Ryder Cup Betting Preview And Tips

The Ryder Cup gets underway at Le Golf National in France on Friday and it is USA who are the bookmakers' favourites to beat Europe. The American team boasts an eye-watering array of talent and it is difficult to disagree with the Ryder Cup Odds ahead of the 42nd edition of this wonderful tournament...

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Tips USA to win    Best Bet @ 19 / 20  
Ian Poulter top combined points scorer (each way) @ 20 / 1  
Patrick Reed top American points scorer (each way) @ 9 / 1  
Tommy Fleetwood top debutant  @ 9 / 2  

Ryder Cup Odds

USA were dominant against Europe two years ago as they romped to a 17-11 victory at Hazeltine and they are now 19/20 to win on European soil for the first time since their win at The Belfry in 1993.

All twelve members of Jim Furyk's American team are inside the top-25 of the world rankings and the return of Tiger Woods to the winners' circle at the Tour Championship on Sunday ensures they are buoyant.

It is difficult to argue with the 19/20 for them to win this year.

Woods will no doubt be well backed this week but his Ryder Cup record remains very poor and we prefer to look for some value with the American players. Patrick Reed won his first major at The Masters earlier this year and he is a player who thrives in the Ryder Cup cauldron, with his nine matches yielding an impressive win-loss-halved return of 6-1-2.

Reed's record is outstanding and he is 9/1 to be top American points scorer with Unibet.

The worry for Europe is the presence of so many rookies in their team and it will be interesting to see how the likes of Thorbjorn Olesen, Alexander Noren and Tyrrell Hatton cope in France.

Tommy Fleetwood appears to have the temperament to cope with the Ryder Cup and he is 9/2 to be top debutant (Paddy Power). The Englishman won the Open de France at this Le Golf National course in 2017 and he warmed up for this team match play event by going unbeaten for Europe at the EurAsia Cup earlier this year. The one caveat to the bet is the fact that Fleetwood partnered Francesco Molinari in practice.

The presence of Molinari is a concern as he has never won a match at two previous Ryder Cups and Europe's performance will depend on the efforts of Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter.

It is fair to assume that both players will appear in at least four matches in France and Poulter gets the nod from us in the top combined points scorer bracket. Poulter enjoys playing Le Golf National as he has eight top-25 finishes to his name from his last ten visits, including four top-tens, and his Ryder Cup record is nothing short of sensational.

The 42-year-old has taken 13 points from 17 matches (12-4-2) and boasts a win percentage of 72.22%. The 20/1 for Poulter to be top scorer is very tempting, albeit it is likely to be in a losing cause for Europe.

2018 Ryder Cup Odds

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1/7 1/6 1/6 1/6 1/6 1/7 - 1/6
9 8 7 7 15/2 8 - 7
12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11

*Odds correct as of 30th Sep, 09:38. Odds are subject to change.


Posted: Tuesday, 25th September 2018
Author: Chris Knight

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