Premier League Darts 2024 Manchester Odds: Cool Hand to stay Red Hot

 | April 03 | 

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Premier League Darts heads to Manchester on Thursday evening as we head to the AO Arena with Luke Humphries coming in on the back of victory in Germany at the weekend (as tipped up by Sean at 10/3). It was Luke Littler who won in Belfast last week to pull him up to second spot in the table.

Our Darts Expert Tipster Sean Rafferty previews the action and has a pick for the outright winner on the night along with a tasty looking treble as part of his Premier League Darts Manchester Betting Tips...

Premier League Darts Manchester Betting Tips:

  • Luke Humphries to win Outright @ 2/1
  • Aspinall +1.5 legs handicap, Littler most 180s & Humphries -1.5 legs handicap @ 3.23/1

Nightly Winner:

  • Luke Humphries 2/1 - 2pt win

Cool Hand continues to hit new heights, as he delivered another masterclass in the German Grand Prix in Munich this past weekend, the 2nd Euro Tour event of the year. His worst average of the weekend was just shy of 100 against Gerwyn Price thanks to a load of missed doubles. In his other matches he averaged 109, 112, 107 and finally 113 in the final where he bossed Van Gerwen in a dominant 8-1 win. 

So full of confidence again coming in this week, finally lost a PL match last week after 9 victories in a row. That’s forgotten about already after the weekend’s success and he has a more favourable half of the draw this time with Smith up first then the winner of Wright/Price. I can’t see any of these guys getting to the level Humphries is producing 90% of the time at the moment, if he comes through that trio then it’s just a case of winning the final which I think he will. 2/1 is a decent price given the way he’s going at the moment

Match Betting Treble:

  • Aspinall +1.5 legs handicap @ 4/7
  • Littler most 180s @ 4/6
  • Humphries -1.5 legs handicap @ 8/13
  • Odds - 3.23/1
  • Stake - 1.5pts

Aspinall vs Cross - After a slow start to his PL campaign, Aspinall has really started to accumulate the points and finds himself sitting in 4th place on 16 points, three points ahead of Smith in 5th. A cracking record against Rob Cross has helped contribute to this - since night four, they’ve played each other four times and The Asp has come out on top every single time. 6-4 and 6-2 wins followed by a couple of recent hard fought 6-5 wins.

This definitely has to be in Cross’ head a little bit I reckon and Voltage didn't put up much of a fight at the weekend against Noppert where he lost 6-2.

Aspinall reached the quarters at the weekend, winning 3 matches along the way. Asp has won his opening match of the night in 5 of the last 6 weeks, I reckon he can make it another one here, I expect it to be tight though so I’ve taken the insurance of losing out by a leg. +1.5 legs looks a solid play at 4/7

Littler vs Van Gerwen - I backed Littler to hit most 180s against MVG two weeks ago and he obliged, hammering him 8-1 on the maximums count. He’s always pretty reliable to hit them and MVG is not as prolific as tends to switch to 19s more often - in his last 6 matches, he’s failed to hit more than one 180 in four of those.

Over the past 12 months, Littler averages 0.33 180s per leg compared to 0.29 from MVG, but this gap has widened in the last few months. 4/6 for Littler to hit most maximums in front of what you could class as a home crowd for home in Manchester, seems more than fair.

Humphries vs Smith - Covered plenty of points about Humphries further up in article so will just give a bit of info about his recent record against Smith. Humphries has won their last 5 meetings, dating back to last years UK Open, 3 of these wins were in this years Premier League - Humphries winning them 6-4, 6-2, 6-3.

So I think it’s fair to say 8/13 for Humphries to win by 2+ legs is more than decent, given the level he played at the weekend too and in recent weeks in Premier League.

Nobody could get close to him on the European Tour at the weekend - he only lost a total of 11 legs over 5 matches, 3 legs being the most anyone took off him. Smith needs a win to keep up with the top 4 in the league but I don’t see it happening here, comfy win for Cool Hand looks to be on the cards.

Sean Rafferty covers Darts for us here at Betfred Insights. You can find all of Sean's latest Darts Betting Tips on our main Darts page.

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