Our tipster Jones Knows is back for another season and wants to take advantage of the surge in card numbers by backing Ederson at 7/1 to show one.
1pt on Ederson to show a card against Burnley (7/1 with Sky Bet – Bet Here!)
Here we go again. Start again. Back to a bank of zero. We managed to climb our way to a +43 amount of profit in the last campaign so the goal should be to sail it. No one likes to stay.
The ban on time-wasting and opposition is music to the ears of someone like me who despises the lack of respect for referees and the utter inadequacies of the time-keeping system in top-level football. .
The message was picked up loud and clear by the officials judging by last week’s EFL fixture list. There have been 190 yellow cards shown across the three leagues – that’s 54 more than the opening weekend of last season and is the most shown in the last 20 years of data. Shockingly, 29 of the cards were shown for wasting time. An increase of 28 from the previous opening weekend where only one was shown on the fixture list.
Of course, betting on yellow cards is a common and popular way in the football betting scene and this trend is growing. aka sample size, something that will definitely be tested in the opening weeks of the season. The bookmakers are very nervous about pricing the booking points and individual card markets – and when the bookmakers are nervous, the punters should act in anticipation that the total number of yellow cards will increase.
Referee Craig Pawson could be out to make a statement in front of the cameras for this season opener and my eyes are drawn to Ederson at 7/1 to get a card. The Brazilian has been booked in four of his last 12 away games and is playing for a side that has been given a 79 per cent chance of winning this game, meaning he is likely to have the chance to slow the game down if City are in front. high.
1pt to Tomas Soucek to score a header against Bournemouth (22/1 with Sky Bet – Bet Here!)
Bournemouth conceded 21 goals from set-pieces (not including penalties) last season – the most of any team. Furthermore, Andoni Iraola’s side have conceded 23 goals from corners and free kicks in his last two spells in charge of the club – also the worst record of any side. This suggests to me that he will not spend too much time worrying about being organized from defensive set-piece situations and Moyes will be licking his lips at the prospect of beating them from wide areas.
My eyes were drawn to Tomas Soucek at the prices. His powers seem to be on the wane this season but he’s still a huge threat from set-pieces. In his last seven appearances in the Premier League last season he had 12 shots on goal against a backdrop of 1.17 worth of expected goals – a healthy return. Five of the tries were headers, so the 22/1 Sky Bet are hanging on him scoring with a header seems generous.
1pt from Trent Alexander-Arnold to register an assist against Chelsea (3/1 with Sky Bet – Bet Here!)
Ever since Jurgen Klopp changed Trent Alexander-Arnold’s position ahead of Arsenal’s draw last season, Liverpool’s performance level has risen, with his creative skills being used to a greater extent. central position. And while his prices in various markets have failed to mirror his recent more attack-minded hybrid role, there remain betting angles to exploit.
In that time, no player has made more successful passes in the opposition half (382) and no player has registered more assists than the seven Alexander-Arnold has conjured in his last 10 Premier League games. League last season. He also ranks second for penalty-box entries (116) – simplified as balls are played in the box – behind Kieran Trippier. And he ranked fourth for chances created (23).
In a Liverpool team that will certainly not hold back on Sunday, all this evidence points to 100/30 with Sky Bet registering another assist at Stamford Bridge which is a preferred game.