This week, we see an all Stoke encounter between Lewis and Taylor and our bet revolves around Taylor bouncing back from last weeks whitewash!

Darts Betting TipsTaylor is 4/5 with Bet365 and Stan James on the draw no bet market.  Taylor beat Lewis over the weekend in a UK Open qualifier event with a 107.78 average and won the match with a 9 dart finish.

The Power also reached the semi final on the third qualifying event on Sunday and averaged over 100 so he is clearly finding his feet with his new darts!

Phil had only played with these new darts in  three competitive event days and it was his first competitive match with them was last week in the Premier League.

Although backers cannot ignore the whitewash last week, some dispensation has to be given to Taylor and despite the loss he averaged the top end of 99!

Taylor’s record against Lewis reads 44-10 and he has not lost to Lewis in a televised match since 2012.

Taylor enjoyed excellent breath taking matches playing Adrian, raising his average significantly in their two meetings at the World Matchplay and the Grand Slam of Darts and is well worth backing with 5 points at 4/5 with Bet365 or Stan James.

Elsewhere, there will be plenty of backers on the Dutch double of Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld and this is best price 2.32 with Bet smart and 6/5 with Totesport.

Barney has beaten Newton in six of the last eight meetings including a 7-2 victory in last seasons premier league.

MvG has played Thornton fourteen times, with the young Dutchman winning eight, with Thornton on five and one draw. The draw came in the Premier League last year. However MVG thrashed Thornton 7-1 in their second meeting last May.


  • Taylor draw no bet – 4/5 Bet 365/Stan James (5 points)
  • MVG and Barney double – 2.32 Bet Smart (4 points)

Starting bank – 50 pts

LESS: Ante post – 6 pts

PLUS Week one return – 5 pts

Current balance – 40 pts (including this weeks bets)

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