BOOKINGS king Gavin Murphy (@GamePlanGavin) has found a Sunday morning Spanish bookings bet to get involved with.
Celta Vigo v Deportivo La Coruna | Sunday 11:00 | Sky Sports 4
Local bragging rights are up for grabs in north-west Spain on Sunday morning with the Galician derby between Celta Vigo and Deportivo.
The past six meetings between these two teams had cards of 9-9-9-6-7-9. That is an average of 8.16 per-game.
Alfonso Izquierdo (Senor Confetti) is in charge this time around. He has been lenient but has really picked up lately with 10 yellows in his most recent match between Real Betis and Malaga. I would expect that upward trend to continue here.
He took charge of this fixture last season at Deportivo La Coruna’s Riazor base and dished out nine cards that day.
The great man averages 3.78 cards per-game to Celta Vigo over his career and 3.19 cards per-game to La Coruna. That suggests that 6.97 total cards might be expected as a minimum before factoring in that this is a derby match.
In 2015/16, Confetti officiated 20 Spanish matches and dished out 100 yellows and 15 red cards. That shows what the man from Barcelona is capable of.
So far this season, Celta have collected 18 yellows and a red card in La Liga. The visitors have collected 15 yellows and two reds.
In games like these though I don’t tend to focus too much on current discipline as it goes out of the window in a derby match.
A friend of mine, a fierce Celta fan, describes this fixture as ‘the most important of the season’. With passions running high at Balaidos and Confetti adjudicating, I’m backing Over 6.5 Cards with Bet365 at 8/11.
Celta Vigo v Deportivo La Coruna – Over 6.5 Cards (8/11 Bet365)