Betway offering 13/2 about The Power winning Premier League and 33/1 that Taylor finishes bottom of the table
Phil Taylor crashed out of the World Championship at the third round stage and Betway aren’t expecting the Power to bounce back from that setback when the Premier League Darts starts up again.
It has been four years since Taylor last won a Premier League title and the tournament sponsors are offering 13/2 on their outright market about the sixteen-time world champion.
This is significantly bigger than other firms, with Betfred going 5/1 about the Power although perhaps is star is finally beginning to wane after a long and illustrious career at the top of the game.
Betway have also priced up a couple of Phil Taylor specials, with the leading bookmaker going 33/1 that the Power finishes bottom of the overall standings, something which can’t be ruled out when you consider the calibre of player this year.
Taylor is 14/1 to finish in the bottom two of the standings and there’s a decent chance of this happening, with Anderson MVG and Lewis surely immune from that possibility and little between the other players.
Michael Smith and Robert Thornton replace Huybrechts and Bunting for what should be an explosive tournament, with Michael van Gerwen the 11/8 favourite with sponsors betway.
This is the best price available about the world number one who will look to bounce back from his Ally Pally heartache where Raymond van Barneveld produced a magical performance to knock out his compatriot.
Gary Anderson should have his eyes sorted by the time the Premier League comes around, with the Flying Scotsman a best price 7/2 to follow up last year’s victory with another Premier League title.
Anderson was head and shoulders above the competition to claim a consecutive world title and those odds will surely shrink if Gary continues the sort of form which saw him barely troubled on the way to another world title.
Adrian Lewis is 12/1 with sponsors betway and Jackpot will have been pleased with his final appearance after knocking out the likes of Barney and Peter Wright along the way.
Peter Wright is an 18/1 poke and Dave Chisnall is 22/1 to go all the way, with Chizzy playing a belter at Ally Pally and good over this short format.
Michael Smith is a 25/1 chance and should really have beaten Barney last time out, with the explosive Bully Boy looking as though he could really take to this format as he makes his debut.