Asian Total Cards Betting Market Explained

Written By: Bradley Gibbs
Last Updated: March 1, 2023

We’ve covered the ‘Total Cards’ market, which is where you bet on over or under a certain number of cards being shown in a football match. 

Now we’re going to look at the ‘Asian Total Cards’ betting market. With this market, you still bet on the number of cards shown during the course of a football match, but there’s more to it. 

Betting on the Asian Total Cards

For those new to betting, or those yet to fully explore the football betting markets, ‘Asian Total Cards’ can seem confusing. 

When betting on the ‘Total Cards’ market, you have only two options. You can go under or over. For example, you can bet on ‘Over 2.5 Cards’. In terms of result, there are only two options. You can win, or you can lose. 

When it comes to Asian Totals, the number of options increases, and this is where things get slightly more complicated.

The thing with Asian cards is you have a different number of outcomes depending on which total you select. 

With Asian Totals, you have full totals, three quarter totals, half totals and quarter totals 

For example: 

  • Over 1 Total Cards 
  • Over 1.25 Total Cards
  • Over 1.5 Total Cards
  • Over 1.75 Total Cards

The same applies if you go under: 

  • Under 1 Total Cards 
  • Under 1.25 Total Cards 
  • Under 1.5 Total Cards 
  • Under 1.75 Cards

So what do all these extra numbers mean? Let’s start with the full totals first. 

If you bet on the full asian totals, let’s say ‘Over 2 Total Cards’, you would think that there are only two outcomes, right? Either there’s more than two cards or there isn’t, resulting in either win or lose. 

However, this isn’t the case. If there are more than two cards, you win the bet. If there are less than two cards, you lose the bet. There’s also a third option. If exactly two cards are shown during the game, your stake is refunded.

Now, for half totals. For example, let’s assume you’ve bet on ‘Over 1.5 Cards’. Here, if there are two or more cards in the match, you’ll win the bet. If there’s less than two, you’ll lose. With half totals, it’s nice and simple. There are only two outcomes, win or lose.

When you get to quarter totals and three quarter totals, this is where things tend to be more confusing. 

We’ll start with quarter totals. 

If you bet on ‘Under 2.25 Cards’ and there are less than two cards in the game, you’ll win. However, if there are two cards exactly, you will win half of the amount you would’ve done for a full win, and receive the remaining half of your stake as a refund. If there are three or more cards, you will lose the bet entirely. 

Reversely, if you bet on ‘Over 2.25 Cards’ and there are three or more cards, you’ll win. If there are two cards exactly you’ll lose half of your stake and receive a refund for the rest. If there is only one card in the game, you will lose entirely. 

Now let’s look at three quarters (or .75) totals. If you bet on ‘Under 2.75 Cards’ and there are two cards shown, you’ll win. If there are three cards, you lose half, and if there are four cards, you lose entirely. On the other hand, if you bet on ‘Over 2.75 Cards’, two cards results in a loss, three cards results in a half win, and four cards results in a full win. 

Advantages of Asian Total Cards 

Betting on Asian Totals can take some getting used to and there will be some confusion along the way, after all, it’s quite a complicated market. However, once you get to grips with it, it can be a great betting market to get involved in. 

Why is betting on Asian Total Cards good? Well, for a start, there are more chances to win, or at the very least, more chances to avoid losing. 

Asian Total Cards is great for those punters who like a bit of insurance. It’s like the ‘Draw No Bet’ market but more versatile. When you bet on Asian Total Cards, you know that there’s going to be a chance of getting a refund, winning half, or getting half of your stake back, which is great, especially if you prefer things to be a little less black and white. 

Asian Total Cards Strategy 

As mentioned in all our card betting articles, you’ll want to have a strategy in place. That doesn’t necessarily mean being really complicated with your approach. In fact, you’ll want to keep things simple. 

A simple strategy, or just a plan of action, a way of doing things systematically, can help card bettors to achieve better results. 


As always, you should specialise. Don’t try to identify bets across lots of different markets. Narrow it down, maybe even focus solely on trying to identify Asian Total Cards bets. 

You should also look to decrease the number of games that you’re looking at. This is purely because there’s too much football for you to focus on it all. Pick a few leagues to focus on and know those leagues inside out. This will give you a solid foundation from which to build. 

Card stats 

If you’re going to seriously bet on Asian Total Cards, then you need to get to grips with the card stats in your chosen leagues. And it’s not just a case of flicking through a list to see which teams have the most cards. 

You need to learn about how different teams perform in terms of cards. For example, does one team collect more cards when they play away from home against a certain type of opposition. Does another team pick up more cards at home in games where they’re going to be on the back foot?

It’s important to understand how teams perform in all types of games from a cards point of view. 


The same can be said for fouls. Don’t just keep track of how many fouls a team has committed. Try to dig deeper, try to understand when, how and why teams are committing fouls. 

If you know that certain teams commit more or less fouls in certain games, against certain opposition, then you will be better positioned to make the right Asian Total Cards betting moves. 


If you’re betting on any card market, you’ll want to brush up on referees. Knowing the referees in the leagues you plan to bet on is a must, especially if you’re going to dabble in the Asian Total Cards market. 

It’s one thing having the information on the teams and players involved, but if you don’t know how referees behave, then you don’t have the full picture and are therefore not in a position to make the most informed betting decision. 

Finding the stats you need 

Fortunately, there are lots of great resources available to those looking to bet on Asian Total Cards. 

You’ll find plenty of websites that provide all the stats necessary on cards, fouls, tackles, referees etc, and these can be found in some of our other articles (LINK HERE?). 

Bookmakers offering the ‘Asian Total Cards’ market

In truth, there aren’t many bookmakers that offer the somewhat niche ‘Asian Total Cards’ market. For some big fixtures, some firms will price this up, but very few offer it on a regular basis. 


If you’re looking to get involved in the ‘Asian Total Cards’ market, then bet365 is the best bet. 

Finding this market on bet365 couldn’t be easier. Visit the website of the mobile app. From the home page, select ‘Soccer’ from the sports menu on the left hand side. 

From the main soccer page, all you do is find the game that you’re looking for. If it’s kicking off in the near future, then it’ll likely be on the main list. If not, just find it from the competition menu. 

Once you’ve arrived at the main odds page for your chosen game, you just need to select the ‘Cards’ tab from the top of the page, and then scroll down until you hit the ‘Asian Total Cards’ option. It’s as easy as that. 

Bradley Gibbs
Bradley Gibbs

Bradley is a freelance writer and sports betting analyst, specialising in all things golf, football, and horse racing, who has also written a variety of educational sports betting content. Over the years, Bradley has produced a plethora of content in the sports betting niche, writing for numerous websites and publications, including popular UK betting newspaper The Racing & Football Outlook.

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