The 2019 Unibet Premier League continues with Night 12 at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on Thursday, as Michael van Gerwen and Rob Cross face-off in a top of the table clash.
After the opening 11 nights of action, Cross sits a point clear at the top of the league, with the former World Champion threatening to end Van Gerwen’s incredible record of topping the Premier League standings every year since his 2013 debut season.
However, Van Gerwen came out on top of their meeting in Dublin on Night Three and the world number one is confident of repeating the feat in the Welsh capital.
Having reached the Play-Offs in his debut Premier League campaign, Cross has enjoyed a successful second season and is on course for a return to The O2 on May 23.
Since suffering a crushing 7-2 defeat to Van Gerwen in Dublin, Cross has won seven of his last eight Premier League encounters, and comes into the crunch clash as the league’s form player.
With five games to play for the eight remaining players, the battle is intensifying for the four places in the Play-Offs at The O2 on May 23.
Welsh number one Price is ready to embrace the warm reception of the Cardiff crowd as he continues his bid for a top four finish against 2018 Premier League finalist Michael Smith, who is currently propping up the table in eighth.
Price has enjoyed a successful second Premier League campaign so far, and is one of four players tied on 12 points in the tight race to The O2.
Fresh from winning three PDC titles in eight days at Players Championship events, James Wade will also be looking to keep himself in the Play-Off picture as he takes on 2017 finalist Peter Wright, who is in danger of losing touch with the top six.
Meanwhile, the opening game of the evening will see fifth-placed Mensur Suljovic and sixth-placed Daryl Gurney face-off in another crucial match between two Play-Off chasers.
Unibet Premier League – Night 12 Match Odds
8/5 Mensur Suljovic – Draw 7/2 – Daryl Gurney 6/5
10/3 Rob Cross – Draw 9/2 – Michael Van Gerwen 1/2
5/4 Michael Smith – Draw 18/5 – Gerwyn Price 6/4
7/5 Peter Wright – Draw 7/2 – James Wade 27/20
Unibet Night 12 Specials
8 or More 180s in Cross/MVG and Smith/Price Games 3/1
Gurney, Wright and Smith Most 180s 11/2
Gurney, MVG and Smith Most 180s 6/1
Gurney, MVG, Wright and Smith Most 180s 12/1
MVG and Daryl Gurney both Win and Have Most 180s 8/1
Michael Smith and Michael Van Gerwen King of the Oche Double 25/1
Peter Wright and Michael Van Gerwen King of the Oche Double 28/1
Peter Wright and Michael Smith King of the Oche Double 33/1
Gerwyn Price and Michael Van Gerwen King of the Oche Double 33/1