KING OF THE CARDS Gavin Murphy (@GamePlanGavin) highlights a bookings-based gem from Thursday night’s Turkish cup final.
Galatasaray v Fenerbahce | Thursday 19.15 | BT Sport
The Turkish cup final takes place on Thursday evening and it promises to be a belter between combustible local rivals Galatasaray and Fenerbahce.
Novice referee Mete Kalkavan takes charge of his first final and he will surely be feeling the pressure.
The previous five meetings between these Istanbul neighbours have produced total card figures of 2-7-4-6-7.
This official did cover the game with two cards in April but that was a drab 0-0 affair and, as I’ve said many times, that scoreline kills cards bets. Therefore, I’m ignoring it.
In the past three encounters Galatasaray have collected the most cards. Additionally, in this season’s Super League they averaged 2.85 cards-per-game compared to Fenerbahce’s 2.35 cards-per-game.
Fener are generally odds-on to win the game in 90 minutes so hopefully Galatasaray will get the hump.
There is the potential outcome of a ‘tie’ but this is unusual, so I’ll take my chances.
I don’t know if this is a mistake by Paddy Power but either way I’m getting involved…
Galatasaray v Fenerbahce – Galatasaray to receive the most cards (9/5 Paddy Power)
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