Both Teams to score
Backing both teams to score (BTTS) in a match has become a very popular way of betting and many bookmakers now offer special bets and coupons for this market.
Sometimes known as Goals Galore, these bets are a fun way of retaining interest in a game right until the final whistle. Even if a team is losing 4-0, you can still be a winner with a late consolation goal. As long as both teams score at some point then the bet will pay out making these bets an entertaining option for punters of all levels.
So, which teams should you back in this market and are there certain trends across the different leagues?
If we start with the Premier League, there are two teams that excel in this market: Fulham, when they are playing at home and Liverpool when they play away. Games involving these teams have a 70.6% strike rate in the BTTS market.
The Spanish first division provides even more options in this market with Sevilla leading the way. When the Andalucian team play at home, both teams score in 68.8% of their matches and when they play away this figure rises to 76.5%. Real Sociedad’s away games have a 68.8% chance of both teams scoring while Valencia and Villarreal both have a 70.6% strike rate when playing at home.
In the German Bundesliga, Hoffenheim are the smart choice in this market with 86.7% of their home games and 73.3% of their away games resulting in both teams scoring. You can increase your chances of success by backing high percentage teams when they face each other. Other German teams to look out for are Augsburg (71.4% home), Freiburg (73.3% home), Leverkusen (73.3% home), Mainz (73.3% away), Nurnberg (73.3% away), Stuttgart (73.3% home and away) and Wolfsburg (73.3% away).
There are less options in the slightly more defensive world of Italian football but there a couple of Serie A teams to look out for – particularly when they face each other. Cagliari have a 70.6% record of both teams scoring when they play at home while Fiorentina have a slightly lower result at home of 68.8%. When Milan play away, 70.6% of their games pay out in the BTTS market.
A few teams from other leagues to look out for are Bristol City (71.4% home; 81% away), Brechin (81.8% home; 81.3% away), Dumbarton (75.8% home; 76.5% away), Arbroath (72.7% home; 81.3% away), Stenhousemuir (87.5% home), Grimsby (77.3% home), Albion Rovers (81.3% away), Stranraer (82.4% away) and Forest Green (77.3% away).
By looking at these percentages, you can increase your chances of winning when filling out you Goals Galore or BTTS coupons. Look particularly at teams with +70 percentages that are playing each other and remember to consider whether they are playing at home or away. A good recent example would be Fulham (70.6% home) at home to Liverpool (70.6% away); match result – Fulham 2-3 Liverpool.