Both teams to score is another hugely popular betting market in football. Often referred to as BTTS, both teams to score betting allows the player to choose whether both sides will find the net in the match or not. It is a very simple market to understand and keep an eye on, there is no in-between, you either win or lose.
Why should I place a BTTS bet?
A good reason why so many players choose to bet on both teams to score is because it makes the match result market irrelevant. Therefore, the bet can be successful regardless which team wins the match just as long as both teams get on the scoresheet.
Another reason to use this market is because the bet is never dead until the final whistle blows. If the player was to back a team to win the match and the backed team had a player sent off and were losing 4-0 at half time the bet would be as good as dead. However, even if the score was 7-0 with 5 minutes to play, the btts bet is still alive. If the opposition found the net in the last moments of the match to lose 7-1 the player’s btts bet would still be victorious.
If you’re looking for a fast pay out then BTTS could work well for you too! Unlike other markets like match result, you won’t need to wait 90mins for this bet to be settled. As soon as both teams have scored then this market is paid out as a winner instantly, so it could be settled and in your account within 10 minutes of kick off if things to go plan.
How to choose a good BTTS bet
The teams to look out for when placing these types of bets are sides that are good goalscorers but are also a bit leaky in defence. There is less focus on league positioning but more about the goals scored and conceded and their type of play. If a team sets up with an attacking lineup for example only 3 in defence then it might sway you to the btts market. Another good way of finding btts bets is to look at the previous matches, like the last 5. If the majority of recent matches have seen plenty of goals then it might lead the player to think there is a higher chance of both teams scoring again.
There can usually be good value available in these markets especially when top teams play against lesser opposition. Teams such as Liverpool in the 2016/17 season had a very high percentage of btts in their matches (almost 50%) but had average odds of over 1.65 throughout the season. This is an example of how a player can take advantage of btts odds when big teams are playing.
What if I don’t think both teams will score?
If a player is looking at a fixture and thinks that neither or only one team will score in the match then the bet you can take is ‘Both teams to score – No’. This option is always available next to btts. If I player decided to bet on this then they will win if there are no goals scored or if only one team score.
Other both teams to score markets
Most bookies now have other markets available that factor in both teams to score. Let’s have a little look at them and how they work below.
BTTS & Result – This bet combines both the match result market and both teams to score. This market is usually higher odds and allows the player to decide what the result will be and if both teams will score. Most bookies will offer 6 outcomes here; yes and home win, no and home win, yes and draw, no and draw, yes and away win, no and away win.
BTTS in both halves – This bet is usually a high odd shot and allows players to choose whether there will be a goal for each team scored in both halves. If the player decided to bet on ‘yes/yes’ in this market, they will need both teams to score in the first half and then again in the second half to be successful.