BOOKINGS king Gavin Murphy (@GamePlanGavin) has found a Tuesday morning bookings bet from Australia to get involved with.
Melbourne Victory v Melbourne City | Tuesday 09:30 | BT Sport 1
It is semi-final time in the Australian version of the FA Cup and what a game it promises to be with a Melbourne derby thrown into the mix!
These two, of course, met on 15th October as a Tim Cahill-inspired Melbourne City routed their neighbours 4-1. Disappointingly, the referee that day Chris Beath didn’t want to know, ignoring many flashpoints and issued a measly four yellows.
Surely a semi-final so soon after the league encounter will provide more cards in a do-or-die match. Sydney FC await the victors in the final and the whisteblower, Shaun Evans, will surely have his hands full.
Given the magnitude of the occasion, I’m steering down the red card route rather than tackling the Over or Under 6 Card line. You could argue that to get over six cards a red might be needed so, to me, in a game like this, a dismissal represents greater value.
In his two A League matches this season, Evans has already sent off Adelaide United’s Matt McKay in the 66th minute, ironically in a match against Melbourne Victory. He also sent off four players in 15 games last term.
A sending off in this game is around a 2/1 shot. However, if there is one it’s likely to come in the second-half as one side faces elimination from the competition to their local rivals.
Therefore, I’m backing a second half red card at 3/1 with Sky Bet.
Melbourne Victory v Melbourne City – A Red Card In The Second-Half (3/1 SkyBet)