Betting checklist: BTTS tips and predictions


As punters are always looking for a new way to bet, the traditional Match Result market has begun to fall by the wayside.

A large percentage of bettors still actively bet on the winner of football matches, whether it’s as a single, a win treble or a football accumulator, but there’s more of an emphasis on other markets, as there’s alternatives that aren’t defined by the final score, which can keep your bet rolling for even longer.

Despite there being a lot of different betting markets to now get involved with, Both Teams to Score is easily the most popular alternative to the Match Result market. Loads of punters now choose to bet on Both Teams To Score bets and some betting tips websites have made sure to provide coverage of this type of bet, with FootyAccumulators’ BTTS tips page being one of the best examples.

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What does BTTS mean?

Known as either BTTS or Both Teams To Score on bookmaker websites, the BTTS market requires each side to score at least once within ninety minutes in order for your bet to be classed as a winner. The abbreviation came about from it being a market that so many punters would get involved with. There’s also been lots of new versions of Both Teams To Score bets, which has made it easier to refer to it as BTTS.

Combining the Match Result and Both Teams To Score markets invented the Full Time Result & BTTS market, which has punters backing which side will win in a given football fixture, as well as whether or not both teams will score within ninety minutes. That led to more versions of BTTS bets like Both Score No Draw, where each team need to score and one of the sides needs to win.

The most recent version of BTTS bets has been the Both Halves BTTS, which offers significantly stronger odds and needs each team to score at least once in each half in order for your bet to be classed as a winner. They are labelled differently on each website as they continue to force their way into betting websites, with some calling them Both Halves BTTS, others calling them Both Teams To Score In Both Halves, and it already being abbreviated to BTTS In Both Halves, but it being something that’s interested a lot of more advanced bettors.