Last updated July 29th, 2017
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Lyoness Open Odds – Outright Winner Betting
Lyoness Open Golf Betting 2016; best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/5 odds 1,2,3.
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Lyoness Open Preview, Betting Tips & Guide To Best Odds
Having scored a 20/1 winner with Alex Noren at the BMW PGA last time out, we’re going to stay in Europe as the PGA Tour event Stateside is a little subdued ahead of next week’s US Open, writes Matt. So, it’s over to Austria and a mixed but competitive field for this week’s Lyoness Open.
First held as the Austrian Open back in 1990, the tournament is back at the Diamond Country Club for an eighth successive year and there are plenty of contenders for us to get through.
Leading the Lyoness Open outright winner odds market at 5/1 with Bet365 is Austrian Bernd Wiesberger but the 31 year old isn’t merely at the top of the betting due to local knowledge. Wiesberger won here in 2012 and claimed the runners up spot two years later. Recent form includes victory at the Shenzhen International and, as the highest ranked golfer here this week, he is a logical favourite.
Another former champion follows Wiesberger in the betting with Holland’s Joost Luiten at 11/1 with Bet365. Luiten took the Lyoness Open by two strokes in 2013 and while he has no real form coming into this event, the Dutchman hasn’t finished outside of the top six here in four previous visits.
Following Luiten, we have a gap to the third favourite Gregory Bourdy who is quoted at an industry best of 22/1 with Stan James. The Frenchman also has a decent record on this course and while his most recent outings have produced a 21st, a 62nd and a Missed Cut, a third placed finish at the Shenzhen International suggests he could perform strongly in a field of mixed quality.
A golfer with reasonable form coming into the Lyoness Open is Benjamin Hebert who was eighth at the Nordea Masters and 13th at the Volvo China Open prior to that outing. Another Frenchman, Hebert would have been much higher but for a closing round of 75 last week and is listed here at 35/1 with Bet365 in the Lyoness Open odds and a tempting 50/1 with Stan James to lead after the first round.
In events where the quality is mixed, experience rather than current form can count for much and that’s why the name of Miguel Angel Jimenez stands out for us. The Spaniard is taking a break from seniors’ events where he is performing strongly in America and returning to a tournament where he has finished inside the top 20 in four previous attempts.
Experience could also see David Horsey perform well this week and two top ten finishes in his last four outings put the Englishman in eighth place in the Power Rankings. Horsey is at 50/1 for the win with Bet365 and SkyBet and you can also find that price next to Graeme Storm. The 39 year old ranks highly for relevant stats and is in decent form but, worryingly, he has missed the cut here on each of his last two visits. Storm can be picked up at those 50/1 odds with Bet365 and Paddy Power.
The Diamond Country Club course at Atzenbrugg is a long par 72 at just under 7,500 yards and alongside distance, players will need to combine accuracy to avoid some treacherous water hazards. Wind can play a part as the venue is quite exposed and although the fairways are relatively wide, there are small greens to compensate.
In all honesty, this week provides weaker fields on both sides of the Atlantic and there isn’t much here for the spectators but we are all about seeking profits and this is the type of event that can give great value.
Our favoured top ten markets haven’t appeared as yet but we can still take some each-way punts with the bookmakers. Those course requirements point to Wiesberger as a short priced option but Jimenez and Horsey have the games to be in contention and all three men are included in this week’s each-way selections.
As for a winner, it’s the type of event that you may want to avoid as far as the Lyoness Open odds for the outrights are concerned but 2013 Champion Joost Luiten is the name that stands out. Form is questionable but he likes it here and multiple winners are fairly commonplace so, if you want to head tentatively into the outright markets, Luiten at 11/1 with Bet365 is your man.