Open Championship Golf Each Way Betting Preview
July 13, 2019
The 148th Open Championship gets underway on Thursday 18th July and this year is held at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. It’s the first time the Open has been held at Royal Portrush for 68 years and this fact alone means picking the winner is going to be more difficult than ever as none of the players have good recent form on the course. The fact that Rory McIlroy holds the course record is largely irrelevant as the vast majority of the world’s best golfers have not played the Dunluce links at Royal Portrush in a professional tournament.
Mcllroy is the pre-tournament favourite of course primarily because the Open is being held in his native country. Whilst Mcllroy has two great wins on the US Tour this year and has challenged regularly he is surely poor value at best odds currently of 8/1 to win the Claret Jug on home soil.
The major golf tournaments often provide some great each way betting opportunities and the 2019 Open Championship looks like providing some great betting value. Currently, the six bookmakers below are offering each way terms of 1/ 5 odds for 10 places :
- William Hill
- Betfair Sportsbook
- Paddy Power
These each way terms can offer great value and this can be further enhanced by using other bookmaker betting offers. For example, William Hill are offering a £10 free bet every time your selected player scores an eagle. Many of the top players will hope to get an eagle at Portrush over the four days of competition. In the run-up to the start of the tournament, bookmakers will announce further free bet offers so be sure to look out for them and take full advantage.
For some players, it will be possible to lock in a guaranteed profit by using the best odds and each way terms and then hedging most of the bet with a betting exchange such as Betfair or Smarkets. For example place an E/W bet with a bookmaker offering top odds on Player X at 1/ 5 odds for 10 places and then lay the equivalent bet with an Exchange in their Each Way market but for 5 places or 6 places. The Betting Exchanges will offer a very wide selection of Each Way and Place markets from the beginning of Open Championship week. To take full advantage of the Each Way betting opportunities use the free Each Way Calculator here http://matchedbets.com/each-way-calculator/. This Calculator works out for you the ideal stakes to lay to maximise your advantage on these bets.
Good luck with the betting and enjoy the tournament. Remember never bet more than you can afford to lose.