Italian Open Betting Tips & Predictions
After hitting good form in recent weeks with two handsome each way returns of 66/1 and 28/1 on the European Tour, we feel confident that the next winner was just around the corner. Note: All selections are advised each way!
This event has been a bastion of the circuit for the best part of 75 years, and it has dotted around the country. This week it will be played at Gardagolf Country Club which is unknown to many of us so it may prove tricky.
A Par 72, the course is set by Laka Garda and can only be described as absolutely stunning. The course is tricky with plenty of undulations and slopes and the greens are like that you would find at Valderrama. The greens are tiny so accuracy off the tee and approaching the greens are really important this week. The beauty about this course is it is a level playing field for all; there is no advantage to being a long hitter this week so we will keep that in mind too!
High class Spanish player who had a great week in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth last week, posting another Top 10 finish. He can find winning tough at times and without doubt should win more than he does but there is no knocking his consistency. Long and accurate with both the driver and irons, he should be able to devour this course if on a going week. He has had four Top 10 finishes on the European Tour from just 8 events this season which is an incredible return and he has also posted three Top 10 finishes on the PGA Tour. A win is just around the corner!
This course will definitely play to the strengths of Matt Wallace who won the Hero Indian Open earlier in the season, a track that also demands accuracy and precision on small firm greens. He was 3rd in the Volvo China Open and had a Top 20 finish in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth last week so everything points to another good week for Matt. Although it was at a different venue, he was 4th in this event on his first Italian Open start last year. He will plot his away around the course in a steady fashion and will hopefully be right there come Sunday.
125/1 looks an insult for this homegrown player who will be very familiar with his surroundings and will want to do very well in front of his home fans. He posted a Top 10 finish in this tournament last year and it is interesting that his best finish of the season was a 5th place finish in Malaysia, a course that demands accuracy off the tee and approaching the greens, very similar to this week. He has struggled with his game for the most part this year but if there is ever going to be a place where he will show his best, we feel it will be here this week.