Bookmakers ask the Scottish FA to investigate suspicious betting patterns into Premiership clash between Dundee and Hearts after a number of bets were placed on Dens players to get booked
- Bookmakers have asked the Scottish FA to look into suspicious betting patterns
- An abnormal number of bets were put on Dundee’s match with Hearts last week
- The bets relate to the number of Dundee players to get booked in the league tie
- Bookmakers have yet to rule out complaining to Police Scotland on the issue
Bookmakers have asked the SFA to look into suspicious betting patterns flagged up during last Saturday’s Premiership clash between Dundee and Hearts at Dens Park.
Third-placed Hearts won the game 1-0 thanks to a late strike from Jamie Walker. And Sportsmail understands several gambling firms have now raised serious concerns over a number of bets placed on yellow cards for Dundee players.
Dens first-team stars Max Anderson, Leigh Griffiths, Paul McGowan and Danny Mullen were all booked by referee Willie Collum.
Bookmakers have asked the Scottish FA to look into suspicious betting on Dundee’s match with Hearts
A number of bets were placed on on yellow cards for Dundee players last weekend
Leading bookies have agreements with the SFA to exchange any intelligence on irregular betting patterns surrounding Scottish football.
And suspicions over the sums staked on bookings at Dens Park have now been referred to the SFA Security and Integrity unit.
Should any evidence of insider betting be uncovered, the matter will be handed over to the SFA’s compliance officer to consider disciplinary proceedings and a Notice of Complaint.
Four Dundee players were booked by referee Willie Collum (right) last weekend
Bookmakers have yet to rule out a complaint to Police Scotland or potential criminal action.
The SFA’s task force is chaired by Security and Integrity officer Martin Stolarek, who tackles any issues relating to match fixing and is tasked with increasing awareness and education amongst clubs, players, coaches and officials.
Dundee were last night asked for comment, while Hearts said they were unaware of the investigation.
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