BTTS Betting Term Meaning


The term ‘BTTS’ is an abbreviation for the popular football betting market: Both Teams To Score. While the name of this term suggests you are betting on goals being scored, you actually have the option of betting ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. 

So, if you are confident that both teams will score, then back ‘Yes’, but put your money on ‘No’ if you don’t think that will happen. All BTTS bets are determined during normal time (ninety minutes plus additional time). Extra time and penalties do not count if you’re betting on cup games.

The odds for BTTS bets fluctuate depending on which teams are playing each other. For instance, if Manchester Utd are playing a non-league team in the FA Cup, you’ll get higher odds on the ‘Yes’ bet because Utd are likely to keep a clean sheet. However, if Man City are playing Liverpool in a Premier League tie the odds for the ‘Yes’ bet are lower but you get better value on the ‘No’ BTTS bet.

Often, due to the relatively low odds associated with BTTS betting, punters prefer to build accumulators rather than placing straight up single bets. Many of the top bookmakers provide special BTTS coupons which makes picking your matches much easier.  

How to find solid BTTS bets


A good starting point to finding successful ‘Yes’ BTTS bets is to look out for teams playing each other which have leaky defences and powerful attacks. This will lead you to the most likely matches but of course, the bookmakers’ odds will also reflect this.

It’s vital that you review the stats for each individual team before you start placing any bets. For instance, if a team has scored and conceded in eight of their last ten games there’s a good chance that trend will continue.

Also, it’s imperative that you’re up-to-date with any significant injuries or suspensions. If a team’s top goalscorer or key playmaker is missing, it’s less likely that they’ll create chances and score goals. All of these small details combined together can often make the difference to help you win more frequently.

Finally, you should also take the league into consideration. For example, during the English Premier League 2017/2018 season a total of 1,018 goals were scored from all twenty teams combined. When you compare this with the Russian Premier League for the same season, just 541 goals were scored. The stats speak for themselves.

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