The popularity of the Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup led to a spat of new international golfing tournaments pitting portions of the planet against one another amid the greens and bunkers, fairways and rough of the world’s greatest courses. One of the more successful is the Eurasia Cup (formerly the Royal Trophy) which tees off this New Year in Malaysia although if you check out the Eurasia Cup betting odds on offer at BetVictor etc you could be forgiven for thinking Europe have this one sewn up already.
- Thomas Bjorn & Arjun Atwal: Who’ll get the victory?
- Should you back Europe to win in Malaysia at 3/1?
- Can Asia beat those 7/2 odds to win the Eurasia Cup?
- Will the competition ever rival the Ryder Cup?
With Winter settling on the northern hemisphere the sporting calendar thins out a little and beyond the likes of the English Premier League (which seems set to be all but stolen by Manchester City before the season is even half way done) much of the action at this time of year happens on the other side of the planet to take advantage of their summer months. Take golf for instance. If you like to bet on sports in Malaysia you’re in luck because if you hunt about you can find some great Eurasia Cup betting odds.
The Eurasia Cup evolved out of the old Royal Trophy that had been played twixt teams from Europe and Asia between 2006 and 2013 producing some great golf and some close finishes, although it was the visitors that so often triumphed against the hosts who only came out on top twice in the seven outings, and you can tune into the Eurasia Cup betting the same spirit of competition that accompanied that original tournament has been retained, even if it has eschewed its home and adopted a new name.
From Thailand To Malaysia Via Brunei And China
- January 12th, 13th & 14th 2018
- Glenmarie Golf & Country Club
- Selangor, Malaysia
- Europe Vs Asia
- Capt: Thomas Bjorn
- Capt: Arjun Atwal
Originally the competition was held at the Amata Spring Country Club in Thailand but in 2011 it shifted over to the Black Mountain Golf Club and after than left Thai shores and headed to Brunei and the Empire Hotel and Country Club course, followed by the inevitable 2013 incarnation at the Dragon Lake Golf Club in China. The change of name in 2014 was accompanied by a move to the Glenmarie Golf Course and Country Club in Malaysia where it will be played for the third time in a row this year.
The first 2014 match up ended in a draw with teams under captains Miguel Angel Jimenez and Thongchai Jaidee both getting ten wins apiece, and whilst Europe won handsomely in 2016 (the tournament is biennial) anyone in Malaysia gambling news headlines about the notable absences from the visiting side mean Asia will garner better Eurasia Cup betting odds, they should alas probably think again. Apparently Europe has the depth to field a substandard side and still be favorites to be winners.
Thomas Bjorn (source: Golf at Sun International)
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Justin Rose, Jon Rahm, Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy all chose not to participate robbing Europe of some of its best players, however team captain Thomas Bjorn believes his side, including Tommy Fleetwood and Tyrrell Hatton stand a great chance, a sentiment shared by the bookies like BetVictor who favor the Europeans with some pretty one sided Eurasia Cup betting odds that don’t seem to give the team under Arjun Atwal much of a hope, possibly because they too have found their ranks thinned.
The lack of Hideki Matsuyama might raise a few eyebrows, but Gavin Green will be there and perhaps that’s why they’re getting 7/2 to win as opposed to the Europeans who are still getting 3/1 despite their team’s deficiencies. A draw is 10/1, if you like that sort of thing, but anyone in Malaysia gambling laws of averages will see the home side at least avoid a defeat is probably just being overly optimistic. The Eurasia Cup betting markets tend to suggest the Europeans have this one in the bag come January.