What Is A Clean Sheet In Football Betting?

Written By: William Bunker
Last Updated: January 27, 2022

In sport, especially in English football, this is where a team completes a match without conceding. This term is often used to describe a goalkeeper’s form, as well as to describe the defensive record of a team. In theory, the more clean sheets a team has kept the better that team’s defense and keeper have been playing.

What Is A Clean Sheet In Football Betting?

The same meaning is found in betting. If you bet on a team to keep a clean sheet, that means that you’re betting that they won’t let in a goal. Most bets are counted only up to the full-time whistle, therefore any extra time goals or penalties will not count to that bet.

Origins of The Term ‘Clean Sheet’ 

This term originates from the-old timey use of sheets of white paper to record the scores in football matches. No goals conceded meant no marks on the page and a clean sheet. This term has outlived the sheets of paper and lasted into the digital age.

William Bunker

I’ve always been partial to a flutter on any big sports event, ever since I had pocket money to spend. This sports gambling hobby made the transition into gambling and casino writing a natural one. I’ve always loved watching and playing football growing up and am an avid follower of Chelsea FC.

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