Bookings Tips | 23rd January 2016


THE hugely popular Gavin Murphy (@GamePlanGavin) returns with two Saturday bookings points.

Frosinone v Atalanta | Saturday 17:00 | BT Sport 1

I’ll kick off with some Serie A action as Atalanta travel to Frosinone.

The hosts average 2.73 cards-per-game and the visitors a chunky 3.42 – that implies 6.15 cards might be expected.

The real star of the show though is referee Paolo Valeri. I mentioned in my midweek column that he had given 6+ cards in 8/9 games. Well after Napoli v Inter Milan you can make that 9/10. This guy doesn’t mess about.

At the time of writing a lot of firms still hadn’t priced this game up. Bet365 are going over 6.5 cards at 1.75 on the Asian line and that gets my recommendation.

Granada v Getafe | Saturday 19:30 | Sky Sports 3

A dour looking fixture on paper but Granada hosting Getafe has plenty of promise from a cards perspective.

Their past five encounters read 8-7-7-11-8 in the total cards stakes. A 100% record over this week’s line of 5.5 cards.

The reason for the low line is referee Ricardo Burgos who averages 5.33 cards-per-game.

Granada typically collect 3.58 and Getafe 3.37 cards-per-game – that suggests 6.95 cards might be expected.

The hosts are struggling badly and will surely target this fixture as a winnable one. I like the look of over 5.5 cards with Bet365 at 4/5.

Best Bets

Frosinone v Atalanta – Over 6.5 Asian Cards (1.75 Bet365)

Granada v Getafe – Over 5.5 Cards (4/5 Bet365)

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Chris first got interested in betting back in 2000 when he began working in betting shops throughout Scotland. He has remained in the industry ever since, specialising in marketing and PR roles. Outside of betting, his interests are listening to Blur and following Queen Of The South.

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