Back Lucas Bjerregaard to be the greatest Dane
Adrian Otaegui looks good value
Sky Sports Golf, 10am Thursday
Lucas Bjerregaard will probably be licking his lips when he inspects the scorecard for the European Open – the power-packed Dane loves attacking par-fives and he has five to get stuck into this week.
Bjerregaard, four times a top-six finisher on the European Tour in the last three months, could be a leading title contender, but backing him for top Dane is a safer wager.
Bjerregaard has a significant length advantage over the second-favourite Soren Kjeldsen, which should prove decisive on this layout. The rest of the section is weak, comprising Jeff Winther, Nicolai Hojgaard, Lasse Jensen, Rasmus Hojgaard and Thomas Bjorn.
Adrian Otaegui, winner of the Paul Lawrie Match Play in Germany last August, claimed a second European Tour title at the Belgian Knockout in May and should be clear favourite in a match against Aaron Rai this week.
Otaegui was fifth in the European Open on this course last year, while maiden Rai is making his debut and is much better suited to tests of accuracy rather than power.
L Bjerregaard top Dane
1pt 6-4 Sky Bet
A Otaegui to beat A Rai
1pt 10-11 Coral, Ladbrokes
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