St Helens darts ace Michael Smith faces teenage sensation Luke Littler in the quarter-finals of night eight at the Premier League of Darts which takes place in Dublin.

“Bully boy” lost to current World Number 1 Luke Humphries in week seven’s quarter-finals, which saw the former World Champion fall to sixth place and remain on 10 points.

Two-time Major winner Smith last won a night in the Premier League on night one in Cardiff where he defeated Gerwyn Price 6-2 in the final.

Littler has been the most consistent player in the Premier League, sitting in third place after only losing once in the quarter-finals on night three in the Premier league.

Littler - pic by Alamy Images 
Littler – pic by Alamy Images

Former World Champion Smith is also fresh of hitting a nine-dart leg at the Players Championship 5 held in Germany earlier this week when he faced Raymond Van Barneveld in the round of 16.

World Matchplay champion Nathan Aspinall and four-time major winner Rob Cross will face each other in the other quarter-final clash. They both have 11 points and sit in fourth and fifth place.

“The Asp” has been in great form in recent weeks in the Premier League having reached three out of the last four finals of the Premier League of darts.

Current World Champion Luke Humphries, current league leader, is looking to win three successive nights in the Premier League, as he faces Peter Wright in the other quarter-final clash.

“Snakebite” who has won at least one pdc major a year since 2019 won his first game of the Premier League campaign last week.

On the other hand, Humphries has been in superb form and has averaged over 102 across the first six weeks in the Premier League.

Three-time world champion Michael Van Gerwen faces Welch darts ace Gerwyn Price.

Michael van Gerwen. Credit:Taylor Lanning/PDC
Michael van Gerwen. Credit:Taylor Lanning/PDC

“The green machine” is the only player in the competition to win three successive nights so far sitting in second place on 15 points two adrift of Luke Humphries.

Current World Cup of Darts champion Price has struggled for form after failed to win a game in the competition since week three, leaving him in seventh on five points.

(Featured image with permission by Taylor Lanning/PDC)