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2024 Premier League Darts Night 10 Manchester Tips: High quality contests on the cards

Michael Smith - Darts
Michael Smith is starting to perform more and more consistently again in 2024

The standard of darts produced in this year's Premier League campaign has at times been baffling and there's still so much to be determined. Despite his early exit last week, it remains difficult to back against Luke Humphries.

  • Luke Humphries continues to play at an astonishing level

  • The signs point to a high quality quarter-final between Cool Hand and Bully Boy

  • Littler against MvG should also be a cracking contest


Luke Littler produced some magic en route to his first nightly win in the Premier League. Coming from 3-1 down in the final, he produced sublime 125 and 136 out shots to help him on his way to a victory over Nathan Aspinall that has sent him up to second in the league standings, he's now 11/43.75 to win the entire tournament.


Cool Hand can't put a foot wrong

Current league leader Luke Humphries was dumped out at the quarter-final stage in Belfast but the disappointment of not becoming the first player to win four successive nights in the Premier League certainly didn't weigh too heavily on Cool Hand's shoulders. His performance levels in Munich at the German Darts Grand Prix were irresistible, darts from the gods!

If you didn't already know, Humphries has mastered this game, he's making everything look obscenely easy right now.

Unplayable in his 11th European Tour final, his tournament average was 107.5, he hit 24 180s and reeled in the big fish twice en route to securing the title. However, on top of that, it was wonderful to see the world number one receive such great adulation from the crowd, something that will have meant an enormous amount to him.

As for Michael Smith, he exited at the same stage in Northern Ireland, despite averaging in excess of 101 and hitting five 180s against Michael van Gerwen. On the Euro Tour at the weekend, there were further signs that his game is returning to where he wants it to be. At times, taking a little longer to set before releasing his darts, taking out some big finishes and scoring very well.

When it comes to their head-to-head, the bad news for Bully Boy is that the current World Champion has won all three of their meetings in this year's roadshow event, his lowest average in those encounters was 101.

Given the sumptuous form of Humphries and Bully Boy's continuing improvements, 6+ 180s & 2+ 100+ Checkouts in the Match at 2/13.00 seems like a very decent bet.

Back 6+ 180s & 2+ 100+ checkouts in the match @ 2/13.00

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Humphries is also 13/82.63 to go on and become just the eighth winner of this tournament, and with the way he's playing, I can't see that price getting much better!

Back Luke Humphries to win the Premier League @ 13/82.63

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Mighty Mike to build on Euro Tour run

Michael van Gerwen and Luke Littler are set to face eachother for a seventh time in 2024. They have three wins apiece with The Nuke victorious in their last two, averaging 114 to down Mighty Mike in Nottingham.

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For the reigning Premier League champion, he stopped a mini rot just by reaching that semi-final last week but will be confident he can claim even more points in Manchester after a sublime run to the final of the Euro Tour in Germany.

It took something ridiculous from Humphries to prevent him from winning the event but as he said himself, there are more and more encouraging signs after a minor dip in form.

At 11/102.11 I think there's value in backing MvG to get the better of Littler on Thursday night.

Back MvG to beat Luke Littler @ 11/102.11

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