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Nordea Masters 2015 Tips

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Rafa Cabrera-Bello (ew)Tournament Winner35/1Bet365
Eddie Pepperell (ew)Tournament Winner40/1Bet365
Max Kieffer (ew)Tournament Winner50/1Paddy Power

Venue

The PGA Sweden National in Malmo is a 7,390-yard, par 72 layout which first hosted the Nordea Masters in 2014. It has small greens and plenty of water hazards as well as large bunkers, so accuracy is crucial. Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee won last year’s event, after beating Victor Dubuisson and Stephen Gallacher in a three-way play-off.

Favourites

Henrik Stenson is the star attraction as he returns to his homeland this week and he dominates the betting. Five Swedes have won this tournament before but Stenson, the 2013 Player of the Year, is not among them, although he did share fifth place here last year. He is no better than a 5/1 chance (Betfred) and is 4/1 in places. Alex Noren (20/1), Joost Luiten (22/1) and Jaidee (22/1) are next in the betting.

Tips

rafa-cabrera-belloThere are several players who performed well here last year whose confidence will be high after they secured good results in extremely testing conditions at the Irish Open and we will focus on them, including RAFA CABRERA-BELLO, who tied for fourth on Sunday. It was comfortably the best result of the season for the Spaniard, whose blistering run of results in 2014 included a share of ninth here. Bet365 offer best price 35/1.

Eddie-PepperellEDDIE PEPPERELL forced his way into a play-off in Ireland before losing out to Soren Kjeldsen and he will still have a spring in his step as he returns to the scene of last year’s sixth place finish having broken in to the top 100 in the World Rankings. Like Cabrera-Bello, he will be hoping that his fine display in Ireland will be the turning point in an otherwise inconsistent season. Sky Bet offer just 28/1, but Bet365 are quoting 40s.

Max-KiefferMAX KIEFFER was just outside the top five at the weekend to continue a hugely consistent season, in which he has yet to miss a cut. Too many finishes in the 20s and 30s have kept him out of the headlines, but he was also in the top 10 at the recent Open de Espana and he does look to be on an upward curve. He finished 11th in Malmo in last year’s tournament and merits a shorter price than the 50/1 on offer from Paddy Power.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Rafa Cabrera-Bello (ew)Tournament Winner35/1Bet365
Eddie Pepperell (ew)Tournament Winner40/1Bet365
Max Kieffer (ew)Tournament Winner50/1Paddy Power