iBet: With fervent home support, USA are the bet for the Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup, starts Friday
Back USA at 8/11
Back USA points supremacy at 1.4
There are bundles of special offers from the bookies relating to the Ryder Cup, which gets underway this Friday at Medinah. Oddschecker.com reports that Europe were 10/11 favourites in May, but several firms are now going 7/4, which initially looks tempting. They have the world ranked No1, No3, No4 and No5 players in their team. However, they may have more weak links – the average world ranking of the USA team is 12.1 compared to an average European ranking of 18.9, and with fervent home support I think USA are the bet. Certainly that’s the way the spread betters are seeing it with Spreadex reporting plenty of buyers of USA points supremacy at 1.4. Several of USA’s big guns showed up well at the Tour Championship and the best price you will get about a home win is 8/11. Tiger Woods is a general 5/1 favourite to be the top American points scorer – he won the last major tournament to be played at this course, the 2006 PGA Championship. Wild card pick and Tour Championship hero Brandt Snedeker will interest some at 16/1 with Ladbrokes. Bet on this market with Ladbrokes and if Tiger obliges and you have backed someone else, they will give you a free bet to the value of your losing selection. If you bet with Coral and your selection scores a maximum of five points, Corals will double the price of your bet. Paddy Power are refunding losing singles bets if your player is leading after 12 holes and fails to win.
Ian Poulter has been Europe’s top points scorer in the last two Ryder Cups. He’s 8/1 with several firms including Betfair and Betfred to repeat the treatment.
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