Wright on top of the world ahead of Champions welcome

Peter Wright will be subject to a phenomenal homecoming as he returns to Glasgow with 10,000 Darts enthusiasts singing his name as the Coral UK Open champion comes home.
Photo : Lawrence Lustig

Peter Wright will be welcomed at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow tomorrow evening in extraordinary fashion as week six of the Betway Premier League returns to our screens. Wright of course won his very first PDC major title over the weekend at the Coral UK Open in minehead and he will be subject to a phenomenal atmosphere as 10,000 darts enthusiasts pack out the SSE Hydro.

Wright is in the form of his career at the moment on the back of his phenomenal display in the rout over Adrian Lewis last week in Exeter as the Scot averaged a breath-taking 119.50 average which was the second highest average ever on TV. Previous to that he has had a tremendous 2017 so far as he won three out of the six UK Open qualifiers up in Wigan in February, following that although it wasn’t a competitive match, Wright dismantled World number One Michael van Gerwen in an event in Cheltenham as he defeated the Dutchman 4-0 with a whopping 133 average, MvG hit a 120 average and never even won a leg, Wright won legs in 11,12,10 and 11 darts.

I certainly feel that the Coral UK Open win at the weekend is only the start for Wright as he will now go on to win more PDC majors. Week six of the Betway Premier League sees Wright face off with James Wade a player who he has a mixed record against in the past as the head to head is 14-13 to Wade but the form Wright is in at the moment he will be looking for his 14th win over ‘The Machine’.

Snakebite is a handy 13/2 to pick up the Premier League title with betting partners Betway and he is 4/6 to see off James Wade. The Scot will be looking to go top of the pile as he is level on points with Phil Taylor after his sensational performance last week in Exeter.

Peter Wright was crowned the 2017 Coral UK Open champion after an 11-6 win over Gerwyn Price.
Photo: Lawrence Lustig

“The weekend was really special for me but I’ve got to look ahead now and focus on the Premier League again,” said Wright. “I’d love to win the Premier League too but there’s a long way to go yet”.

“I’ve got to take it week by week and concentrate on my next game against James.”

It is certainly going to be a very exciting next six months or so for Wright as he continues to battle with Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson to be the  top dog in the sport.


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