice.

  • James Wade v Peter Wright

These two players are in the bottom two places in the table and it is fair to say both badly need a win here to give themselves a realistic chance of reaching the playoffs. Wade’s form is better than Wright’s at the moment, with Wright picking up no points in his first three games in the second phase, while Wade only picked up one.

Both players are more than capable of beating each other, or anybody else for that matter, when on form, and I think this will be a tough battle ebetween two tough competitors, but I just feel Wade has the edge at the moment and he is the bet to go for at 5/4.

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