Ryder Cup betting preview - Europe heavily backed including wager of £30,000

Europe heavily backed for glory at Gleneagles

PUNTERS ARE confident Europe will make it three Ryder Cup victories in a row according to Ladbrokes.

As the teams get ready to tee off at Gleneagles the bookies can report one-way traffic for a European victory at odds of 4/6, leaving the visitors left untouched by punters at 13/8, with the tie available at 10/1. And one punter's confidence has seen him stake £30,000 on Europe's chances in a bid to win £20,000 in return.

Not too surprisingly man of the moment, Rory McIlroy, finds himself as the 4/1 favourite to notch up the most points for Europe, while Ian Poulter is fancied to come out on top from Paul McGinley's wildcard picks.

Rickie Fowler heads the same market for America at 5/1, however it's Jim Furyk who's proving a popular bet at 8/1.

The firm will also refund losing wagers* if USA cause an upset to the hosts and win the 2014 Ryder Cup.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: "In the last 24 hours the money has started to pour in for Europe and we cannot give the Americans away. As far as punters are concerned Paul McGinley's already got one hand on the trophy."

Ladbrokes latest betting

Ryder Cup winner

  • Europe 4/6
  • USA 13/8
  • Tie 10/1

To lift the trophy

  • Europe 4/9
  • USA 13/8

Top European Points Scorer

  • Rory McIlroy 4/1
  • Ian Poulter 6/1
  • Justin Rose 6/1
  • Sergio Garcia 6/1
  • Henrik Stenson 7/1
  • Graeme McDowell 10/1
  • Martin Kaymer 10/1
  • Lee Westwood 12/1
  • Jamie Donaldson 20/1
  • Thomas Bjorn 20/1
  • Victor Dubuisson 20/1
  • Stephen Gallacher 25/1

Top USA Points Scorer

  • Rickie Fowler 5/1
  • Phil Mickelson 6/1
  • Bubba Watson 8/1
  • Jim Furyk 8/1
  • Jordan Spieth 8/1
  • Keegan Bradley 8/1
  • Matt Kuchar 8/1
  • Hunter Mahan 10/1
  • Webb Simpson 12/1
  • Zach Johnson 14/1
  • Jimmy Walker 16/1
  • Patrick Reed 25/1

*If USA win the 2014 Ryder Cup (lift the Trophy), we will refund losing online/mobile bets on the following markets as a free bet up £25: Top European player; Top USA player; Correct Score*

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