Roy The Boy looks ahead to the Unibet Grand Prix Darts from Citywest, Dublin and he thinks the odds of 11/2 for the in form Phil Taylor are too big.
Take Taylor at 11/2 to make it 12 Grand Prix Victories.
Given Phil Taylor beat Michael van Gerwen (MVG) twice last weekend in the BBC televised Champions League of Darts it’s difficult to understand how MVG is trading at 6/5 for the forthcoming Unibet Grand Prix competition in Dublin and Taylor can be backed at 11/2.
It was not like these were fortunate wins, 11-5 and 10-4 leg victories can only be described as ‘decisive’. And given Taylor has won this unique tournament 11 times (he has never been beaten in a final here) he is surely over-priced to take his tally to 12.
The tournament is ‘unique’ incidentally as it requires players to start on a double as well as traditionally ‘checking out’ with one.
It is normally foolhardy to get stuck into darts players at short prices in short format matches and the opening round here is a race to just two sets. But we cannot resist Mensur Suljovic to beat Daryl Gurney in their opening round clash on Monday.
Suljovic is in fine form, winning a Players Championship event earlier in the month and making the final of a second one. Gurney meanwhile has not played in September withdrawing from events with a broken finger on his playing hand.
It’s a perfect storm: One injured player, one playing better than ever. I’m expecting to Suljovic to flatten Gurney 2-0.
Phil Taylor to win the Unibet Grand Prix at 11/2 with Paddy Power
Mensur Suljovic to beat Daryl Gurney (opening round) at 4/7 with BetVictor
The Unibet Grand Prix starts on Sunday night at 7pm from Citywest, Dublin and is live on SKY Sports.