Premier League Darts Finals Night 2020 Betting Odds & Preview

A preview of the Premier League Darts Finals Night 2020

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The Premier League Darts Finals Night 2020 has arrived. The big night will be contested on Thursday, October 22nd.

With a hectic end to the regular season, there were some big shocks thrown up, notably that defending champion Michael van Gerwen failed to reach the final four.

Another of the shocks was that the two players entering their debut season, Nathan Aspinall and Glen Durrant, have both made it through to the semi-finals.

Still, we have three huge matches left of the campaign now to look forward to and it is Scotland v England in both of the semi-finals.

Premier League Darts Finals Night 2020 Outright Winner Odds*

Peter Wright 13/8
Gary Anderson 11/45
Glen Durrant 7/2
Nathan Aspinall 10/3
* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 20:09 GMT on Monday, 7th September).

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First of all, what happened to Van Gerwen?

Michael van Gerwen was aiming for his fifth straight Premier League title this year. The Dutchman had started the campaign as the red hot favourite to sweep the title once again.

But it has been an uncharacteristically slack season from him as he lost seven of his sixteen matches during the regular season.

He couldn’t do enough down the final stretch of the season, losing five of his last nine matches to end up down in sixth place.

So no Van Gerwen and the 2020 Finals Night is wide open.

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Durrant tops the league but is the outsider in Premier League Darts betting

There was a surprise name sitting at the top of the table when the regular season of the Premier League darts ended.

That was Glen Durrant in his debut season in the competition.

The Englishman took a W8 D5 L2 record and two of those losses happened in his final two matches. So there was a lot of consistency from Duzza across the course of the season including beating Van Gerwen a couple of times.

But Durrant is a 7/2 option for success in terms of taking the title this year. The one concern will be his lack of wins down the final stretch.

Durrant went W1 D3 L2 in his final five games of the regular season.

But still, looking back throughout the season, there were only three weeks when Duzza was not occupying the top spot.

Peter Wright the man for Premier League title?

2020 World Champion and Masters champion Peter Wright came on really strong at the end of the Premier League regular season.

He won his final four games on the bounce, including a win over Durrant to get second place in the table.

Snakebite actually won more matches in the season than Durrant did, as the Scotsman picked up a W9 D2 L5 record.

But just because of the hot momentum that he had to close out with, he is going as the 13/8 favourite into Finals Night for Premier League Darts betting* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 20:09 GMT on Monday, 7th September).

Wright has never won the Premier League title before but lost the 2017 Final in a deciding leg to Michael van Gerwen in a deciding leg.

Gary Anderson seeks number three

Anderson has his struggles over the early stages of this year’s Premier League Darts. He won only two of his first six matches.

But come the restart of the season he started to slip effortlessly into the groove and he won five of his last eight fixtures (D1 L2).

So that, of course, will make the former champion a threat in this one as an 11/4 contender* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 20:09 GMT on Monday, 7th September).

Gary Anderson won the Premier League in 2015 for the second time, beating Van Gerwen in the final. That added to his 2011 success in the competition.

That does mean that he has a 100% strike rate when it comes to racing the final of the Premier League Darts.

Can Nathan Aspinall defy underdog odds?

Well, The Asp was an outsider at the start of the season, but the Englishman has battled it through to the final four impressively.

He actually did enough to finish in third place in the table, the only player alongside Peter Wright to win nine matches during the regular season.

Aspinall was second only to Wright when it came to the number of 180s tallied over the sixteen matches played.

So while Aspinall goes as the 10/3 outsider for the Premier League Darts 2020 Finals Night title, some of that falls on the fact that he faces the in-form Wright in the semi-finals.

But Aspinall is a heavy scorer and continues to come along as a major threat now in the big televised tournaments.

He has reached the semi-final of both the World Championship and Masters this year.

Glen Durrant v Gary Anderson

What a clash we have here. Table topper Glen Durrant, who did lose a bit of momentum at the end of the campaign is up against two-time champion Gary Anderson.

It is Anderson who is the narrow 4/5 favourite for the win in the fixture, but Durrant is at even money* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 20:09 GMT on Monday, 7th September).

That’s how tight of a game this is expected to be. Anderson too lost his final two games of the season, just like Durrant did.

During this season’s premier League Anderson lost the first match against Durrant 4-7.

When they met just back at the end of August there was an exciting draw played out between the two.

The only other time they have bet was in the 2016 Grand Slam of Darts which was won by Durrant.

He may be the underdog, but Durrant is well worth a look at on the night for those odds.

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Peter Wright v Nathan Aspinall

Peter Wright is the outright favourite of the Premier League Darts title so he is obviously the favourite premier league darts finalsfor this semi-final match.

Wright was the form player of the end of the regular season and that just can’t be ignored, nor what he has achieved already this season.

It’s been excellent stuff from him and this is a big ask, under pressure for Aspinall. But maybe because this is behind closed doors, will help Aspinall along on the occasion.

It’s not going to be quite as intimidating of course with no bellowing fans in the background ramping up the pressure.

What about the head to head? There’s nothing much between them, but it is Aspainll who leads 4-3.

In this season’s Premier League meetings, Wright took a 7-2 win over Aspinall in the first meeting on Night 5 and then followed up with an 8-5 success on Night 14.

Wright is the 13/8 favourite with Aspinall at 13/10 chasing* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 20:09 GMT on Monday, 7th September).

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