Taylor has not been in his best form this last 6 months but should easily get through against the qualifying Hylton. Taylor is 4/5 (Skybet) to win with a -5.5 leg handicap (first to 10) and 14/1 with Boylesports to put out a crushing 10-1 victory.
Scott Rand opens up as 15/8 outsider (Ladbrokes) against Wayne Jones, Mervyn King is 11/10 with Stan James to beat Justin Pipe with a -2.5 leg handicap and Wes Newton – the UK Open runner-up – meets Andy Smith as Skybet’s 8/13 fav.
All matches live on Skysports:
World Matchplay Monday 18 July:
World Matchplay Tuesday 19 July: