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 do I select BTTS tips?


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.

We have done a lot of the hard work for you in our BTTS Tips of the day where we pick two or more BTTS tips to add into our daily BTTS accumulator.

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.

BTTS Accumulators


It can be exciting to have a BTTS accumulator across multiple matches in a competition or on a weekend of football. The great thing about a BTTS acca is the possibility that you make a big profit from a small stake.

If you are having a BTTS accumulator bet, it takes away the need to pick a particular team to win a match. There is also a chance to win in the final stages of a match where a match winner bet could already be over if your team is 4-0 down.

Betting strategy for BTTS bets


Some punters will select a banker when one match is verty likely to see both teams score. For example, Norwich City vs Everton could be paired with two other matches so that a profit is attained even if the other two matches don't see BTTS.

One useful strategy for picking BTTS bets is studying previous results involving each team. Some clubs tend to be involved in attacking, high scoring matches when they play each other which can be profitable for BTTS backers.

Cup games can be particularly profitbale for BTTS bets, especially second legs where one team has to go for the win to progress. Cup games where BTTS can often be founf in second legs include FA Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and Copa del Rey.

Can I bet on Both Teams not to score?


Yes it is possible to bet on both teams not to score. This is simply called BTTS No. 

The majority of punters like to place a bet on matches where they think both teams will score but if you think the game will be goalless, teams will struggle to score or defences will come out on top, BTTS no can be a great option.

BTTS FAQ

What is BTTS?

BTTS is both teams to score, a popular betting market in football.

Can I bet on BTTS In-Play?

Yes you can bet on BTTS In-Play but the odds will fluctuate.

Can I bet on BTTS No?

Yes you can bet on BTTS No if you think one or both teams will not score.

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