World Grand Prix Betting: Taylor v Nicholson

The Power has now won five consecutive matches against Nicholson

Phil Taylor was given a stiff examination in his opening round match against Peter Wright. But Taylor did what Taylor so often does and booked his place in the last 16 with a display of darts that was as gritty as it was mesmerising.

It was then over to Paul Nicholson to set up yet another ‘grudge match’ between these two fierce competitors. And The Asset didn’t disappoint as he brushed aside Ronnie Baxter – no mean feat – in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

So The Power and The Asset will now meet for the fifth time in eight days. The Aussie-Geordie has lost all four recent meetings.

When Nicholson called Taylor to arms in the months that followed the UK Open there appeared to be genuine sincerity in his challenge. But if there is one sportsman that you do not want to rub up the wrong way it is Phil Taylor.

The Power has now won five consecutive matches against Nicholson, and is quoted at betting odds of 1/5 to make that six.

However, in front of the television cameras the head-to-head record offers much more encouragement to Nicholson fans. The Asset beat The Power at the Players Championship Finals in 2010 and at the 2010 UK Open, although Taylor did get one back with a win in Germany at the European Championships..

I can’t advocate a bet on Nicholson winning the match at odds of 7/2. But I do fancy that he will, at least, push Taylor all the way. Ladbrokes are offering odds of 13/8 on Nicholson +1.5 sets in their Handicap market and that looks the best bet of the match.

Recommended Bet:

Back Nicholson +1.5 sets @ 13/8 with Ladbrokes


Written By:- Jaymes Monte (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 05/10/2011 - 17:00 PM
Filed in:- World Grand Prix Darts Betting News, Phil Taylor


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