Phil Taylor 4/6 to win a fifth successive European title
Phil Taylor is now 4/6 (from 11/10) with Coral to claim a fifth successive European Darts Championship following his 6-3 victory over Magnus Caris on Thursday evening. The Power now faces the 200/1 outsider Jerry Hendricks in the second round after the Dutchman brushed aside Mensur Suljovic in his opening match.
“Taylor started with a bang in his title defence and with a near guaranteed passage through to the quarter-finals, it’s going to take a massive performance to stop the Power from claiming a fifth title,” Coral’s Tim Reynolds told Darts Betting News.
“One player that could cause Taylor problems is the Lancastrian Wes Newton. The 35-year-old averaged 106.09 in his opening match and if he can take that form forward, he could prove tricky to beat,” added Reynolds.
Adrian Lewis, who gets his European Darts Championship campaign underway this evening against an in-form Ian White, is 8/1 for European glory and James Wade is next best, at 10/1.
This evening’s matches also sees Simon Whitlock and Raymond van Barneveld open their European Darts Championship accounts. It’s 16/1 for the Wizard to record back-to-back tournament wins, having tasted victory at the Players Championship in Barnsley last week, whilst the ever-popular Barney, is 18/1.
Wes Newton, who was 28-1 prior to the start of the tournament, is now 18-1 and Dave Chisnall, who takes on Gino Vos this evening, is 20/1 along with Andy Hamilton.