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Unibet Premier League – Cardiff Preview

Gerwyn Price takes centre stage on Thursday as the home favourite takes on Gary Anderson at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena.

Premier League newcomer Price will be competing on the TV stage in Wales for the first time when he steps out in front of a 4,000 crowd in Cardiff for the second league night of the event.

Markham’s Price drew with Peter Wright on his Premier League debut last week in Dublin, and faces another Scot in two-time champion Anderson, who is continuing to battle against a back problem.

Reigning Champion Michael van Gerwen takes on world number two Peter Wright in a repeat of the 2017 Premier League final, which the Dutchman edged in a deciding leg.

Van Gerwen began his title defence with an impressive win over Rob Cross last week, and then won two of the weekend’s three UK Open Qualifiers to continue his superb start to 2018.

World Grand Prix champion Daryl Gurney, Gurney who drew with Raymond van Barneveld in Dublin last week, comes up against Michael Smith in a tie which promises to feature a high number of 180s between two of the sport’s heaviest scorers.

World Champion Cross comes up against Simon Whitlock, who was the most impressive performer on night one with a brilliant display to defeat Mensur Suljovic, hitting seven doubles from eight attempts and a 106 average.

The night’s other game in Cardiff sees 2014 Premier League champion Van Barneveld face Austria’s Suljovic, who won last September’s Champions League of Darts in Cardiff.

The Unibet Premier League will be shown live on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland, while the PDC’s series of worldwide broadcast partners in 2018 includes BBC America, who will show live coverage online ahead of a one-hour show each Thursday night.

UNIBET ODDS

Night Two Match Odds

6/4 Michael Smith 33/10 Draw 13/10 Daryl Gurney

11/20 Rob Cross 19/5 Draw 17/5 Simon Whitlock

1/3 Michael van Gerwen 9/2 Draw 13/2 Peter Wright

12/5 Gerwyn Price 7/2 Draw 4/5 Gary Anderson

23/20 Raymond van Barneveld 3/1 Draw 15/8 Mensur Suljovic

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