The winner, the best rookie, the top points scorers.. What are you betting on for this week’s Solheim Cup?
The Solheim Cup takes place this week in Spain and there are plenty of markets to win money on if you’re betting on the competition.
From who the overall winner will be, to the leading points scorers and best rookie, there is plenty to take a punt on at the Solheim Cup.
Every two years, Europe takes on the United States in this match play format, with a total of 28 matches determining the winner over the three day competition.
There will be eight foursomes matches, eight fourballs across the opening two days of the event, before 12 singles matches on the final day.
The European team come into the 2023 edition of the team competition as the two-time defending champions, having won in 2019 and 2021. They will be aiming to win for a third successive time, and they would make history by doing so, as it would be the first time that the Europeans would have won three straight Solheim Cups.
Meanwhile, Team USA are aiming to wrestle the Solheim Cup trophy away from the European grasp. However, they have only won on European soil twice since the turn of the century.
So the winner is one of the main markets this week, but what else could you put your money on?
Below, we take a look at some of the more obvious markets, ones that can make watching this week’s Solheim Cup even more exciting.
What are the best markets for betting at the Solheim Cup?
Who will win the Solheim Cup?
This the most obvious market for this week’s Solheim Cup, but will it be the Europeans or the Americans that take the win?
With William Hill, Team Europe are the slight favourites at 10/11. Team USA are currently 11/10, but these odds continue to change ever so slightly as we get closer to the start of the tournament.
The draw, something which never been seen in Solheim Cup history, is currently 12/1.
What will be the exact score?
Following the result, what will be the score come Sunday evening?
At 10/1, William Hill have Team Europe winning by either a 14.5-13.5 or 15-13 scoreline. Those are the two outcomes with the shortest odds.
All close results come in around the same odds, with the biggest jump seen when you take the score difference as high as 17-11. That score for Team Europe is 18/1, while for Team USA it is currently 20/1.
Who will be the top European points scorer?
Eight of the European team are in single figures odds, and they are the eight that automatically qualified for the team to play in the Solheim Cup.
Following her incredible debut in the competition, where she became just the second player in history to score at least 4.5 points, Leona Maguire is the favourite to be Team Europe’s highest point scorer this week in Andalucia.
Linn Grant (13/2), Georgia Hall (15/2) and Maja Stark (8/1) come next. Playing assistant captain Anna Nordqvist and home favourite Carlota Ciganda are both 9/1.
The four captain’s picks are the outsiders in this category. Madelene Sagstrom is at 12/1, while Caroline Hedwall sits at 28/1, the outside hope for Europe.
Who will score the most points for Team USA?
Only six Americans come in at single figures odds for the Solheim Cup, compared to the eight Europeans.
It is probably no surprise that the leader of Team USA, Nelly Korda, is the player with the shortest odds. She is currently 9/2 to be the leading American come Sunday night.
Two-time major champion Lilia Vu and fellow debutant Rose Zhang, the woman that has taken the LPGA Tour by storm, are both 11/2.
Megan Khang, who claimed her maiden LPGA Tour title last month at the CPKC Women’s Open, is 7/1, while Allisen Corpuz and Ally Ewing are both 15/2 to be the best American in Spain.
Danielle Kang, Andrea Lee and Jennifer Kupcho come in all around the 12/1 mark, while Lexi Thompson, featuring in her sixth Solheim Cup, is out at 20/1.
Captain’s picks Angel Yin and Cheyenne Knight are the outsiders for this category, with the pair both sitting at 25/1 to be Team USA’s leading point scorer.
Which rookie will have the best week?
Eight rookies will tee it up at Finca Cortesin, but which one of those will score the most points on debut?
Two Americans lead the way, and it is the two mentioned in the last point. Lilia Vu, who won the Chevron Championship and the AIG Women’s Open this year, is 10/3 to be the leading rookie in the 2023 Solheim Cup.
Compatriot Rose Zhang, who won on her LPGA Tour debut earlier this year, is the second favourite at 7/2.
The European with the shortest odds is Sweden’s Linn Grant, who is currently 9/2. US Women’s Open champion Allisen Corpuz is at 11/2 to lead this category.
Maja Stark (6/1) and Andrea Lee (8/1) both come in at singles, while Gemma Dryburgh (12/1) and Cheyenne Knight (14/1) are the outsiders in this category.
Which player will show they deserved a captain’s pick?
Seven players had to wait on a captain’s pick, but will it be Stacy Lewis or Suzann Pettersen that feels the most vindicated.
Ally Ewing, who played for Team USA in both 2019 and 2021, is the favourite in this category. She is just 3/1 to be the leading wildcard in Finca Cortesin.
Madelene Sagstrom is the leading European for this one, currently sitting just outside Ewing at 16/5. Angel Yin is 9/2, while Caroline Hedwall, Gemma Dryburgh, Emily Kristine Pedersen and Cheyenne Knight are all out at 7/1.
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