Friday's & Saturday's player betting accumulator covers action from the Championship and involves two cards and one anytime goalscorer a best price of x/x.
Huddersfield vs Stoke
Terriers talisman Danny Ward is in the form of his life, in his last six starts he has registered an assist and scored six goals. He reached the peak of his powers last weekend in a seven goal thriller at the Madejski as 50% of his six shots found the back of the net.
Ward opened his account for the afternoon with his sides second, a close control and quick finish on the swivel. His second was a gift courtesy of Luke Southwood as the Royals shot stopper spilt a cross at the feet of Ward. His third, the pick of the bunch, was a rasping strike into the far stanchion from 25 yards.
Ward has never been what you would consider prolific but there is no denying he is amidst a purple patch and will come into this fixture brimming with confidence having bagged only his second career hattrick in his last appearance. Therefore, backing him to find the net once more seems the obvious value here.
Middlesbrough vs Coventry
Middlesbrough’s clash with Coventry provides us with the perfect concoction of circumstances for bookings with a card happy referee, overseeing a poorly disciplined side.
Matt Donohue has the whistle, and by the second tier's standards, is pretty card happy averaging over four per game. He has brandished at least four in his last five games, giving seven in one and ten in another!
Only Blackburn have picked up more cards than the hosts this season and one of the usual suspects is Matt Crooks. A common misconception with the big man is that he cannot play and whilst that could not be further from the truth, his cumbersome stature combined with his hands-on approach does mean he is familiar with the officials. This season he has accumulated eight bookings (joint-most in the division) and has a career cards per 90 average of 0.34%. So, either which way you look at it, the 3.75 about him to be booked on Saturday is too large.
It also does not hurt that he could be opposing Callum O’Hare. Not only is he the division's most fouled player, drawing 71 in total, but he is also considerably smaller and lighter than Crooks making a Crooks card inevitable.
Hull vs Swansea
The final leg of the treble comes via Hull’s bout with Swansea where I have dipped into the card market once more. Leigh Doughty is incharge of this one, another one of the Championships finest, averaging 4.64Y and 0.18R per game.
At 3.75 with 365, I do not think you can look past DiShon Bernard. Like Crooks, he too has eight cards to his name this campaign making him one of the dirtiest players in the division. With three coming in his last five league appearances operating on the right side of a back three he may struggle to contain the Swans left side where Ryan Manning and Joel Latibeaudiere operate. The pair have drawn an average of 3.9 fouls per game.