Home / News > Who Has the Best Chance of Winning The 2020 Premier League?

PDC Premier League Finals, 2020

 

Who Has the Best Chance of Winning The 2020 Premier League?

We now know the four players who will compete on Premier League finals night in 2020 at the O2 Arena after they earnt one of the qualifying spots.

In what has been a very different season in the PDC, here is a look at how the four players qualified and their chances of lifting the trophy next month.

 

Glen Durrant

It has been an incredible first full season in the Premier League for Glen Durrant as he finished top of the table after week 16 with 21 points, meaning he is the number one seed on finals night.

The three-time BDO world champion has now qualified for his fifth major semi-final with the PDC. He is still bidding for his maiden title with the organization, but this looks to be his best chance of securing that first win.

Durrant will be meeting Gary Anderson in the semi-final. Duzza defeated the Flying Scotsman 7-4 in week 3 in Cardiff, while the pair drew 7-7 in week 11 in Milton Keynes.

 

Peter Wright

World champion Peter Wright was just one point behind Duzza in the final PDC Premier League standings. He won nine, drew two, and lost five of his 16 matches.

Snakebite ended the regular season campaign strongly as he won all of his last four matches, with wins coming over Durrant, Michael Smith, and Michael van Gerwen.

 

 

Wright has had an incredible 12 months, and success in the Premier League would make the last year even more special for the Scotsman. It would make up for the disappointment of losing the 2017 final in a decisive leg to MVG.

Wright will face Aspinall in the semi-final this year and is the favourite at -166.7 in the odds on live matches on finals night.

 

Nathan Aspinall

It has also been an impressive debut year in the Premier League for Nathan Aspinall. He has proved he deserves his place in this competition by finishing third in the nine-man league.

The Asp had excellent victories over Daryl Gurney and Durrant in the final two weeks of the campaign to guarantee his spot in the last four.

 

 

Aspinall won the UK Open in 2019 and is trying to secure the second major PDC title of his career. He is the outsider of the four players in the outright market at +333.33, but he has shown he has the game to cause an upset.

 

Gary Anderson

Anderson is the only previous Premier League winner still left in the field. The Scotsman won the competition in 2011 and 2015.

The former world champion was fortunate to qualify for the semi-finals this year as he lost his last two matches of the regular season.

Anderson has already reached one major final this year as he was runner up in the World Matchplay, losing 18-10 to Dimitri Van den Bergh in that match.

The Flying Scotsman is the marginal favourite to defeat Durrant in their semi-final contest. Their last encounter came in week 11 and finished as a 7-7 draw.

It should be a finals night to savour for darts fans on the 22nd October with three fascinating matches to look forward to.

 

divider

 

PDC PDC Premier League Past Winners

The Premier League started in 2005 and plays in front of sell-out crowds in arena venues across the UK & Ireland, the Netherlands and Germany. The four-month season concludes in London with the play-off finals at the O2 Arena.

 

Year

Winner

Score

 

Score

Runner-up

2020 TBC - - - TBC
2019 Michael van Gerwen 11 - 5 Rob Cross
2018 Michael van Gerwen 11 - 4 Michael Smith
2017 Michael van Gerwen
11
-
10
Peter Wright
2016 Michael van Gerwen
11
-
3
Phil Taylor
2015 Gary Anderson
11
-
7
Michael van Gerwen
2014 Raymond van Barneveld
10
-
6
Michael van Gerwen
2013 Michael van Gerwen
10
-
8
Phil Taylor
2012 Phil Taylor
10
-
7
Simon Whitlock
2011 Gary Anderson
10
-
4
Adrian Lewis
2010 Phil Taylor
10
-
8
James Wade
2009 James Wade
13
-
8
Mervyn King
2008 Phil Taylor
16
-
8
James Wade
2007 Phil Taylor
16
-
6
Terry Jenkins
2006 Phil Taylor
16
-
6
Roland Scholten
2005 Phil Taylor
16
-
4
Colin Lloyd

The Premier League final best of legs has changed over the years:
2005 - 2008 best of 31 legs
2009 - best of 25 legs
2010 - 2014 best of 19 legs
2015 - Current best of 21 legs

 

 

 

 

Pure Darts - Darts Suppliers