It’s Christmas Eve and I just had a quick peek at the matches for Tuesday and thought that William Hill’s 6/4 for a Phil Taylor hatrick (win, most 180s & highest checkout) against Kevin Painter seemed a bit over priced!
My tip below is my only tip for the evening session and I will put up a separate post for the afternoon session.
Phil Taylor v Kevin Painter (9.30pm)
Kevin Painter’s highest checkout in his last match was 124 and he did get four 180s, but his doubles were only 36% compared to Phil’s 50% and Phil’s 3 darts average was 104 compared to Kevin’s 85.
Phil is very happy with his game and he mentioned after his round one win that he is doing something different that is paying dividends, but wasn’t willing to share what it is. Where as Kevin is in free fall really and in my opinion his last match win was a one off and not a sign of things to come.
Michael van Gerwen v Cristo Reyes (10.45pm)
Michael needs no introduction really, but I have to point out that he has no weakness in his game, well apart from missing way too many double twelves on nine darters!