We take a break from the norm for golf punters this week as the eagerly anticipated Solheim Cup comes into play. You can follow the action live on Sky Sports from Thursday as Team USA and Team Europe do battle at Gleneagles in Scotland. Here are our top Solheim Cup betting tips and predictions.
A Closer Look
A fitting backdrop for what is sure to be a thrilling weekend of professional golf. This is a real grudge match and you can add fuel to the fire with a bet on the outcome. Predict the winner of the Solheim Cup or have your say on one of the many specials betting markets available. There’s also in-play betting, which allows you to dip in at any stage of play.
Team Europe is made up of eight British players, including Scotland’s Catriona Matthew and Kathryn Imrie, as well as English duo Laura Davies and Melissa Reid. There’s also the likes of Carlota Ciganda of Spain and Holland’s Anne van Dam in the ranks. Team USA boasts stars such as Julie Inkster, Pat Hurst, Wendy Ward and Nelly Korda.
The USA Has History On Side
The stats show us the United States has won each of the last two renewals of the Solheim Cup, taking glory in 2015 and 2017. That followed a period of dominance for the Europeans who finished on the top step in 2011 and 2013. Not a lot for punters to go on, especially if you are a fan of the trends, but look back a little further and the picture begins to clear. The USA has won five of the last seven runnings of the Solheim Cup.