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Bet of the day: Palace’s Cabaye first player to be booked in FA Cup final

| 21.05.2016

Holly Thackeray | May 21, 2016

Coral’s bet of the day

  • Cabaye has joint most yellow cards for his club in Premier League
  • The Frenchman has also conceded second highest amount of league fouls for Palace
  • Eagles playmaker Cabaye has already been carded against Man Utd this campaign

Cabaye enticing 8/1 to be first player booked in FA Cup final

Whether you’re headed to Wembley today, or simply spectating on the silver screen, Coral are helping customers around the country warm up for the 2016 FA Cup final with an abundance of exciting wagers and magnificent special markets available.

Be you a Crystal Palace supporter, Manchester United fan, traditional rooter for the underdog or simply a neutral, it always makes things more interesting to have a sneaky stake in the match outcome. So, Coral duly present our hand-picked bet of the day featuring Eagles midfielder Yohan Cabaye at 8/1 to be the first player booked.

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As Alan Pardew seeks to avenge his FA Cup final loss as a player, by coaching his Selhurst Park heroes to a surprise victory, there should be much passion on show. So, read on to find out why we think this is the weekend wager for you…

Cabaye card history hints at gung-ho approach

Of course, the desire won’t just be emanating from the Eagles dugout, as rumours suggest this may very well be Louis van Gaal’s last chance at silverware, and final game as, Man Utd gaffer.

So, there is plenty at stake in this match, aside from the coveted FA Cup itself, with Palace potentially securing European football for the first time in their history if they win at Wembley.

The Red Devils, with their collection of exciting attackers like Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, will be expected to boast the lions’ share of possession and chances at Wembley, meaning Eagles midfield artist Cabaye will have to get stuck in and be tasked with winning the ball back as well as creating.

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Formerly of PSG and Newcastle United, conductor Cabaye is known for being tenacious in the tackle sometimes, supported by stats that the France international has recorded the joint-most amount of club yellow cards in the Premier League for Palace, with seven alongside defender Scott Dann and eight overall in all competitions across the season.

Midfield leader Cabaye ranks second for most Eagles league fouls with 38, and has also already seen yellow in the FA Cup. If that’s not enough to convince you Cabaye is most likely to be rash, the 30-year-old has also already been cautioned against the Red Devils this term and received his card as early as the 18th minute.

So, canny Cabaye seems a savvy 8/1 shout for the first FA Cup final booking, considering his recent history and the fact his club may be on the back foot. Don’t miss out!


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Holly Thackeray

Holly is a member of the content team, and can often be found on the sports desk writing about favourite topics Serie A and East Asian footballing nations. A recent darts convert, she is also a fully-fledged member of Barney's Army and a proud Leeds-born Manchester United fan.