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Power v Jackpot

 

World Matchplay Final
Phil Taylor v Adrian Lewis
7pm SKY

TOO MUCH POWER

A nice 9 point profit on Saturday thanks to Novellist’s win in the King George VI Stakes at Ascot.

It’s Stoke v Stoke in Blackpool tonight…..

If you’re a fan of the arrers this tournament has been absolutely brilliant and surely we’ll get a thrilling finale at the Winter Gardens tonight when Phil ‘Power’ Taylor takes on Adrian ‘Jackpot’ Lewis who is contesting his first World Matchplay final.

The head-to-head records, as well as the odds points firmly towards the Power:

18-Apr-2013 Premier League Darts Phil Taylor 7 2 Adrian Lewis Group Stage
14-Feb-2013 Premier League Darts Adrian Lewis 3 7 Phil Taylor Group Stage
01-Dec-2012 Players Championship Finals Phil Taylor 10 7 Adrian Lewis Last 16
25-Oct-2012 Chmp League Darts Phil Taylor 6 3 Adrian Lewis Semi Final
25-Oct-2012 Chmp League Darts Adrian Lewis 6 2 Phil Taylor Semi Final
25-Oct-2012 Chmp League Darts Adrian Lewis 6 4 Phil Taylor Group Stage
25-Oct-2012 Chmp League Darts Phil Taylor 6 0 Adrian Lewis Group Stage
25-Oct-2012 Chmp League Darts Adrian Lewis 6 5 Phil Taylor Group Stage
19-Apr-2012 Premier League Darts Phil Taylor 5 8 Adrian Lewis Group Stage
09-Feb-2012 Premier League Darts Adrian Lewis 7 7 Phil Taylor Group Stage

Lewis booked his place in a first final at Winter Gardens with a thrilling 17-15 victory over Michael van Gerwen, while Taylor was forced to dig deep before overcoming James Wade 17-12.

Taylor is now one win away from a 14th World Matchplay title, having never lost in his previous 13 finals.

He said: “Adrian’s playing the best darts I’ve ever seen from him and it will be a great final. It’s great for Stoke that we’re both in the final, and while I won’t match him for 180s, I’ll match him for 140s and we’ll have a lovely battle.”

We’re sticking with Power. Lewis is brilliant at times and knocks in 180’s effortlessly but he also has more poor periods than Taylor and consistency is likely to prove the decisive factor.

STAR FORECAST
(stake between 0.5 and 10 points)
10 points win TAYLOR to beat LEWIS

(+9 points Saturday)

Thunder and lightning. Very, very frightening

Britain’s longest heatwave for seven years comes to an abrupt end with heavy rain and storms – just as the school holidays start.

Torrential rain, thunder and lightning is blighting the first weekend of the school holidays, as thousands set off across the UK for their summer break.

The heavy downpours have already caused flash flooding in the South East and the Midlands, with more expected today as the rain spreads north and west.

In just four hours yesterday evening Market Bosworth in Leicestershire endured 61mm of rain and many other areas saw between 20mm and 30mm, with similar amounts forecast today.

This compares with an average rainfall of around 80mm for the whole month of July.

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