Ryder Cup 2016: Betting tips for all of the afternoon fourballs

Holmes and Moore are tipped to open their account
Holmes and Moore are tipped to open their account
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With the match tightening, Paul Krishnamurty previews this afternoon's pivotal quartet of fourballs...


"I still believe both big-hitting Holmes - a star in 2008 - and in-form Moore's short game prowess are an excellent fit."

Back to lay the tie in Dustin Johnson/Brooks Koepka v Rory McIloy/Thomas Pieters
Back the tie 2u @ [6.4]
Place order to lay the tie 4u @ [3.0]

The opening fourball is a pure slug-fest between four of the most powerful hitters on display. McIlroy and Pieters stay together for the third straight round after two wins, but these two Americans look extremely tough.

Koepka is also coming in off two straight wins alongside Brandt Snedeker and has an even better partner here. Dustin will be fresh after a morning off and that might just make a difference but, all things considered, I'd rather try and back to lay the tie in what looks like a very close match.


JB Holmes/Ryan Moore to beat Lee Westwood/Danny Willett 3u @ [2.28]

None of these four players have a point yet but I'm happy to choose the Americans. I still believe both big-hitting Holmes - a star in 2008 - and in-form Moore's short game prowess are an excellent fit.

Westwood didn't play at all well yesterday and Willett is enduring a hard week off the course He's bound to come in for more stick throughout the afternoon, especially as the day draws on, with the match becoming closer and more alcohol being consumed.


Back Sergio Garcia/Martin Kaymer to beat Phil Mickelson/Matt Kuchar 3u @ [2.3]

Yet again Sergio is coming up trumps in a Ryder Cup and after this morning's amazing comeback, I'm sticking with him. Granted Kaymer was poor yesterday but they were reportedly thriving together in practice and the German has precisely the sort of temperament to bounce back when most required.

I'm very surprised to see Mickelson stay in for the afternoon. Not only is this a long day for an ageing player, but he hasn't played well.


Back to lay the tie in Patrick Reed/Jordan Spieth v Henrik Stenson/Justin Rose
Back the tie 2u @ [6.4]
Place order to lay the tie 4u @ [3.0]

The best pairing on either side face off once again, having shared one match each yesterday. It is hard to find fault with either, nor to manufacture an argument in favour of one over the other.

In short, this is the perfect scenario to try my back to lay the tie strategy. If it shortens to [3.0], our bet is effectively an even money chance, with extra profit on the tie.


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