Gary Anderson will be aiming to secure his place in the Unibet Premier League Play-Offs in front of a passionate Scottish crowd as the league season ends at The BHGE Arena in Aberdeen on Thursday.

Team Unicorn’s two-time Premier League Champion needs to win just three legs against Michael van Gerwen to guarantee his place at The O2 on May 17.

Anderson’s only rival for the final top four spot is Daryl Gurney, who must win at least 7-2 against Peter Wright and hope league leader Van Gerwen records a big win over the Scot.

The 47-year-old will be hoping to bounce back from defeats to Simon Whitlock and Raymond van Barneveld in the past fortnight to join Van Gerwen, Michael Smith and Rob Cross in the Play-Offs.

"Obviously Michael will be a tough opponent,” said Anderson, who won the Premier League in 2011 and 2015.

"I've just got to make sure I do enough to get to The O2 without any dramas.

"It's all about producing at the right times now, I want to win in Scotland and I love coming home. It's always very special and I've got a decent record in Aberdeen.

"I really don't care where I finish in the top four and who I face at The O2. All I'm fussed about is playing my best game when I get there."

Elsewhere, Michael Smith, who secured his Play-Off place last week with a 6-6 draw against Gurney, will take on Van Barneveld in the opening game of the evening in Aberdeen.

The Unicorn ace insists he won’t be relaxing as he aims to secure a second-placed finish in just his second Premier League season on Thursday.

“I’m not going to relax against Raymond,” said Smith, who returned to the Premier League this year after a one-year absence.

"Last time we played I beat him 7-0 and he’s going to try to do the same to me, so I know I can’t afford to take things easy this week.

“I want to win as many points as I can to make sure I finish as high as I possibly can in the table and I want to keep the winning feeling going ahead of The O2.

“To finish second in the Premier League at my second attempt would be a great achievement.”

A small number of tickets for Thursday's Unibet Premier League at The BHGE Arena are still available and can be purchased via and 08444 77 9000.

The Unibet Premier League will be broadcast live on Sky Sports from 7pm on Thursday, and aired worldwide through the PDC's international broadcast partners and for PDCTV-HD Subscribers outside of the UK, Ireland & Netherlands.

In addition, the Unibet Premier League will feature radio commentary throughout the season on talkSPORT and talkSPORT2.

Unibet Premier League

Night 15 – May 10

The BHGE Arena, Aberdeen

Michael Smith v Raymond van Barneveld

Simon Whitlock v Rob Cross

Peter Wright v Daryl Gurney

Michael van Gerwen v Gary Anderson

Image courtesy Lawrence Lustig PDC

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