2019 Unibet Premier League Darts – Rob Cross vs Michael van Gerwen Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Rob Cross vs Michael van Gerwen taking place? Thursday 18th April – 19:00 (UK)

Where is Rob Cross vs Michael van Gerwen taking place? Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

What channel is Rob Cross vs Michael van Gerwen on? Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action

Where can I stream Rob Cross vs Michael van Gerwen? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Rob Cross vs Michael van Gerwen? https://www.pdc.tv/unibet-premier-league-tickets

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings:
Rob Cross 3-13 Michael van Gerwen
Previous meeting: Michael van Gerwen 8-6 Rob Cross

ROB CROSS

  • Rob Cross sits at the top of the Premier League table with a one-point lead over Michael van Gerwen. Cross has won seven of his last eight Premier League matches, including each of the last three.
  • Last Thursday night in Liverpool he defeated Peter Wright 8-5 in a high-quality contest where both players averaged over 100.
  • Cross has now averaged over 100 in eight of his 11 Premier League matches this season – his tournament average of 100.41 is only bettered by Michael van Gerwen.

MICHAEL VAN GERWEN

  • Michael van Gerwen produced an outstanding performance during his 8-3 win over Michael Smith in Liverpool. Van Gerwen’s average of 109.11 against Smith is his highest average of the campaign – MVG’s tournament average of 101.26 is the highest in the league.
  • The defending Premier League champion has won three and drawn one of his last four Premier League matches and will be looking to leapfrog Rob Cross at the top of the table with a win in this encounter.
  • Van Gerwen has won 13 of his previous 16 matches against Cross – this includes four wins out of four in the Premier League (includes play-offs).

THE PREDICTION

This clash between the top two players in the table is without doubt the standout match of the night – they are both well ahead of the chasing pack and will only have eyes on claiming top spot in the league table ahead of the play-offs. Rob Cross has been consistently excellent throughout the Premier League season and certainly has the game to trouble the world number one, but Van Gerwen was in ominous form last week and will be ultra-motivated to prove he is the main man. The Dutchman has won all four of their previous meetings in the Premier League and it would be a brave person to bet against him extending the sequence to five wins.

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