The venue for this week’s stop on the European Tour is a familiar one. Le Golf National hosted the most recent Ryder Cup and the pristine layout is set to do the same for the Amundi Open de France this week. A change on the calendar for this event has affected the star power with several big name Euro circuit players taking the week off. Still, there are plenty of quality golfers that will make for numerous betting opportunities on head-to-head tournament matchups. The odds board at offshore sportsbooks is wide open with Alex Noren the betting favorite at +1100. That alone tells you anything can happen. Visit BookMaker.eu for a complete list of matchup betting odds and to place your wager.
Amundi Open de France Matchup Odds at BookMaker.eu
Marcus Kinhult -125 vs. Sam Horsfield +105
Marcus Kinhult -115 vs. Thomas Detry -105
Brandon Stone -120 vs. Hugo Leon -110
Lee Slattery -115 vs. Nicolas Colsaerts -105
Gavin Green -115 vs. Soren Kjeldsen -105
Lucas Herbert -125 vs. Jeunghun Wang +105
David Lipsky -110 vs. Haydn Porteous -120
Sebastian Soderberg -110 vs. Joachim B. Hansen -110
Romain Langasque -125 vs. Ryan Fox +105
Julian Suri +100 vs. Victor Perez -120
Alex Noren -115 vs. Erik Van Rooyen -105
Erik Van Rooyen -135 vs. Joost Luiten +115
James Morrison -120 vs. Maximilian Kieffer -110
Jack Singh Brar -120 vs. Justin Walters -110
Kurt Kitayama +100 vs. Martin Kaymer -120
Alex Noren -105 vs. Joost Luiten -115
Alexander Levy -115 vs. Jason Scrivener -105
Ross Fisher -125 vs. Matthew Southgate +105
Edoardo Molinari -125 vs. Adrian Otaegui +105
Stewart Cink +115 vs. Aaron Rai -135
Hudson Swafford -110 vs. Kalle Samooja -120
Matthias Schwab -150 vs. Jordan Smith +130
Matthias Schwab -105 vs. Thomas Pieters -115
Guido Migliozzi -105 vs. Shubhankar Sharma -115
Paul Dunne -110 vs. Renato Paratore -120
Thomas Detry -120 vs. Sam Horsfield +100
Benjamin Hebert -110 vs. George Coetzee -110
Andy Sullivan -115 vs. Richie Ramsay -105
Callum Shinkwin -115 vs. Victor Dubuisson -105
Nicolai Hojgaard +105 vs. Niklas Lemke -135
Ashley Chesters -130 vs. Scott Jamieson +110
Thomas Pieters -115 vs. Jordan Smith -105
Chris Paisley -135 vs. David Horsey +105
Nacho Elvira -130 vs. Ashun Wu +100
Bradley Dredge -120 vs. Chris Wood -110
Need to Know
It was a good week for me on the matchups at the Italian Open going 3-2. Bernd Wiesberger got me a head-to-head victory and I was leaning toward him for the individual title, which just happened to take place. That was last week and I’ll do my best to keep the money rolling in. We don’t have the star-studded field we’ve seen in other events, but that hasn’t done anything to our matchup possibilities. It anything, they are more difficult to handicap since the field is bunched tighter. Le Golf National isn’t a tough course, but there are more obstacles than most. At 7,249 yard it isn’t long, so accuracy over distance is something to watch out for. Undulating fairways, fast greens and links-style bunkers are the track’s defenses. Don’t be flashy on this course; strong and steady will get it done.
Amundi Open de France Matchup Picks
Marcus Kinhult -115 vs. Thomas Detry
Solid yet not spectacular is a good way to describe Kinhult’s game. That’s if you take his win at the British Masters away, which of course you can’t. There’s some familiarity with the layout in a positive way. The Swede earned a top-5 at Le Golf in a Challenge Tour event and finished fifth here last year when leading after 54 holes. He’s made the last seven cuts with three of those ending in top-20s. He might be a longshot for the individual title, but I like him in this matchup.
Matthias Schwab -105 vs. Thomas Pieters
These two are trending in opposite directions and Schwab is on the positive end. I’m no dummy, though some might argue that, so I’m scooping up Schwab in this matchup. He went T5-T8-T2 in consecutive tournaments just over a month ago and landed a T4 at the Italian Open. He’s played here once and his iron play has been spot on. Pieters had a strong summer, but he’s failed to break 70 in his last 10 rounds.
Ross Fisher -125 vs. Matthew Southgate
The inconsistent play of Southgate this season has me leaning the other way in this matchup. Fisher topped the field for GIR at the Italian Open on his way to a T25 and placed T17 before that in Spain. He’s also keen on making up for his MC here last year. That came after three straight top-26 finishes that included a seventh.
Kurt Kitayama +100 vs. Martin Kaymer
This is another tough matchup to call with Kaymer’s recent form struggling and Kitayama making his debut. Still, I’ll take recent form over course form, so Kitayama is my guy. A cross over to the PGA Tour didn’t go so well with a MC in Las Vegas, but Kitayama is a beast on the Euro circuit. He has two wins earlier this season and is coming off a solo third in Italy where he was among the best in GIR.
Ashley Chesters -130 vs. Scott Jamieson
I almost backed away from Chesters with his odds in this matchup, but the more I thought about it the more I liked him to emerge victorious. For one, Chesters hits the ball as straight as anyone on Tour. He’s also been solid recently with a T21 at Wentworth, T15 at the KLM Open, and T9 at the European Open. A T21 here last year is also a positive.
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