Betting on Bookings and Cards Explained
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In the sameway that betting on Corners makes good sense, betting on Cards/Bookings Points can be a reliable money maker – because success often relies on the ‘character’ of a team, which often remains constant whether they win or lose.
Aggressive teams pick up lots of Bookings, regardless of form. This gives Booking Points/ Cards bets a degree of ‘shock-proof’ reliability – and that should music to every bettor’s ears.
Note: Most bookmakers use the same ‘points’ system for Bookings:
- Yellow Card = 10 points
- Red Card = 25 points
- 2 Yellows resulting in an automatic Red = 35 points
Alternatively, Bet365 bet on ‘Cards’ – using the following distinction…
- Yellow Card = 1 card
- Red Card = 2 cards
Total Booking Points
This is a bet on the total number of Bookings Points accumulated by both teams. The marker will generally vary between 30 and 50. This is a straightforward bet on the total being Under or Over that marker.
You might also see…
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Some bookies prefer to provide three ‘bands’ – restricting the options, but offering better odds.
There are five ways that you can win with this middle banding (21-45), if the total value of cards comes to any of the following: 25, 30, 35, 40, or 45.
And there are six card combinations that could produce those five totals…
- 1 Red = 25
- 3 Yellows = 30
- 1 Yellow/Yellow Red = 35
- 1 Red and 1 Yellow – 35
- 4 Yellows = 40
- 2 Yellows and 1 Red = 45
Alternatively, some bookmakers will offer markets on Cards…
Number of Cards in a Match
Some bookmakers bet on purely the number of Cards – including both Yellow and Red. The marker will usually be set around 3.5 – 5.5 Cards and you can bet Under or Over that marker. (Of course, there is no such thing as 0.5 of a card, this simply means all bets have to go Under or Over.
Like Corners and Goals, you can bet on which team will get the First Card (Yellow or Red).
Booking Match Bet – who will get the most Cards
You’re betting on which team will get the most Cards/Bookings Points.