The new season of the PDC Premier League tournament will start on the 5th of April at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes. With the first five rounds being held between next Monday and Friday. 10 top players will take part in the competition including Michael van Gerwen and Gerwyn Price. While the most exciting game on the first day is promised to be between Peter Wright and Jonny Clayton according to the 2021 PDC Premier League predictions.
The 2021 PDC Premier League is the 17th edition of the darts tournament where the best 10 players play against each other in several rounds. Normally the league takes place around the UK and also visits other European cities. But this time all phases of the tournament will be held in Milton Keynes. Darts fans can follow the actions in two different weeks in April. With the elimination of the last two players, the so-called Judgement Night taking place on the 22nd of April. The event will continue with seven further rounds in May with the best four players getting to the playoffs at the end of the month. Glen Durrant is the defending champion after defeating Nathan Aspinall in last year’s final. Both of them will be back just like current world No1 Gerwyn Price and 3-time world champion Michael van Gerwen.
2021 PDC Premier League predictions favor Aspinall to take revenge on Durrant
The first game of the 2021 PDC Premier League will be the rematch of last season’s final between Nathan Aspinall and Glen Durrant. Now online sportsbooks in the UK favor the young English player to take revenge and win the game with the odds of 2.05. Aspinall is currently in 10th place in the ranking but he is still ahead of his experienced rival. He reached the quarter-finals of the 2021 Masters in January and the 4th round in the 2021 UK Open. Durrant’s best result this season was reaching the quarter-finals of the 3rd Players Championship event a month ago.
In the second game Portuguese Jose de Sousa is favored to win against Rob Cross with the odds of 1.95. He had his breakthrough last season after winning his first major title at the 2020 Grand Slam of Darts. De Sousa will make his debut in this tournament while Cross will play here for the 4th time. In the biggest game of the night the 2020 world champion, Peter Wright meets another debutant, Jonny Clayton. The Welsh player won his first major title, the 2021 Masters two months ago. He has been in top form since as he also won two events in the Players Championship. His odds to defeat Wright is 2.62 now while Snakebite’s odds to win is 2.25 in the 2021 PDC Premier League predictions.
Price and van Gerwen should also win their first games
The 2021 PDC world champion and current world No1 Gerwyn Price will start the tournament against another world champion, Gary Anderson. The two players have met in the final of the world championship this January, when Price won the match confidently. He is favored to win again by online gambling sites in the UK. Who offer the odds of 1.95 for his victory. It’s not surprising after Price is still in great form. He reached the semi-finals of both the Masters and the UK Open this year.
Michael van Gerwen has achieved a few good results as well this season. Like getting to the semi-finals of the 2021 UK Open. The Dutch world No3 won the Premier League tournament five times so far but finished only in 6th place last season. Now he has a chance to get back to winning. Mighty Mike will play first against another newbie, Belgian Dimitri Van den Bergh who won the 2020 World Matchplay. The 26-year-old player was suffering with a knee injury in the last few months but should be healthy now. Still, his win over the five-time world champion would be a surprise and has the odds of 3.60 on bet365.