Money back if Phil Taylor wins World Matchplay Darts again
Coral are offering new and existing customers a fantastic special for the World Matchplay Darts event in Blackpool, as you can get your money back, after placing an outright bet, if sporting legend Phil Taylor wins again.
This special is so enticing given the fact that ‘The Power’ is defending champion, victor of the last six tournaments here and has lifted the trophy 14 times before – his first coming in 1995. He is second-favourite for the title at 10/3.
Just twice since 2000 has the greatest player in the history of the sport failed to win the World Matchplay, and Taylor starts his campaign in the first round against journeyman qualifier Darren Webster. The latter Englishman’s best finish at this tournament was the last 32 in 2005.
The duo have faced each other just twice before and, not surprisingly, Taylor has won them both, thrashing Webster 5-1 in 2007 at the PDC World Championship and 3-0 in two years before that a the Players Championship. He is odds-on at 1/10 to beat him again.
“I know Darren really well and it will be a tough game,” Taylor said. “I’ll be putting in a lot of hard work, because I know I need to.
“I’ve got to improve my game if I’m going to keep this title because it’s such a strong field this year, and if you’re not at your best you’ll be going home.
“But I love the World Matchplay and Blackpool and I’ve got some great memories there. Hopefully I’ll have some more at the end of this event.”
Luckily for Taylor, he will avoid the likes of Dutch World Cup-winning duo Michael van Gerwen (the number one seed) and Raymond van Barneveld (Premier League champion) until the final for the £100k first prize.
Standing in his way before then could be Scottish trio Robert Thornton, Peter Wright and Gary Anderson, while Taylor could get a chance to face Newcastle-born Australian Paul Nicholson again, who has riled him in the past.
So, if you fancy any one of the other contenders, then play safe by taking this Coral special, with the soft-cushioned fall-back of Taylor behind to save you if your pick fails.