Bookings

World Cup Matches Betting on Bookings

This bet is all about predicting whether the total booking points in the match are under, between or over a stipulated middle band.

Points are allocated by each bookmaker and so you must be aware of what their points system are however for many online bookmakers it is: 10 points are awarded for a yellow card; 25 points are awarded for a red card. The maximum make-up for any player is 35 points in the match (2 yellows and therefore a red). The bookings of players not taking part in the game and bookings of management staff do not count for the purposes of this bet.

On Betfair the points system is based on 2 points per yellow card and 5 points per red card. Two yellow cards leading to an automatic red will score as one yellow and one red card. This type of bet becomes interesting if you know a little about the referee and the way the game might be played by the two sides.