After delivering a winning selection in his featured column on Saturday, SlipsTips shares a bet from the German Bundesliga on Sunday, with FC Cologne’s clash with Union Berlin taking centre-stage.
Cologne vs Union Berlin (Sunday, 14:30)
Both FC Cologne and Union Berlin will be bidding to maintain their unbeaten starts to the Bundesliga season when the pair do battle on Sunday afternoon.
Steffen Baumgart’s hosts have posted two wins and three draws across their opening five league games of the season, the most recent of which was a 4-2 success at Wolfsburg last weekend.
Union on the other hand, are two points and two places above their opponents in the standings, courtesy of three triumphs and two stalemates thus far.
With the 1×2 betting best avoided in a game that pits two-evenly matched teams against each other, I’m happy to highlight an alternative angle of attack via the card market.
Dipping into Sky Bet’s Total Over Bookings Point section, we can get some 4/5 (SkyBet) won this match generating 40 or more Booking Points and that price makes appeal.
As already alluded to, these two teams have yet to taste defeat in the league this season and it goes without saying that neither side will want to surrender their respective unbeaten streaks at the RheinEnergieStadion on Sunday.
While Cologne are averaging just 1.60 cards per-game this season, and Union a league-low 1.00, I’m prepared to look beyond that here as I feel we have more than enough ingredients for a competitive contest.
What’s more, both teams were averaging in the region of two yellow cards per 90 minutes across the 2021-22 campaign, and it’s also worth pointing out that three of the Billy Goats’ five Bundesliga matches this season have featured a red card
We also have a favourable referee appointment here in the shape of Benjamin Cortus, who dished out seven cards in his solitary Bundesliga outing this season so far, not to mention the German whistler has brandished 40+ Bookings Points in eight of his last 11 German top-flight assignments.
With all this in mind, coupled with the fact that the aforementioned Bookings Points play would have delivered profit in each of the two meetings between the sides last season, siding with the same wager in North Rhine-Westphalia on Sunday seems like a sensible solution at 4/5 (SkyBet).
- 40+ Booking Points – 4/5 (SkyBet)