Golf specialist Ben Issatt(@BenIssatt) previews the third and final day of the 2018 Ryder Cup and provides us with his best bets for the 12 singles matches between Europe and the United States.
2018 Ryder Cup Sunday Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 30th September
- Time: 11:05
- Venue: Le Golf National, Paris, France
- Channel: Sky Sports Ryder Cup
After two pulsating days of golf it all comes down to this, 12 singles matches on Sunday to decide the destination of the 2018 Ryder Cup.
Europe has exceeded many expectations by commanding the fourballs and foursomes on Friday and Saturday and will take a 10-6 lead into what is always a dramatic final day where many twists and turns await.
Team USA have had their chances but arguably their partnerships haven’t gelled as well as the Europeans with Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood winning all four of their matches while the likes of Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson haven’t been able to produce the goods.
Going one-on-one on Sunday though the individual strength of the Americans could give them a fighting chance with a number of mouth-watering matches to come.
But with Europe needing just 4.5 points compared to 8 for Team USA is the comeback, which has only been done twice before in Ryder Cup history at Brookline and Medinah, on?
Key Stats & Facts
- Tommy Fleetwood has become the most successful rookie in history winning his first four matches.
- Spieth & Thomas have won half of Team USA’s six points so far.
- Tiger Woods is yet to score a point at the 2018 Ryder Cup but has only lost one of seven singles matches.
- Ian Poulter is undefeated in singles matches at the Ryder Cup.
- US – 10/1 (BetFair)
- Europe – 1/5 (BetFair)
- Draw – 14/1 (BetFair)
- Europe by 4-6 points – 7/4 (Bet365)
- Europe by 7+ points – 7/2 (Bet365)
- USA by 1-3 points – 8/1 (Bet365)
The best value odds outside of a surprise USA comeback are to be found in the correct score markets and that is where I have found tried to use my powers of prediction.
Based on form this week and individual ability a win for America over the 12 matches does appear likely but Europe would appear to have enough to just reach the magic total of 14.5 points.
As a result, I have gone for USA to win 7-5, coming up agonizingly short of retaining the cup.
Thomas, Koepka, Woods and Johnson look well placed to build a solid early foundation, though a tough match against McIlroy awaits Thomas in Match 1.
The performance of Fleetwood, Molinari along with the dependable Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson make them likely victors too.
Based on that score, the final total would read 15-13 for the Europeans – which comes in at 15/2 with BoyleSports – but just to offer some variety I’ve gone for 16-12 in favour of Europe with a 6-6 draw for Day 3 correct score coming in at 8-1 with Unibet.
Finally the winning margin and for this I have continued with my initial 7-5 prediction which means a difference of between 1-3 points in Europe’s favour.