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.