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Premier League Darts Night Six tips: Luke Littler to break winning duck, Rob Cross to make another final

The Premier League roadshow rocks up to Brighton this week with a cracking night of tungsten tussles in store, as Luke Littler looks to break his Premier League night-winning duck on Thursday night.

After a chaotic weekend break at Butlin's for the UK Open, attention now returns to the Premier League as the action moves to Brighton on night six.

Littler was in stunning form at the weekend, as he averaged 104.77 in his match against Damon Heta, however the Aussie denied the Nuke in a thriller, but there was no doubt that the 17-year-old was one of the stars of the weekend's action. 

He faces night five's victor Nathan Aspinall in the quarter-final in one of the most enticing matches of the night, while world champion and beaten UK Open finalist Luke Humphries takes on Gerwyn Price. 

Michael Van Gerwen looks to get back on track against last week's runner-up Rob Cross and winless Peter Wright will be aiming to get off the mark against Michael Smith.


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Night Six quarter-finals (1900 GMT)

Luke Humphries vs Gerwyn Price

Rob Cross vs Michael Van Gerwen

Nathan Aspinall vs Luke Littler

Michael Smith vs Peter Wright


The most intriguing clash comes in the form of World Matchplay champion Nathan Aspinall against teenage sensation Luke Littler. 

The Asp won last week's night at Exeter and has won five matches out of his last six in the Premier League, however he makes acquaintance with The Nuke, who beat him in their only career meeting so far at the Bahrain Darts Masters. 

Despite Aspinall's good performances in the last two weeks, Littler has consistently been picking up points and sits in second place, the only night he fell at the quarter-final stage was night three at Glasgow.

If Littler can post similar numbers to the weekend over the shorter format then he could be the man to beat on the south coast. 

The other quarter-final on that side of the draw involves bottom-of-the-table Peter Wright, who has yet to win a match in the Premier League, and Michael Smith, who has won only one Premier League game since his night one win in Cardiff. 

Wright made it to the last 16 at the UK Open at the weekend, but lost to in-form Stephen Bunting in a last-leg thriller, but a couple of wins there including a 10-1 demolition of then defending champion Andrew Gilding may have given Snakebite the confidence to get off the mark here.

In the other half of the draw, Luke Humphries will be looking to bounce back from a crushing defeat in the UK Open final as he takes on 2023 runner-up Gerwyn Price. 

Both have failed to set the tournament alight so far, with Price only winning once match out of five since his run to the final in week one, while Cool Hand Luke did end Van Gerwen's winning run last week but he failed to seize the opportunity and claim his first night win. 

The pair have already met in this year's competition, with Humphries winning 6-3 in the semi-final on night three, however Price thrived in the format last year and we definitely know there that the Welshman can raise his game to another level.

The winner of that one will play Rob Cross or Michael Van Gerwen. Cross flew out of the blocks against Price last week in the quarter-final, averaging 109.69 and also swept aside Littler in the semi-final but failed to beat Aspinall in the final. 

Van Gerwen was in brilliant form, going on a nine-match winning run to win three consecutive nights, however he has suffered a bit of a dip in form in recent weeks, losing to Humphries in Exeter and then getting knocked out of the UK Open early on by Mensur Suljovic.

Cross has quietly gone about his business this year, sitting nicely in third place and we think he'll meet Littler once again in the night final.


Suggested bets

Luke Littler to win the night

Luke Littler and Rob Cross to make the final

Luke Littler to win on double 20 or double 10


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