Laura Davies is confident of European success as she prepares for yet another Solheim Cup appearance.
The English golfer will become the only player to have featured in all nine Solheim Cup matches when she spearheads Europe's defence against the United States at Crooked Stick in Cartmel, Indiana, this week.
"On paper, America must be favourites, but I think we have a strong team and a very good chance," Davies said of the match which starts on Friday.
"Our rookies are not as well established as the youngsters on the American side, but anything can happen in the Solheim.
" We're the defending champions and there is a huge incentive to become the first European side to win on US soil.
"If we do, then we will go to Sweden in two years' time hoping to make the overall score five-all."
Scot Catriona Matthew, who is the top British player this season, also has faith in the side.
"I think it will be close but it's a good team and I'm really looking forward to the week," she said. "We have got some new players, and I'm sure they will rise to the occasion."
Veteran Trish Johnson and rookie Karen Stupples, are the other two British players in the 12-strong team.
The French pair of Ludivine Kreutz and Gwladys Nocera are the other two rookies and the least experienced of Catrin Nilsmark's side, but neither is short on confidence.
Nocera played alongside many of the Americans during four years at New Mexico State University, while Kreutz has won twice this year on the European Tour.
"I can't wait," said Kreutz. "My team-mates have told me that we're going to be scared, but also that you feel the adrenaline and it helps you make fantastic shots."