Unibet Premier League – Leeds Preview

Premier League leader Michael Smith and World Champion Rob Cross will clash as the Unibet Premier League returns to action at Leeds’ First Direct Arena on Thursday.

The season’s fifth league night had to be cancelled last week at Westpoint Exeter due to the extreme weather conditions, meaning that Smith remains clear at the top of the standings for the visit to Leeds.

The former World Youth Champion has won his first four games to sit two points clear, and is bidding to continue that run when he meets high-flying Cross on Thursday.

Cross claimed a narrow win over Smith on his way to World Championship glory at Alexandra Palace, and kick-started his debut Premier League season with successive victories in Newcastle and Berlin.

Gary Anderson is aiming to maintain his momentum after winning the UK Open on Sunday night, with the two-time Premier League champion up against winless Daryl Gurney.

The night’s opening tie in Leeds sees the two players tied on six points, reigning champion Michael van Gerwen and 2012 finalist Simon Whitlock, clash.

Van Gerwen was a first-game casualty against Jeffrey De Zwaan in the UK Open, and is aiming to get back to winning ways at the First Direct Arena.

The night in Leeds will also see world number two Peter Wright take on Austrian star Mensur Suljovic, while 2014 Premier League champion Raymond van Barneveld meets Welshman Gerwyn Price.

Unibet Match Odds – Night Six

2/15 Michael van Gerwen 8/1 Draw 12/1 Simon Whitlock

2/1 Gerwyn Price 7/2 Draw 19/20 Raymond van Barneveld

8/11 Peter Wright 7/2 Draw 27/10 Mensur Suljovic

1/2 Gary Anderson 4/1 Draw 4/1 Daryl Gurney

4/5 Rob Cross 33/10 Draw 13/5 Michael Smith

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