PDC Perth Masters 2017 – Darts Preview – The PDC’s tour down under is coming to a close with the 2017 Perth Masters on ITV. Michael van Gerwen’s absence on this stretch of the tour has arguably seen a more level playing field in Auckland and Melbourne.
Kyle Anderson’s first major televised event victory came in Auckland after an enthralling final with local lad, Corey Cadby. Phil Taylor then proved he is far from done in the darting world, as he lifted the trophy in Melbourne to add yet another honour to his dazzling collection.
With many of the World’s best at the oche, here are the outright odds that bet365 are offering on the 2017 Perth Masters:
To Win Outright – Gary Anderson – 5/2
Anderson will be looking to reclaim that consistent form he is recognised for. Arguably the most talented in the tournament, there is no doubt he in unplayable on his day; his fast style, power scoring and ability on the doubles. ‘The Flying Scotsman’ poses a huge threat to his opponents however hasn’t capitalised on that fully in 2017. This could be the beginning of the revival.
To Win Outright – Phil Taylor – 3/1
Phil Taylor has begun to claim some silverware on his ‘lap of honour’ with the PDC before his announced retirement at the end of 2017. ‘The Power’ has illustrated that it isn’t over until it’s over; his recent World Matchplay and Melbourne victories proving so. Taylor will be hoping momentum will be on his side following Melbourne but faces stiff competition. It would be wonderful to see him lift another.
To Win Outright – Peter Wright – 3/1
‘Peter Wright’ and ‘frustrating’ have been used far too often in the same sentence recently. ‘Snakebites’ ability is undeniable however his form is questionable. Often going through ebbs and flows, Wright will be craving a victory for a title such as this to kick start some momentum with one eye on the World Championships at the end of the year. He is very capable of making it look easy, but you never know with Wright at the moment.
To Win Outright – Daryl Gurney – 12/1
I will continue to sing Gurney’s praises as he is just becoming better and better every time I watch him. The Northern Irishman has come agonisingly close to lifting a PDC title but as of yet his efforts have come to no avail. I am predicting his tenacity will soon see him win one as he has come so close so many times no, he will consider it not good enough if he doesn’t have an honour to his name come the end of the year. The dark-horse once more.