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Following last week’s event in Spain, won by Talor Gooch, this week LIV Golf will be in the United Kingdom. It’s time for LIV Golf London, which will be hosted at Centurion Club, located in St Albans, Hertfordshire.
There are a few big-name players that come into this event in hot form having played well at Valderrama last week, including Bryson DeChambeau, who lost out in a play-off, and Brooks Koepka, who finished third and who arrives in St. Albans as the pre-tournament favourite.
What is Each-Way Betting?
Before delving into this week’s each-way selections, let’s quickly go over what each-way betting is for anybody who doesn’t know.
Each-way betting is relatively simple and is very common, especially when it comes to betting on golf. Most people who bet on golf competitions bet each-way. Essentially, an each-way bet is one bet that is split into two. In a golfing sense, part of the bet will be on a golfer to win and the other part will be on a golfer to finish in the number of places allocated by a bookmaker, typically the first five or six.
If you bet each-way on a golfer and they win, you win both parts of the bet. If the golfer does not win, but finishes in one of the nominated places, say third or fourth, you lose the win part of the bet, but win the place part of the bet. The place part of an each-way bet typically pays out at one quarter or one fifth of the full odds.
Let’s imagine that you have £5 each-way on Koepka to win the LIV Golf event here at 10/1. Your bet will total £10 (£5 to win, £5 to place). If Koepka gets the job done and comes out on top, you win both bets. If Koepka doesn’t win and places, you’ll win just the place bet, which in this case would return £15. Why £15? one fifth of 10/1 is 2/1 and £5 at 2/1 returns £15.
Each-Way Betting Tips
At the current prices, there are two players that stand out to my eyes as solid each-way plays ahead of the action at Centurion Club.
Mito Pereira @ 20/1
Mito Pereira enjoyed a breakthrough season on the PGA Tour last year, after thundering along on the Challenge Tour the year before that, winning three times. The Chilean made the top ten on three different occasions, hitting the top 20 on an extra four occasions.
Since joining LIV Golf, things have gone well for the 28-year-old. He’s finished inside the top 20 on six occasions, hitting the top six in four of those six events. Prior to finishing a modest 15th in Andalusia last week, Pereira played very well to finish third in the states. Such form bodes well ahead of this week’s test, that’s for sure.
Rank number one on the LIV tour for ‘Greens in Regulation’, Mito Pereira can put himself in plenty of scoring positions this week, and if he putts like he has when going close this year, then he’s likely to take advantage. After all, only four players on the LIV Golf tour right now average more birdies per round than the man from Santiago. That’s a stat that I like, especially with 20/1 on offer.
Ian Poulter @ 60/1
Ian Poulter is one of the player’s who came under scrutiny and faced fierce criticism for his part in Netflix’s ‘Full Swing’ documentary, when from a walk-in closet bigger than lots of people’s entire homes he cited the importance of securing his family financially as a chief reason for why he may join LIV Golf, which of course he did. However, Poulter is the type of player to be unbothered by such criticism, even when it’s merited, so he’s unlikely to be focused on anything other than winning this week.
The Englishman hasn’t won on the LIV Golf tour yet, but he did turn in his best performance of the campaign last week, finishing in a steady 13th, while this is a part of the world where he’s often played well. Despite not winning in these parts, he’s gone very close on several occasions at locations such as Woburn and The Grove, so don’t be surprised if he plays well in St Albans this week. At 60/1, on home soil, Poults looks a little on the large side and is thus worth a few quid each-way.
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