One of the most common betting markets in Football is Both Teams to Score. The market has just the two options (simply yes or no), this makes it a very simple and easy market to bet on. The other beauty of the Both Teams to Score market is the fact that it doesn’t matter what the score is, a 1-1 means the same as a 5-5 if you’ve picked Both Teams to Score – Yes.
One of the best things about Both Teams to Score accumulators, is that they aren’t over until the final whistle. All it takes is for both teams to find the net and as I said it never matters what the score is or who’s winning. Even such things as a consolation goal can be enough for a selection to land, whereas if a team you backed is losing 5-0 at HT, you’d pretty much say that the selection is a loser, but with Both Teams to Score it’s never dead.
With the Both Teams to Score market being such a popular choice for a lot of bettors, the amount of statistics and analysis available is very high and most football statistical websites will have entire pages dedicated to the Both Teams to Score market. It’s then best to understand what the best methods for Both Teams are to Score, obviously a high percentage over a large range of matches is the best indicator. However, it’s still very good to understand what other patterns indicate a high chance of Both Teams scoring, especially when combined with such statistics as (home & away form, last 5 matches and form against teams previously).
It’s always good to keep an eye out for high scoring teams, with strong attacks and weak defences, these teams will become your ‘bankers’ throughout the season. A lot of teams will throw everything they can to essentially outscore you and not be too concerned with defensive styles of play. Another good avenue to go down when assigning certain teams to this style of play, is to keep track of how your larger sides in respective leagues (Liverpool, Dortmund, Real Madrid, Napoli) are doing. Especially when playing away from home against highly ranked teams in their respective leagues, they will always be suspect to a goal to be conceded and to assert their dominance enough to get on the scoresheet. Baring this in mind, will keep you in good stead, essentially tracking the away favourites.
Building on from the away favourites tracking, a market which has grown in popularity massively due to its ability to have smaller accumulators returning larger returns. The Win & BTTS has really kicked off recently and the number of massive odds winners that you see floating around social media is incredible. With the market allowing you to combine the two outcomes, it really does provide you with great value. Another variation of this is the Both Score No Draw market, essentially giving you a double chance on either team winning with Both Teams to Score landing. This obviously gives you a bit of added insurance if the match result is quite difficult to predict, but you’re confident that both teams will score.
Another method I would recommend when using the Both Teams to Score market would be to check and compare odds across multiple bookmakers. Prices will definitely fluctuate between bookies and it can be the difference between you taking or leaving a selection off your accumulator. It’s also good to utilise certain bookmakers price boosts as you’re more than likely to get best price on a treble or quad for example. If you’re looking to get the best
value for your bet, it’s usually better to place the bet earlier in the week when it has just been priced up. That way you’re getting in before a lot of punters and bettors, who would obviously be bringing down the odds when they place their bets.
The Both Teams to Score market can be great to use especially when you understand the trends etc. that you should be looking for. You’ll get your favourites leagues and your favourite teams, which will automatically make it onto your ‘list’. Whenever I pick out a Both Teams to Score accumulator, I can always count on certain leagues and certain teams to provide the goods.