Taylor v Hamilton: No relent in Power surge
Andy Hamilton is the latest hurdle in the path of the red-hot Phil Taylor when the pair meet in the McCoy's Premier League in Glasgow. The Power has been in blistering form during the tournament as he has already created a three-point gap at the top with only five games played so far.
The Bookmakers are again offering up the 15-time world champion as a massive odds-on favourite at a best priced 1/6. Hamilton meanwhile is offered up at best odds of 11/1 with almost no one out there believing he can take anything from this encounter. Taylor will also surely be in a foul mood and looking for revenge after throwing away the darts against Dave Chisnall in a sudden death loss this past Sunday at the Reading Players Championship event.
At odds of 1/6 to win the match and 1/3 on to land the double result, there’s no value in backing Taylor in those markets, and it’s the handicap where the value may lie. The Power is available at evens to win by more than 4 legs with Betfred, and given the huge gap in quality between him and the rest of the field, its very difficult to oppose the man who boasts a tournament average a full 20 points higher than the Hammer.
There may be some interest to be had in the correct score betting. The ruthless Taylor is available at 8/1 with William Hill to defeat his former practice partner 8-1.
Andy Hamilton will be hoping the partisan Glasgow crowd offers him a helping hand, but the Power is experienced in overcoming the crowd when faced with boos and jeers and should surely have no problems seeing off the Premier League debutant.
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