Updated: May 2018
The Both Teams to Score (BTTS) market is one of the most recent additions to the big list of new football betting offers that has become very popular around the country as of lately. It is for sure one of the most exciting places for one to bet on because it does not require you to pick which team you predict will win the tie barely which games you think will include goals.
Although it looks like a clean betting opportunity, it should be treated with a strategic point of view, if the better wants to increase his chances to win. This is something we will examine later on in the article.
How does it work?
The concept of this offer is quite simple; one chooses a game that one thinks both teams will score. The outcome of the game doesn’t matter as the only thing one needs to win is that both teams score a goal.
The most usual form of betting in this type of matches is in an accumulator, meaning that you choose more than one selection so that you have more chances to win and essentially increase the pay-out of any winnings. The more games one plays on one’s coupon the higher results. However this also makes it more difficult to selecting games. If the game includes a goal from both opponents then that result is considered as a ‘lock’. No matter what happens next the game doesn’t have anything to do to your result.
What’s the difference between BTTS and Goals Galore?
On the one hand, Goals Galore is actually the market that started this type of betting. Goals Galore was initially set up by the UK-based bookmaker Betfred. Due to the success this betting market saw, it was quickly adopted by other bookmakers in the form of BTTS.
There are not so big differences between the two formats. It’s just that the name of each differs. The major difference comes in with Betfred you can pick a list of games and add to your coupon every week. Those games will be carefully selected and they are often games that aren’t as likely to yield in both teams scoring.
There exist three lists to choose from with Goals Galore; First is the Long List, then the Bonus and finally the Super Six Coupons. The Long List is what it says. It is actually a massive list of +50 games around the UK. Those games are usually played over the next couple of days. The Bonus Coupon is actually a more condensed list. However, it also include a higher pay-out. For example three correct results in the Long List will have 3/1odds, but 3 taken from the bonus list will be around 4/1. Eventually the Super Six will boost the odds again. 6 selections with a three way winner will pay out around 6/1 in odds.
Pay outs vary for BTTS markets and depend on the game. The major difference between the pay outs for these and the Goals Galore markets comes to the fact that the Goals Galore odds are fixed, so it doesn’t matter which teams one chooses. With Both Teams To Score one is essentially picking up games of one’s choice from around the world that are singles to start with, but as one increases the number in which one has selected the odds will also increase. Most games will be around 4/5 for BTTS.
Both Teams To Score Betting Strategy
As it happens with almost any form of betting it is imperative that you do your study before placing your bets; Both Teams To Score markets are follow the same rule.
• One can have a look at past results between each team. This is for sure a good place to start. One shouldn’t be paying attention too much on the results, but more on the number of goals each team scored against each other. Also one should pay attention on where each previous game was played and where the current game will be played. This could make the difference.
• Some matches are between teams with very little head to head form. In this scenario you should try to look at how well each team has performed (again, in terms of goals) up to now in the season. The ideal scenario would have teams that are good going forward but they are prone to a leaky defense. If two teams with these attributes can be found, they can for sure be considered as a great bet.
• Getting the latest team feeds and updates before the game is vital. If a star player who has scored over 30% of his team’s goals in the season is out, then it’s most likely that that the scoring is going to be down. You should wait until as close to kick off as possible before you place your bets to get the latest team news for BOTH teams.