BOOKINGS king Gavin Murphy (@GamePlanGavin) dips into Week 1 of the Premier League with a solid cards bet.
Chelsea v West Ham | Monday 20:00 | Sky Sports 1
OK this match isn’t being played until Monday night but I want to alert you to some major early value.
Antonio Conte will make his Premier League bow as his Chelsea charges host London rivals West Ham at Stamford Bridge – the Blues will be eager to make a winning start against Slaven Bilic’s Hammers.
The referee in this one is Anthony Taylor and he is one of the elite English officials.
He dished out six cards in each of his two opening games last season. However, what interests me is the recent meetings between these two teams.
The past five encounters have seen total card counts of 8-9-7-3-4, at an average of 6.20 cards-per-game – by Premier League standards they are very high stats especially when you consider that some of the referees who took charge of these games are some of the most lenient (Jon Moss and Robert Madley for example).
More cards are expected on Monday night and Bet365 chalk up Over 4.5 cards as a 4/6 shot. William Hill are currently offering 11/8 on Over 45 Booking Pointss and I don’t think that will last long. Get on!
Chelsea v West Ham – Over 45 Bookings Points (11/8 William Hill)
That’s right. We’re giving away £10 instant cash if Mesut Ozil touches the ball in Sunday’s game against Liverpool at the Emirates.