In today’s football predictions, staking on teams to win or goals is considered the norm as it has proven to be the most popular, understandable, tested, and trusted option for bettors to make the money but there is an option that is mostly overlooked and underrated when scrolling through the bookmaker’s pages, the option is usually titled BOOKINGS by the bookmakers.
Betting on football players to be booked with a yellow or red card may sound like a bizarre type of wager, but it has proven to be quite profitable to the average bettor.
Bets on football bookings are considered as special bets, given that they bear no resemblance to the common match winner or over/under markets. It has the advantage of being able to make a bettor a winner before the match ends as it can happen any minutes in the match, it has its options for bettors to choose from and we have detailed some for your reading in this article.
A number of bookings:
The average total number of football cards in a match is around five. This number, of course, differs from league to league and match to match. The most usual type of bet is “Over 5,5/Under 5,5”, where you are asked to choose from a somewhat physical game to a more relaxed one. This bet can be found both as a total bet.
Is there a possibility of dismissal during the match? You need to predict if the odds on this bet are valuable or not. A variation of this bet includes a three-way market with odds for both teams and a “no red card being shown” option.
If the teams playing the match are defensive, there are chances that a dismissal will occur at a point in the match especially if a counterattack is about to happen.
Team/Total booking points
This type of bet requires you to predict whether the total number will exceed a specific limit. It is mostly shown as “Over 45 or Under 55” and many more.
The yellow card accounts for 10 points while a red card equates 25 points and the maximum a player can get is 35 points which are usually gotten from 2 yellow cards which usually results in a red card.
This type of bet is usually found during live betting, especially in the “next booking” form. You need to predict which team will receive the first, next, or last booking. It is mostly useful when the teams are physical.