When it comes to betting on soccer, there are a multitude of wagers and some of the most popular ones relate to cards. There are bets called Card Handicap where you can bet on which team will get the most cards. Other betting cards options include Total Cards, First Card Received, Time of First Card, and Number of Team Cards.
Indeed, a US sportsbook such as Bet365 have a section devoted to “Cards” when it comes to the pre-match betting markets.
The first betting market you’ll generally see is “Number of Cards in Match” which is a straight choice between Over / Under a certain number of cards.
For a standard game, you might expect the line to be 2.5 cards, although it could be a good deal higher for a match such as a derby or one involving teams with poor disciplinary records.
You can also bet on a particular player to be carded. Betting odds on a certain player can be anywhere from 3-1 to 9-1, so it’s not an easy wager, but it would pay off a nice price.