BTTS is an acronym that stands for Both Teams To Score. It’s a type of bet that predicts whether both teams score a goal in a given match or not. It is a popular option with football fans, with bettors often creating accumulators purely out of Both Teams To Score selections. You select per game whether the answer to the question ‘Will both teams score?’ is yes or no.
A good starting point is looking at the trends and stats. This will give you a good feel for which teams are strong contenders for a winning Both Teams to Score bet. However this is just past performance which isn’t always an indicator of future success. Good Both Teams to Score selections aren’t as simple as Win-Draw-Win, where the strongest team = likelihood of successful selection.
So, then you should start thinking about the upcoming games for those teams. It could be a game between highly attacking teams that’ll mean lots of chances for both teams to score. However, on the flipside, you may see two teams that are happy to sit back and defend, which may mean fewer goalscoring opportunities. You also have team news to think about. A good Both Teams to Score bet may also take into consideration teams that aren’t normally as strong in attack but are facing a team with key defensive injuries.
Usually, no. Most bookmakers will state that any Both Teams to Score bets must be within the 90 minutes, irrespective of competitions where they might continue playing into Extra Time if it’s a draw in 90 minutes.
One of the greatest advantages of a BTTS bet is that unlike results-based bets, you’ve got the full game for the bet to win. Statistically, over 20% of the goals in the 21/22 Premier League were scored in the final 15 minutes of games so the Both Teams to Score bet provides excitement for the full 90 minutes.