Across the board the bookmakers offer some fantastic ways for you to bet on cards being shown. Its not just a case of being able to bet on if a yellow or red will be shown in any given match. There are some interesting and varied ways to bet on this alternative football betting market and because there is plenty of choice you can look for value and increase your profits.

There’s plenty of choice for the card betting market, however we think that William Hill are the best bookie for this type of bet. New customers can claim a £20 free bet. Just click here to join William Hill.

Card Betting Markets Guide

Below is a list of the different ways to bet on cards being shown in football. Not all bookmakers offer all the markets, however we think William Hill offer some great ways to bet this way. Due to the nature of the bet, it can be calculated in a statistical way which should improve your chances of your bet winning.

Card betting - a guide to the markets

There are certain factors you can take into account when choosing card betting to have a wager on. Players can get other players booked, some defenders often leave a foot in whilst some refs tend to think they’re centre stage and happy to wave the yellows about early on. Read on for more information on the bookies card betting markets;

1st Player to be shown a yellow card.

Place your bet on the player you think will be booked first in the match. Maybe a notoriously reckless defender is lining up against a pacey winger.

1st Player to be shown a red card.

It doesnt matter if its a straight red or two yellows. Have a think who is lining up against who and who has a habit of being in the refs bad books.

1st Team to be shown a yellow card.

The odds will be lower but rather than choose the individual, why not take a punt on which team will land in the referees bad books first.

1st Team to be shown a red card.

Again pick the team rather than the player. Look out for derby games with this type of bet.

Most cards.

Which team i likely to end up with most cards in the match. There’s often great value with in play betting and this option is well suited to placing the bet as the action unfolds in front of you.

Booking Points.

Read our booking points page for more information. A great way of adding more excitement to the bet. Points are accrued for the number of cards shown. Bet on players or teams with most bets.

Handicap card bets.

Choose a team to start the match with a negative total of cards and then to finish with more than their opposition. Usually known as Asian handicap betting market.

As you can see there is some real variation with betting on the football card betting markets. With a little bit of research and clever thinking you can take advantage of a type of bet that can often be a little bit more predictable and card betting is a great when betting in-play.

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