Omega European Masters Side Markets Preview and Golf Betting Predictions

Craig Edwards

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:08 PM UTC

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 12:08 PM UTC

Mike Lorenzo-Vera, a model of consistency and a profitable player to follow in place market betting

<div><h2><strong>Omega European Masters </strong></h2><p><strong>Crans-sur-Sierre, Switzerland<br />August 29 to September 1<sup>st</sup></strong></p><h2><strong>Introduction </strong></h2><p>Long established tournaments like this week's Omega European Masters in Switzerland are perfect for place market betting. This tournament began as far back as 1923 and so we have plenty of form to use when narrowing down the course specialists for a few wagers. A quirky course where accuracy tee to green is paramount and I have several selections with good credentials.</p><h2><strong>Betting Predictions and Tips </strong></h2><p>With those accuracy factors in mind a player that fits our known profile is French professional <strong>Mike</strong> <strong>Lorenzo</strong>-<strong>Vera</strong> who has become a model of consistency on the European Tour and a profitable player to follow in place market betting. The Open Championship was the last time that the Frenchman teed it up on Tour and it resulted in a missed cut. This should not fool us however, as he was on a run of ten solid tournaments where he didn’t miss any cuts. He had three top 5 finishes, four of them top ten and only twice outside the top 30. A third-place finish last year followed other good efforts in his early years on Tour in here make him a rock-solid Top 30 selection.</p><p>Next up is another French player <strong>Romain</strong> <strong>Wattel</strong> who is not as consistent as his compatriot but very talented. Runner up in 2012 and Top 10 in 2014, he appears to be emerging from a form slump in recent weeks. Since winning the 2017 KLM Open in the Netherlands he has disappeared off the radar until recent back to back top 20 finishes. He looks a solid bet in the place markets and at a bigger price in the Top Continental European market.</p><p>Twice a winner and twice a runner up here, Denmark's <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Bjorn</strong> is possibly too old to win on the European Tour these days. We have to respect that last year’s Ryder Cup captain can still play the game and two top 20 finishes in his last eight tournaments suggest he can. He looks perfect for a small stake top 20 wager.</p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=168&amp;a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://images-production-euw2-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5d582dcf927b95968483da5f/original-10-bet-new-customer-welcome-bonus" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Italian <strong>Edoardo</strong> <strong>Molinari</strong> is a player high in my notes for this week. Not only is he the brother of last year's Open Champion Francesco but a great player in his own right. Around the Open Championship he was competing at the business end of tournaments and looked in good form. If you go back a few years here at Crans-sur-Sierre he has an impressive bank of form with a runner up finish in 2010 the highlight.</p><p>Veteran English professional <strong>Lee</strong> <strong>Slattery</strong> is playing nearly every week on the European Tour recently. Week in week out I notice him on the leaderboard without managing to put four solid rounds together. He has lots of course experience at Crans-sur-Sierre with three top 14 finishes in the last seven years and represents a solid wager in the Top 40 market at Paddy Power.</p><p>This week’s outsider selection is a forty-year old Japanese player who regularly plays the European Tour events with some success. <strong>Hideto</strong> <strong>Tanihara</strong> is an inconsistent sort of player who when he gets it right often makes the top 10. In his last fifty tournaments world-wide he has eight top 10 finishes and amazingly twenty missed cuts. What swings the scales to balance for a bet this week is a sixth-place finish last year and a top 10 finish four starts ago at Valderrama.</p><h2><strong>Recommended Bets</strong></h2><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>Romain Wattel – Top Continental European @ 101.00 (100/1) Paddy Power </strong></em></a></p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>Lee Slattery – Top 40 @ 2.87 (15/8) Paddy Power </strong></em></a></p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>Mike Lorenzo-Vera – Top 30 @ 2.40 (7/5) Paddy Power </strong></em></a></p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>Thomas Bjorn – Top 20 @ 21.00 (20/1) Unibet </strong></em></a></p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>Hideto Tanihara – Top 10 @ 23.00 (22/1) Unibet </strong></em></a></p></div>
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