Taylor odds unaltered despite early exit

bookmakers remain unmoved in their PDC World Championship betting

Odds on Phil Taylor winning a 16th world title at Alexandra Palace this winter are unaltered despite his second round exit at the Players Championship finals in Doncaster.

The Power was well below par in his opening round match against Terry Jenkins, but managed to come back from 4-1 down to win 6-4. Mervyn King, however, wasn’t so forgiving in their last-16 tie as Taylor succumbed to an 8-5 defeat and the relinquishing of his Players Championship crown.

Despite the surprising early exit the bookmakers remain unmoved in their PDC World Championship betting with Ladbrokes’ Evens still the biggest price available on Taylor regaining his world title.

Kevin Painter was the one to seize the opportunity in Doncaster and claimed his first PDC major title, seven years after appearing in his only other final. The Artist was consequently cut into 50/1 for the World Championship by some bookmakers, although 150/1 I still available in places.

“It's incredible,” said Painter afterwards. “It's been a long time coming for me and a lot of people kept saying that I'd missed my chance to win a major in the 2004 World Championship, but this shows them that I hadn't.

Runner-up Mark Webster has also been cut in the betting, now generally 28/1, after qualifying for his first major final. The Welshman already has one world title to his name having won at Lakeside in 2008.

“I'm down at the moment,” said Webster after the final. “But I've got to pick myself up because I've got my first round game in the World Championship to play on Thursday night. If I can become World Champion this will be forgotten about.”

Written By:- Jaymes Monte (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 12/12/2011 - 13:40 PM
Filed in:- PDC World Championship Betting News, Phil Taylor

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