Both teams score’ bets have become one of the most popular bets in football betting. Its popularity is due to the fact that it is a bet that usually offers good odds and is quite likely to happen.
The odds on both teams scoring are based on betting for or against this premise, i.e. as bettors we have the possibility of betting that there will be no goals from both teams or that there will be goals from both teams. Betway assigns odds for both yes and no goals for both teams.
These odds have a big advantage in that they cover a multitude of possible outcomes. If we go for yes both teams score, we would be assured of a successful bet on all outcomes with goals from both teams: 1-1, 2-2, 3-3, 2-1, 1-2, 3-2, 2-3… If we go for no both teams score, we would be assured of outcomes such as: 0-0, 0-1, 0-2, 0-3, 0-4, 1-0… Which multiplies our success rate significantly.
The “Both Teams To Score” bets are sometimes indicated as BTTS, which is the acronym for “Both Teams To Score”, translated into English: Both Teams Score.
Examples: Both Teams To Score
We highlight some examples from LaLiga Santander matchday 25, with some matches where ‘both teams score’ is likely to occur:
- Levante – Athletic Bilbao:
- Both teams score: Yes – Odds 1.83.
- Both teams score: No – Odds 1.95.
Very interesting odds in a clash between two teams as high scoring as these two. Levante have managed to score in 17 of their last 18 games, and Athletic have now scored in 13 straight games.
- Real Madrid – Real Sociedad:
- Both teams score: Yes – Odds 1.77.
- Both teams score: No – Odds 2.00.
Another great odds on a match between the third and fourth highest scoring team in LaLiga Santander. Real Madrid have scored in 16 of their last 17 official matches, Real Sociedad have scored in 11 of their last 12 matches.
- Villarreal – Atlético de Madrid:
- Both teams score: Yes – Odds 2.00.
- Both teams score: No – Odds 1.77.
In this case we find very interesting the bet that both teams do not score, as Atletico Madrid is the team that concedes the fewest goals in LaLiga, and after a few consecutive games conceding, Cholo’s team will emphasize to strengthen their defence.
Tips: Both teams score
This bet can be used in almost any football match, but you have to know when it is more or less convenient to use this type of bet. Here are a few tips on what to look out for in order to spot attractive odds:
Scoring capacity of the teams: It is essential to know if the teams are facing each other with a history of scoring goals.
Equality of the teams: If there is a big difference in level between the two teams, it is usually not advisable to bet on both teams scoring. Unless the favourite team has serious defensive problems.
Important objectives at stake in the match: It is important to take into account if the match is between teams that need to win to achieve their objectives (to go through the round, to avoid relegation, to get into Europe…). If the stakes are high, it will be an incentive for the clubs involved to take risks in attack.
Home results of the home team and away results of the away team: It is important to pay attention to the performance of the opponents playing at home and away, this can give us many clues on how they face their home and away games, and thus be able to anticipate how the match we bet on will be.
Important losses: As for any bet, it is interesting to take into account the possible key absentees in both attack and defence of the teams, as this can give us a lot of data on whether a team is depleted in its offensive or defensive facet, and thus make the right decision.