Premier League Darts heads to Nottingham for the second night of action on Thursday and we've selected our expert betting tips for all five matches.
The 16-week road-show event got off to a fascinating start in Aberdeen last week with both debutants registering maximum points at the first time of asking, while Michael van Gerwen also got his title defence underway with a win.
Focus now shifts to The Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham with a repeat of three major finals on the cards, as well as perhaps the most high-profile of the nine Challengers taking to the stage.
Nathan Aspinall to win @ 13/10
Nathan Aspinall aims to continue his blistering start to the season by picking up maximum points against World Matchplay champion Rob Cross.
Aspinall marked his full Premier League debut with a commanding 7-3 win over home favourite John Henderson a week ago before enjoying a sensational success in Sunday’s Players Championship event.
The world number eight landed a nine-dart finish and averaged 117.5 in defeating Peter Wright en route to the title and will be determined to carry that form onto the big stage.
Cross claimed a 6-6 draw with Gerwyn Price on opening night, averaging 100 in a solid display, but remains without a win in a televised event since November.
Aspinall defeated Cross on the way to winning both the UK Open and U.S Masters last year and if he can manage to pick up from where he left off at the weekend, 13/10 could prove the value price of night for ‘The Asp’ to make it four points from four.
Michael Smith v Gerwyn Price – Over 10.5 legs @ 21/50
World number three and five face off in what has all the makings of a closely-matched encounter as Gerwyn Price takes on Michael Smith.
Draw specialist Price missed out on the play-offs by just one point last season, admitting failure to convert draws into wins was a major factor, and will therefore be hoping to put maximum points on the board at the second time of asking.
A nightmare start for Smith resulted in a 7-3 defeat to Durrant just four days after squandering three match darts to become Masters champion.
The 2018 Premier League finalist is out to end a run of three straight defeats to Price and seize his chances when presented to him.
There appears very little to choose between the pair on current form and the safe bet here looks to be for a minimum of ten legs to be played out.
Gary Anderson v Peter Wright – Over 6.5 total 180s
Scotland’s World Cup winning duo collide as Peter Wright takes on a rejuvenated Gary Anderson in what could prove to be the stand-out match of the night.
Anderson has already started to make up for lost time by defeating Daryl Gurney in front of an adoring Aberdeen crowd on opening night before storming to the first Players Championship title of the season less than 48 hours later.
Wright, who claimed Masters glory last month, saw his ten-match unbeaten run brought to an end by MVG courtesy of a narrow 7-5 defeat last week but now has his sights set on a sixth straight win over Anderson in all competitions.
Wright landed four 180s last week to Anderson’s three, and in a match which may need all 12 legs, the heavy-scoring Scots should serve up at least seven maximums between them.
Glen Durrant win and most 180s @ EVS
All eyes will be on Fallon Sherrock as she looks to continue her Ally Pally heroics on her return to the big stage to take on three-time BDO World Champion Glen Durrant.
Sherrock made global headlines during her ground-breaking run to the Last 32 of the recent World Championship, beating Ted Evetts to become the first female to win a match in a PDC World Championship before then knocking out world number 11 Mensur Suljovic.
Her run was eventually ended by Chris Dobey in a thrilling contest, but the 25-year-old pocketed a record £25,000 and put women’s darts firmly on the map.
Durrant made a dream start to life in the Premier League by thrashing Michael Smith 7-3 last week but faces a different test altogether as huge favourite and pantomime villain for one night only.
Durrant’s astute all-round game and composure in pressure situations mean he should have enough to stave off an upset here, though Sherrock’s deadly finishing means he can ill-afford to waste chances.
The Teessider is just 4/11 to put his second win on the board, but even money for a Durrant win and most 180s offers a greater degree of value.
Michael van Gerwen win and most 180s @ 5/4
Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen looks to make it back-to-back league wins at the expense of last year’s semi-finalist Daryl Gurney.
Van Gerwen gained a degree of revenge for his defeat to Wright in the World Championship final by averaging 104 in an impressive opening night victory, though his early exits in both of the weekend’s ProTour events suggests he still has work to do.
The world number one, who is still getting to grips with his new darts, suffered back-to-back defeats to Gurney in last year’s Premier League and has lost four of their last seven meetings in all competitions.
Gurney famously claimed the 2018 Players Championship Finals title with victory over MVG in the final but has not made the start to the season he would have hoped for.
Following his First Round exit at The Masters and defeat in Aberdeen, ‘Superchin’ suffered successive Second Round exits on the ProTour last weekend and requires a significant improvement if he is to avoid defeat here.
On current form, it’s difficult to envisage Gurney taking anything away from this match, and after hitting four 180s last week, Van Gerwen offers value to claim the win and land the most maximums.