The beauty of BTTS betting is that the punter’s bet is valid until the last minute of the match – but the bet could also be won inside a matter of minutes with an early goal for both sides.
BTTS bets are almost exclusive to football and is one the most popular bets on a busy Saturday afternoon or midweek programme. All bookmakers offer BTTS betting, from Sky Bet to Paddy Power.
As well offering great value, you can add value to your BTTS by combining it with bets from other markets. It can be chosen on its own, as well as coincided with, for example, Over/Under, Correct Score or Match Result.
BTTS opens up a whole different approach to betting compared to simply choosing a winner or loser. It is a viable alternative to Over/Under, which can be won by just one team scoring.
An additional benefit of BTTS betting is the extraordinary amount of statistics available to support you in making your selection. Goals scored, clean sheets, line-ups, head-to-head records, current form and much more should be considered. Research is vitally important in putting on your BTTS bet.
There variants of a BTTS bet include: Match Result & BTTS, BTTS in Both Halves and BTTS and Over/Under.
Here is a breakdown of the different ways to put on a BTTS bet:
BTTS: The original and simplest version of the bet. The punter selects whether both teams will score or not by selecting the fixture and clicking on ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. The odds vary the least amount when putting on a single BTTS bet.
BTTS and Win: What does BTTS and win mean? This is where you choose whether or not both teams will score in the match as well as the outcome of the game itself. There are six options: Yes and Home Win, Yes and Away Win, Yes and Draw, No and Home Win, No and Away Win, and No and Draw. These variants are obviously harder to forecast, but the odds are usually far more attractive.
BTTS in Both Halves: Sometimes the odds offered on BTTS betting can be underwhelming so punters may opt for a slightly more rewarding bet. It only offers worthwhile odds when ‘Yes’ is chosen and requires both teams to score in the first and second half. However, the possibility of selecting ‘No’ after a high-scoring first-half affair can yield fantastic results.
BTTS and Over/Under: A combination of BTTS and Over/Under betting which requires the punter to bet on the amount of goals scored and whether both teams are on the scoresheet.