Portugal Masters: Golf Tips & Betting Predictions

Craig Edwards

Monday, October 21, 2019 2:15 PM UTC

Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 2:15 PM UTC

Craig Edwards @EdwardsTips_ previews the Portugal Masters for oddsmarket.com
<div><h2>Portugal Masters</h2><p><strong>October 24-27<br />Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course at Vilamoura, Portugal<br />Par 71, 7209 yards</strong></p><p>Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course is an Arnold Palmer designed venue that has played host to the Portugal Masters since 2007. Normally an easy test for the professional and a score in excess of twenty under par is required to win at the course. Generous fairways and fast undulating greens are a feature of a course that features numerous water hazards.</p><p> </p><h2>Betting Predictions and Tips</h2><p>Tom Lewis became the first two-time winner of the Portugal Masters last season having won previously in his rookie season of 2011. Englishman, Lewis was tipped by many pundits to reach the top of the sport but suffered a serious slump in form between victories that saw him return to the Challenge Tour having lost his playing privileges at the end of the 2016 season. Prior to his win last year he had found superb form on the Challenge Tour winning the Bridgestone Challenge which was sandwiched between two top 3 finishes. Since his game has moved onto a new level and a place on the PGA Tour having won the Korn Ferry Tour finals a couple of months ago. I did tip him to win here last season at 51.00 having recognised his new level of consistency from the Challenge Tour. At twenty-eight years old his best years are in front of him and has a decent chance of completing a hat trick of wins in the Portugal Masters this year.</p><p>The 2010 winner Lucas Bjerregaard is the next player to analyse having put up a solid defence of his title last season finishing in 20th. The Dane started the current season promisingly over on the PGA Tour with a semi-final appearance in the World Matchplay having beaten Tiger Woods in the Quarter Final. He followed up with an impressive Masters, PGA Championship and Open Championship in the majors, however, in comparison, his form in regular tour events has been lacklustre. Often a good finisher to season’s past he has every incentive to get back on track. A change of caddy and a return to the scene of a previous triumph is often all that is needed for high-class performers like Bjerregaard.</p><p>In previous year's the Portugal Masters has been a good event to bet on and last year Mikko Korhonen finished with a disappointing round of 71 when he was in contention with Tom Lewis. Two top 10 finishes at Dom Pedro Victoria in 2016 and 2015 illustrate how much the Finn likes the course. He too played well in Rome at the Italian Open having already won the China Open in the current season to add to the 2018 Shot Clock Masters. He has a perfect profile for another confident each way selection this week.</p><p>2015 Portugal Masters champion, Andy Sullivan has struggled for form since early July when he finished runner up at the Irish Open. Last week in France he found some promising form finishing in the top 30, allowing him to make the trip to one of his favourite weeks in good spirits. That could hardly be better timing for the Englishman, giving him a good chance this week.</p><p>Denmark's Joachim B Hansen is slowly but surely getting to grips with life on the European Tour with the last three weeks being a career best. Fourth in the Open De Espanà, followed by a solid week in Rome at the Italian Open, was usurped last week in Paris when he held the lead at one point during the final round. He could easily have won but a last round of 68 to secure the runner up spot was the best amongst the principals. What makes Hansen a bet this week is two promising appearances in the Portugal Masters in 2016 and 2014. Three times a winner on the Challenge Tour in 2018 he can put that course experience to good use this week as he attempts to win his first title on the European Tour.</p><p>Englishman, Chris Paisley produced his first top 10 last week in France since May suggesting he is coming good in the Autumn of a golf season which is something he has done before. In 2016, a fifth-place finish at the Portugal Masters was followed by 12th the season after. A winner on the European Tour at the start of 2018 it is fair to say that a big performance is expected from Paisley this week.</p><p>We also backed Lorenzo Gagli last week who played well but not quite good enough for our bets to be winners. A runner up in the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre has pieces of impressive form here in years past that make the Italian a bet this week again this week in Portugal.</p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=160&amp;a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3"><img alt src="https://imstore.bet365affiliates.com/AffiliateCreativeBanners/Sports/General/Bet%20Builder/en-GB/UK/STD/728x90_2.jpeg" style="width:100%;height:12px" /></a></p><p><strong>Recommended Bets</strong></p><ul> <li>Tom Lewis - each-way @ 26.00 (25/1) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=b2e07733-b156-44ba-bdcb-83e67b8f8c27&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Sporting Bet Today!">Sporting Bet</a></li> <li>Mikko Korhonen - each-way @ 26.00 (25/1) <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="A+ Rated Bookmaker!">Paddy Power</a></li> <li>Joachim B Hansen - each-way @ 29.00 (28/1) <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="A+ Rated Bookmaker!">Paddy Power</a></li> <li>Chris Paisley – each-way @ 41.00 (40/1) <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="A+ Rated Bookmaker!">Paddy Power</a></li> <li>Lorenzo Gagli – each way @ 226.00 (225/1) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">Bet365</a></li></ul></div>
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