Ryder Cup 2018

Ryder Cup 2018 Matched Betting Guide

Hey everyone!

The Ryder Cup is starting tomorrow morning (Friday 28th September) at around 7am UK time. This will be a 3 day Golf tournament hosted in France and will cover the whole weekend (Friday, Saturday, finishing Sunday). The tournament is scheduled to end around 5pm on Sunday evening, and so if you are placing any outright bets then your money will be tied up until then.

The tournament consists of two teams, Team Europe, and Team USA. Each team has 12 players, and so there will be 24 people playing in total. There are various different "matches" within the tournament, and each time a player wins a match then they win a point for their team. The winner overall will be the team with the most points - and yes, it can be a draw.

So how do the matches work? There are three different types of matches:-
- Foursomes
- Four-balls
- Singles

Foursome: This is a 2 v 2 match involving 2 players from Europe and 2 from the USA. Each team has just one Golf ball each (despite having 2 players), and each player will take it in turns to take the shot. So imagine Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were on the same team and were playing against 2 players from Europe. Tiger might take the first shot, Phil would take the second, Tiger would take the third, and so on until the ball is in the hole! The winning team, and the ones receiving the point for this match will be the team who have won the most holes (18 hole course). If they both have the same amount of holes it's a tie, and each team will win 1/2 a point instead of a whole point for their team.

Four-balls: Again this is a 2 v 2 match involving 2 players from both teams. The difference with this is that each player has their own ball. Chris coined the phrase "four-balls, four balls", meaning four-balls means there's four balls on the course! So Tiger and Phil would both be playing the course completely on there own, as would the players from Europe. Despite essentially playing their own game, Tiger and Phil are still playing for the USA and every hole they win goes towards the USA's score in this match. If the USA have won more holes than Europe in this four-ball then they will win the point. If it's a tie then again it'll be 1/2 a point.

Singles: Perhaps the easiest one to explain. There are 12 players per team, and so there's 12 singles matches which will all happen on Sunday. It's a simple head to head, and the winner of each match wins a point. That means there's basically 12 points up for grabs in the singles if, say Europe won all of their matches. However this is very unlikely as both teams have great players, and there are also a lot of draws.

One thing to note with the above: Not every player will play a four-some or four-ball, it's purely up to the team captain who plays in each fixture. However, each player will play a singles match at the bare minimum.

Schedule:-
Friday & Saturday: Both Four-balls and Foursomes
Sunday: Singles matches only

This year is pretty good in terms of offers as a lot of the bookmakers have thrown in some offers that are guaranteed profit before the tournament even starts! After it has started, there are plenty of reload offers to be getting on with over the weekend too which you'll be able to profit from.

Pre-Tournament Offers

All of the offers listed in this section need to be placed before the tournament starts. The exact start time isn't 100% certain but it'll be around 7am on Friday morning. Because of this, you should make sure you complete this section by midnight on Thursday (2 or 3am at the very latest!).

Please note: All offers here will tie up your money until around 5pm Sunday evening

Bet £10 Get £5 Per Win

Profit: £7+ expected (2 wins)

William Hill are offering a free bet for every match your player wins, when you bet on a player to be the Top Points Scorer in the tournament. The top players are likely to play 5 matches in total, however some may play 4. They should win at least 2 matches on average, and so you'd expect to receive at least 2 free bets from this offer if choosing a top player.

Your funds will be tied up until Sunday evening
*Open up the market here
*Click on "Top Overall Points Scorer" (should be the third option)
*Back £10 on any player in that section
*Lay your bet as normal using one of the exchange links below

The Free Bet(s)
*For every match your player wins (could be up to 5), you'll receive a £5 free bet
*Free bets will be credited by 12pm the next day. It doesn't say a particular sport so assume they can be used on anything
*Calculate at high odds and as SNR to guarantee a profit

*Min stake £10
*Top Combined Points Scorer market only
*£5 free bet for every game your player wins
*Free bet credited next day by 12pm
*Free bet expires within 4 days

Bet £20 Get £10

Profit: £7+

Brucebetting are offering a £10 free bet for any Ryder Cup market, when you bet £20 on the Top Points Scorer market.

Your funds will be tied up until Sunday evening
*Open up the market here
*Back £20 on any player in that section
*Lay your bet as normal using one of the exchange links below

The Free Bet
*Free bets will be credited by 12pm Saturday 29th for any Ryder Cup market
*Calculate at high odds and as SNR to guarantee a profit

*Min stake £20
*Top Combined Points Scorer market only
*Free bet credited by Saturday 12pm
*Free bet expires after tournament

Bet £100 Get £25 if Europe win

Profit: £5+ guaranteed

Sportpesa are offering a £25 free bet if Europe win the Ryder Cup, when you bet £100 on the Winner market (So Europe, USA, or Draw).

*Open up the Ryder Cup 2018 - Winner market
*Bet £100 on either USA, Europe, or the Draw (it doesn't matter which as your bet doesn't have to lose - this is not a refund offer, you will get the free bet regardless of if your bet wins or loses)
*Lay your bet off as normal using one of the exchange links below

The Free Bet
*You will only receive the free bet if Europe win the tournament
*Free bet is credited within 48 hours of tournament ending and has to be used within 5 days. Calculate at high odds and as SNR to guarantee profit

GUARANTEED PROFIT METHOD
For this method, you must bet on Europe to win
*Open up Oddsmonkey's Win Bonus Calculator here
*Fill out as follows
The bookmaker is offering extra winnings as a free bet
The stakes are limited to £100 and the bonus is capped at £
The boost is A Fixed Value of £25
I expect to retain 80% of the free bet
The back odds are
The lay odds are and I pay 0% commission
*Now back £100 on Europe to win and lay the amount it tells you to
*If Europe don't win you're done
*If Europe do win you'll lose a little but get a £25 free bet

*Min stake £10
*Max stake £100
*25% bonus token
*Free bet credited within 48 hours
*Free bet expires in 5 days

£1 free bet

Profit: 70p+

Ladbrokes are offering a £1 free bet for any market of the Ryder Cup

*Download Ladbrokes' Mobile app onto your phone
*Log in and open up any Ryder cup market
*Place the £1 bet on whatever you want - higher the odds the better
*Calculate as free bet SNR and lay your bet - you may need to use Smarkets or Matchbook to lay as it's tricky to lay less than £2 on Betfair (possible but requires a little hack)

Only to be used on app

Coral

Bet £10 Get £5

Profit: £3.50+

Coral are offering a simple Bet X Get Y on the Ryder Cup. The free bet has to be used inplay on the Cup.

*Bet £10 on Any market of the Ryder Cup before it starts
*Lay your bet as normal

The Free Bet
*The free bet will be available for any market inplay
*Calculate as high odds and SNR to guarantee a profit

*Min stake £10
*Max free bet £5
*£5 must be used inplay
*Free bet expires Sunday when the Ryder Cup finishes

Bet £10 Get £2 per point

Profit: £5+ expected
(if correct team chosen)

Netbet are offering a £2 free bet for every point your team wins by, when you bet on either Europe or the USA to win the Ryder Cup. The last 2 Cups have been won by around 5 points each, so if you picked the correct team you'd have had over £10 in free bets both time. The only issue is you need to get the correct team!

*Log in and Opt In here
*Bet £10 on Europe or the USA to win here
*Lay your bet using one of the exchange links below

The Free Bet(s)
*If you bet on Europe, and Europe win, or if you bet on the USA, and the USA win, then you'll receive a £2 free bet for every point they win by
*Free bets are credited Monday 1st October and can be used on anything. Calculate at high odds and as Free Bet SNR to guarantee a profit

*Must Opt In
*Min stake £10
*Bets on Europe or USA to win outright only
*Free bets credited Monday 1st October
*Free bets expire in 7 days

Daily Offers

The offers in here are available inplay after the tee from around 7am on Friday. Most of them are available daily, however there are a few that can only be completed once.

Betfred

3up

Profit: Hopefully!

Betfred have an offer called "3up" that is available for the whole of the Ryder Cup. Simpy bet on any match (i.e. a Foursome, four-ball or singles) and if your player/team go 3 holes up, Betfred will pay you out as a winner. This offer is just like the Bet365/Paddypower 2up promotion.

*Bet on any match (pre-match bets only)
*Lay your bet off as normal

If your player/players go 3 holes up you will get paid out as a winner.
If they then go on to tie or lose the match, you will also win the lay stake.

Your profit is the total amount you receive on the bookmaker, providing the offer comes in.

No max stake.

Betway

Bet 3 x £10 get £10 Free Bet

Profit: £6+

Betway are offering a £10 free bet every day, when you bet 3 x £10 at odds 1.5+. Offer is valid Fri/Sat/Sun (so you can get £30 in free bets over the tournament).

*Bet £10 at odds 1.5+ on any market of the Ryder Cup (do this 3 times so you've bet a total of £30)
*Lay your bets off as normal

The Free bet
*The free bet will be credited by 12pm the next day
*Calculate at high odds and as SNR to guarantee profit

*Min stake 3 x £10
*Min odds 1.5+
*Free bet credited by 12pm Noon the next day
*Eligible Friday/Saturday/Sunday only
*Free bet expires in 7 days

Bet £25 Get £5

Profit: £2.50+

888 are offering a £5 free bet every day, when you bet £25 at odds 1.5+. Offer is valid Fri/Sat/Sun (so you can get £15 in free bets over the tournament).

*Bet £25 at odds 1.5+ on any market of the Ryder Cup in a single day
*Lay your bets off as normal

The Free bet
It's unclear when the free bets are credited. It says they need to be used on the Ryder Cup, however if you place a bet on Sunday's games and then get it credited after the tournament has finished then it's a bit rubbish! You should be fine with the first 2 bets but the 3rd is unclear.
*Calculate at high odds and as SNR to guarantee profit

*Min stake £25
*Max free bet £5
*Min odds 1.5+

Betfred

Bet 3 x £10 Get £10 Free Bet

Profit: £6+

Betfred are offering a £10 free bet when you bet 3 x £10 across Friday and Saturday. You can do this offer only once but can spread your 3 x £10 bets across both days. The £10 bets  have to be placed on Foursome or Fourball matches (please see the top of this page for a definition).

*Bet £10 at odds 1.5+ on any Foursome or Fourball match over Friday and Saturday. Do this 3 times in total.
*Lay your bets off as normal

The Free Bet
*The £10 free bet will be credited from 10am on the 30th (Sunday)
*Use free bet on any Golf market Sunday. Calculate at high odds and as Free Bet SNR to guarantee profit

*Min stake 3 x £10
*Max free bet £10
*Min odds 1.5+
*Friday and Saturday bets only

Genting

Bet £10 Get £5

Profit: £3+

Genting are offering a £5 free bet when you bet £10 on either Friday or Saturday at odds 1.8+ inplay. You can do this offer only once.

*Bet £10 at odds 1.8+ on either Friday or Saturday. Make sure the tournament has started and that your bet is inplay
*Lay your bets off as normal

The Free Bet
*The £5 free bet will be credited from 11:05am on the 30th (Sunday)
*Use free bet on any Golf market Sunday. Calculate at high odds and as Free Bet SNR to guarantee profit

*Min stake £10
*Max free bet £5
*Min odds 1.8+
*Free bet must be used on Sunday's Golf

Advised: For these daily offers you need to be using Oddsmonkey's tools, alongside their Smarkets 0% offer!

Advised: For these daily offers you need to be using Oddsmonkey's tools, alongside their Smarkets 0% offer!