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2019 Porsche European Open Betting Tips - Patrick Reed and Thomas Pieters can offer value at Green Eagle

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Patrick Reed is in title-winning form and has not finished outside the top-20 in either visit to Green Eagle (Getty Images)

2019 Porsche European Open Golf Preview, Predictions, Betting Tips & Live Stream

A competitive field headlined by a number of players fresh from the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs compete at Green Eagle Golf Course in the 2019 Porsche European Open. Before the first tee shot is hit on Thursday we look at the leading contenders, pick some outsiders, and reveal where the betting value lies for the tournament.

2019 Porsche European Open Betting Odds

Below are the leading contenders for the 2019 Porsche European Open based on their tournament outright odds. All odds are from bet365 and are correct on 3 September 2019.

Xander Schauffele7.00
Paul Casey7.50
Patrick Reed9.00
Thomas Pieters15.00
Matt Kuchar17.00
Rory Sabbatini21.00
Lucas Bjerregaard23.00
Bernd Wiesberger26.00
Matthias Schwab29.00
Alexander Levy41.00
Adri Arnaus41.00
Alexander Bjork41.00
Troy Merritt46.00
Andy Sullivan51.00
Cormac Sharvin56.00
Sam Horsfield56.00
Ross Fisher67.00
Robert MacIntyre67.00
Jordan Smith76.00
Renato Paratore76.00
Julian Suri76.00
Lucas Herbert76.00
Jorge Campillo81.00
Nacho Elvira81.00
Paul Waring81.00
Richard Sterne81.00
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen91.00
Victor Dubuisson91.00

2019 Porsche European Open Leading Contenders 

Xander Schauffele (7.00)

Xander Schauffele makes his debut at the Porsche European Open after finishing second in the FedEx Cup playoffs following a fine showing at the Tour Championship at East Lake. Given his German heritage, Schauffele will be eager to impress and he is without doubt the best player in the field. 

How he adjusts to vastly different course and weather conditions from the FedEx Cup events will be key to his chances. If the World No. 9 was priced a couple points higher then I could be tempted, but at this price, I will take the risk and avoid him.

Xander Schauffele
Xander Schauffele is making his debut at the Porsche European Open this week (Getty Images)

Paul Casey (7.50)

Paul Casey is another player who arrives at Green Eagle following an impressive outing in the FedEx Cup, the Englishman placing fifth at the Tour Championship. Casey’s presence in Europe has been fleeting for a number of years, and the Porsche European Open will be his first outing on the European Tour this season, although he did finish tied-seventh here last year. I am wary of backing Casey given his lack of time spent in European Tour conditions and climates, particularly at this price. 

Patrick Reed (9.00)

Something appears to have clicked in Patrick Reed’s game over the past few weeks. The American collected one of the biggest wins of his career at The Northern Trust – the first FedEx Cup playoff event, which followed a 10th place at the British Open and tied-12th at the WGC-St Jude Invitational. 

Reed is no stranger to the Porsche European Open, finishing tied-19th in 2017 and tied-ninth last year, both at the Green Eagle Course. Given the conditions of his game and course pedigree, Reed is my tip for the title.

Matt Kuchar (15.00)

Matt Kuchar enjoyed a superb first half of the 2019 season and led the FedEx Cup standings on the PGA Tour at one point. His form has dipped since, though, with two top-20s in his past five events. Making his Porsche European Open debut, Kuchar undoubtedly has the class to succeed at Green Eagle, although he has never won on the European Tour and I don’t see that changing this week. 

Thomas Pieters (15.00)

Thomas Pieters was a big winner for us last week at the European Masters and its great to see the big-hitting Belgian back in form after a rough couple of years. His tied-12th in Switzerland last week followed his first title in two years at the Real D+D Czech Masters, and there is no reason to think he can’t continue his momentum in Germany. A top-10 finish at 2.37 is a tip worth considering. 

Thomas Pieters
Thomas Pieters returned to winning ways at the D+D Real Czech Masters and followed that with a tied-12th at the Scandinavian Masters (Getty Images)

2019 Porsche European Open Outsiders

Alexander Levy (34.00)

Alexander Levy appears to be recovering from a horrid run of form that saw him miss eight successive cuts earlier this season. A tied-18th at the Czech Masters was followed by a tied-fifth at the Scandinavian Masters, although he did miss the cut last week at the European Masters. 

However, he has a great recent record here, winning the tournament in 2016 when it was at Bad Griesbach before placing runner-up 12 months later at the current venue. I like the look of Levy for a top-20 finish at 2.50.

Renato Paratore (51.00)

Renato Paratore is playing solid golf heading into the Porsche European Open, with successive top-20 finishes at the Scandinavian Masters (T20) and the European Masters (T12). The Italian was a runner-up at this venue last year and has the form to emulate that showing this week. Paratore is priced at 3.00 for a top-20 finish. 

Sam Horsfield (56.00)

Sam Horsfield was in contention at the Porsche European Open before a final round 78 blew him off course to slip from top-10 contention to tied-48th. However, his recent form suggests he can contend this week, having shot 10 of his last 12 rounds in the 60s. Those scores have resulted in a tied-third at the Czech Masters and a tied-10th at the Scandinavian Masters. At 3.00, Horsfield is another option for a top-20 finish.

Cormac Sharvin (67.00)

Cormac Sharvin has been one of the most quietly consistent players on the European Tour over the past few months. The Northern Irishman has achieved four top-fives and another two top-10s in his past 10 starts. Given his long odds, keep an eye on Sharvin throughout the tournament. If the Northern Irishman plays himself into contention, try backing him mid-tournament on a top-20 finish.

Cormac Sharvin
Cormac Sharvin has been consistent over the past few months and is worth considering for mid-tournament bets (Getty Images)

2019 Porsche European Open Live Stream

Many leading golf tournaments, including the 2019 Porsche European Open, are available to watch through online streaming services, allowing viewers to watch the tournament on handheld devices while on the move.

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There are no subscription fees, simply make sure you have a funded Sports account or placed a bet in the previous 24 hours. Age and geo-restrictions may apply so visit bet365 for their terms and conditions. 

2019 Porsche European Open Key Stats

  • Five former Porsche European Open champions are competing in the 2019 tournament: Richard McEvoy (2018), Jordan Smith (2017), Alexander Levy (2016), Thongchai Jaidee (2015), and Ross Fisher (2008).
  • In his only two appearances at the Porsche European Open, Patrick Reed has finished in the top-20 both times: T9 (2018) and T19 (2017).
  • Thomas Pieters is averaging 15-under par from his last two tournaments, shooting seven of eight rounds in the 60s. The other round was a 70.
  • Alexander Levy has been the most successful player at this tournament since it moved to Germany in 2015. As well as his win in 2016 and runner-up in 2017, Levy finished tied-13th last year. 

2019 Porsche European Open Betting Tips

In an open field, I am backing Patrick Reed to win the Porsche European Open title. Reed is in very good form and was recently a PGA Tour winner, while his performances at Green Eagle provide plenty of encouragement.

I am also backing another strong showing from Thomas Pieters. He is undoubtedly a momentum player and he can ride that to another successful week at Green Eagle. I also like Alexander Levy to maintain his fine form at this course.

Best Bet: Thomas Pieters Top-10 @2.37 at bet365 - 4 Units
Value Bet: Alexander Levy Top-20 @2.50 at bet365 - 3 Units
Winner: Patrick Reed @9.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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