Christmas has come early for Arrers fans this week, as hot on the heels of the World Grand Prix, the Premier League finale takes centre stage.
Glenn Durrant faces Gary Anderson and Peter Wright takes on Nathan Aspinall in the semis, before the winners face off to crown this year’s champion.
Our Top Pick – Peter Wright to beat Nathan Aspinall 10-6, 10-7 or 10-8 – 15/8 at Betfred
Looking like a cross between a punk and a Starburst, Peter Wright is quite literally one of darts’ most colourful personalities.
But the Master of the Mohican is also the current World Champion.
The Scot finished second in the regular Premier League season, ending his campaign with four wins on the spin.
He has the highest tournament points average and second-highest 180 total.
His recent record against his semi-final opponent is also impressive, winning both their Premier league regular season matchups.
However, Aspinall won his final two Premier League outings and will be high on confidence going into this clash.
After losing his first Premier League matchup 8-3 to Wright, he seemed to have the measure of his opponent far more in their second clash, losing 8-5.
Aspinall also led 5-3 in that match up, giving us confidence that while he may ultimately fall short, he can certainly win at least six games.
There’s another Anglo-Scottish clash in store, as Gary Anderson faces Glenn Durrant.
Durrant topped the regular season table in his first ever Premier League appearance, losing just three out of 16 games.
Momentum is not with him though, as he failed to win his last four league matchups, and was dismissed at the first-round stage of the World Grand Prix.
Anderson on the other hand, reached the quarter-finals, losing to eventual finalist Dirk van Duijvenbode.
And the Flying Scotsman is likely to be far more comfortable in the high altitude that comes with the latter stages of major tournaments.
Durrant talked this week about how this is the biggest night of his career, and you have to wonder whether the pressure will get to him.
The number of Premier League 180s he has hit is also cause for concern, landing just 35 at an average of just over two a game.
Anderson, on the other hand, has scored 56 at an average of three and a half a game, and seems under-priced to score the most maximums this time around.