Premier League Darts Night 8 Preview: Luke Humphries Aiming for Third Consecutive Victory

Three red flighted darts in the Treble 20 segment of a dart board.

Premier League Night 8 is here! Luke Humphries aims for his third consecutive win after his Night 7 victory propelled him to the top of the Premier League table.

In Dublin, Night 8 promises the much-anticipated clash between van Gerwen and Gerwyn.

Luke Humphries vs. Peter Wright (19:15):
Luke Humphries, now leading the table, faces Peter Wright, who sits at the bottom.

Humphries’ stellar performance in Night 7 saw him surpass Michael van Gerwen, securing victories over Nathan Aspinall and Luke Littler.

Meanwhile, Wright secured his first win, albeit with a low doubling percentage. This matchup could likely favor Humphries.

Nathan Aspinall vs. Rob Cross (19:45):
Aspinall and Cross, both midtable contenders with 11 points each, engage in what promises to be a tight contest.

Aspinall narrowly won their last encounter, despite neither player hitting a maximum.

With Aspinall holding a slight edge in their head-to-head encounters, expect another closely fought battle, possibly with Cross prevailing this time.

Michael van Gerwen vs. Gerwyn Price (20:15):
Two darting giants collide as van Gerwen faces Price, who seeks redemption after a lacklustre performance in Night 7.

While van Gerwen boasts better form, a recent shoulder injury raises doubts. Price, despite recent struggles, remains a formidable opponent.

This match could hinge on van Gerwen’s injury and Price’s resurgence.

17/2/22: 2022 Cazoo Premier League, SSE Arena, Belfast. Gerwyn Price v Michael van Gerwen Picture: Michael Cooper

Luke Littler vs. Michael Smith (20:45):
In the final quarterfinal, Luke Littler faces Michael Smith. Littler, despite his fine form, is yet to secure a win, while Smith has had success against him in previous encounters.

This promises to be another intriguing matchup between the two players.

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