World Grand Prix Betting: Taylor v Dolan

Dolan has hit 14 maximums to Taylor's 12

Brendan Dolan came into this tournament the second-lowest ranked player of the 32. He is ending it with at least £40,000 in prize money, an appearance in his first ever major final and a place in history as the first man to hit a televised nine-darter with a double-in start. Quite a week for the County Fermanagh man.

Unfortunately for him, if he wants to add his first ever major title to that list he’ll need to beat the greatest player ever to throw a dart, in full flight. Phil Taylor has once again put any talk of his game being in decline to bed this week and since an opening round scare against Peter Wright has pretty much cruised through to the final.

The Power beat Burnett 5-2 in the semi-finals with an incredible 103.02 three-dart average hitting four ton-plus checkouts. A 164 finish in the fifth set was particularly spectacular and contributed significantly to breaking the resilience of Burnett.

Sky Bet go as short as 1/25 on a Taylor win, with 10/1 available on Dolan winning the title. Despite all of the Northern Irishman’s heroics it’s impossible to suggest that he is capable of beating The Power on current form.

Where he can compete is in the 180s stakes. So far in the tournament Dolan has hit 14 maximums to Taylor’s 12 and although we lost out narrowly on a similar bet last night there is still value in backing the Northern Irishman to hit the most maximums here at 6/4 with Ladbrokes.

I also like the look of the 10/11 that Stan James are offering on there being more than 32.5 legs in the match. In this best-of-11-sets match Dolan is certainly capable of winning at least three sets. In that ‘worst case scenario’ we’d be looking at a 6-3 win for Taylor, i.e. nine sets of darts. At an average of four legs per set that takes us to 36 legs. It isn’t degree-level maths, nor is it a guaranteed equation. It is, however, a good value bet.

Recommended Bets:

Back Dolan to hit most 180s @ 6/4 with Ladbrokes

Back more than 32.5 legs @ 10/11 with Stan James


Written By:- Jaymes Monte (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 09/10/2011 - 10:46 AM
Filed in:- World Grand Prix Darts Betting News, Phil Taylor


Related Stories

World Grand Prix Betting: Wade v Dolan
World Grand Prix Betting: Taylor v Burnett
World Grand Prix Betting: Hylton v Burnett
World Grand Prix Betting: Taylor v Webster
World Grand Prix Betting: Wade v Smith
World Grand Prix Betting: Dolan v Henderson
World Grand Prix Betting: Whitlock v Hylton
World Grand Prix Betting: Webster v Tabern
World Grand Prix Betting: Taylor v Nicholson
World Grand Prix Betting: Newton v Henderson
World Grand Prix Betting: Wade v Van der Voort
World Grand Prix Betting: Van Barneveld v Smith
World Grand Prix Betting: Part v Dolan
World Grand Prix Betting: Baxter v Nicholson
World Grand Prix Betting: Whitlock v Jenkins
World Grand Prix Betting: Anderson v Burnett
World Grand Prix Betting: Taylor v Wright
World Grand Prix Betting: Van Barneveld v King
World Grand Prix Betting: Lewis v Part
World Grand Prix Betting Newton v Lloyd
World Grand Prix Betting: Wade v Brown