2019 Unibet Premier League Darts – Michael Smith vs Mensur Suljovic Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Michael Smith vs Mensur Suljovic taking place? Thursday 21st March – 19:00 (UK)

Where is Michael Smith vs Mensur Suljovic taking place? Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin

What channel is Michael Smith vs Mensur Suljovic on? Sky Sports Action

Where can I stream Michael Smith vs Mensur Suljovic? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Michael Smith vs Mensur Suljovic? https://www.pdc.tv/unibet-premier-league-tickets

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings
: Michael Smith 6-8 Mensur Suljovic
Previous meeting: Michael Smith 7-2 Mensur Suljovic

MICHAEL SMITH

  • Michael Smith has eased elimination worries with two wins from his last three matches and he is now three points ahead of ninth-placed Raymond van Barneveld with three matches until judgement night.
  • Last week in Nottingham he defeated recently-crowned UK Open champion Nathan Aspinall 7-2, though it wasn’t a vintage from either player with Smith averaging just under 94 and his opponent a lowly 88.35.
  • He crashed out of the two Players Championship tournaments last weekend in the early rounds with a round one defeat against Ryan Joyce on Saturday and a round two exit to Jan Dekker on Sunday.

MENSUR SULJOVIC

  • Mensur Suljovic is just a point outside the top four places following two wins from his last three matches. Last week in Nottingham, he defeated in-form James Wade 7-3.
  • His average of 101.38 against Wade is his highest of the Premier League season so far and it was his third ton-plus average in six Premier League matches.
  • Suljovic found the treble 20 with great regularity against The Machine. Overall, he hit six maximums in the match which is his highest total in a Premier League match this season.

THE PREDICTION

Both players have pulled away from the threat of elimination with two wins from their last three matches and will be hoping to turn their attentions to the fight for a top four spot by winning the two points on offer from this match. It’s a tough task for Smith who is still playing below his best and is struggling to find the consistency he showed during the 2018 campaign. Suljovic is coming into the match on the back of an impressive performance against Wade, and he will be well rested after not competing on the tour last weekend. Mensur is well liked in Germany and feels very much at home in front of the fans over there so it will be like a home fixture for him and he can rise to the occasion by taking the scalp of the 2018 Premier League runner-up.

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