Almost all of the leading sports bookmakers offer BTTS (Both Teams to Score) betting and this market is fast becoming one of the more popular bet-types. It is often referred to as GG and NG.
BTTS is an alternative to the traditional Home Win, Draw or Away wager and factors in more variables than a straight-away bet.
The other key advantage is that it does not matter which team will win, and a punter can place a wager on their favourite team and still be a winner – even if their team loses.
This bet-market is almost exclusively used for football and prediction services the world over will provide tips based on key variables such as defensive frailties, attacking prowess, historical data, injuries to key players and many more aspects of each individual contest.
Another advantage is that the bet goes down to the final minute, meaning if a team is 4-0 down in the final minute, a win result is possible right up until the final whistle is blown.
Many punters may back a straight result and then after twenty minutes a side scores four goals and the bet slip may as well be thrown away – but with a BTTS – the result is up for grabs until the very end. This is what makes this bet-market so entertaining and provides punters with a good earning opportunity.
The predictions offered by leading tipster sites will show all the indicators relevant to betting on this type of wager.
A further bet type in this very market is betting on only one team to score, or neither team. This can be done by betting NO on the BTTS bet-market offered by leading sports bookmaker operators.
The predictor will not look so much at wins and losses but rather at the goals for and goals conceded columns on the log and evaluate and forecast bets in this regard.
BTTS percentages are often more skewed when taking home and away fixtures into account, with many teams enjoying a far better chance of scoring at their own venue.
So take this knowledge and bet on a team near the bottom of the log but with a good home scoring record and match them up with a free-flowing high-riding team and chances are good on a win-BTTI-result.
The bet can be moved up a gear with the option of BTTS coupled with the result. For example, place a wager on Man United and Stoke City to score, and also that Man U will win the game. This increases odds and winnings.
To predict this a closer look at wins, losses, draws and goals for/against is needed.
The bookmaker can go even further and offer bets such as both teams to score in one half – again higher odds and higher wins, but tougher to predict. Read more about BTTS here
The next evolution bet in this market is to bet on both teams to score in both halves – another difficult result to predict, but with careful homework, research and perhaps tips from a predictor site, this result can be achieved.