Wayne Mardle's Grand Slam Tips: Back Barney to finish big

Barney and The Power face off tonight
Barney and The Power face off tonight

Wayne is back to cast his eye across the big contest of the afternoon at the Grand Slam of Darts - Barney v The Power...

"Phil has had bigger than a 161 in this event don't forget - he took out a majestic 167 versus Robert Thornton - but Van Barneveld has had six ton-plus finishes compared to Taylor's four. At the odds I think Raymond can do us, and himself of course, proud."

Raymond van Barneveld v Phil Taylor
Sunday, 14:30
Live on Sky Sports

I want to focus on the highest checkout market today as these two legends face off, because I think RVB is overpriced at 21/20; it's improbable that it'll be a draw. What's more, it's the first to 16 legs so there's going to be plenty of opportunities for a possible biggy.

Against Mark Webster the big Dutchman hit outs of 121, 124,146 & 161. I think if he an produce anything like those stats against The Power it'll be the right bet and, as I say, 21/20 seems a tad big.

Phil has had bigger than a 161 in this event don't forget - he took out a majestic 167 versus Robert Thornton - but Van Barneveld has had six ton-plus finishes compared to Taylor's four. At the odds I think Raymond can do us, and himself of course, proud.

And don't forget, it's the highest finish we're backing regardless, so a three figure finish might not be needed to win anyway, although it's very likely to be a big one, given the quality of these two dartists.

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