Lloyd v Young: Colin in the Jaws of defeat

Big Daddy will be a dangerous opponent

In a year in which the seeds are struggling heavily against their less fancied opponents, Colin Lloyd will be approaching his contest with Darin Young with some serious trepidation.

Whilst Lloyd is still ranked at 15th in the world, it has been a steady and prolonged fall from grace for Jaws who was number one in the order of merit just a few short years ago. It has been a long while since he made any kind of impact on our television screens at all, and just one runners-up spot in a Players Championship in September is just about the highlight of a fairly uninspiring year on the tour.

Big Daddy will be a dangerous opponent for the former MatchPlay and Grand Prix champion as, although we don’t see him around the PDC circuit much over the year he is becoming a veteran of the World Championships having made his debut at the tournament back in 2006. He has only ventured past the first round once, beating the Pie Man Andy Smith in 2010, but any win on the biggest stage of them all shows that he is a player of the highest quality.

He has also appeared in the Grand Slam of Darts, which is where these two met for the only time in their careers. That meeting will give the American confidence ahead of Tuesday night’s clash, as it was he who emerged victorious with a comfortable 5-2 win in 2008 which saw him qualify from the group and Lloyd crash out without winning a game.

Whilst Lloyd remains favourite for the match, the way the tournament is going I think a bet on the underdog would not be a foolish idea at all, especially when Boylesports are offering 2/1 on the man from across the pond to pick up the win against a misfiring Englishman.

Recommended Bet:

Young to win @ 2/1 with Boylesports

Written By:- Phil Haigh (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 20/12/2011 - 10:21 AM
Filed in:- PDC World Championship Betting News

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