Live on Skysports 1: Thu 19.00: Adrian Lewis is 17/2 with Boylesports to defend his World Championship title; Taylor is evens (Ladbrokes).
Adrian Lewis is 11/8 with William Hill to see off Nigel Heydon 3-0 in the first round of the World Champs and the 2011 winnner is 17/2 with Boylesports to defend his title while Skybet price him up at 15/8 to win in the ‘without Taylor’ market.
Phil Taylor will be out to better his quarter final exit in 2011 and Ladbrokes make him even money to win though he will have to improve on his performance at the Players Championships recently.
Gary Anderson comes in as a 17/2 chance with Paddy Power while Kevin Painter, who sealed his first major title last week, is a bumper 150/1 at Betfred.
Elsewhere, Totesport are 13/8 for a 9-dart finish at the tournament while Phil Taylor is 7/1 (bet365) to exit at the quarter final stage, as he did last year.
Thursday 15 December:
Caven, J v Scholten, R (19:10 GMT)
Barham, P v Mackenzie, S (20:15 GMT)
Webster, M v Burnett, R (21:00 GMT)
Lewis, A v Heydon, N (22:00 GMT)
Friday 16 December:
Pipe, J v Reed, S (19:10 GMT)
Muramatsu, H v Nilsson, D (20:15 GMT)
Stompé, C v Smith, M (21:00 GMT)
Newton, W v van de Rijck, K (22:00 GMT)
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