RefWatch: Premier League yellow card betting tips – 9 Dec 23

After a bumper midweek of Premier League action, the latest batch of Premier League yellow card betting tips features a number of players walking a suspension tightrope. As ever, five cautions equals a one-game ban, and we believe that these players are particularly vulnerable to the referee's wrath.

Firstly though, here's a a list of this weekend's refereeing appointments, and some vital stats for Premier League yellow card betting:

Refwatch – Bankes set for another busy afternoon

Of the referees that have made 10+ appearances this term, and have been appointed this weekend, Peter Bankes has the highest rate of yellow cards per-game. He is officiating Manchester United vs Bournemouth, though that game isn't on our watchlist below.

Premier League yellow card betting tips – 9 December 2023

Crystal Palace v Liverpool: Jordan Ayew – 17/5

Crystal Palace's long-time servant, the ever-reliable Jordan Ayew, is the man to keep an eye on in the early kick-off against Liverpool, with the forward having picked up four bookings already in the Premier League. Tellingly, two of Ayew's four bookings this season have come against sides in the traditional so-called ‘big six'.

Should Palace find themselves in a decent position late on against title contenders Liverpool, there will be a desire to frustrate, with the need to waste time and resort to uncompromising physical play. Ayew might well be a part of that strategy, and despite going four games without receiving a caution, this could be a match too far for the Ghanaian.

Ayew part of our Premier League yellow card betting tips
Jordan Ayew is the most fouled Premier League player, but could pick up a fifth booking this weekend. (Photo by Icon sport)

Brighton v Burnley: Jordan Beyer – 3/1

Jordan Beyer of Burnley has the third most bookings in the Premier League with five, which saw him miss their defeat away to Wolves on Tuesday evening. Therefore, he'll be back and ready to start at the heart of defence if called upon by Vincent Kompany. Despite going three games without a booking, Beyer then picked up cautions in back-to-back matches against West Ham and Sheffield United respectively.

So, at a very modest price of 3/1, his history of bookings and being a bit rusty after a rest midweek against a feisty, quick and attacking Brighton side, it doesn't bode well for Beyer staying out of the referee's notebook.

Man United vs Burnley
Jordan Beyer has the joint-third most bookings in the Premier League. (Photo by Icon sport)

Wolves v Nottingham Forest: Nelson Semedo – 9/4

Mario Lemina (47/20) is a potentially more obvious shout, given that he's got seven bookings to his name already and has been cautioned in his last two appearances. But since he is already just three yellows away from a two-game ban he will be forced to be more careful.

Therefore, full-back Nelson Semedo is a more intelligent option. He's currently on five yellow cards so has served his first suspension for yellow cards. And Wolves as a whole have picked up the second-most bookings in the league, making Semedo a decent pick.

Nelson Semedo Wolves
Semedo has also committed 23 fouls to date – the second most in the Wolves squad. (Photo by Icon sport)

Aston Villa v Arsenal: Boubacar Kamara – 13/5

We head to the late kick-off to conclude Saturday's Premier League yellow card betting tips. Kamara has committed the sixth-most fouls in the entire league, resulting in five yellow cards already, and that spells trouble against a technically gifted Arsenal side that is very capable of making opposition players lose patience and composure.

Current stats indicate that Kamara and Aston Villa will be particularly troubled by Bukayo Saka in this regard. The England international has been fouled 30 times in the Premier League, which is the second most – only behind Ayew – so Kamara covering and helping out his full back could be an easy route for him to pick up a sixth yellow of the season.

Be sure to check out a lot more of our free betting tips ahead of this weekend's Premier League action.


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