This week the European Tour travels to Dubai for the Omega Dubai Desert Classic
Dubai Desert Classic golf betting guide
This week the European Tour travels to Dubai for the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
The field is strong, with world number one Rory McIlroy leading the way.
He is an outrageously short 3/1 to win again at the course where he claimed his first European Tour Title in 2009.
Now I really do think Rory is going to win but he is just not worth the risk at such skinny odds.
I will therefore be going for a handful of well-placed outsiders, and hope to have a bit of luck with the each way betting markets.
As ever this is the 3rd weel of our challenge against Down the 18th and we will again be putting £10 against theirs to see who can pick the winners. For last week’s results check out their blog (including details of a GM winner)
Dubai Desert Classic advised bets
Rafa Cabrera Bello £1 each way at 45/1
The Spaniard won here back in 2012 and his game looks like coming back to its best. It’s a good each way bet for someone who has had great success at the course.
Ernie Els £1 each way at 60/1
The South African has had a solid start to the season with three Top 25s in a row. Although has not played a lot in Dubai in recent years, he’ss had 11 top 10s. An easy each way bet choice.
Marc Warren £1 each way at 66/1
The Scott finished just a shot back from Branden Grace last week in Qatar and is a payer who is known to be quite streaky. If I was to go on his previous form on this course I wouldn’t touch him, with only two top 20s from 8 appearences, but I just feel he might be on a roll from last week.
Robert Karlsson £1 each way at 80/1
Incredibly long odds for someone who has enjoyed so much success in the desert. He’s recorded a couple of top 5s in previous tournaments here and he won his last tournament on the European Tour in Dubai at the Dubai World Championship in 2010.
Simon Dyson £1 each way at 150/1
Now the Englshman has certainly not been pulling up any trees in recent times, but I really wanted to include someone from this price range. He played well in Dubai in the DP World Tour Championship in November and has been unspectacular the last couple of weeks when just missing the cut.
All odds from Paddy Power, each way bets 1/4 odds Top 6 – Please bet responsibly
Current Standings after 2 weeks
European Tour £-10
PGA Tour £64
European Tour £-13
PGA Tour £-17.88
Golf Monthly leads by £84.88
And we really did have a winner last week!