Bet of the Day: Inexperienced Brown no match for Phil Taylor

The Power takes on young starlet

We’re into the third round of the PDC World Darts Championship and we’ve got an intriguing game to look forward to.

Former World Youth champion Keegan Brown takes on Phil Taylor at Alexandra Palace tonight.

This is the furthest Brown has ever made it at these finals. The world number 58 shocked James Wade in the first round.

But he faces a serious competitor here in ‘The Power’. Taylor is playing his last ever World Championship at the Ally Pally and has breezed through the first two rounds.

Brown has never faced Taylor before. And that may play into the latter’s hands. 25-year-old Brown may feel overwhelmed and intimidated at the challenge in front of him.

There’s little point backing the odds of 1/16 on the Taylor win. It’s the Handicap Betting market that presents the opportunity.

The Coral Bet of the Day is Phil Taylor to win -3.5 at 5/4.

Taylor to make a statement

Given that Taylor is heavy favourite to win. And that the Coral News Team fancy his chances greatly, there’s more to get involved in.

The Power could overwhelm Brown given the circumstances. He won’t want to be embarrassed by the younger star on the big stage.

It’s like Taylor will attempt to put on a show and despatch Brown with ease. The Correct Score of 4-0 Taylor is 5/4.

Brown to show his worth

The anomaly in this match-up is that Keegan Brown has thrown slightly more entertaining darts than Taylor.

He’s hit seven 180s compared to Taylor’s five. And he’s a higher checkout of 124 to 129.

It’s 7/4 that the Newport ace throws more 180s than the former world champion – and that’s worth getting on.

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing