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Bet of the day: Taylor to beat Anderson 11-8 in Dubai Darts Masters semi-final

| 27.05.2016

Holly Thackeray | May 27, 2016

Coral’s bet of the day

  • Taylor has ousted Anderson from the Dubai Masters semis stage before
  • The Power has also knocked the Scot out of Japan and Perth Masters semis too
  • Anderson recently crashed out of Premier League final four to his English foe
  • Flying Scotsman lost by three legs in two of three PL meetings with Taylor this year

Taylor 15/2 to beat Anderson 11-8

It’s the last day of the 2016 Dubai Darts Masters, after eight were whittled down to a fantastic final four on Thursday after a thrilling roster of fixtures.

While Michael van Gerwen takes on Dave Chisnall in the other semi-final, it is the legendary Phil Taylor’s fray with Gary Anderson which has caught Coral’s eye for bet of the day, with a superb 15/2 price for The Power to sink his Scottish nemesis 11-8.

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Want to know why this wager is worth a Friday flutter? Read on to see how the stats support a Taylor triumph by three legs…

Semi-final woe for The Flying Scotsman

Oche star Anderson has had little luck so far on the darts road trip that is the PDC World Series of Darts, and is yet to win any of the events across the globe, as tournaments have been dominated by Van Gerwen and Taylor, with the latter winning six titles in the series that only began in 2013.

The Flying Scotsman has made it to the final four in Dubai before, but came a cropper against The Power, and also crashed out to the Englishman at the semi-final stage in the Japan and Perth Masters last year as well.

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However, it is not only in World Series of Darts events semis in which Anderson has had trouble with Taylor, as the world champ was most recently ousted from the last four in Premier League Darts Finals Night by the all-time great.

English arrowsmith The Power bested his rival by three legs in a 10-7 triumph at the 02 Arena, and also won the duo’s previous two regular Premier League season duels, by three and four legs each.

So, while there may be little between these two tremendous tungsten artists it is Taylor who certainly has the edge, and a history of halting Anderson in semi-finals, so back The Power for victory by an 11-8 scoreline at that terrific 15/2 price!


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Holly Thackeray

Holly is a member of the content team, and can often be found on the sports desk writing about favourite topics Serie A and East Asian footballing nations. A recent darts convert, she is also a fully-fledged member of Barney's Army and a proud Leeds-born Manchester United fan.