Ryder Cup Betting Tips 2021

Basically for me Ryder Cup betting is all about dutching various markets. This means backing multiple selections in markets with a proportional outlay so that if anyone of your selections wins we would get the same return. 

We can really narrow down the field/markets in the Ryder Cup. For starters, it pays to have an idea of who the players are that will play the majority if not all 5 games

For example: dutching the outright scores on the US side as I've mentioned as my main bet in the outright preview at 16:12, 15.5:12.5 and 15:13 would return nearly 3/1 should 1 of those scorelines win.

I'll personally be using this Ryder Cup betting strategy in both the Top European market and the US Top Rookie market. It's a favourite backing strategy and sometimes that's the best plan of action.

Backing Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy and Victor Hovland in a dutch bet for top Euro pays a shade over evens. These are three most likely to play all 5 matches or at least 4. All have strong course fit and can play any format with any player no problem.

In the Top US Rookie market only really Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele stand out for similar reasons as above. Again they are the two faves at 3/1 each and dutching them pays evens.

For top US Points scorer I like Justin Thomas who will likely partner Jordan Spieth. Again Thomas is the fave at around 13/2 but if you back him each way it's a strong potential bet to nothing or freerolling the winner. Obviously you lose if he doesn't perform

In play Ryder cup betting

I'll be doing a similar Ryder cup 2021 dutching strategy on the individual days scorelines by backing a couple of scorelines in favour of the US side: eg: backing the US to win day 1 5:3 (60% of stake) or 5.5:2.5 (40% of stake) also pays just under 3/1. If you are a more advanced player you can do this on the exchange and trade the correct score markets.

For in play matches I'll be targeting underdogs. For the fave / longshot bias truthers there will be plenty of value with the dogs so don't worry about that theory. I'll be playing the course fit angle and backing against the shorter more conservative players, siding with bombers and birdie makers at odds against. Be selective and don't take any odds on faves which is usually a - EV or at best neutral strategy in golf match betting. Be a little more careful in the foursomes with the errant guys. Dependent on price if we see a fourball (not foursomes) match fave in the form of Big Tony and Bryson for example, this would likely be an exception against the rule. 

Dutching betting strat is covered in my new golf betting book: ANGLES & EDGES

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