Red and Yellow Card Betting Tips

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Red & Yellow Card Betting Tips

Football card betting is wagering on the number of cards shown during a game. There are a range of options when it comes to cards predictions, from red card bets and number of yellows to total cards combined.

The most common form of card bet is to take a punt on there being over/under 2.5 cards in a game. There are plenty of other ways to bet on number of cards shown, including cards given to an individual team.

Then there’s booking points betting to consider. With these bets you can place a wager on the total number of points a player or team will accumulate, based on how many points they receive per card. The total number of football booking points a player can usually receive is 35 if they receive a second yellow, and you’ll be placing a bet on the grand total come 90 minutes.

Our experts offer up their advice on booking points betting, total cards and more ahead of each round of fixtures from all the top leagues and tournaments across the footballing world.

What are booking points?

Some bookies offer a football booking points bet. This type of prediction means you can place a wager on how many points will be accumulated during the match. Typically, such a bet will apply to a player or to a team. Each card is worth a certain number of allocated points. With each card comes points, which add up to the final total at the end of the 90 minutes.

A punter will bet on what they believe this final score will be come the final whistle. Usually, the total number of points a player can receive is 35, from a yellow and a red card. Even if the player is booked twice, the second yellow does not count towards the final score and instead turns into the red card.

Our expert tipsters find the facts on expected fouls, player position and previous referee records to bring you our tips and predictions around potential total booking points. The number can differ depending upon the opposition, so with a team likely to be pegged back into their own box and making tackles, you can expect the number to be higher.

How many booking points is a yellow card?

A yellow card is typically worth 10 points. Remember, two yellows equal a red – though only the total of the first yellow and the final red card count towards your overall point score.

How many booking points is a red card?

A red card is worth 25 points. It can be achieved either through a direct sending off, or a double yellow resulting in a player receiving their marching orders.

What makes a good red/yellow card bet?

Obviously, some teams are more aggressive than others and some games are more likely to draw a high number of cards – such as local derbies. Some players also receive a high number of bookings, not because they are particularly ‘dirty’ but because their position necessitates them to make a high number of defensive tackles – such as defensive midfielders. If a defensive midfielder with a high booking count is up against an opposition player who is adept at dribbling and skipping tackles, than that’s a sure sign of a potential booking.

First booking

With a first booking bet you are betting on the team that will have the player that is shown a yellow card first. Teams with high totals of cards against teams with low totals of cards are always good to back in this respect. You can also wager upon no cards being shown at all, or the team that will have a player shown a card first, whether it is red or yellow.

Team to have a player booked

With this bet you are simply backing ‘yes’ or ‘no’ that a team will have a player booked during the course of the match. Note that a red card does not count as a booking in this regard. However, you can back a team to be shown a card irrespective of its colour.

Individual player booking

For the bigger games (e.g. those games in the top league levels of leading football-playing nations) you will be able to receive odds for any individual player being booked (or sent off) during the game. Be aware that if such odds are not given by your chosen bookmaker regarding a match, then you can contact the sportsbook directly to see if they will offer you a price on the player you want to back to receive a booking.

When do we post our red and yellow card tips?

We examine every match that is played on a daily basis at to discover games that are likely to have high numbers of red and yellow cards. We use both statistical analysis and the latest football news to create our tips – if there’s one thing about players who attract a regular supply of red and yellow cards, it’s that they are suspended on a frequent basis too.

We monitor each game’s build-up to make sure players with a proven track record of receiving cautions and dismissal are available to play in that day’s matches.

Which bookmakers offer card betting?

As well as keeping you informed about the best red and yellow card betting tips available on a daily basis, it’s our aim to also keep you informed about the best online sportsbooks where you can place red and yellow card wagers. We’ll let you know which online bookmakers offer the fairest odds and have proven track records for fair, speedy and quibble-free payouts – as well as special deals for both new and established customers.

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