A clean sheet in soccer betting means the same thing as a shut-out where one team holds another team scoreless for an entire match.
It is a stat that is often credited to the goalkeeper. For instance, in a 1-0 game, you might say, “the goalkeeper kept a clean sheet.”
An example of a recent clean sheet betting came in the recent international clash when Italy hosted Finland. On the 1×2 money line, Italy was -400, the draw was +450, while Finland was +1500.
However, you could also bet that Italy and/or Finland to hold the other team scoreless. You might see these odds displayed as win to nil at your online sportsbook.
- Italy to win the game to nil (clean sheet) was yes -162, no +120
- Finland to win the game to nil was yes +1200, no -10000.
If one team has a particularly strong defensive record, or one of the offenses struggles to score, it is an interesting wager to consider in order to enhance the betting odds.