Yellow Card Betting Odds And Historical Statistics

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Betting on yellow cards is often a leg in the very popular build-a-bet or request bet accumulators. Knowing which EPL teams and players can lose their discipline or are prone to rash challenges can assist bettors when placing wagers on yellow card football betting.

Yellow Card Betting Odds And Historical Statistics
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English Premier League Yellow Cards

  •  Ruben Neves at Wolves top the Yellow Card player table with 7.
  • Manchester United have received the most Yellow Cards this season with 43. 
  • Referee Paul Tierney has issued the most yellow cards this season with 54 from 14 games.

Club Yellow Cards
Manchester United 43
Fulham 42
Everton 41
Aston Villa 40
Nottingham Forest 39
Wolverhampton Wanderers 36
Crystal Palace 35
Leeds United 33
Newcastle United 33
Chelsea 32
Tottenham Hotspur 31
AFC Bournemouth 31
Arsenal 30
Southampton 26
Brentford 25
Brighton and Hove Albion 25
Leicester City 22
West Ham United 22
Manchester City 17
Liverpool 15
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Yellow Card Ban Rules

A player is subject to a ban after they receive five yellow cards in all domestic competitions.

Player Club Yellow cards
Ruben Neves Wolves 7
Antony Gordon Everton 6
Bobby De Cordova Reid Fulham 6
Ivan Toney Brentford 6
Joao Palhlina Fulham 6
Kenny Tete Fulham 6
Joe Linton Newcastle United 6
Chris Mepham Bournemouth 5
Adam Smith Bournemouth 5
Cheick Oumar Doucoure Crystal Palace 5
Marc Guehi Crystal Palace 5
Amadoy Onana Everton 5
Harrison Reed Fulham 5
Alexskander Mitrovic Fulham 5
James Maddison Leicester City 5
Scott McTominay Manchester United 5
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Referee Matches Yellow cards
Anthony Taylor 14 54
Paul Tierney 13 45
Robert Jones 11 42
Michael Oliver 13 41
Craig Pawson 10 41
Andy Madley 12 41
Stuart Attwell 11 39
Michael Salisbury 8 36
John Brooks 8 36
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As we go into the World Cup break the average number of yellow cards per EPL Game has been 3.55.

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Yellow Card Football Betting Markets

Betting on Yellow Cards

The best betting sites generally offer

  • First Team Booking
  • First Player Booking
  • To Be Shown A Card
  • Player To Be Sent Off
  • Total Cards

The bookings market tends to be added to bookmaker lists of markets when they have a "rough" idea of which players are going to be involved in the game. 

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Below can see the disciplinary odds for an EPL game between Leeds United and Newcastle United in the 2021/22 EPL season, this will give you a kind of idea of the odds available in the bookings markets. 

Betting Market Betting Odds Best Betting Odds
First Team Booking Leeds @ 1.8 Newcastle United @ 2.0
To Be Shown A Card - Favourites Fabian Scharr @ 2.5 Kalvin Phillips @ 2.6
First Player Booking Junior Firpo@ 8.5 Kalvin Phillips @ 9.5
Total Cards Over 3.5 @ 1.61 Under 3.5 @ 2.48

The odds for First Team Booking and First Player Booking are regularly as above. 

The odds for an individual named player to be shown a card generally go between 1/1 (2.0) and around 7/1 (8.0).

Spread betting firms Sporting Index and Spreadex have a Booking Points market, here they award 25 Points for a red and 10 for a yellow, with a maximum of 35 for any player.

Depending on the teams taking part these spreads are normally around the 40-45 mark. 

When looking at an EPL game check if Bankes, Brookes, Kavanagh, Pawson or Salisbury are in charge. They have an average of over 4 cards per game (Up until the World Cup break).

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How To Place  A Yellow Card Bet

There is a simple process to making a bet on yellow cards the odds will always be available. 

  1. Select an online bookmaker offering the best odds for the player you think will be booked. 
  2. Make that selection and add them to your bet slip
  3. Select the stake you wish to wager
  4. Confirm
  5. You can double-check your bet is on by visiting the history section of your account.

That's it, you are done, your wager is on, and now all you have to do is wait until the match finishes.

If you make the right selection, you win, if your prediction is incorrect you will lose the stake you have wagered just as with any normal bet. 


Accumulators & Bet Builders & Request A Bet

Many of us love accumulating selections for a big payout, and the accumulator tips page is a good starting point. 

Bet builders are becoming increasingly popular and yellow cards are often included as an option in these bet builders. 

EPL Yellow Cards 2021/22 Season

  • A total of 1300 yellow cards from 380 EPL games in the 2021/22 season.

  • Leeds United topped the bookings table with 101 followed by Aston Villa and Newcastle United with 79

  • The Yorkshire club broke the EPL record for most yellow cards in a season - (Sunderland received 94 in the 2014/15 season).

  • James Tarkowski (Burnley), Junior Firpo (Leeds), and Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa) received the most yellow cards in 2021/22. 

  • Referee Craig Pawson issued the most yellow cards this season with 109 from 26 games.  

Yellow Card Awarded Image: Maxisport/Shutterstock

When placing a single or a request a bet wager it is always good to know which players are prone to a yellow card. 

Below you can see the players and teams who have received the most cards in the current 2021/22 EPL season. 

These tables will be updated every week after each round of EPL games, we hope you can glean helpful info from the table. 

Booking odds do vary between the best betting sites so please shop around for the biggest odds. 

Player Club Yellow Cards
Tyrone Mings
Aston Villa 11
James Tarkowski Burnley 11
Junior Firpo
Leeds United 11
Granit Xhaka
Arsenal 10
Yves Bisssouma
Brighton
10
Josh Brownhill
Burnley 10
Conor Gallagher Crystal Palace 10
Bruno Fernandes
Manchester United
10
Jan Bednarek
Southampton 10
Antonio Rudiger
Chelsea 9
Richarlison
Everton 9
Rodrigo Leeds United 9
Scott McTominay
Manchester United
9
Oriol Romeu
Southampton 9
Ruben Neves
Wolves
9
Matty Cash
Aston Villa
8
John McGinn
Aston Villa
8
Christian Norgaard
Brentford 8
Ivan Toney Brentford 8
Marcus Alonso
Chelsea
8
Joel Ward Crystal Palace 8
Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United 8
Luke Shaw
Manchester United
8
Brandon Williams Norwich City 8
Max Arons Norwich City 8
Mohammed Salisu
Southampton
8
Dan Burn Newcastle 8
Joe Linton Newcastle 8
Christian Romero
Tottenham 8
Declan Rice
West Ham
8


If any of the top 6 teams in the bookings table are playing against each other then you could consider that it may be a game with plenty of yellow cards. 

We saw in the recent game between Leeds v Manchester United this in action, with 9 yellow cards issued by referee Paul Tierney. 

All 9 bookings came in the second half!

Team Yellow Cards Red Cards Finishing Position
Leeds
101 3 17th
Newcastle
79 2 11th
Aston Villa
79 3 14th
Everton
78 6 16th
Manchester United
75 2 6th
Brighton
73 2 9th
Burnley
68 2 18th
Tottenham Hotspur
67 1 4th
Crystal Palace
67 1 12th
Southampton
63 2 15th
Chelsea
63 1 3rd
Brentford
61 3 13th
Arsenal
60 4 5th
Wolves
59 3 10th
Watford
57 3 19th
Leicester
55 1 8th
Norwich
55 1 20th
Liverpool
50 1 2nd
West Ham
47 3 7th
Manchester City
42 2 1st


EPL Referee Statistics

You can see that different referees cover a wide number of matches, the key is to check how many cards they average. 

Also, when looking at a bet take into account if the teams have a lot to play for. 

If a card-happy ref is in charge of one of those competitive games it can be wise to check the bookmaker odds on yellow and reds. 

Season 21/22

EPL REF Games Red Cards Yellow Cards
Craig Pawson 26 2 109
Paul Tierney 27 5 107
Anthony Taylor 28 5 104
David Coote 20 2 93
Mike Dean 26 2 82
Michael Oliver 26 7 77
Kevin Friend 18 2 78
Stuart Attwell 20 1 70
Andre Marriner 19 2 63
Darren England 15 1 60
Martin Atkinson 26 2 65
Chris Kavanagh 18 3 69
Jonathan Moss 25 4 58
Peter Bankes 12 2 55
Simon Hooper 15 0 46
Graham Scott 12 1 40
Andy Madley 16 2 36
Robert Jones 12 0 33
Jarred Gillett 9 1 31
John Brooks 4 0 21
Michael Salisbury 3 0 12
Tony Harrington 3 0 7

EPL Yellow Cards 2016 -2021

Team 2020/21 Yellow Cards Team 2019/20 Yellow Cards Team 2018/19 Yellow Cards Team 2017/18 Yellow Cards Team 2016/17 Yellow Cards
Sheffield United 73 Arsenal 86 Watford 77 West Bromwich Albion 73 Watford 84
Fulham 67 Tottenham Hotspur 82 Burnley 75 West Ham United 73 West Bromwich Albion 80
Manchester United 64 Watford 76 Manchester United 73 Crystal Palace 72 Manchester United 78
Aston Villa 63 AFC Bournemouth 74 Arsenal 72 Burnley 65 Sunderland 78
Leeds United 61 Manchester United 73 Wolverhampton Wanderers 72 Manchester United 64 West Ham United 78
Leicester City 61 Everton 70 Southampton 71 Southampton 63 Crystal Palace 77
Newcastle United 61 Aston Villa 68 Fulham 68 Watford 63 Middlesbrough 77
Everton 59 Norwich City 68 Cardiff City 66 Huddersfield Town 62 Chelsea 72
Crystal Palace 54 Burnley 67 AFC Bournemouth 60 Stoke City 62 Everton 72
Tottenham Hotspur 53 Newcastle United 66 Brighton and Hove Albion 60 Manchester City 59 Leicester City 72
Wolverhampton Wanderers 53 Crystal Palace 62 West Ham United 59 Arsenal 57 Manchester City 71
Southampton 52 West Ham United 62 Crystal Palace 58 AFC Bournemouth 55 Stoke City 70
West Bromwich Albion 51 Sheffield United 61 Leicester City 57 Brighton and Hove Albion 54 Arsenal 68
Chelsea 50 Chelsea 60 Newcastle United 57 Leicester City 52 Hull City 67
Burnley 48 Manchester City 60 Tottenham Hotspur 56 Newcastle United 52 Burnley 65
West Ham United 48 Brighton and Hove Albion 57 Everton 55 Everton 51 Tottenham Hotspur 62
Arsenal 47 Wolverhampton Wanderers 57 Huddersfield Town 55 Swansea City 51 Southampton 59
Brighton and Hove Albion 46 Southampton 53 Chelsea 49 Tottenham Hotspur 50 Swansea City 56
Manchester City 46 Leicester City 41 Manchester City 44 Liverpool 44 Liverpool 54
Liverpool 40 Liverpool 38 Liverpool 38 Chelsea 42 AFC Bournemouth 52
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Season
Total Yellow Cards
Averages
2021/22 1300 3.42
2020/21 1097 2.88
2019/20 1281 3.37
2018/19 1222 3.21
2017/18 1164 3.06
2016/17 1392 3.66

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