iBet: Phil Taylor is more vulnerable than in the past
PDC World Darts Championship, starts tomorrow
Back Michael Van Gerwen at 4/1 with Bet Victor
Phil Taylor’s price of 2/1 can be easily justified by his incredible record – he’s won the World Championships fifteen times. But despite his recent win in the recent Players Championship (where he went off at a tasty 7/2), there is a suspicion that the Stoke ace is more vulnerable than in the past and indeed he has not made the World Championship final in either of the last two years. The beauty of backing in the outright market with Bet Victor is that if you look for value elsewhere and The Power goes on to win his 16th title, you get your money back up to a value of £50. And if he brings his A game, Van Gerwen could easily win. The Dutchman has had a brilliant year, winning seven floor titles and his first PDC Major, the World Grand Prix. He’s played some stunning darts along the way, averaging over 108 in his win over Taylor, and he’s not in The Power’s half of the draw. The best price about Van Gerwen without the offer is 5/1 so it’s worth having the insurance of the BetVictor concession.
It’s very unlikely indeed that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be sacked, but there is a chance he could be ‘moved up’ at the club with a new manager coming in. He’s now 12/1 with Blue Square and Ladbrokes to be the next Premier League manager to leave his post after the club’s Capital One Cup defeat to Bradford, but as short as 4/1 with some firms.
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