Michael van Gerwen has drawn four of his last five Betway Premier League matches, leaving him four points adrift of Phil Taylor at the top of the table.
It is not that the Dutchman has played particularly badly, but he has struggled to get over the line with opponents raising their games against him.
Yet that should not be the case against Peter Wright, against whom he is currently on a seven-match winning run and has lost just one of their last 17 meetings.
The Scot has had an inconsistent tournament so far and was woeful against Robert Thornton last time out, so expect Mighty Mike to get back to winning ways in this one.
Adrian Lewis is having a cracking Betway Premier League and looks set for another win over Raymond van Barneveld in Bournemouth.
This is not normally a tournament that Jackpot excels in, but with three wins and a draw from his last four outings he is well on course to secure a top-four finish.
Lewis certainly has Barney’s number at the moment having won his last five matches against him.
The Dutchman beat Thornton last week but is having a bad time of it lately and cannot be relied upon to pick up a result against such an in-form opponent.
Gary Anderson has not been playing very well of late, with a recent draw against James Wade where he started terribly and had trouble counting exemplifying his struggles.
That point did, however, stretch his unbeaten run against the Machine to 11 matches dating back to October 2014.
The Flying Scotsman appeared to return to form last week with an impressive point against MVG, and should have enough to come out on top against the steady but unspectacular Wade.
When the world champion really needs a performance he tends to deliver, so back him to do so again in this one.
As he proved last week, Robert Thornton still has the ability to cause an upset – but he is unlikely to be afforded the opportunity to spring another surprise by Phil Taylor.
The Power is in brilliant form at the moment – storming four points clear at the top of the table – and shows no signs of slowing up with the play-offs in sight.
He whitewashed Thornton 7-0 in the Betway Premier League last month, meaning it would require an astonishing turnaround to upset the odds here.
The Thorn has been pretty dire in the tournament up until this point, and even his occasional shock results have tended to be spaced out.
Don’t expect him to cause a surprise against the league leader in this one.
As already mentioned, Michael van Gerwen has not been at his best recently, drawing four of his last five Betway Premier League matches.
Coming up against an in-form Adrian Lewis, another stalemate could be on the cards here.
These clashes are always tough to call with much depending on their earlier results and performances.
Lewis proved that he can more than match the world No. 1 with victory in a Pro Tour event when they last met in March, while Mighty Mike will be determined to narrow the gap to Taylor.
Given that the pair have drawn in each of the last two years of this competition, a draw looks entirely feasible in the final match of the evening.
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