Ryder Cup Betting Heats Up After Good Euro Showing At Open

The stunning victory of Francesco Molinari at The Open gives Europe further hope in their upcoming battle with the Americans over the Ryder Cup, but can the home team turn their recent performances into the victory they're chasing or will they have to rely on a poor US performance to guarantee them success? The Ryder Cup betting odds at sites like Unibet give the visitors the advantage in Paris this September but is that flying in the face of history as well as current form? Let's see.

Ryder Cup Betting odds
(source: golf-national.com)

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Thomas Bjorn watched the final round of the The Open at Carnoustie with no small amount of satisfaction, many of the team he’ll take to Paris this September to face the Americans was playing, and moreover they were playing well. Molinari obviously stole the show but Justin Rose tied with Rory McIlroy for second place, Eddie Pepperell matched Tiger Wood’s final score, and Tommy Fleetwood may have done his Ryder Cup betting odds no harm with a creditable T-12 in Scotland last weekend.

The question is, can Bjorn now take these players to Paris for the Ryder Cup betting on their current form to be the one they display around the Albatros Course of Le Golf National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines in September, or should he await the PGA Championship results, final Major of the year, before deciding just who to take in those all important wildcard slots? And will his line up make any difference for those who fancy a bet on sports in France this summer at sites like Unibet? Maybe not.

Europe Will Always Have Paris, But Can It Win There?

“This was a special moment for Francesco,” Thomas Bjorn told the media (for whom he’s a regular pundit) after the Open’s last round, “but it was also a special moment for European golf. Of course we are delighted on this side of the Atlantic.” And so they should be, but for those doing some Ryder Cup betting this summer at Unibet (one of the best online betting sites in France) perhaps the knowledge that the US haven’t won in Europe since 1993 might be more salient than how special Bjorn feels.

“I’m looking forward to Paris.” He continued, saying of Molinari, “It will do his confidence a lot of good and he will come into the team as one of those guys who is in form and everyone is looking at. He’s got another major championship coming up and the form he’s in, this could turn into one of those very, very special years for him.” And by dint of that a special one for the European Ryder Cup betting odds, or at least so you’d think, but a close inspection shows the bookies are not so optimistic as Bjorn.

Ryder Cup Betting Odds Available At Unibet

  • Ryder Cup 2018
  • Albatros Course
  • Le Golf National
  • Paris, France
  • Europe – 6/5
  • USA – 1/1
  • Draw – 12/1

Despite not having won this side of the Atlantic in so long sites like Unibet are giving the Americans an Evens price to retain the trophy, perhaps relying on Spieth, Johnson and Kisner to outshine the home side, and the Europeans around 6/5 on getting it back, and whilst you can waste your Ryder Cup betting opportunity on backing a draw at 10 or even 12/1, I’d not advise it, it doesn’t happen often and if you’re going to take advantage of French gambling laws you may as well back the winner in the Ryder Cup.

Of course if you wish there are some interesting issues on which you can do some Ryder Cup betting, with some bookies like Unibet offering 2/9 on Tiger Woods making it into the US side, and a slightly longer 10/1 on Padraig Harrington playing in Paris for Europe. However the winner is the one to call and the Open proved that Europe have a stronger side now than in recent years, and they’ve only lost twice this century, so you may want to snap up those hedged odds available on Europe winning.

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