LIV Golf Invitational London – Day 2 Betting Tip and Prediction

LIV Golf Invitational London – Day 2 Betting Tip and Prediction
Joaquin Niemann chips during day one of LIV London. - Photo by Icon Sport

The LIV Golf Invitational London at Centurion Golf Club is off to an exhilarating start, with Australian Cameron Smith leading the way at 8-under par after an opening round 63. Trailing him in second and third place is fellow countryman Marc Leishman (7-under) and Belgian Thomas Pieters (5-under).

Smith is looking to join Talor Gooch for the most wins on LIV (three), while Leishman and Pieters are trying to capture the individual title for the first time.

Four of the five English players are also under par within striking distance in their home country. With 36 holes left to play, we’ll provide one betting tip for the second round.

LIV London Day 2 Prediction: Top Golfer by Category

The following tip is for the remaining two days.

Joaquin Niemann to finish as the Top South American @ 5/8 (-160)

There’s still a lot of golf left to play, but Bet365 is giving Niemann favorable odds as he sits at 2-under in a tie for 11th. His competition to finish as the top South American is against fellow Chilean Mito Pereira, two strokes back at even (T26), and Colombian Sebastian Munoz (four strokes back), who finished day one at two-over (T38).

The former No. 1 ranked amateur, Niemann, suffered a slow start to the season with three finishes of T30 or worse in the first four LIV events. He’s turned things around since late April and recorded three top-10 finishes over his last four tournaments. Niemann also played well at last month’s U.S. Open, where he finished in a tie for 32nd out of 156 golfers.

Low final rounds have earned him most of his high finishes, while poor first rounds have hurt his chances of contending. With his solid start this week, he’ll be eager to try and record his first victory or at least secure his first top-five of the campaign.

The talent is there. It just needs to be unlocked again. Last season, Niemann earned three top-four finishes, including a playoff loss to Dustin Johnson at LIV Boston. The Santiago, Chile native also won the 2022 Genesis Invitational on the PGA Tour in a crowded field.

Pereira has contended more often than Munoz, but both have had chances to win this season. Despite that, I’m willing to roll the dice on Niemann, given his two-stroke lead and history of playing well on difficult courses and in challenging conditions, both of which are presented at Centurion Golf Club.

I’d usually provide a matchup tip, but nothing stuck out to me, and the books weren’t providing valuable enough odds. Below are Niemann’s 2023 results (including majors) and his 2022 LIV tournament log.

Click the following hyperlinks for results regarding Pereira and Munoz.

Niemann’s 2023 LIV Tournaments (H/T ESPN)
2/24 – 2/26

LIV Golf Invitational Mayakoba

El Camaleón Golf Course at Mayakoba
T1174-67-68209 (-4)
3/17 – 3/19

LIV Golf Invitational Tucson

The Gallery Golf Club
T3667-74-73214 (+1)
3/31 – 4/2

LIV Golf Invitational Orlando

Orange County National
T3170-68-71209 (-4)
4/21 – 4/23

LIV Golf Invitational Adelaide

The Grange Golf Club
T3070-68-70208 (-8)
4/28 – 4/30

LIV Golf Invitational Singapore

Sentosa Golf Club (Serapong Course)
T870-66-66202 (-11)
5/12 – 5/14

LIV Golf Invitational Tulsa

Cedar Ridge Country Club
T864-70-65199 (-11)
5/26 – 5/28

LIV Golf Invitational DC

Trump National Golf Club
T3171-71-74216 (E)
6/30 – 7/2
T1070-73-68211 (-2)
7/7 – 7/9
T116969 (-2)
Niemann’s 2022-23 PGA TOUR Tournaments (H/T ESPN)
4/6 – 4/9

Masters Tournament

Augusta National Golf Club
T1671-69-74-72286 (-2)$261,000
5/18 – 5/21

PGA Championship

Oak Hill Country Club
Missed Cut74-74148 (+8)
6/15 – 6/18

U.S. Open

Los Angeles Country Club
T3268-72-70-73283 (+3)$108,001
Niemann’s 2022 LIV Tournaments (H/T ESPN)
9/2 – 9/4

LIV Golf Invitational Boston

The International (Oaks Course)
T2-y64-65-66195 (-15)
9/16 – 9/18
T471-69-68208 (-8)
10/7 – 10/9
T2072-71-65208 (-8)
10/14 – 10/16
T368-66-65199 (-11)

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