Week 3 Darts Betting Tips (Belfast)
It’s “Go Jonny Go Go Go”, Clayton so far in this season’s Premier League as the Welshman glides to the top of the standings after a win and a runners-up place over the first two weeks.
Peter Wright sits in second and Michael Smith is at the bottom of the pile, the only pointless player so far in this new format.
Belfast brings us a Scottish ding-dong derby between world champions Anderson and Wright, as well as new-kid-on-the-block-Cullen trying to ruffle MVG’s feathers.
Let’s take a look at the picks for week 3…
Michael Smith v Gerwyn Price
“Bully Boy” Smith may still not be up and running in this year’s Premier League but the St. Helens man still knows where the 60-bed is.
These two are big power scorers when they get going, with the maximums expected to roll on Thursday night.
Smith is a due a good performance after a fantastic run at the World Championships.
At least seven 180s to land looks great value.
Joe Cullen v Michael van Gerwen
Joe Cullen has backed up his Masters win with a solid start to Premier League life.
The “Rockstar” sits third in the table and will fancy his chances against the unpredictable van Gerwen.
Cullen made it back-to-back Pro Tour titles with victory at Players Championship 4 last weekend and this good form should continue to Belfast.
Still, MVG has the pedigree to take this one down to the wire.
Peter Wright v Gary Anderson
Peter Wright wasn’t his colourful self last week in Liverpool, getting swept 6-1 by MVG in the quarter-final, following on from “Snakebite” winning the opening week.
Anderson has won one of his three matches played so far and Wright has had Anderson’s number in recent meetings.
The “Flying Scotsman” has just one win over Wright in their last seven meetings and we’re expecting this run to continue even after slapping a handicap on the world champion.
Jonny Clayton to beat James Wade
There doesn’t seem to be much stopping Jonny Clayton at the moment.
The reigning Premier League king has underlined his love for this tournament with a fast start in 2022 and we’re not sure James Wade is the man to stop him.
Wade lost to Clayton 6-4 at the semi-finals stage in Cardiff – we’re banking on a similar result with a 6-3.
* Darts odds correct at the time of writing. Subject to changes.