Taylor v Chisnall: Chizzy to push The Power

The Power will be taking no liberties

While his World Championship title challengers have been stuttering through the opening rounds of the tournament Phil Taylor could be forgiven for looking on gleefully at the increasing prospect of a 16th world title.

But The Power will be taking no liberties. There is no doubting where he has spent most of the Christmas period; in fact I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that he ate his Christmas turkey at the oche of his practice board. And that is because he knows he’ll need to be at his best this Tuesday evening when he faces the second highest ranked non-seeded player still in the tournament.

I expect that this will be the last year for a very long time that Dave Chisnall is not amongst the seeded players, as he continues his ascension up the Order of Merit. Despite developing a reputation of being shaky on his doubles, his power scoring often affords him the luxury of a few attempts to close out a leg. If he can tighten up on his finishing he could be lifting trophies in the PDC for many years to come.

However, if there is any player in the world that you simply cannot afford to miss doubles against then it is Phil Taylor.

Pundits have been talking up the chances of Chizzy causing an upset here, and that has affected the betting prices, specifically in the handicap market. Most firms are offering odds of around 11/10 on Chisnall with a +2.5 sets head start, but Bet365 are posing a standout 11/8 in the same market. Those odds may not be around for long, so jump on it while you can.

Recommended Bet:

Back Chisnall +2.5 sets @ 11/8 with Bet365

Written By:- Jaymes Monte (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 26/12/2011 - 12:00 PM
Filed in:- PDC World Championship Betting News, Phil Taylor

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