Premier League Betting: Super Sunday 130/1 Cards accumulator for gameweek three
It’s Gameweek 3 in the Premier League and we’re continuing our weekly series highlighting the best cards betting opportunities for the weekend. There have already been 44 yellow cards and four red cards brandished by Premier League referees so far in just 18 matches this season, resulting in plenty of winners from the ‘to be carded’ betting markets.
There’s some intriguing looking battles ahead over the weekend and I’ve picked out three players who I really fancy to pick up a card in their forthcoming match. There can be a wide variance when it comes to the odds set by different bookmakers in the cards markets, so I’ll be playing the three single bets with the best priced bookmaker for each, which is mentioned below. As well as a trixie meaning if two or three of the selections land, we will be in for a healthy return.
The treble pays 130/1 for the optimists out there but I’d also consider that by backing three singles, if just one lands, we will make profit. You can also find a full range of football tips here at BettingOdds.com including our preview for Manchester City v Leicester which includes a 90/1 longshot.
Matt Doherty to be carded @ 6/1 Paddy Power / Betfair
Nampalys Mendy to be carded @ 11/2 - bet365
The first game I’m targeting comes at 14:00pm on Sunday where Spurs entertain Newcastle in the capital. Jose Mourinho’s side are healthy favourites to come away with the three points, priced at 4/11, and given a 73% implied chance of victory.
It’s one of Jose’s new signings who I’m backing to pick up a card in this game in Irishman Matt Doherty. Of the 305 players to play so far this campaign, just two have committed more fouls than Doherty in the Premier League. The 28-year-old was booked last weekend in the 5-2 demolition over Southampton,and I fancy him to pick up another one against the trickery of Allan Saint-Maximin.
Most clubs may have only played twice this season but only one player (Richarlison) has drawn more fouls than Allan Saint-Maximin in the league so far. He’s got plenty of running in him and can cause defenders a real headache.
During the last two seasons with Wolves, Doherty has been able to get forward with Nuno’s side focusing the majority of their attacks down the right with Adama Traore. However, now with Spurs and Jose Mourinho, Doherty is having to remain as more a defender and not the attacking wing-back he is used to. This can create opportunities for Newcastle and potentially bring a yellow card with Doherty forgetting his defensive duties and committing a silly foul.
The second in the trio of culprits to be carded, is Leicester City’s Nampalys Mendy. Brendan Rodgers’ team travel to the Etihad to take on Manchester City having won both of their opening games against West Brom and Burnley, scoring seven goals in the process.
This should be a much sterner test, and City are priced at just 1/4 to win the game with an upset for the Foxes available at 9/1. However, at 11/2 as a single Nampalys looks the best play for this game in my opinion.
There’s no Wilfrid Ndidi for Leicester who this week sustained an injury which will see him absent for around 12 weeks. This puts even more emphasis on Nampalys Mendy protecting the back four as the main defensive midfielder. He’s started both league games this season and was also booked last week in the win over Burnley.
He’s committed the most fouls out of any Leicester player over the two games so far this season, with only eight players in the entire division committing more. He’ll have his hands full on Sunday taking care of Kevin De Bruyne and the Frenchman will be spending long periods of time without the ball. I see frustration getting the better of him in the closing stages and Mendy picking up a card off Michael Oliver who averaged 3.28 per game in the 19/20 campaign
West Ham v Wolves kicks off at 19:00pm on Sunday and rounds off the three selections I’ve propositioned for this weekend’s Premier League games. Last season, in all competitions, over 30 players were booked for committing fouls on Adama Traore. It’s no secret that his pace is paramount to his attacking game that time and time again leaves defenders in his wake.
The trend of players being booked for fouling Traore continued on Monday night when Benjamin Mendy was booked for Manchester City after a silly foul on Adama. He was best priced at 11/2 to do so on Monday and I’ve picked out the left back I think Nuno Santo’s right-winger will be up against on Sunday.
That man is Aaron Cresswell, a man who is no stranger to a card, picking up seven in the Premier League in 19/20 - only Issa Diop collecting more for the Hammers. He’s yet to get off the mark this season when it comes to bookings and I’m backing him to get off the mark against Wolves on Sunday.
I’d happily back any left-back who is going up against Adama Traore at a price of 3/1 or bigger. BetVictor are currently top-priced at 19/4 (5.75) for Cresswell to pick up a card, which gives plenty of appeal compared to the 3/1 on offer from some firms.
As mentioned earlier I’ll be playing the three singles and a trixie on these three selections - the treble pays 130/1 with bet365. Best of luck to those following this weekend, and as always, please remember to gamble responsibly