The duo also met in the 2006 World Championship Semi-Final and are no strangers to big stage encounters (credit: Ian Walton/Getty Images)
Two Stoke heavyweights do battle on Thursday as rampant Phil Taylor takes on world finalist Andy Hamilton in Glasgow.
Fifteen-time world champion Taylor looks to extend his unbeaten run so far and remain at the top of the table by seeing off his gritty opponent with relative ease.
The Power is in imperious form and followed up his 8-1 thrashing of Gary Anderson last week by hitting two nine darters in seperate Players Championship events at the weekend and earning £9,000 in prize money.
Hamilton has struggled for consistency in the league since reaching the dizzy heights of the world final in January.
The Hammer currently occupies seventh spot and is in danger of slipping to the bottom of the table come the end of the night should he lose and Adrian Lewis take anything from his match against James Wade.
Both players possess heavy scoring ability, but Hamilton will need to stick with former practice partner Taylor all the way and finish any chances if he is to threaten victory tonight.
The duo have met 24 times in total, with Taylor taking an incredible 23 victories to Hamilton's one. Their most recent televised encounter came in the Matchplay Semi-Final in July, with Taylor winning 17-9 en route to the title.
The bookmakers see a routine victory for The Power, he is priced at 1/7, with Hamilton the 9/1 underdog. The draw is an 8/1 chance with Bet365
The match gets underway at 8.45pm on Thursday and will be streamed live over the best of 14 legs from the SECC, Glasgow.