2023 Premier League Darts – Play-Offs Preview | London | fixtures, league table, how to watch, who will win
The Play-Offs sees the top four of this year’s table battle for supremacy and the honour of being crowned the 2023 Premier League Darts champion.
WHERE ARE THE PLAY-OFFS TAKING PLACE?
The Play-Offs will take place in London at The O2 – the first time since 2019 that this venue has hosted the finale of the Premier League campaign.
WHEN ARE THE PLAY-OFFS TAKING PLACE?
The Play-Offs takes place on Thursday 25th May and the first match is due to start at around 19:10
ARE THERE STILL TICKETS AVAILABLE?
There are still some tickets available for this event, so your best bet is to head over to the official PDC ticket section.
WHERE CAN I WATCH IT ON TV?
Those with a Sky Sports or NOW TV subscription can watch all of the night’s matches on Sky Sports Action.
WHAT ABOUT STREAMING?
Subscribers in the UK will be able to stream the whole event using Sky Go.
WHAT ARE THE FIXTURES?
The Play-Offs fixtures are as follows:
Gerwyn Price vs Jonny Clayton
Michael Smith vs Michael van Gerwen
Gerwyn Price/Jonny Clayton vs Michael Smith/Michael van Gerwen
Premier League table-topper Gerwyn Price goes into the Play-Offs as the bookies’ favourite to clinch the first Premier League Darts title of his career, and he has certainly been the most consistent player throughout the league phase. 2021 champion Jonny Clayton is standing in his way in the semi-final though, and having won a Players Championship event over the weekend, is certainly in the kind of form capable of seeing off his fellow Welshman.
Michael Smith is our tip to go all the way though. The reigning world champion won three of the last four league nights and his semi-final opponent Michael van Gerwen has hardly had ideal preparation given that he has been battling an arm injury in the run-up to this event. If Smith can navigate his way through to the final, his new-found confidence gained from being a major title winner can take him all the way.
PREDICTED WINNER: MICHAEL SMITH