Premier League Darts: Cool Hand to come good in Leeds

Luke Humphries - Darts
Luke Humphries will be hoping to join Littler and MvG on four nightly wins

It's the penultimate week of league action and there's still plenty on the line as the race to qualify for the play-offs intensifies. Michael Smith is now 5/42.25 to make it...

  • Back Luke Humphries to beat Rob Cross and hit the most 180s in the contest

  • Michael Smith is now 5/42.25 to make it to The 02

  • Littler to inflict another defeat on Snakebite

Luke to let loose in Leeds

Luke Humphries and Leeds United are both hopeful of claiming play-off success. The world number one, named after Leeds United Kings of Europe has a special walk-on planned for when he takes to the stage this week, linked to the team he follows.

Having paraded his World Championship trophy around Elland Road earlier in the season, he'll be looking to draw inspiration from the crowd and boisterous support expected.

Much like his football team, his place in the play-offs is already secured but he'll have added incentive to win this week, in front of many adoring supporters.

Cool Hand hasn't made a final since week eight but is still the only player in the field with a running average in excess of a ton, pretty impressive at this stage of the campaign. Last week he lost to the player he faces in the quarter-final, Rob Cross but I'm expecting him to produce some big numbers this week.

I'm backing Humphries to hit the most 180s and win at 5/61.84.

Back Humphries to Win and Hit Most 180s @ 5/61.84

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Littler Loving Life

Top of the table Luke Littler continued to do Luke Littler things in Aberdeen. Having survived match darts against Nathan Aspinall in his opening match, a finishing clinic against Michael Smith saw him brush Bully Boy aside quite spectacularly. He looked unbeatable, produced three ton plus outs and his scoring was also pretty scintillating in that contest.

The 17-year-old arrived in Scotland having won his second Euro Tour title in just three appearances the previous weekend and now he has four nightly wins in the Premier League, averaging over 102 against Voltage in last week's final.

First up in Leeds, a player who has failed to win a single night in the last two instalments of this event, in fact you'd have to go all the way back to the 3rd February 2022 for the last time Snakebite went all the way.

It's been a fairly demoralising campaign for the two-time World Champion who has a running average under 94. There may not be a great deal on the line in this one in terms of qualification and relegation but I don't expect the World Youth Champion to take his foot off the gas.

Littler has hit 59 more 180s than Wright in the tournament and I'm backing the teenage sensation to win, hit the most 180s and highest checkout in this one at 10/111.91.

Back Littler to Win, Most 180s and Highest Checkout @ 10/111.91

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Bully Boy has had a belter of a week

When Michael Smith signed for darts manufacturers Shot, he promised them titles, this week he finally delivered his first.

Despite struggling with gout and somewhat limping his way to glory, he delivered some impressive performances en route to Players Championship glory.

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It is vital that he beats his good friend Nathan Aspinall this week to keep the pressure on Michael van Gerwen in fourth spot and given the way he played at times in Hildersheim, there's certainly value in backing him to do so at 5/61.84 despite The Asp coming through two close encounters in their previous meetings this year.

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