Premier League Darts in Rotterdam, live on Sky Sports
By Sky Sports Darts
Last Updated: 18/04/18 7:10pm
The first night of a double-header in Rotterdam features Rob Cross and Gary Anderson playing twice each – live on Sky Sports from 7pm on Wednesday.
Rob Cross v Gary Anderson
Third against fourth, and both players are playing twice on Wednesday. Anderson’s progress has been quiet in the past few weeks but he could finish the night level on points with first-placed MVG. Anderson has a 5-1 head-to-head advantage but Cross won their PL meeting earlier this year.
Peter Wright v Michael van Gerwen
Wright is rock-bottom, 10 points behind top-of-the-table MVG. Wright took one win out of two matches last week which isn’t enough, unless he beats MVG. Snakebite, however, did win their PL meeting in February in a rare highlight for his season.
Raymond van Barneveld v Simon Whitlock
Whitlock has dropped out of the top four after a brilliant start to the year. He is a point ahead of Barney, whose popularity in Rotterdam should be a highlight of Wednesday. Last year in his home nation, Barney thrashed Anderson 7-2. He needs a similar burst to keep his play-off hopes alive.
Rob Cross v Daryl Gurney
Gurney is Wayne Mardle’s dark horse to lift the trophy. He is a point adrift of the play-offs, but unbeaten in six. Much depends on how Cross fares with two matches in the same night, and how these PL debutants cope with the Rotterdam experience.
Michael Smith v Gary Anderson
Their friendship is no secret, which could sway the result. Second-placed Smith has been the revelation of the year but could be overtaken by his mentor, if Anderson wins twice on Wednesday. A serious test of Smith’s mettle but we’ve said that before, and he continues to pass tests.
Next up the 2018 Premier League heads to Rotterdam's Ahoy for a darting double header next Wednesday and Thursday for weeks 11 & 12 coverage is underway from 7pm on Sky Sports Action & Sky Sports Main Event on Wednesday, with Thursday's action underway from 7pm on Sky Sports Action.
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