WELSH number one Gerwyn Price will make his homecoming in front of a sell-out crowd at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena tonight as countryman Jonny Clayton also takes to the stage in the Unibet Premier League.

Making his first appearance in Wales since being crowned back-to-back Grand Slam of Darts champion, Markham’s world number three Price is hoping to kick-start his Premier League campaign on home soil.

While opponent Daryl Gurney is the only player without a point after the opening two nights of action, Price will also be seeking a first victory having played out two draws so far.

"Cardiff is the first date I looked for when the Premier League fixtures came out," said Price, who hit a roof-raising 170 checkout in an 8-5 victory over Michael Smith in Cardiff last year.

"I love playing in front of a Welsh crowd, there's nowhere better for me to play.

"It makes a nice change having the crowd on my side and I hope to thrive in that atmosphere as I did last year.

"It was an amazing feeling hitting a 170 finish and winning in front of my home crowd. I would love to experience that feeling again.

"I've made an okay start to the Premier League this year. I felt like I threw away a win on night one, but on night two I probably pinched a point.

"Last year I probably drew too many games so this year I need to make sure I turn a few draws into wins and hopefully I will be in the top four mix come the end of the campaign."

Price's World Cup of Darts partner and Welsh number two Clayton will make his Premier League debut as the third of nine ‘Challengers’ to star in this year's tournament.

The runner-up in the 2017 Players Championship Finals, Clayton has resided in the world's top 16 for the past 12 months and his trio of ranking titles includes the 2018 Austrian Darts Open.

He now has the chance to make history as the first Challenger to win a Premier League match as he takes on former finalist Michael Smith.

"It will be a real honour to be part of the biggest night of the year for Welsh darts," said Clayton, who defeated Michael van Gerwen in The Masters last month.

"Ever since I found out I was playing in the Premier League in Cardiff it's given me an extra focus in practice.

"I know I've got the game, I've shown it a few times on TV, so I know that if I turn up with my best game I can become the first Challenger to win.

"My problem is consistency, but I feel like I'm still improving and heading in the right direction.

"I just can't wait to get out there now and hopefully play my part in what will be a memorable night for Wales."

Five-time Premier League champion Michael van Gerwen will look to continue his impeccable start to the campaign against newcomer Nathan Aspinall.

World number one van Gerwen has posted averages of more than 100 in each of his first two matches, resulting in a 7-5 win over Peter Wright and a 7-1 demolition of Gurney.

The Dutchman will continue his bid for a fifth successive title against Aspinall, who suffered his first Premier League loss to Rob Cross on night two.

Night three will also see world champion Wright seek his first win of the campaign against 2019 runner-up Cross, while Glen Durrant looks to maintain an unbeaten start to his debut year against two-time Premier League winner Gary Anderson.