There are only a handful of football betting markets that manage to stand the test of time. The lucky ones that get used frequently by punters gain their popularity through being so easy to apply to their own bets. Win markets, often known as Full Time Result or Match Result on bookie sites, are one of the go-to selections to include in your own football tips but Both Teams To Score is an alternative that a lot of bettors have turned to.

As both the Full Time Result and Both Teams To Score markets have dominated bookmaker sites and apps so much, they’ve been made easier to find, usually being situated in and around the top of each match’s page. It doesn’t make it much easier to assemble your own BTTS tips though, which is where sites like FootyAccumulators come in. They provide a service in offering out calculated free Both Teams To Score tips and they even have a page where you can see their latest bets for this market.

What is BTTS?

Newcomers to betting can overcomplicate exactly what Both Teams To Score is, as well as the rules for how to pick a winning selection, but it’s actually extremely simple. There could be many different variations on the BTTS market, with versions that need Over 3.5 Goals or something similar from each team in both halves to secure a winner or where the full-time result is added into your selection, but the basic BTTS market only needs each team to score within ninety minutes in order to be classed as a winner.

It doesn’t matter how many goals are scored, what the final score is, which players score, or any other outcomes in the game you’ve backed, as long as each team score at least once inside ninety minutes. For betting on Both Teams To Score outside of ninety minutes, you need to keep an eye on in-play markets as a football fixture moves into extra-time.

How come so many punters back Both Teams To Score bets?

The main pull from traditional Both Teams To Score bets is that it doesn’t matter who wins the game you’ve backed, as long as each team score at least once. It’s a welcomed break from usual means of betting, as it’s one of the only times where you’ll be watching the later stage of a match, knowing your bet could still land if one team scores a single late goal. This prolongs your betting action and makes it more exciting, rather than going 3-0 down early on, knowing you backed the losing side.

Odds for these sorts of bets tend to be around the same as you’d expect for typical Full Time Result markets, with 1/2 being a regular price for a likely outcome or around evens being the bookies’ estimation if it seems less likely to happen. Picking your own BTTS tips comes from working out two sides who are strong in attack but also don’t have the best of defences. Team selection also needs to be looked into prior to working out your own BTTS bets, as one side could be missing a crucial defender, making their team weaker in defence, but if a prolific striker is out injured, that side will have a lesser chance of scoring.