2024 Premier League Darts Night 3 Glasgow Tips: Littler to make another final

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Luke Littler is one of the favourites to get his hands on the Premier League trophy at The 02 in May

The overall standard of darts produced on night two of the Premier League was really quite spectacular, as was the way Luke Littler secured his maiden Players Championship title on Monday and Abigail Davies expects the 17-year-old to claim another couple of victories in Glasgow...

Littler loving life as a pro

Since his whirlwind run to the final of the World Championship, people have questioned many things when it comes to Luke Littler, including whether he was ready to play in World Series and Premier League events, how he would fare in Players Championship tournaments and if he'll be able to maintain the ridiculously high standards he has set for himself.

He proved, quite emphatically, that he was more than adequately equipped for life as a full time professional when he became the youngest ever winner of a senior PDC title in Bahrain, before going on to post two more ton-topping averages on night two of the Premier League in Berlin.

As for the Pro Tour, we knew The Nuke would be just fine playing on the floor, having picked up five Development Tour titles last year but to go all the way at the first time of asking and record four averages in excess of a ton en route to the title, hit a nine darter and wire double 12 for another, before playing out one of the best finals we will see in 2024 - I'm calling that early but I'm incredibly confident, he and Ryan Searle were breathtaking to watch - was quite simply remarkable.

He became just the third player in history to win his first ever Players Championship event, that's how rare a feat it is.

First up for the World Youth Champion in Scotland is former world number one Gerwyn Price.

The Iceman withdrew from the first floor event of the year midway through his Last 32 match against Brendan Dolan earlier in the week due to what he deemed unacceptable conditions.

He has already said on more than one occasion in 2024 that he's been unable to buy a double at times and that's certainly been the case when he's taken on Littler. The two met in both World Series events in January, the youngster coming out on top on both occasions.

I'm backing the 2024 World Championship runner-up to make that a hat-trick of victories over the Welshman when they meet on Thursday as well as score the most 180s in the contest at 6/42.50.

I also think we'll see him contest the final for the second week running, he is 6/52.20 to make it there.

Back Luke Littler to reach the final @ 6/52.20

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MvG is so often king of the league phase

Despite not being the dominant force in the league phase of the Premier League in 2023, it felt as though Michael van Gerwen came into this year's campaign wanting to put down a marker, to remind everyone amidst the Luke Littler hype, that as the seven time winner of this tournament, he is most certainly the player to beat.

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After week one, he was totally unfazed by the fact that he had zero points on the board because Mighty Mike is fully aware that this event is a marathon and not a sprint, overthinking and putting too much pressure on yourself early on can be significantly detrimental and hinder your progress.

First up for the Dutchman this week is the man who finished bottom of the table last year and who occupies that same position after two weeks of the 2024 campaign, Peter Wright.

When you cast your eye over Snakebite's recent run of results and performance levels, they make for pretty bleak reading overall however there were small glimmers of hope against Luke Humphries a week ago and during his run to the semi-final of the second Players Championship event of the year on Tuesday where he averaged just shy of a ton in his quarter-final match.

On more than one occasion, Wright has bounced back from what's felt like a significant and prolonged dip in form and many darts fan will be hoping that we're seeing signs of him turning a corner here. Even with the crowd behind him in Glasgow this week though, I think he'll be condemned to defeat by MvG.

Not many players have a positive head-to-head record against the Green Machine and Peter is no exception with just two victories in their last 13 meetings and I'm backing the Dutchman to complete the match treble in this one at 13/102.30.

Back MvG to hit the most 180s, highest checkout & win @ 13/102.30

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