As the new football season gets underway, we always like to explore the different betting options we have at Bet UK, and one of the most popular is our Both Teams To Score (BTTS) betting markets. One of the simplest markets to understand is that if both teams score within your chosen game, you have a winning bet. It is also a great online betting market if you’re looking for good value.
Each week, Bet Uk will be taking a look at the biggest leagues across Europe and bringing you our BTTS treble. So whether it’s the Premier League, Serie A, Ligue 1 or the Bundesliga, we’ll be browsing all of the main games to make our selections.
As we browse the btts betting markets, we're always on the lookout for some standout fixtures as we put together our both teams to score tips, and below, we've selected our top choices.
Verona vs. Torino
When looking at Serie A, one BTTS stat stands out: in four of their last games and four out of five of Torino's last games, both teams have found the back of the net. For Verona, it was Inter who messed up their record. They defeated Atalanta 2-1 and drew with Sampdoria before that. For Torino, they drew 1-1 with Lazio in their last game and defeated Spezia 2-1. So with those results in mind, we're adding this selection to our btts betting tips
Celtic vs. Motherwell
In the early kick-off in Scotland, champions Celtic play host to Motherwell. Both teams managed to find the back of the net midweek. However, Celtic only managed a draw with Dundee, whereas Motherwell managed to pick up a win over Hearts. Looking back at their BTTS stats for the season, it should be an easy game in our BTTS tips.
Monchengladbach vs Hoffenheim
Our final BTTS betting tip is from the Bundesliga sees Monchengladbach take on Hoffenheim. In the last four meetings between the two teams, BTTS has been a correct result, and given that the home side only ranks behind Dortmund in the stats this season, we're backing both teams to get on the scoresheet once again.
Why Should You Place BTTS Bets?
BTTS is such a popular market because it’s something that can never really be ruled out. For example, if a team is dominating in a 5-0 win after 80 minutes, then the standard win market is all but over. But with BTTS, you can still root for the late consolation, which comes about more than you think. It’s also a market that can come in very quickly. If both teams get off to a flying start, then BTTS could easily payout within 10 minutes. For example, in the Liverpool v Leeds game at the start of the 20/21 season, the score was 1-1 after 12 minutes. You can then focus your attention on other games until the final whistle.
BTTS can also make even the most one-sided games exciting. We’ve seen with teams like Manchester United and Leicester City in recent years that, although they can dominate sides, they can often be susceptible at the back. In fact, those sides’ combined matches in the 19/20 season saw both teams score in 61% of them. So even if you expect a team to heavily win, a sloppy conceded goal will see BTTS still paying out.
Why BTTS Accumulators Are So Popular
When you check out individual games as Both Teams To Score bets, the odds are typically quite small. This has led to many individuals believing that BTTS bets aren’t worth putting on. However, those who have combined their BTTS bets into a four-fold or higher accumulator have found success with the method. Let’s take the opening weekend of the Premier League, for example: We don’t have any information on teams from the current season but based on last year’s information, we know that St James’ Park was the venue that saw the most games with BTTS. Newcastle host West Ham whose BTTS percentage away from home was 63%, making that game an obvious choice for the BTTS market. Similarly, we have Manchester United - another BTTS favourite with the highest percentage in the league last season. They host Leeds, who only have a 50% record of BTTS but scored the 4th most goals away from home last season, making this game yet another good contender.
Now, let’s say you combine them with Tottenham Hotspur Vs Manchester City and Chelsea Vs Crystal Palace as two games where both teams don’t score. You don’t have a single bet over evens, but when you have combined them, you have odds of 7/1. Four games where you would be reasonably confident of predicting the outcome at odds of 7/1. In comparison, if you wanted to back Liverpool, Man City, Man United and Chelsea to win, your odds would only be 3/1 with arguably tougher outcomes.
Different Types Of BTTS Betting Markets
The both teams to score (BTTS) market is a straightforward one, but there are plenty of different markets that can further increase your odds. Here’s a quick look at some of the other BTTS markets.
BTTS and Win - This market combines the BTTS and the common Win market. If you are expecting a high-scoring game and fancy a certain team to win, this is the market for you. For your bet to settle as a win, you will need both teams to score, as well as your selected team to win the match.
BTTS in Both Halves - This market is quite self-explanatory, but also provides some huge odds. If you’re going to back this market, you’ll need to expect plenty of goals. The score will have to be at least 1-1 at half-time, with a final scoreline of at least 2-2. This might sound like a common occurrence, but most goals either come in the first or second half, rather than evenly spread out across the game.
BTTS and Over/Under- BTTS and Over/Under goals are two of the most popular markets in football betting. By combining the two markets, you can boost your odds. If you are expecting a high-scoring match, then this is a useful market. The likelihood is that if there are over 3.5 or 4.5 goals in a match, then both teams will score, so it’s always worth checking out the odds.
BTTS Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What Is The Meaning Of BTTS In Sports Betting?
BTTS stands for ‘Both Teams To Score’. That means if you were to bet ‘BTTS - Yes’, you are betting on both teams involved in that match to score. You can also bet on ‘BTTS - No’, where you will win if just one team or neither team finds the back of the net.
Q. How Do You Predict If Both Teams Will Score?
The best way to predict if both teams will score is simply to look at both sides’ recent records. Ideally, you want to look for sides that score plenty of goals but also concede plenty. A perfect example of a good BTTS team recently is Manchester United. Last season, both teams scored in 24 of their 38 games, as they scored 73 and conceded 44. All in all, if you’re going to bet on BTTS, you need to do your research first.
Q. Do BTTS Bets Count In Extra Time?
Unfortunately, BTTS only counts for the first 90 minutes. If you are placing a BTTS bet on a knockout competition like the FA Cup, Champions League or Europa League, then you need to be wary that if the match reaches extra time, any more goals won’t count. So, if a match finishes 1-0 at full-time, but 1-1 at the end of extra time, your BTTS bet will still be classed as a loss.
BTTS Bet UK Betting Offers
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