The Premier League Enters the Home Straight
The race for the 2021 Unibet Premier League play-offs reaches its climax this week, with the league phase Nights 13-16 taking place from Monday May 24 - Thursday May 27 before Friday’s Play-offs on May 28.
Fans will also return to the competition for the first time this season, adding to the atmosphere and drama as the tournament is played to its conclusion.
All 8 remaining competitors are still battling to claim their top 4 spot and qualify for the play-offs on Friday, including Jonny Clayton and Peter Wright.
Jonny has enjoyed an impressive debut season in the Premier League, picking up 6 wins and 2 draws so far and finds himself in 5th place – just outside the top four on leg difference only.
“The Ferret” opens this final session with two key matches, firstly against Gary Anderson tonight, followed by Jose de Sousa on Tuesday. Both these players are either side of Jonny and picking up two wins here will do wonders in his hunt for a play-off spot.
With the chase so tight at the top, his final 2 matches again Peter Wright and Dimitri van den Bergh will also be key for Jonny to pick-up as many points as possible.
Peter Wright finds himself in a different predicament – currently in 8th position and 5 points off the top four.
With Peter’s attention on matters away from the oche, he had four tough games in the previous phase of matches. This leaves Peter realistically needing to win all four remaining matches to grab a play-off place.
However, if anyone could pull off “Mission Impossible” – it’s former World Champion Snakebite and if he can regain momentum by winning his opening fixture with Wade, anything is possible.
The final five nights of the 2021 Unibet Premier League season will be staged with fans from May 24-28.
The Unibet Premier League is broadcast through Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland, RTL7 in the Netherlands, DAZN in various worldwide territories including Germany & America, as well as through the PDC's global broadcast partners and on PDCTV for Rest of the World Subscribers outside of the UK, Ireland & Netherlands.
2021 Unibet Premier League
Night 13 - Monday May 24
Jonny Clayton v Gary Anderson
Jose de Sousa v Dimitri Van den Bergh
Nathan Aspinall v Michael van Gerwen
James Wade v Peter Wright
Night 14 - Tuesday May 25
James Wade v Nathan Aspinall
Jonny Clayton v Jose de Sousa
Gary Anderson v Michael van Gerwen
Peter Wright v Dimitri Van den Bergh
Night 15 - Wednesday May 26
Jonny Clayton v Peter Wright
James Wade v Dimitri Van den Bergh
Gary Anderson v Nathan Aspinall
Jose de Sousa v Michael van Gerwen
Night 16 - Thursday May 27
Gary Anderson v James Wade
Nathan Aspinall v Jose de Sousa
Peter Wright v Michael van Gerwen
Dimitri Van den Bergh v Jonny Clayton
Play-Offs - Friday May 28