Phil Taylor’s PDC World Darts prediction – and the star still sneaking under the radar


Phil Taylor backs Gerwyn Price to clinch two back-to-back world titles at Alexandra Palace – even as fans are recovering from his case.

The Power, who won an astounding 16 world titles between 1990 and 2013, claim defending champion Price is the man to beat at the William Hill PDC World Championship.

Speaking at a Target Darts media event, Taylor said: “I have to support Gezzy – he’s the fit man, he plays with a lot of confidence and he doesn’t seem to mind who. whether it be.

“Gerwyn has all the attributes and someone will have to play well to take the title away from him.”



Gerwyn Price was backed by Phil Taylor to triumph again at the World Championship

Price won the title behind closed doors last January and has since reconnected with the boo-boys who used to finish him off on the oche. But Taylor added, “He seems to be handling things well. The crowd got on his back once or twice at the Grand Slam and he won it anyway.

Among his other tips for doing well to Ally Pally, Taylor warned that two-time champion Gary Anderson – beaten by the “Iceman” in last year’s final – could slip under the radar again.

“Gary is getting older, his eyesight is not the same, he has a young family and I know what he’s going through,” Taylor said.

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Phil Taylor has won the PDC World Darts Championship 14 times, his last title being released in 2013
Phil Taylor has won the PDC World Darts Championship 14 times, his last title being released in 2013

“But he has a great record with Ally Pally and he always sets himself up for the big one.

“He’s not a fool, he’ll be ready, he’ll peak at the right time.”

“There are black horses, which will be dangerous because they have their backs to the wall, like Adrian Lewis and Daryl Gurney, who fell in the standings.

“But Gary slipped a bit under the radar last year and made it all the way to the final. You never erase it.