Nathan Espinal is the new captain of the Premier League darts. The world number 10 beat Michael Van Gerwen in round 13. Nevertheless, Peter Wright and Gary Anderson have little chance of competing in the qualifiers.
Aspinall won a somewhat mediocre match against van Gerwen thanks to a better exit rate (57 percent to 30 percent). Mighty Mike started the duel with the Englishman as poorly as he could and was soon 3-0 behind. After 1: 5 he made his way up to 3: 5 in a weaker stage than Aspinall before failing to hit his arrows on the doubles again.
On Tuesday, Van Gerwen meets Gary Anderson, who is under pressure three days before the end of the regular season. Anderson is now four points behind fourth, who are qualifying for the playoffs.
After two victories, “Scottish Bird” suffered a bitter setback in the race to the semi-finals, which will be held in Milton Keynes on Friday. Anderson admitted against the world number 17th. Johnny Clayton Swatter 1: 8.
Anderson started strong after 17 days of break and scored 180 three times in his first eight records. However, the throw must remain to his last 1: 1 exit in this match.
Despite 104.48 points per shot (Clayton average 101.24), Anderson was unable to put a foot in the door. The legs dropped in rows: 88 the remainder, the remainder 70, the remaining 80. Clayton punished every mistake by the Scotsman and was always there by himself – with an impressive exit rate of 57 percent.
In the evening’s other matches, Jose de Souza defeated Dimitri van den Berg 6: 8 in a direct match in the qualifiers and Peter Wright won the match for the first time in four matches. With 11 points, however, he has little chance of a qualifying round.
Schedule after 13 days of 16 games:
|2||Michael Van Gerwen||13||7||3||3||79:63||17|
|3||Jose de Souza||13||6||4||3||82:68||16|
|5||Dimitri van den Berg||13||6||3||4||77:72||15th|
Remaining match days of the Premier League darts:
Round 14 (25.05.)
- James Wade – Nathan Aspinal
- Johnny Clayton – Jose de Souza
- Gary Anderson – Michael Van Gerwen
- Peter Wright – Dimitri van den Berg
The fifteenth round (26.05.)
- Johnny Clayton – Peter Wright
- James Wade – Dimitri van den Berg
- Gary Anderson – Nathan Espinal
- Jose de Souza – Michael Van Gerwen
Round sixteen (27.05.)
- Gary Anderson – James Wade
- Nathan Aspinal – Jose de Souza
- Peter Wright – Michael Van Gerwen
- Dimitri van den Berg – Johnny Clayton