Michael van Gerwen vs Nathan Aspinall Betting Tip Van Gerwen -2.5 Handicap – 20th February 2020

MVG can power his way past the Asp in Cardiff

Michael van Gerwen /Nederlands ©imago images / Beautiful Sports 19.02.2020

NetherlandsMichael van Gerwen vs Nathan AspinallEngland
20th February 2045hrs
Darts – Cardiff – Premier League
Pick Van Gerwen -2.5 handicap
Bookmaker BetVictor
Odds: 4/5 odds taken 22:17 GMT Tuesday 18th February

It has been business as usual for reigning Premier League darts champion Michael van Gerwen. It has been two wins from two for him so far in this season’s tournament. Next up to face him is debutant Nathan Aspinall, who had a setback last week.

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MVG in the groove early

Michael van Gerwen is just prolific when it comes to Premier League Darts. It’s not often that he doesn’t deliver.

He started the new season with a tight 7-5 victory over current World Champion Peter Wright. That was a big hurdle to get over straight out of the blocks.

Then last week he laid down more dominance as he crushed Daryl Gurney 7-1. In his two matches so far Micahel van Gerwen has taken 104 and 105 three-dart average.

That’s pretty much just unplayable. In last season’s competition, he only lost three of his sixteen regular-season matches.

Our betting prediction:
Van Gerwen 7-4 correct score

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(odds taken 22:17 GMT Tuesday 18th February)

Michael van Gerwen has met Nathan Aspinall five times before. The Dutchman holds a W3 L2 record against Aspinall. Four of the five meetings happened last year.

The most recent of those was just back on December 12th at the World Championship when MVG took a 6-3 win over the Asp.

The way the head to head has gone, the two have alternated wins, starting with MVG.


Can Aspinall pull off the upset?

This is the first season on the Premier League darts circuit for Nathan Aspinall. He is a player on the rise in the PDC and he opened his account comfortably. He was up against “challenger” John Henderson in Aberdeen on week 1 of action.

It was a comfortable ride for him and last week he was involved in a tough scrap with last year’s runner up Rob Cross.

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Aspinall edged the three-dart average against Cross but just couldn’t find that extra clinical touch to check out. It was only a narrow 7-5 defeat that he suffered though and it was a good indication that he is going to be competitive in the league.

It is a format that newcomers find hard to adjust too. But Aspinall has been to the semi-finals of the last two televised events (World Championships and Masters) and with a close head to head record against MVG then he will feel like he has nothing to lose.


Michael van Gerwen vs Nathan Aspinall Betting Advice

Even though Nathan Aspinall has split wins over the last four meetings with Michael van Gerwen, Mighty Mike can’t just be passed up lightly. He is so superb when it comes to these weekly one-off matches and he never looks like he misses a beat.


Key Facts – Michael van Gerwen vs Nathan Aspinall Betting Tip

  • Michael van Gerwen is W3 L2 in the head to head with Aspinal
  • Michael van Gerwen beat Aspinall in the World Championship 2020 semi’s
  • Nathan Aspinall is W1 L1 in his debut Premier League season


MVG destroyed Gurney last week and while Aspinall probably will get closer, seeing Van Gerwen cover a -2.5 handicap does not look like an unreasonable proposition at all for Thursday night.


The best betting odds for Michael van Gerwen vs Nathan Aspinall

Michael van Gerwen to win: 2/5 at BetVictor
Draw: 5/1 at BetVictor
Nathan Aspinall: 9/2 at BetVictor