Yellow Cards: Betting Guide – PSG football analysis, news, bets and reviews


Nowadays, big league matches like Ligue 1 and UEFA Champions League have around 100 betting markets for each separate match.

This means that every match is a multiverse of betting options. If you add the variety of odds due to market fluctuations and sporting facts like goals, injuries and substitutions, the options are indeed endless. Let’s learn more about this popular betting market: yellow cards

But before jumping into this aftermarket content, you can check out our A beginner’s guide to football betting if you want to learn the basics.

Betting on the number of yellow cards

The number of yellows a team will get is not arbitrary. There are ways to predict whether a game is likely to produce a high number of yellow cards or not.

Some teams are prone to violent fouls. Their yellow card average will be higher, which will affect betting odds. This means that you cannot simply bet on teams without considering the odds, as your profits will be affected by the prices (odds) you get in the markets.
To profit in the long term, you have to anticipate what is going to happen.

Examples of Market Timing

Suppose PSG face a tough opponent like Real Madrid on the road. In this hypothetical scenario, it is the second leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, and the aggregate result at the moment is PSG 1 – 0 Real Madrid.

Marquinhos and Sergio Ramos have already received yellow cards. The best central defenders who usually start on the bench are injured, including Kimpembe.

This means that the coach will have to rely on the experience of regulars to avoid red.
In this scenario, we are unlikely to see yellow with PSG. Attacking teams tend to produce fewer yellows. This means that you should bet against them in this scenario.

More/less yolks

The yellow card market is a typical over/under market. This means that you have to bet if the game or a team will have a specific number of cards.
We will post a detailed guide to over/under markets, but we will explain with a simple example.

If you bet the game has more than 3.5 yellow cards, you lose the bet if the game has 3 cards or less, and you win it if it produces 4 or more cards. The market uses a decimal number to avoid a “zero bet”, a concept we will also explore in an upcoming guide.

Yellow Card Betting Markets

There are several markets for yellow cards. You can bet if a specific player will receive one. You can also bet on who will be the first player to get one.

You can bet on which team will get first, and you can even bet if there will be any yellows in the match (over/under 0.5 cards), and if a specific team will have yellows (over/under 0 visitors ,5 yolks)

Like any other market, it is an exciting secondary market that can be profitable based on knowledge of the sport.

You can make the most of your knowledge regarding the situation of the teams, the mood of the teams, etc. The last game of PSG yesterday, the draw against Reims was a game full of cards.

Check out our Reims 0 – 0 PSG betting review to see our analysis of betting on match results and whether you can profit from betting on PSG to win matches or just on handicaps.


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