In the world of football betting, there is a long list of alternative markets that are designed to make any game more exciting for us, the punters. Whether you’re looking to place your first bet or someone who regularly sticks on a sporting accumulator, the both teams to score market is one of the most frequently selected.
What Is Both Teams to Score?
While some betting markets might seem a tad overwhelming to first-time users, both teams to score is certainly one of the more straightforward options.
Often referred to as ‘BTTS’, the concept behind this market is as simple as it sounds.
When selecting the BTTS category on any bookmakers’ site, you will simply be given a choice of two possible outcomes.
If you’re expecting a lively meeting at your chosen fixture, you can back both teams to get themselves on the scoresheet. Or, if you’re predicting a much more cagey affair, you can select the ‘no’ option.
The ‘no’ option in BTTS will be cashed as a winner if after 90 minutes the scoreline finishes with neither, or just one side recording a strike.
Find Teams that Prefer Attack-minded Approach
Like most successful punters out there, the key behind all markets is to make sure that you have done your research. One of the best things about both teams to score is that the information for upcoming and past fixtures is easily available.
Sites such as FlashScore and Soccerway are a perfect way to check previous outcomes of teams in their home and away fixtures.
For example, since opening 2021, Spanish side Athletic Bilbao have seen each of their 10 appearances finish with both teams finding the net. So, history tells us, it would be a smart move to follow the trend for their next fixture.
Both Teams to Score Small Print
While the both teams to score is one of the most frequently used by betting fans, it should be noted that the overall outcome is only covered within 90 minutes.
This means extra-time is not covered in the BTTS outcome and both teams must score before the final whistle blows.
It’s also worth highlighting that own goals DO count towards your both teams to score prediction.