Fleetwood Tipped To Shine At The Portugal Masters
- 18 Oct 2016
2016 Portugal Masters Betting review
The Portugal Masters takes centre stage on the European Tour this week and it looks set to be another competitive betting heat for a tournament that has been beset by weather issues over the years. The forecast looks much better for this week's event at The Victoria in Vilamoura, which has hosted the Portugal Masters each year since its inception in 2007, and we have got three selections on the Algarve...
|20th October - 23rd October||Odds||Won/Lost||Bet|
| Tommy Fleetwood (each way)
|@ 18 / 1|
|Peter Hanson (each way)||@ 33 / 1|
|Anthony Wall (each way)||@ 50 / 1|
The Market Leaders
It is no surprise to see that Alex Noren is a 15/2 favourite after landing a third win of the year at the British Masters. Noren has finished in the top-20 in three previous visits to the Portugal Masters but his price is plenty short enough when bidding to complete the notoriously difficult task of winning back-to-back titles.
Thomas Pieters is a little further back at 8/1 and the Ryder Cup hero, who won the Made In Demark recently, did tie for 6th here twelve months ago. Meanwhile, defending champion, Andy Sullivan, has never missed a cut at Vilamoura and can be backed at 20/1.
Our first selection on the Algarve is another leading fancy with bookmakers as Tommy Fleetwood bids to build on an impressive recent run of form. A tie for 4th at the British Masters was Fleetwood's fifth successive top-fifteen finish on the European Tour and he looks in good touch ahead of his bid to add to his only previous win on the European Tour, the 2013 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles.
Fleetwood undoubtedly has the game to thrive on this Arnold Palmer-designed track as he has finished no worse than 26th in three previous visits and he tops our shortlist.
Tip #1: Tommy Fleetwood (each way) @ 18/1 with Betfred.
Meanwhile, Peter Hanson is another player with a decent past record at Vilamoura as his four visits have yielded finishes of 3-45-4-11 and it is worth noting that he is making his first appearance here since 2011. Hanson's decision to return to the Algarve will be based on the fact he is still trying to get into the top-60 of the Race To Dubai rankings to qualify for the season-ending Dubai World Championship (he is 63rd currently) and he is more than capable of building on a his recent tie for 4th at the British Masters, which was his fifth top-25 in his past thirteen starts.
Tip #2: Peter Hanson (each way) @ 33/1 with Betfred.com.
Finally, Anthony Wall currently sits in 69th place on the Race To Dubai rankings and he will be full of confidence after winning the Paul Lawrie Match Play recently. That win will have done so much for Wall, who tied 18th at the British Masters last week, and it is worth noting that he has never missed a cut in nine visits to Vilamoura, including an impressive tie for 3rd in 2015.
Tip #3: Anthony Wall (each way) @ 50/1 with Betfred bookmakers.