Mensur Suljovic v Rob Cross

'Voltage' looked every inch his best last week when demolishing Michael Smith and the league leader won’t let up here against Mensur in my mind. The Austrian is fighting for a play-off place but has a five-point worse average than Cross over the course of the tournament, which will be highlighted on Thursday evening. 

At a shade of odds-on, Cross is where you should be looking first off. 

Rob Cross - 1pt @ 10/11

Daryl Gurney v Gerwyn Price

The Welshman had been curbing his on-stage shenanigans until last week, and we all know that Gurney is no shrinking violet either. That being said, I’ll be surprised if these two don’t just play their natural game, and with just a point between them in the table and less than a point between the overall averages, this could be a close one. 

I’m going to stick my neck out and say the draw represents value. Price has the joint-most draws of anyone in the league and I can see a sixth of the season on the cards here. 

Draw - 1pt @ 19/5

Michael van Gerwyn v Peter Wright

For MVG, not sitting at the top of the league will be giving him sleepless nights, but he’s only got two weeks to overtake Rob Cross. Wright has thrown in the towel long ago and just wants the season to end, so I’m going for a nice looking handicap to complete this trio of bets. 

Most bookies have the line at 3.5 legs, which considering his usual winning distances (8-3, 8-2, 7-1) is low. Back the Dutchman to win with ease. 

van Gerwen -3.5 Handicap - 1pt @ 13/14