Here’s our sun dream team world cup tips article where we rank the defenders and GKs based on their Group stage clean sheet odds
sun dream team world cup tips – defender and GK player rankings
This is the first of the Sun player rankings articles. You may have already seen our rules and initial draft team article
The approach has been simple. I’ve taken the clean sheet odds from 1 bookie for each game and then totalled them up. The teams are sorted into the best odds prospects and then 2 defenders are suggested and a goalkeeper. Their price is given next to them.
Team: the teams are ordered by the total clean sheet odds with the team with the best total odds at the top
Rd 1, Rd 2, Rd 3: These are the clean sheet odds for each game the team plays in Rds 1 Rds 2 and Rds 3.
Tot: The total odds of the 3 rounds. The lower the total the better the odds.
Def 1 and Def 2: Def 1 is either the best attacking player or the most gametime secure player but I’ve also taken into account the potential player ratings points which are reasonably significant. Def 2 will be a cheaper version but I have still only tried to pick players with a decent amount of gametime security. They are then priced as per the Dream Team site.
GK: This is who I think will be the first choice GK.
n/a: I’ve used this when I’ve been in doubt about the GK selection.
I’ve used the clean sheet odds when they first came out over a week ago so they were the result of analysis rather than being overly effected by betting patterns and meaningless friendlies.
The schedule maybe hard to read on a phone so here’s the link to the google spreadsheet. You can copy and paste it and then amend as you wish. There’s also an additional Tab which gives the clean sheet stats in the Groups as opposed to sorted by best total.
Hopefully that will help you pick defenders for your team
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