2018 Grand Slam Of Darts – Jonny Clayton vs Michael van Gerwen Preview & Prediction

AT A GLANCE

When is Jonny Clayton vs Michael van Gerwen taking place? Saturday 17th November

Where is Jonny Clayton vs Michael van Gerwen taking place? Aldersley Leisure Village, Wolverhampton

What channel is Jonny Clayton vs Michael van Gerwen on? Sky Sports Action

Where can I stream Jonny Clayton vs Michael van Gerwen? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

Are tickets still available for Jonny Clayton vs Michael van Gerwen? https://www.pdc.tv/bwin-grand-slam-darts-tickets

LAST MEETING
Jonny Clayton 5-4 Michael van Gerwen

THE LOWDOWN

JONNY CLAYTON

  • Clayton averaged 103.65 and hit almost 60% of his doubles in a hugely dominant 10-3 victory over Krzysztof Ratajski on Thursday evening.

  • The Welshman does not appear phased by the big occasion and will relish the prospect of once more facing Van Gerwen, whom he beat in the group.

MICHAEL VAN GERWEN

  • Van Gerwen had to produce his best in a superb game against Michael Smith in the last round as he averaged 108.32 in a 10-8 win.

  • The world number one will be out for revenge after losing to Clayton in the group and he will feel the longer format will give him the advantage.

THE PREDICTION

A fascinating rematch is in store here after Clayton won their high-quality group stage meeting on Sunday. The Welshman is playing some of the best darts of his career and looks a real handful for anyone, but Van Gerwen is also playing superbly and rarely does he lose twice in a row to an opponent.