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Both Teams To Score, also referred to as ‘BTTS’ on many bookmaker websites, is a popular football bet and can be great for both singles and accumulators which can produce high odds and big returns. They are a simple bet to understand and one that football enthusiasts love as some in-depth research into team and player stats can increase your chances of landing a winner.
In this article, we’ll be covering various topics around Both Teams To Score such as:
Betfore we get started, let’s look at the best bookies for BTTS bets…
All online bookmakers which offer betting on football will provide Both Teams To Score markets given that it is such a popular bet. The odds at bookmakers will vary slightly but not a great deal for this market. However, you will always want the best odds possible and for football, there really isn’t a better choice than Bet365. Bet365 regularly offer extremely competitive odds and so you can be sure you are getting value.
If you’re wondering what BTTS is in betting, it stands for ‘Both Teams To Score’ and usually applies to football matches.
When you place a Both Teams To Score (BTTS) bet, you are betting on………both teams to score. If both teams score in the match, your bet wins and if they don’t, you’re bet loses. Simple!
Be aware that if you are placing a BTTS bet on a football match that can go into extra time such as Cup matches, any goals scored in extra time or penalties will not count towards your bet. Only goals scored within normal time, which includes injury time, will be applicable..
For example, if the match finished 1-0 and the other team scored in extra time to make it 1-1, your BTTS bet would not win as only one team had scored at the end of normal time.
Everyone loves a goal in a football match and placing a BTTS bet adds to the excitement when one gets scored. The main reason why they are so popular is that your bet has a chance of coming in right until the final whistle. Unlike match result bets which can be ruined by a late goal from the opposing team, a goal at any point in the match is welcome if you have a BTTS bet on. There is no relying on a specific team to win as the only thing that matters are goals and at least one from each team.
Both Teams To Score bets are also very popular in accumulators. The odds of BTTS vary depending on the two teams playing each other but when you add four or five BTTS selections in your Acca, generally, the odds are quite big.
So, is there value in BTTS bets?
The answer is, there can be. You just need to do your research.
Generally, the odds of a BTTS bet ranges from just under to just over evens and so it’s up for you to decide on whether there is value in the odds. To determine whether there is value, we need to look at various factors to see how likely it is that both teams will find the net.
The first thing to look at is how often a teams matches results in both teams scoring. There is plenty of data available on the Internet which can help with this. It is also important to look at the stats for both home and away games given stats can vary by quite a bit home and away. For example, a certain football team may score a lot of goals at home but not on their travels.
For example, below are the stats so far this season for teams in the Premier League (these stats were correct at the time of posting and used for example purposes).
Premier League BTTS Home Game Stats 2019/20 Season
Premier League BTTS Away Game Stats 2019/20 Season
As you can see, Norwich top the table in BTTS matches when playing at home. However, they are rock bottom of the table when playing away! Therefore when Norwich are playing at home, they may be a good bet for Both Teams To Score which has happened in 77% of their home matches so far this season!
To understand why Norwich’s home & away BTTS stats are so different, we can look at the Premier League table which shows us the following:
As you can see, Norwich struggle for goals away from home but they average 1.4 goals per game at home. At the time these stats were compiled, Norwich were rock bottom of the Premier League table on points. Therefore, Whoever they are playing are likely to score at least one goal. With Norwich also likely to score a goal at home, this could make Norwich home games a very good bet for BTTS.
The key is to find matches where the home team have a high BTTS percentage and the away team also have a high BTTS percentage.
Some teams seem to have a record of high scoring and thrilling games when they meet each other. Checking the H2H record for two teams can be a good indicator of whether or not both teams will score.
Some teams rely on certain players for their goals. If you have found a game which is a good fit for a Both Teams To Score bet, check the lineup and also whether or not any players are injured or suspended. A star striker being out may have a huge impact on whether or not a team will score a goal.
Both Teams To Score can be an entertaining and potentially profitable bet. They’re great fun if you stream live football or at the match and if you do your research, it is possible to find a lot of value in BTTS bets.