For my preview of this tournament click here: Volvo Golf Champions Tips
I made my case for both selections in my main tips, however I'll repeat the rationale here for these selections:
Rafael Cabrera-Bello sell finishing position at 39 with Extrabet. Click here for £100 in fixed odds bets:
The Spaniard is streaky but with that comes the opportunity for us to profit when he's hitting a peak. Already a winner on the full European Tour, Rafa came to the World's attention with a prominent first round at Pebble Beach before fading - however the experience will have helped him develop further.
I think Cabrera-Bello is approaching something of a peak in his form with 4 top 20s in his last 6 starts, and an excellent weekend at Abu Dhabi of 67/66 which was bettered only by Martin Kaymer - and we know how well HE played! His putter was in good form last week averaging just 1.65 putts per GIR - if he can keep the positive momentum from the weekend going then I see him in contention through the weekend here. RESULT: T30, 6 points profit.
Markus Brier sell finishing position at 51 with Extrabet. Click here for £100 in fixed odds bets:
The Austrian is twice a winner on Tour, most notably at the Volvo China Open in 2007 and clearly knows how to get the job done. Missed the cut in Joburg after a typically slow start, however a Friday 67 is encouraging and follows up an excellent top 10 at the Africa Open which he should have arguably won (69 would have sufficed on Sunday). He's had a week off now and if you look through the history books you'll find that both of his wins came after a week's rest...RESULT: 67, 16 points loss.
Odds and bookmaker offers correct at 19:00GMT 25.1.11 but naturally subject to fluctuation
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