GAVIN Murphy (@GamePlanGavin) is back with a Serie A bookings angle for Sunday.
Sassuolo v Atalanta | Sunday 14:00
High-flying Atalanta visit Sassuolo on Sunday afternoon and I can’t believe how the cards have been priced up for this match!
The loose cannon that is Fabio Maresca is in charge. He has given five red cards in his last four matches and averages 8.00 cards per-game this season.
Maresca has only covered Atalanta twice in his career giving them two yellows on average. He has officiated Sassuolo once – in that game at Palermo in December 2013 he sent two Sassuolo players off and booked a further three.
This term the hosts have been more disciplined by collecting 21 yellows in their 11 Serie A matches. Atalanta have collected 26 cautions and two red cards in their opening fixtures.
The past five meetings between these two clubs have seen total card numbers of 6-13-10-4-7 – at an average of 8.00 cards per-game.
In the past three head-to-head meetings, four players have been sent off. A red card is around a 7/4 chance and has obvious chances with Maresca in charge.
Bet365 opened up with 4/6 on Over 5.5 Cards but that line has long since gone.
Given the history between these two clubs and the referee in charge, Over 65 Bookings Points at 11/10 with William Hill must be backed.
If you’re new to Bookings Points – a yellow card earns 10 points and a red card earns 25 points. If a player receives twi yellow cards and is consequently shown a red card, he receives a total of 35 Bookings Points.
Sassuolo v Atalanta – Over 65 Bookings Points (11/10 William Hill)