Punters still fancy Phil for sixth Premier League title
Despite his somewhat abject performance against Adrian Lewis in the Darts Premier League last week, William Hill rate Phil Taylor as 5/6 to bounce back with a win against Mark Webster who is 7/4 to inflict a second defeat in two matches upon the Power.
Taylor is the 2/1 favourite to win the Premier League and Hills' only outright loser. He is ahead of Gary Anderson who is 3/1.
Phil's defeat has damaged his chances of finishing top of the League, where he is 5/2 joint second favourite with Adrian Lewis, with the two Stoke born players behind 9/4 Gary Anderson. At the other end of table, Hills make Raymond van Barneveld 2/1 to finish bottom and 9/4 Terry Jenkins is the second favourite.
"Despite suffering from a dip in form in recent months, Phil Taylor is still the major draw for darts followers and he is still, far and away, our biggest liability for the whole tournament , in fact he is our only loser in the book," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
William Hill Darts Premier League Odds:
5/6 Simon Whitlock; 7/4 Raymond van Barneveld; 4/1 Draw
7/4 James Wade; 10/11 Adrian Lewis; 7/2 Draw
5/6 Phil Taylor; 7/4 Mark Webster; 4/1 Draw
3/1 Terry Jenkins; 8/15 Gary Anderson; 4/1 Draw
Outright: 2/1 Phil Taylor; 3/1 Gary Anderson; 7/2 Adrian Lewis; 7/2 Adrian Lewis; 7/1 Mark Webster; 9/1 Simon Whitlock; 10/1 James Wade; 14/1 Terry Jenkins; 25/1 Raymond van Barneveld
To finish top: 9/4 Gary Anderson; 5/2 Adrian Lewis; 5/2 Phil Taylor; 10/1 Simon Whitlock; 10/1 Mark Webster; 12/1 James Wade; 25/1 Terry Jenkins; 33/1 Raymond van Barneveld
To finish bottom: 2/1 Raymond van Barneveld; 9/4 Terry Jenkins; 7/2 James Wade; 13/2 Simon Whitlock; 9/1 Mark Webster; 25/1 Phil Taylor; 25/1 Adrian Lewis; 33/1 Gary Anderson
Most 180s on the night: 5/2 Gary Anderson; 5/2 Adrian Lewis; 5/1 Simon Whitlock; 8/1 Phil Taylor; 9/1 Raymond van Barneveld; 9/1 James Wade; 10/1 Terry Jenkins; 12/1 Mark Webster
Highest checkout: 9/2 Simon Whitlock; 5/1 Gary Anderson; 11/2 Adrian Lewis; 11/2 Phil Taylor; 6/1 James Wade; 13/2 Raymond van Barneveld; 7/1 Terry Jenkins; 7/1 Mark Webster
Match with most 180s: 7/4 Terry Jenkins/Gary Anderson; 2/1 James Wade/Adrian Lewis; 11/4 Simon Whitlock/Raymond van Barneveld; 9/2 Phil Taylor/Mark Webster
Total 180s on night: 10/11 25 or less; 4/5 26 or more