Last updated July 29th, 2017
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Volvo China Open Odds – Outright Winner Betting
China Open Golf Betting 2017; best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/4 odds 1,2.
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Volvo China Open Golf Preview & Betting Tips
While the PGA players take part in the unorthodox team event that is the Zurich classic, it’s a good time to come back to the European Tour and conventional tournament play, writes Matt. Last weekend saw a thrilling climax to the Shenzen International and we stay in China where the man who lifted that trophy heads this week’s Volvo China Open betting odds.
Bernd Wiesberger took the Shenzen in a play off ahead of Tommy Fleetwood and the Austrian is favourite to complete back to back wins at industry best odds of 10/1 with Bet365 and SkyBet. It had been a slow start to 2017 for the 31 year old who recorded some strong finishes last year without actually getting over the line, so this could be a catalyst for a profitable season.
Following the market leader is Ross Fisher, who also enjoyed his time in Shenzen last weekend and, like Wiesberger, seems to be back in form after a sluggish beginning to the New Year. Fisher finished in a tie for third, just one shot behind the leaders and can be taken here at odds of 11/1 with Bet365 and Paddy Power.
Of the two men, neither has finished in the top two in this event but while Wiesberger leads the Power Rankings this week with Fisher back in ninth, the Englishman has a better recent record with two third place finishes in his last three outings. Sandwiched in-between was a respectable 41st at the Masters and Fisher provides marginally better value.
Behind the two favourites in the China Open odds, we have a significant gap to Alexander Levy at 25/1 with Bet365 and Betfred and Joost Luiten at that same top price of 25/1 with Bet365 and Ladbrokes. Levy is our first previous winner here having taken the China Open in 2014 and an eighth in Shenzen last week suggests that the Frenchman is peaking nicely for another strong attempt.
Luiten is being talked up this week but hasn’t recorded a top ten finish in his last four outings while Levy has done that twice in his previous three attempts. The French golfer is therefore looking a much stronger option in the Top Ten market at a decent best price of 12/5 with Paddy Power.
The first Asian player to be listed in the markets is Thongchai Jaidee at a best in the outrights of 30/1 with Paddy Power and Boylesports. With Chinese players winning the last two renewals of this event, punters are looking for a strong contender from the Asian Continent and with three straight top 15 finishes including an eighth in Shenzen last weekend, Jaidee is the obvious pick if that’s your theory.
Defending Champion Li Hao Tong has not followed up his success from 12 months ago with a positive year and looks to be more than correctly priced at 45/1 for the win with Stan James and Betfred. Elsewhere, Kiradech Aphibarnrat could be the best of the Asian golfers at 33/1 with Bet365. This is his debut in the China Open but he has a good record in the country including a play off victory over Li Hao Tong at the Shenzen in 2015.
Meanwhile, one golfer I’m expecting to come back into form soon is Chris Wood who hasn’t achieved much since taking the BMW PGA last year. Wood will come back into prominence and looks good value at an industry best of 40/1 with Bet365.
China Open Course Trends
The Topwin Golf and Country Club in Beijing is a lengthy par 72 at a shade over 7,200 yards so naturally the first thing to look for is distance hitting. Local knowledge could also be crucial with the previous two winners coming from China although Wu Ashun’s victory in 2015 was the first by a domestic golfer since 2003.
Recent winning scores have been very low with Li’s -22 in 2016 not unexpected so it’s not necessarily a course where lack of accuracy is punished. Scrambling and a putting battle will be vital and many of the names already mentioned will come into contention.
This preview’s China Open Betting Tips Verdict
If pushed for a China Open outright winner betting tip, our preview finds it hard to ignore Wiesberger at 10/1 with Bet365 as the Austrian tends to stay in form once he finds it. Personally, I’m only betting in the Top Ten markets this week where the recommendations are Fisher at 11/8 with Paddy Power, Levy at 11/4 with Stan James, Aphibarnrat at 7/2 with Stan James and Chris Wood at 4/1 with Paddy Power.