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Portugal Masters betting tips: Canter consistency may be rewarded

| 01.11.2021
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Odds and preview for this week’s European Tour event

The European Tour heads to the Dom Pedro Victoria Course at Vilamoura this week and we look at the odds to find some Portugal Masters betting tips.

George Coetzee returns to defend the title he won last year against an average field, where world number 58 Min Woo Lee is the highest-ranked golfer taking part.

Steven Brown (2019), Tom Lewis (2018), Lucas Bjerregaard (2017) and Padraig Harrington (2016) are among the recent winners.

The par-72 Arnold Palmer-designed course is largely flat with wide fairways and large and undulating greens. Water is a feature on seven holes and there are plenty of astutely-placed bunkers. Scoring is generally low and good putters are usually to the fore.

Market leaders

Matt Wallace is the 12/1 favourite in the outright Portugal Masters betting. He has been in good form on the PGA Tour, with a T14 in the Shriners Children’s Open in Las Vegas followed by a T4 at the Zozo Championship.

That ended a run of three missed cuts, but the Englishman has gone close this year in the Golf in Dubai Championship (T2), Texas Open (third) and Wells Fargo Championship (T6).

After a quiet spell, Andrew Johnston has started to find his form again. He has posted two top-10 finishes in his last five starts – T6 at the BMW PGA Championship and T7 at the Mallorca Open – and was also solid in the Spanish Open and Andalucia Masters. ‘Beef’ is an 18/1 shot this week.

Laurie Canter (pictured above) is still in search of his maiden European Tour title but continues to knock on the door, with three runner-up efforts in the past 14 months.

He has form here, too. His most recent trip to the Portugal Masters yielded a runner-up finish to Coetzee and three of his last four starts have seen him post top-five finishes. Canter is a 20/1 chance this week and worth considering for Portugal Masters betting tips.

At larger odds

Scottish Open winner Min Woo Lee has been pretty consistent over the past few months, as his T21 at the Omega European Masters and T12 at the Italian Open underlines. A 28/1 shot, the Australian comes into this on the back of a T2 finish at the Andalucia Masters and as the highest-ranked in the field, cannot be ignored.

Sam Horsfield (pictured below), at 33/1, has had a couple of top-10 finishes in recent weeks, including a T6 at the Cazoo Open and his game looked to be coming together until a missed cut at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Andy Sullivan is a former winner here (2015, when posting four rounds in the 60s) and didn’t play badly at the Spanish Open, despite failing to build on an opening-round 67. He is 35/1 to win this week.

Sam Horsfield, Portugal Masters betting tips

Elsewhere

This time last year Coetzee was in a rich vein of form and topped it with victory here.

The South African is yet to replicate that form, although his play at the Spanish Open a couple of weeks ago suggests he is worthy of respect at odds of 45/1.

Runner-up in the Scandinavian Mixed, Adrian Otaegui has been quietly putting together some solid rounds and was not far away in the Mallorca Open last time out, posting a T26. The Spaniard goes on many Portugal Masters betting tips lists at 50/1.

Runner-up at the European Open, one of his three top-10 finishes in the past eight completed tournaments, Edoardo Molinari will have his supporters at odds of 80/1 and is not lightly dismissed.

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All odds and markets correct at date of publication

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Simon Milham