BTTS is simply an abbreviation for Both Teams to Score. Simple and easy to understand, Both Teams Need to Score is an extremely popular betting method. In order to win, we will need both teams to score a single goal — or more.
The final score for the game doesn’t matter when placing a Both Teams to Score bet; it can be 5-1, 5-4, or any other number. All that matters is that both teams have scored, and you’ll have won your Both Teams to Score bet It’s as simple as that.
There are many advantages of this method, as a BTTS accumulator bet is extremely fun. You have an allotted time until the last whistle is blown to win the bet, regardless of the score — or who wins. This also means when you are enjoying a day of football, you are not just stuck watching one match, but a whole set of matches where the results are important to your win. The only thing you have to hope for is that no 0-0 draws are in your accumulator or it is game over for you.
The great thing about placing a Both Teams to Score Bet is that a team may be losing 1-0 at half time; however, there is a good chance of the side coming back and securing a point. Again, this is another example of not only a moneymaking opportunity but also a way to liven up the games that are taking place on that day, as long as you have selected that game of course.
When placing a Both Teams to Score bet, be sure to find some reliable Both Teams to Score tips as well as some football betting statistics. This should help you compile a good Both Teams to Score accumulator. It’s not that hard to work out which games should be a good selection though as you can usually find some good teams that promise high scoring matches.
With the danger of your team losing the match gone from the bet, this helps to liven up the game. What it won’t help with though is the feeling you’ll have when your team is failing to reach the top of the league table.
Keep an eye out for attacking teams with weak defences, as they can be a sure bet. This is a great way of finding matches to add to your Both Teams to Score accumulator. Just make sure they have a good enough attack though and don’t have miserable form in at least scoring one goal in the game.
Man City, Man United, and Real Madrid are a few examples as they usually have good odds of featuring in a game where both teams score. Though with the way Man United are playing at the moment, it may be a good idea to second guess how they will do. Even with their bad lucky though, it is rare that they go away scoring nothing.
For an example, Man City have won the majority of their Premier League games this season but have conceded goals to ‘weaker’ sides in the process. Straight away, you’ve won with this one, so Man City is a good one to add to your accumulator. Just be away that a dependability like this will also affect the odds that you are given. A win is a win on the accumulator though and that is what counts in the end.
Both Teams to Score accumulators or just single matches are great fun because the odds you’ll actually come away winning are greater. Take your time and take notice of the form of the teams and in no time you’ll be seeing good results. Remember though, as always, all bets should be taken responsibly, never beet outside of your means and keep things fun.
Will I Get Better Odds for BTTS Accumulators?
Not necessarily no. BTTS accas usually generate similar odds to results based accumulators due to the limited number of outcomes. Essentially, BTTS is a 50/50 bet wherein either both teams score or they don’t meaning your accumulator has a good chance of coming in – if you’ve chosen wisely.
Things start to get complicated when you add in the prospect of a mixed BTTS bet where some matches you’re backing BTTS and others you’re backing one or no teams to score because the variables start to wander and the bet is then less black and white.
Sadly, this doesn’t produce any better odds because each selection remains a 50/50 chance – all you’re doing is complicating the matter for yourself; not the bookie.
Can I Cash Out a BTTS Bet?
In some instances, you can cash out a BTTS bet but it is generally multiple selection accas that allow for cashing out.
If you think about it, BTTS as a 50/50 bet means you either win or you lose so the Cash Out value won’t be worth considering anyway. If you’ve backed a single BTTS and one team is leading 1-0 in the 80th minutes; you don’t stand much chance of getting any reward.
However, there are some instances when Cash Out does work for BTTS. If one side takes an early lead and tries to defend it, your Cash Out value may rise as the trailing side applies pressure. Often we see teams defend a 1-0 lead for nearly 90 minutes and the other side couldn’t hit a barn door; these instances may see a viable Cash Out but it’s very unlikely.
Can I Only Back Both Teams to Score
With any BTTS bet, you have the option of backing: Yes, both teams will score or No, both teams won’t score.
If you back Yes then both teams must score for the bet to win – simple enough.
If you back No then you’ll still win if one team scores or if neither of them do so there’s no need to worry if the game ends 1-0; you’ll still be claiming your winnings.
Can I Combine BTTS Bets with Other Outcomes?
Yes. BTTS is a great addition to a two or three fold bet and can add some serious weight to the overall odds.
In the Request-a-Bet section of the bookmakers; you’ll often see something along the lines of: BTTS, 4+ corners each and 20+ booking points each at 9/2 – why wouldn’t you back that if you’re confident both sides will score?
Equally, adding BTTS – no to a betting slip backing the favourites can give you much more profit than you might imagine. Backing the favoured side generally gives slim odds but adding BTTS – no can bring 1/5 up to 2/1 in some instances – making the bet viable.
Which League is best for BTTS Betting?
How long is a piece of string?
Effectively, there is no answer to this question as one week you could see every team in League Two score and concede and the next you’ll see four 0-0 draws and several hefty victories to nil – you can’t predict it without researching the games!
One word of advice; the Scottish Football League generally sees a lot of goals so it would be worth doing some research North of Hadrian’s Wall for some winners.
Do Own Goals Count for BTTS Bets?
Yes. No matter who puts the ball in the net, or how they put it in, it will count towards BTTS bets as the goal itself is awarded to the opposing team.
Famously, Stoke City once scored all the goals in a particular game including two for the opposition and that would’ve been perfectly acceptable for a BTTS bet despite one side not actually scoring themselves.
How Can I Predict Whether Both Team will Score?
You don’t have to be a medium in order to work out the sides who’ll score and those who’ll concede; just look at the previous results, leading goal scorers and clean sheet statistics.
There’s no exact science to predicting BTTS bets but you can make an assessment based on the number of goals a team has scored in recent weeks, how many they’ve conceded and whether their leading scorer is set to play a part in the game.
Other than that; you can’t. And if you can then you shouldn’t need our help in picking your bets!
The Odds Aren’t Great for BTTS – Why?
BTTS bets are 50/50 winners – either both teams will score or they won’t so the bookmakers don’t offer amazing odds due to the simple nature of the bet itself.
Occasionally, the odds on BTTS will be very strong depending on the game in question. For example, if Barcelona are playing Las Palmas – both teams to score – No will have very poor odds as Barcelona are such a favoured, solid team. BTTS – Yes will have good odds as Las Palmas will be expected to lose to nil.
In these instances, you should back BTTS – Yes with a low stake to make up some money if the unfancied team manage to score. Stranger things have happened and it’s definitely worth the risk for a low stake against strong odds for a simple outcome.
I Can’t Find BTTS on the Bookies App – Where is it?
Some bookmakers don’t offer BTTS; not many but some simply don’t.
If you can’t find BTTS but know the bookies offer it; it’s generally alongside the scorecast betting section – it’s easy to overlook given there’s only two outcomes.
Who Should I Avoid on BTTS Bets?
There’s no side to actively avoid on BTTS; every club has a chance of scoring in every game so there’s no finite rule saying you shouldn’t back a particular game or side for BTTS.
Derby games generally produce BTTS winners and potential giant killing cup games often see both sides score but it isn’t an exact science – just go with your instinct and follow our match previews for advice.