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Betting news on the Ryder Cup, Chelsea and the Twenty20

by Josh Powell | October 1, 2012

Golf

What an incredible night! Europe came from 10-6 down on Saturday night to beat the American’s 14 1/2 – 13 1/2 and retain the Ryder Cup at the Medinah County Club. The Europeans won eight and halved one of the 12 singles matches on Sunday to seal one of the greatest fight-backs in the tournament’s history. Paddy Power and our punters should be taking some of the credit because without our five-mile long sky tweets encouraging the team and baiting the Yanks it probably would have had a different ending.

Football

Chelsea remain unbeaten and top of the Premier League after beating Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates. The blues are now 10/3 for the title after a strong start to the season. Manchester United are the 13/8 favourites despite dropping points at home. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side went down 3-2 to Tottenham as Spurs won at Old Trafford for the first time in 23 years. Everton and Liverpool both won convincingly with the Toffees beating Southampton 3-1 and the reds beating Norwich 5-2 thanks to a Luis Suarez hat-trick.

Manchester City are 2/1 to retain their crown and left it late to beat Fulham 2-1. Elsewhere there were wins for Stoke and Sunderland over Swansea and Wigan respectively and a late Demba Ba goal gave Newcastle a share of the spoils in a 2-2 draw with Reading. The Sunday game between Aston Villa and West Brom finished 1-1 after Darren Bent came off the bench to equalise.

Tonight QPR face West Ham at home with Rangers the 23/20 favourites for the clash. Big Sam’s Hammers are 5/2 for the win that could take them into the top five. It’s 9/4 that the game finishes all square.

Cricket

The Twenty20 World Cup continues in Sri Lanka and the three lions are back in action against the hosts this afternoon.

Sri Lanka are the 4/6 favourites for the clash with England at 13/10 in the betting. Before that game New Zealand face the West Indies with both teams looking for the win needed to ensure qualification. West Indies are the 4/7 favourites with New Zealand priced at 6/4.

Australia are the 9/4 favourites to lift the title ahead of Sri Lanka who are 3/1The three lions are an appealing 8/1 if you fancy them to retain their title.

Racing

Some good racing has survived today despite the weather and there are cards at Bath, Newton Abbot and Roscommon. Unfortunately the racing at Hamilton Park has had to be abandoned.

The Sun’s top tipster Templegate has a double he likes the look of at Bath with Keep a Stiff Upper Lip in the 2.20pm and The Giving Tree in the 3.50pm.

‘Keep a Stiff Upper Lip is a pound better off in the weights with Felix Fabulla, who he chased home over course and distance earlier this month. But more importantly he bolted up on the all-weather last time and he looks to be improving’, says the tipster.

‘The Giving Tree should live up to her name. She showed she is returning to form with an eye-catching run at Sandown. The return to this longer distance on easier ground will suit’.

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