Results earlier in the evening could have a huge bearing on both players' mentality when they take to the stage for his match as they will both have a realistic idea if their Premier League play-off chances...
This is without doubt the highest profile match of the evening - a clash between two Dutch darting legends in front of a big crowd in Rotterdam.
Rob Cross has enjoyed a much better Premier League season overall than Peter Wright as is shown in the league table, but the fact that Wright has beaten Van Gerwen twice highlights what a threat he is to any player in the tournament.
Gary Anderson was in sublime form on Wednesday night in Rotterdam when he won matches against play-off chasing rivals Michael Smith and Rob Cross. If Anderson turns up tonight in the same form...
Both players come into this game having lost their last two Premier League matches but it is Smith who is in the much better shape in terms of league position.
Rajasthan produced a great win just a few days ago against Royal Challengers Bangalore where they produced a well-rounded performance.
Kings XI have now been involved in three close matches and come away with two victories though the search for consistency continues for Brad Hodge’s men and this looms as their hardest match-up to date.
Both teams are coming off massive victories and although inconsistency has plagued both teams so far this IPL, their previous matches showed that they are both capable of matching it with the best.
The 2018 Unibet Premier League season takes place from February to May across 16 successive Thursday nights. This dedicated tournament page will be updated on a weekly basis with the latest results, tables and statistics.
This looks capable of being a high-quality match to round off the evening; plenty is at stake with both players chasing a top-four finish in the league. It’s obviously difficult to assess their confidence coming into the game as both will have played earlier...
The undoubted high point of Peter Wright’s underwhelming 2018 Premier League so far was when he defeated Michael van Gerwen 7-5, and as mentioned above that is the only blemish...
Raymond van Barneveld’s chances of making the play-offs are very much diminishing and defeat in this match would realistically give him little hope of reaching the O2 in May.
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