Premier League Darts in Manchester, live on Sky Sports
By Sky Sports Darts
Last Updated: 28/04/18 1:26pm
Fans will get to see a double dose of Michael van Gerwen as the Premier League pays its annual visit to the Manchester Arena on Thursday night - live on Sky Sports Arena and Main Event from 7pm on Wednesday.
Peter Wright v Michael Smith
Smith plays his game in hand on the four players below the Play-Off places as he bids to finish in the top four for the first time but last year's finalist Wright, who sits on 11 points and one place above Simon Whitlock, knows he cannot afford another defeat with just two weeks of the campaign remaining before the finale at London's O2.
Daryl Gurney v Michael van Gerwen
Table-topper Van Gerwen will be seething as he aims to bounce back from a rare double defeat in Rotterdam last week. Gurney took seven matches to taste victory for the first time in the Premier League but has racked up an impressive 13 points going into his final three games of the campaign. A top-four place is still within reach but MVG will be determined to get back to winning ways.
Simon Whitlock v Gary Anderson
Bottom-of-the-table Whitlock has his work cut out when he faces a red-hot Anderson. 'The Flying Scotsman' has been in overdrive since he beat Whitlock 7-4 on Week 8 in Glasgow winning four out of his next five matches while the Aussie has slumped alarmingly since winning his opening three matches.
Raymond van Barneveld v Rob Cross
Van Barneveld is bound to be bubbling after his victory over Van Gerwen in Rotterdam last week. The Dutch legend remains in the Play-Off mix, sitting in sixth spot on 12 points, but faces a player in Cross who is unbeaten in his last four outings and sits comfortably in third-spot with an eye on reaching The O2 for the first time on his Premier League bow.
Michael Smith v Michael van Gerwen
Depending on results earlier in the night, the pressure could be on Smith to deliver the goods against Van Gerwen in what should be a blockbuster final match in Manchester. 'Bully Boy' was handed a 7-2 lashing by the world No 1 in Glasgow on Week 8 and has won just two out of their last 13 meetings in all competitions.
The 2018 Premier League will be back for more action on Thursday as we head to the Manchester Arena for week 13. Coverage gets under way from 7pm on Sky Sports Action & Sky Sports Main Event. Two weeks of tungsten action will then continue in Birmingham, and Aberdeen through to the season's conclusion with the Play-Offs on May 17 at The O2 in London.
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