Both Teams To Score Tips (BTTS)
BTTS Tips, Both Teams To Score Tips
Both Teams to Score, often abbreviated to BTTS, is an extremely popular bet unique to football where you bet on whether both teams in a match will score or not.
What Does Both Teams to Score Mean and Why Place a BTTS bet?
Well, the main reason to bet on Both Teams to Score is that you don’t have to predict the winner of the match. Regardless of who wins, your bet will come in if both teams get on the scoresheet before the final whistle.
Also, with the Both Teams to Score market your bet is not dead until the match is finished. If you back a team to win the match outright, they could be 4-0 down by half time and your bet’s over. However, if you back Both Teams to Score, a team could be trailing 6-0 in the second minute of injury time but a late consolation goal for them would mean a winning bet for you.
Another advantage is that as soon as both teams score in the match, if you’ve only backed one, or your accumulator, if you backed several, your bet is a winner and you can collect your winnings. Most online bookmakers will credit your account within minutes of the bet coming in. Therefore, you could be quids-in just a few minutes after kick-off if all goes well.
Smart tips for choosing BTTS bet
A major factor that affects this bet is the form of teams. Home results for the home team away result for the away team.
Absences of key players from each team affect too. Likewise the emphasis on defense and attack of each team. Think of the weather, field condition and head to head history between the teams.
To increase your chances of winning BTTS tips, select matches in which the teams:
- Are usually playing offensive football.
- They score with ease.
- They receive goals no matter where they play, at home or away.
- They confirm frequent the over 2.5 or over 3.5 market.
- The away team is the ‘big’ name, home team is the outsider.
Screenshot from Flashscore.com. Ideal situation. Clyde scores to all home games. They receive goals too.
Further conditions that will increase your chances are:
- Significant absences in both defenses (ideally missing main keeper).
- No significant absences in both attacking lines.
- A replay match and the away team has to score and win to qualify.
- The field and the weather are in good condition.
- The time the match kicks off. Early kick-offs can be dull for players.
Variations of a Both Teams to Score Bet
A normal Both Teams to Score bet just requires you to bet “yes” or “no” to whether you think both teams will find the net. However, there are several variations on this with the most popular being:
BTTS & Result
This means you select a bet in the BTTS market as well as your predicted outcome for the match. Usually, there are six options available to you here. These are Yes and Home Win, Yes & Away Win, Yes & Draw, No & Home Win, No & Away Win, and No & Draw. Obviously, this is more difficult to predict and has more chance of losing than a simple BTTS bet but it will give higher odds.
Odds Example of the Premier League game: Arsenal vs Liverpool
Arsenal & Yes @5.50
Liverpool & Yes @4.50
BTTS & Over/Under
This combines a Both Teams to Score bet and Over/Under a certain amount of goals in the match, which is usually set at 2.5 by most bookmakers. So, not only will you need both sides to get on the scoresheet, you will also need there to be either under or over the amount of goals specified.
Odds Example: Manchester City vs Tottenham
Over 2.5 & Yes @2.20
Over 2.5 & No @8.00
BTTS in Both Halves
This is an incredibly difficult market to find a winner in but it offers extremely good odds if you want to back “yes.” Basically, what this means, is both teams in a match must each score a goal in the first half and again in the second half. While it may be difficult to pick a winner, it could give you a great pay out if you do get lucky. Most bets in this market offer odds of between 9/1 and 50/1.
Some bookmakers, on rare occasions and for the biggest matches, offer other variations such as Both Teams to Score in one half. However, these are extremely rare and offered by only a couple of bookmakers.
Recommended Leagues for BTTS bet
- Holland – Eredivisie
- Holland – Eerste divisie
- Germany – Oberliga (all subdivisions)
- Scotland – League One
- Scotland – League Two
- Iceland – Urvalsdeild
- Turkey – Superlig
- Switzerland – Super League
- Sweden Cup
- USA – MLS
Both Teams To Score Accumulator
With BTTS (yes or no) you can get some pretty decent odds from the bookmakers, but to enhance your chances of maximising the return from your betting and with minimum risk, you should consider linking together at least 2 tips in an accumulator, or ‘acca’ for short.
If you select the Alternative bets of BTTS that you gave for example above – BTTS and Winner, you can make a very high odds betslip and with a small bet we can increase our money many times.