How To Bet On Free-Kick & Fouls Betting Markets

The number of markets offered by the major UK bookmakers keeps expanding, giving bettors more options than ever. Since there was more interest in betting on fouls and free throws last season, we’ve responded to some of your questions today, including which bookies provide these markets and a guide so you can better orient yourself if you decide to venture into these betting markets.

Free-Kick & Fouls Betting Markets Explained

Which bookmakers allow betting on fouls and free-kicks?

Bet365 is still one of the best places to bet because it has a wide range of “free-kick” markets and other betting options. The Stoke-based company stands out because it can include these and other choices on Premier League games in a Bet Builder.

It’s important to remember that offsides are not taken into account, nor are the related free kicks. William Hill is another bookmaker whose foul and free-kick markets have impressed us. They provide a standard over under line for team fouls in Premier League games. Additionally, over the past year, we have discovered them to be really reasonably priced.

Who are the referees that give the most fouls?

When betting on football, knowing which referee will be in charge can often increase your chances of getting profit. This is especially true if you are betting on markets which are directly linked to a referee’s style like, for instance, the card markets, fouls and free kicks.

Some referees tend to have a more “permissive” style, which means they give fewer fouls and cards. Others, on the other hand, are more severe and will stop the game more frequently and also hand out more cards. The statistics of referees are easy to find, and you should look at them before betting on these kinds of markets.

Our experts at also provide tips on these markets in our “players to be booked acca” page or as part of our regular bet builder tips. Following their tips is a great way to get started with these markets, as our experts will have all their selections well-researched before publishing and will also provide a full rationale so you can fully understand their thought process.

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