When is Michael van Gerwen vs Rob Cross taking place? Thursday 23rd May – (not before) 21:15 (UK)
Where is Michael van Gerwen vs Rob Cross taking place? The O2, London
What channel is Michael van Gerwen vs Rob Cross on? Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action
Where can I stream Michael van Gerwen vs Rob Cross? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match via Sky Go
Where can I get tickets for Michael van Gerwen vs Rob Cross? https://www.pdc.tv/unibet-premier-league-tickets
All-time meetings: Michael van Gerwen 15-3 Rob Cross
Previous meeting: Michael van Gerwen 7-1 Rob Cross
MICHAEL VAN GERWEN
It’s perhaps a fitting finale as the top two players in the league phase battle it out for the 2019 Premier League title. Michael van Gerwen is no stranger to the final having won the tournament four times and also having participated in the showpiece match in every season since making his tournament debut in 2013. The undisputed world number one has of course been defeated twice in the final – once by Raymond van Barneveld and once by Gary Anderson – and he also had to survive multiple match darts against Peter Wright two years ago. Last year though he produced a mesmerising standard of darts to defeat Michael Smith which serves as a reminder of what he is capable of on the big occasion and he deservedly starts as the favourite.
Rob Cross has enjoyed an excellent Premier League campaign whatever happens in this match. He has again highlighted what a force he is to be reckoned with and he shouldn’t be overwhelmed in playing in his first Premier League final having already won a world title. Voltage has tasted victory against Van Gerwen on the biggest of stages with a win in their epic semi-final encounter at the 2018 World Championship, but since that match Van Gerwen has won seven of their eight meetings which includes two big wins in the league phase of this season's Premier League, where he looked out-of-sorts on both occasions. MVG should have too much for Cross again here and expect the Dutchman to claim his fifth Premier League title.