Back Bunting, Anderson, Taylor and Van Gerwen all to win at 7/4
The World Grand Prix quarter-finals take place tonight in Dublin, and Coral are offering punters a chance to cash in on all four fixtures, if Stephen Bunting, Gary Anderson, Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen can win their respective games.
Bullet Bunting aims to shoot past Richie Burnett, the Flying Scotsman faces Kevin Painter, 11-time champion of this tournament Taylor takes on James Wade and Mighty Mike is up against Mervyn King. Odds of 7/4 say the favourites can all beat their inferior opposition.
Richie Burnett v Stephen Bunting
This duo have faced each other just once before, earlier this month in the Players Championship, with Bunting beating Burnett 6-3 in the last 16. The Bullet is, therefore, odds-on at 4/11 to win again in this opening match of the evening, and a tempting 12/5 chance to do so 3-1 in sets, in this best of five battle.
Bunting, so far, has had to come through a first round test against Ronnie Baxter, and knocked out Scotsman Peter Wright in a thrilling high-quality 3-2 encounter.
Gary Anderson v Kevin Painter
Anderson has had a fairly easy route to this stage, beating Brendan Dolan in the first round after averaging an incredible tournament-topping 98.54, before seeing off the Northern Irishman’s World Cup teammate Michael Mansell.
Next the Flying Scotsman faces Painter, who has yet to reach an average of more than 88, which is why 2011 Premier League champion Anderson is odds-on at 2/7 for victory. The Scot has won three of his last four meetings with the Artist, including in the World Grand Prix in 2010 3-2, and so is a 7/2 chance to beat him by that scoreline again.
Phil Taylor v James Wade
Defending champion and 11-time winner of this competition Taylor (7/4 to claim the title again this year) loves playing against Wade, having beaten him 41 times, losing just twice, in their 51 matches.
The Machine has not beaten the Power in his last 20 attempts, including at this tournament last year in the semi-finals, which is why Taylor is odds-on at 3/10 for another victory. All-time great Taylor won that World Grand Prix 5-1, and so can be backed at a more enticing 12/5 to defeat Wade 3-1 this time around.
Michael van Gerwen v Mervyn King
The final match of the night sees world number one, top seed, 2012 GP winner and tournament favourite (at 13/8) Van Gerwen take on King. MVG, who is heavily odds-on at 1/6 for this match, has won each of his last three fixtures with the Englishman 6-4.
Mighty Mike also beat the King by that scoreline in the World GP final in 2012, and if you half those it makes 3-2, with odds on that result priced at a tempting 9/2.