Phil Taylor will be chasing his first ever victory over Peter Wright in Premier League Darts when the two players lock horns in week eight at the Manchester Arena on Thursday.
The 16-time World champion, who has drawn three and lost two of his five previous meetings with Wright in the weekly competition, would return to the top four by recording a victory over the Scotsman for the first time, having fallen out of the Play-Off places last time out.
Despite racing out of the blocks and into a 3-0 lead against Michael van Gerwen in Rotterdam, the Power’s surge was halted by the Dutchman, who reeled off seven of the next eight legs – averaging just over 100 – along the way to delighting his home crowd.
That made it back-to-back defeats for Taylor, who has dropped to sixth in the table as a result, and the 56-year-old is now without a win in the Premier League since triumphing over Raymond van Barneveld in week three.
Therefore, he will be desperate for a response that would certainly halt the momentum of Wright, who continued his flying start to the year in the Netherlands to remain top of the table after seven weeks.
Snakebite made it three wins on the bounce last Thursday, as he hit a top checkout of 120 on the way to recording a 7-4 success over Dave Chisnall.
The UK Open champion is absolutely buzzing and playing the best darts of his career at the moment so, with a decent record against Taylor in this competition already intact, will definitely fancy his chances of gaining another positive result in Manchester.
The match gets underway at around 8.45pm GMT and will be contested over the best of 12 legs at The Manchester Arena.