Solheim Cup Preview and Golf Betting Tips

Craig Edwards

Monday, September 9, 2019 8:17 AM UTC

Monday, Sep. 9, 2019 8:17 AM UTC

Europe expected to extend their 100% Solheim Cup record in Scotland 

<div><h2><strong>Solheim Cup</strong></h2><p><strong>13<sup>th</sup> to 15<sup>th</sup> September<br />Gleneagles, Scotland.</strong></p><h2><strong>History </strong></h2><p>At the famous Gleneagles Hotel and Golf Course in Scotland this week Europe try to win back the Solheim Cup from the United States. An event that has become well anticipated on both sides of the Atlantic in recent years. The format used has the same template at the Ryder Cup with the opening two days consisting of eight foursome and eight four-balls matches. Then on the Sunday, the final day consists of twelve singles. A tied match would result in America retaining the Solheim Cup.</p><h2><strong>Betting Odds:</strong></h2><p><strong>Europe 2.88 (15/8) Draw 13.00 (12/1) United States 1.66 (4/6)</strong></p><h2><strong>Teams </strong></h2><p><a href=";a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>European – (2.87) 15/8 Ladbrokes </strong></em></a></p><p>The European Team Captain is Catriona Matthews and the team was made up from the top 3 in the LET Tour Solheim Cup rankings. The top five in the World Rankings, not already qualified and four ‘Captain Picks’.</p><p>Georgia Hall won the 2018 British Open and that is the last major championship won by a player on either team. Anna Nordqvist is a very successful and experienced Solheim Cup player and Matthews will depend on her partnership with Caroline Hedwall in the foursomes I believe. Hedwall qualified this time around and holds a 100% 5-0 record from 2013 when she was a ‘Captain’s Pick'. Matthews will be looking for similar inspiration this time around. One of the other ‘Captain's Picks’ Suzann Petersen looks in poor form but has experience of many Solheim Cup’s and a fantastic record in the event like Anna Nordqvist.</p><p><strong>Carlota Ciganda, Annie Van Dam, Caroline Hedwall, Charley Hull, Georgia Hall, Azahara Munoz, Caroline Masson, Anna Nordqvist, Celine Boutier, Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Bronte Law and Suzann Petersen.</strong></p><p><a href=";a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p><a href=";a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>United States – (1.66) (1.67) Unibet</strong></em></a></p><p>Juli Inkster is bidding for a hat trick of victories in the Solheim Cup with the top eight players on the LPGA Tour Solheim Cup rankings. Then the top two players not qualified from the World Rankings plus two ‘Captain Picks'.</p><p>United States have four players in the Worlds Top 20 in comparison to one in the European side. The experienced ‘Captain’s Picks’ Stacey Lewis and Morgan Pressel will be needed to knit together the modern-day millionaires from the LPGA Tour. Pressel has an impressive Solheim Cup career record while Lewis record is surprisingly poor.</p><p><strong>Lexi Thompson, Nelly Korda, Danielle Kang, Lizette Salas, Jessica Korda, Megan Khang, Marina Alex, Brittany Altomare, Angel Yin, Annie Park, Stacey Lewis and Morgan Pressel</strong></p><h2><strong>Analysis</strong></h2><p>United States lead the match ups 15-10 and have only lost once on home soil in the process.</p><p>Juli Inkster the United States captain has been pivotal in winning the last two renewals and goes for an unprecedented hat trick. On paper the United States have what appears to be the stronger side when we look at the World Rankings. That said the top of the ladies World Rankings are dominated by Asian players currently, who occupy fifteen of the Top 20 positions.</p><p>The two times the Solheim Cup has been played in Scotland the European side have won on both occasions at Loch Lomond and Dalmahoy. There is no doubt home advantage for Europe can be significant with four victories from seven attempts. There is a correlation with what occurs at the men's Ryder Cup when home advantage means the players and fans get swept along in a wave of emotion.</p><p>No doubt in my mind the United States are too short in price in what will be an away fixture in alien conditions with a home crowd to cope with.</p><h2><strong>Recommended Bet </strong></h2><p><a href=";a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>Europe to win Solheim Cup @ 2.87 (15/8) Ladbrokes</strong></em></a></p></div>
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