USA Are Tipped To Win The Ryder Cup
During the mayhem as Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy came down the 18th fairway at the end of the Tour Championship shouts of ‘USA’ were heard. The crowd were besides themselves as Woods returned to the winner’s enclosure to record an 80th PGA Tour win but this week’s Ryder Cup was in their minds. The 12 best golfers from the United States and Europe go head-to-head in Paris at the end of the week in a match about experience and current form.
Europe have more hardened Ryder Cup stalwarts and rookies in their side but the US have a number of hungry young fighters and old campaigners. On world rankings the visitors have the edge but Europe are often described as the better ‘team’. However, the head is ruling the heart in tipping UNITED STATES to win the Ryder Cup at 5/6 with bet365.
October is a huge month for Flat racing and when the jumps season begins in earnest. It’s the time of the year when we have the best of both worlds, Group 1 Flat racing and the first significant jumps races of the season. However, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp and Champions Day at Ascot are slightly more lucrative than graded races at Aintree, Cheltenham and Chepstow.
The feature race this week is the Cambridgeshire at Newmarket, the first leg of the autumn double completed by the Cesarewitch later in October back at the same track. Saturday’s race is run over the Rowley Mile at HQ. Only one favourite has obliged in the last 10 years and the current market leader is KYNREN at 12/1 with Ladbrokes.
The EFL Cup is the Europa League of English football and is not as glamorous as the FA Cup which is more akin to the Champions League. The final is played at Wembley and one of the superpowers of English football generally lifts the trophy. Nobody is really bothered at the third round stage but the fixture between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on Wednesday brings together the first and third team in the Premier League table. The tie means more to the visitors and CHELSEA can progress and win the EFL Cup at 10/1 with William Hill.
The Rugby Championship is the Six Nations equivalent in the Southern Hemisphere. It involves six rounds of matches in which New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina and Australia play home and away on a round robin basis. After four rounds Australia are bottom of the table with a negative point’s difference of 52. South Africa have scored 73 more points than they have conceded so can cover the handicap of MINUS 8 POINTS against Australia at 10/11 with bet365.