The top spot of the competition is something which is always up for grabs, and you never really know who’ll take it. However, for the two top players in the Premier League of darts, there’s a fierce rivalry going on, and the man himself, Michael van Gerwen, has thrown down the gauntlet and is going to challenge the king for his throne.
It’s been a compelling set of matches thus far, and at the minute the top two slots stand like this. You’ve got Michael Smith currently occupying the top position, and then you’ve got Michael van Gerwen right behind him, with only two points separating the two from each other. Van Gerwen is one of the most prominent players in the game right now and is determined to catch up, as he’s issued a warning to his current rival.
Speaking about the future of the tournament, van Gerwen said that ‘I’m trying to get to the top of the table as soon as possible and the game on Thursday gives me a chance to make another step towards that…I have been happy with some of my performances, but not all and I know I will have to produce a good one against Mensur Suljovic as he played very well last week’.
Contrastingly, his opponent, Smith, has won all four of his matches without any issues, and this is a definite step up from the premier league in 2016, which saw him do not so well. Obviously, we’re hoping that both players give it their best, and it’s pretty difficult to decide who’ll come out on top in this clash of titans, but we’re sure it’ll make for some great television. If you’ve been keeping up with the darts so far, and you want to be able to practice your skills, then we can help. AS Pub Sports has a wide selection of different sporting goods and equipment available for you to choose from, providing you with everything that you could need to play a wide selection of sports.