Football: Fellaini’s Yellow Peril?

Manchester United travel to the Riverside Stadium to take on Middlesbrough in the early kickoff in the Premier League Sunday, needing a win to further their chances of a top four spot and entry into next season’s Champions League.

By contrast, Boro are lanquishing in the relegation zone, having just disposed of Aitor Karanka as their latest manager.

Both sides have plenty to play for, and this game could easily have a physical edge. With this in mind, we at Lap of the Odds have taken a look at the bookings markets.

The referee, Jonathan Moss, averages around four bookings a game, and lanky, mop-haired midfield enforcer Marouane Fellaini is quoted with Paddy Power at 9/4 to have his name taken at anytime during the match. He has been booked in four of nine Premier League starts and is 6/4 with most other major betting firms.

For the more adventurous, he is 11/1 with Paddy Power to be the first player to incur the referee’s wrath.

Recommendation: Fellaini to be booked at anytime at 9/4, Paddy Power


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