DARTS BETTING: Live on Sky Sports 1: Thur 19:00
It was business as usual in the Premier League last week as Phil Taylor eased past Simon Whitlock at the 02 Arena 8-3. This week its Bournemouth.
The Power is now a best price 4/11 at William Hill to regain the title he has won in four of the last five years.
On Thursday the world champion takes on Ronnie Baxter and he’s 1/9 at Ladbrokes to win. The Rocket, making his first Premier League appearance for four years, let a 6-4 lead slip against Terry Jenkins last week before settling for a point at 7-7, is 14/1 at totesport to cause an upset.
Joint second favourite (11/1 Sportingbet) Raymond van Barneveld looked back to somewhere near his best when beating the reigning champion James Wade (11/1 Stan James) 8-5 and Barney faces another tough test this week against Betfred’s 20/1 shot Adrian Lewis. Victor Chandler make Lewis 6/4 to win the tie whilst Blue Square quote the Dutchman at 6/5.
Wade is 5/4 at Stan James to beat Mervyn King (13/8 Paddy Power) with last year’s beaten finalist 12/1 at bet365 to go one better in 2010.
In the final tie of the night, Whitlock, 16/1 at bet365 to win the Premier League in his debut season is 11/10 (sportingbet) to beat Terry Jenkins (9/5 Boylesports). The Bull is 33/1 at Ladbrokes to win the tournament.
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