Table-topper Michael Smith and World Champion Rob Cross will clash as the Unibet Premier League returns to action at Leeds' First Direct Arena on Thursday.

The season's fifth league night had to be cancelled last week at Westpoint Exeter due to the extreme weather conditions, meaning that Smith remains clear at the top of the standings for the visit to Leeds.

The Team Unicorn star has won his first four games to sit two points clear and is bidding to continue that run when he meets high-flying Cross on Thursday.

"It should be a really good game," said Smith. "Rob's had an amazing year and he's come back into form so I know it's going to be tough.

"I still don't feel I've been at my best yet so I'm aiming to improve, but so far I've been taking my chances and I'll be trying to do the same this week."

Gary Anderson is aiming to maintain his momentum after winning the UK Open on Sunday night, with the two-time Premier League champion up against winless Daryl Gurney.

"I was happy with how I played over the weekend and it was great to win the UK Open," said Anderson. "Hopefully I can keep that going now in the Premier League because every game's important.

"Daryl's a similar style player to me so there should be lots of 180s and it will be great for the crowd."

Tickets for Thursday's Unibet Premier League at the First Direct Arena in Leeds are still available via and 0844 248 1585.

Photo courtesy Lawrence Lustig / PDC

Unibet Premier League

Night Six - March 8

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Michael van Gerwen v Simon Whitlock

Gerwyn Price v Raymond van Barneveld

Peter Wright v Mensur Suljovic

Gary Anderson v Daryl Gurney

Rob Cross v Michael Smith

Tickets via and 0844 248 1585

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