I’m sure many of you have seen my Cheat Sheets on my social pages and more recently the update to my website. I understand it may look confusing at first, so I thought I’d create a handy guide explaining what exactly they are and how they can be used.
What is a Cheat Sheet?
A Cheat Sheet is essentially a stats pack, giving you instant access to the most important stats for picking bet builders all in one place. It’s what I and many of my followers use to help pick player and team selections and they are particularly useful when picking bet builders (a bet that allows you to combine multiple selections from the same match). Cheat sheets for football also help with picking expert football tips and predictions.
I also do live Cheat Sheets on my social pages, I aim to sort them for every televised game, whether that be a match in the top 5 leagues in Europe, such as a European accumulator or just a midweek EFL Accumulator or Premier League accumulator. If I’m not too busy, I’ll always be happy to sort more Cheat Sheets that aren’t available on my site. Feel free to just ask me on my Twitter.
Which stats are included on my websites Cheat Sheet Betting Tool?
There are both defensive and offensive stats included on the Cheat Sheet betting tool which covers the most popular selections in bet builder markets. I’ve added a summary of all the player and team stats provided in the graphic below, but it essentially covers anything you’d need when picking a bet builder.
With just a click, you have instant access to data covering shots/shots on target a player averages a game, along with how many fouls they draw, how many goals they’ve scored and how how many assists they have this season. Sorry to brag, but it’s actually so good and all available for free!
As for the defensive section, this is where I’d look for bookings bets. You can see players average stats for tackles and fouls per game, along with their bookings record this season (how many yellow/red cards they’ve received).
The attacking section can be ordered however you like by just clicking a specific stat, I’d personally be looking at who’s averaging the most shots on target per game, whilst still providing value odds wise.
It’s also worth looking at defensive players who take a good amount of shots, for instance you’d get great odds on a Pinnock shot on target and he averages 0.41 a game, or play it safer and go for just a shot.
Fouls drawn – The average number of times a player is fouled.
Shots on target – The average number of shots on target a player registers.
Shots – The average number of total shots that a player takes. This includes shots that are on target, off target and blocked.
Goals – A player’s total goal tally.
Assists – A player’s total assist tally.
The defensive section can also be ordered however you like by just clicking a specific stat, I’d personally be looking at who’s averaging the highest amount of fouls and also checking their bookings record.
If you’re familiar with the squads, it’s also worth checking out which opposition player they’ll be up against. If their potential opponent averages a high amount of fouls drawn, it makes it more appealing for me personally to back the defensive player for a booking.
Fouls – The average amount of times a player commits a foul. At risk of stating the obvious, players who make more fouls generally pick up the most yellow and red cards.
Tackles – How many tackles a player makes per 90 minutes played, always worth looking at as it shows you the players who tend to be really involved defensively.
Total yellow/red cards – This pretty much explains itself, it’s the total number of yellow or red cards picked up by a specific player.
This is so satisfying to look at eh? It’s all the key stats behind both sides, I look at this when finalising my bet builders. I’ll break it down by each section.
🎯 Shots on Target – This shows how many shots on target each side tends to get, but also how many they concede. I’ll look at this and weigh up whether or not to take a shots on target selection, whether that be for a team or a specific player.
⛳ Corners – These can be pretty fun to track, the stats below show how many they take and concede on average. There’s plenty of factors that can play into this though, there’s usually value in underdogs to get corners and if they’re chasing a game there’s even more reason to get up and attack.
🟨 Cards – This essentially breaks down the average cards for each side, but how many their opposition tend to get too. It’s usually due to a side having high fouls/fouls drawn stats and when picking a bet I’ll sometimes look at a teams cards selection. It also helps when picking a player for a card if they’re up against a side who tend to get their opposition carded.
⚽ Goals – You can’t beat a goals bet sometimes, whether you’re looking for a goalscorer, both teams to score or just fancy an over/unders bet the averages across this season are shown. This definitely helps with goals selections, along with checking the team news for each side to see which key players will feature/miss out.
Which stats are included in my Twitter Cheat Sheets?
One difference between my website and Twitter Cheat Sheets is that the Twitter sheets are done an hour before kick-off in the game. That allows me to add Potential Opponents once the two teams have confirmed their starting XIs, usually an hour before the match begins. I’ll post these sheets exclusively on my Twitter and the Potential Opponents column gives you some insight into who the top rated Offensive and Defensive players starting in the game are coming up against.
As I said at the start of the article too, my website will cover the English Premier League and Champions League, but on Twitter I’ll be able to sort them for near enough every televised game. I also add in a tab to show the referee for the game, along with their average yellow/red cards to give you a better understanding as to how lenient or harsh they may be.
How can I use the Twitter Cheat Sheets?
As I mentioned earlier in this guide, my Cheat Sheets are designed to help with picking bets, particularly bet builders they aren’t specific tips from me. When picking my own bet builders I will always refer to my Cheat Sheet stats to help make a more informed decision.
Of course it’s not going to guarantee you wins, but I’ve listed several tips and tricks that you should consider when using my Cheat Sheet below. These are all things that I do when picking my own bet builders.
Check the Referee’s Stats
Certain referees can be harsher when it comes to how lenient or harsh they can be when it comes to bookings. Their stats will give you an idea of how many cards they usually show so you could use this information to decide whether or not you want to include booking-based selections in your bet.
When picking a player to be booked check the fouls committed AND yellow card stats
Often these two stats do line up with each other with the players committing more fouls getting more yellow cards. If that’s the case then happy days, they will likely be a good selections to be booked. Occasionally, there may be a player who commits a lot of fouls but doesn’t receive many cards. If so then you may want to consider why that is – what sort of positions are they fouling in? What types of fouls are they making? Some players are better than others at making fouls without really attracting the referees attention so this is something to keep in mind.
Check out a player’s potential opponents when picking a player to be booked
I always like to do this when picking my bet builders as there are often certain match-ups that standout. One way to do this is to first of all pick out a player from the defensive section that you may fancy to be booked and then check their potential opponents. From there look to see if their potential opponents rank highly in the fouls drawn section. If they do, then you would assume fouls will be likely between those players and this could lead to a booking.
For example, imagine Liverpool were playing Man United… You may fancy Trent Alexander-Arnold to be booked if he ranks highly in fouls committed and yellow cards. You then check his potential opponents and he looks like he’ll be up against Marcus Rashford. By checking the fouls drawn section for Man United you see that Rashford ranks highly in fouls drawn. That would then rightly lead you to believe that Alexander-Arnold is likely to be involved in some fouls with Rashford and therefore could be a good selection to be booked.
I hope this guide helps to answer any questions you may have about my Cheat Sheets and if you do still have any further ones then feel free to send me a direct message on Twitter. Also, remember to send me your Cheat Sheet winners when you get them!
Good luck with your bets! 🤝