CARD KING Gavin Murphy (@GamePlanGavin) has dipped into the Bundesliga 2 on Friday night for his latest dose of bookings goodness.
Bochum v Freiburg | Friday 17.30 | BT Sport Europe
This looks a very trappy Friday from a cards perspective. However, I am hopeful that I have unearthed a little gem. Germany’s Bundesliga 2 returns from winter hibernation as 2nd-placed Freiburg travel north to 8th placed Bochum.
These two teams met earlier in the season and 10 cards were issued that day.
The star of the show though should be the referee, Dr Robert Kampka. The good doctor typically plies his trade at the Bundesliga 3 level. He has operated at the second tier level but only on four occasions handing out six cards in each of the last two outings.
His last seven matches at all levels read 8-5-6-7-6-6. Based on this week’s line that would be a 100% record.
Over the current season he averages 5.5 cards-per-game. In career games officiating Bochum he gives them 2.00 cards and 3.30 to Freiburg. That implies 5.3 cards should be expected.
Bochum v Freiburg – Over 4.5 Cards (1.9 Bet365)