Mike Dean, everyone’s ‘favourite’ referee, is 4/1 to brandish the 100th red card of his Premier League career this weekend, according to SportNation.bet
Sunday afternoon both Manchester City and Chelsea face the wrath of Dean and as both sides share joint-top in the Wirral-born’s black book with nine dismissals each – players will need to be on their best behaviour.
David Luiz is the favourite to be Dean’s milestone victim at 25/1 – The Brazilian has had some history with Sergio Aguero in this fixture and may look at redemption after the Argentine striker was sent off for a terrible tackle on the defender. Aguero himself is priced at 80/1.
Known for his over exaggerating officiating, the stage is set for Dean with the Sky cameras in town and the odds of him celebrating the occasion himself are short at 8/1.
A trademark no look card, whether yellow or red is priced at 10/1 and a dismissal in the second half is more favourable at 7/1 than the 14/1 offered for the first half.
The 50-year-old has reached to his back pocket for a red on average every 4.7 matches throughout his career, and continued his trigger happy form this year with nine red cards in just 19 Premier League games and is 41 dismissals ahead of the next top flight’s current-serving referee Martin Atkinson.
A SportNation.bet spokesman said: “The stage is set for the Mike Dean Show. The opportunity to hit the landmark red card in one of the biggest matches in the Premier League – in front of the TV cameras – means it would be brave to bet against football’s most famous referee becoming the story on Sunday afternoon.”
Odds on Mike Dean from Sportnation
To show a red card in the game:4/1
Second half red card: 7/1
Dean acknowledging/celebrating the red card: 8/1
Sarcastic cheer from the crowd if a red card is given: 10/1
A trademark no look card (yellow or red): 10/1
First half red card: 14/1
Both teams to be shown a red card: 66/1
To be sent off
David Luiz: 25/1
Marcos Alonso: 28/1
Antonio Rudiger: 28/1
Aymeric Laporte: 28/1
Kyle Walker: 33/1Cesar Azpilicueta: 33/1
Gonzalo Higuain: 66/1
Sergio Aguero: 80/1
A manager to the stands: 33/1