Betting on the Both Teams to Score Market

Betting on the Both Teams to Score Market There used to be a time where betting customers could only punt on teams to win football matches. The Full-Time Result coupon was published and punters would go through the long list, picking out the teams that they fancied and choosing to bet them in a single or multiple.

However, times have changed for the better and there are lots of alternative options including the Both Teams to Score betting market. As the name implies, this simply involves punting on two potential options:

  • Yes – you’re betting on both teams to score
  • No – you’re betting on at least one team not to score

Sometimes Both Teams to Score is referred to as BTTS and we’re on hand to provide regular BTTS tips whether that’s in the form of an individual match or BTTS accumulator tips considering that customers like to load up a multiple bet when it comes to this betting market.

Backing a BTTS Accumulator

There are no limits when it comes to the number of selections you can make as part of your BTTS accumulator. You can go through every football match being played that day and aim to predict whether both sides will score or not in each clash. We tend to recommend picking between four to six matches for this purpose as it will give you a Both Teams to Score acca that pays out at decent odds.

Many BTTS accas include lots of matches ticked “Yes” and there’s a particular reason for this. Namely that you can win with this selection within a short space of time. If Manchester United are playing Everton and the scoreline is 1-1 after twenty minutes, then that selection gets immediately settled as a winner.

When it comes to BTTS tips, we like to have a strong opinion regarding a certain game in terms of whether both sides will score or not. If we’re plumping for “Yes”, then we might have a strong argument as to why each team will find the net at least once. Similarly, the “No” option would mean we expect at least one side to keep a clean sheet.

If you have put together a BTTS accumulator involving five games and you’ve gone for the “Yes” option on all your Both Teams to Score bets, then you’re essentially cheering on the ten teams to all find the net. You can tick them off one by one and hopefully get into a position where you land a profit.

Like Father, Like Son: Balding hopes for Derby success

Whenever you hear the name Andrew Balding you know you’re in a safe and knowledgeable pair of hands. The Park House Stables, Berkshire based trainer this weekend attempts to follow in his Father Ian Balding’s footsteps by winning this Saturday’s Investec Derby with Kameko.

The thoroughbred shocked all by comfortably beating Pinatubo in the 2,000 Guineas recently with Oisin Murphy on board, resulting in the shortening of his odds of winning the coveted Derby crown.

In addition to the 2000 Guineas, Balding as has notable wins in the British Champion Sprint Stakes ( with Donjuan Triumphant), the Epsom Oaks (Casual Look), Sussex Stakes (Here Comes When) and the Vertem Futurity Trophy twice (Elm Park, and once with Kameko). He’ll be eager for a Derby win not to end up being ‘the one that got away’.

Balding recently talked to Betway about what it would mean to him to take the 2020 Derby prize. Will it be a case of ‘Like Father, like Son’, or will the likes of English King prove to be too strong on the day?

“It’s the number one goal, it’s the holy grail” explained Balding, in reference to the prospect of a Derby win. Can Kameko bring it home for him on Saturday? We’ll soon find out.

Mon Mome

Mon Mome Form comes and goes, but class lasts forever, or so they say, and that’s certainly something to bear in mind when looking for a big-priced winner. Not all rank outsiders, not even those who are sent off at triple-figure odds, are necessarily forlorn hopes. They may be unfancied for any number of reasons, such as being asked to race on unsuitable going, over an unsuitable distance, or both, or simply running poorly last time out.

Take Mon Mome who, in 2009, became the first 100/1 winner of the Grand National since Foinavon in 1967. The previous year, on good going, Mon Mome had finished a never dangerous in the National, off a 7lb lower mark, so from a handicapping perspective his chance of winning the race at the second attempt was not obvious. He’d also been beaten 57 lengths over 4 miles 1½ furlongs on soft going at Uttoxeter and 42 lengths over 3 miles 3½ furlongs on heavy going at Haydock – admittedly in valuable races – so he wasn’t exactly in form, either.

However, by virtue of having won three lower grade steeplechases on soft and heavy going during the 2005/06 season, as a novice, Mon Mome had been labelled a mudlark. Nevertheless, closer inspection would have shown that his best form in the months leading up to the Grand National had come on good to soft going at Cheltenham the previous December, when he’d beaten Star De Mohaison and Possol by half a length and 19 lengths in a Listed handicap chase over 3 miles 1½ furlongs, off a handicap mark of 140. One or two observant tipsters spotted this at the time, presenting Mon Mome as one of their Grand National tips. On the basis of the form, he’d been made favourite for the Welsh National at Chepstow, but ran below expectations on the soft ground, as he did on subsequent outings at Haydock and Uttoxeter.

Prior to the 2009 Grand National, Mon Mome had never won beyond 3 miles 1½ furlongs, so had his stamina to prove. On the plus side, though, he had experience of the National Course and the prevailing going at Aintree was good to soft, so off a handicap mark 8lb higher than at Cheltenham, he was – or, at least, should have been – one to consider.

Bookmakers obviously aren’t stupid, but while horses that win at massive odds aren’t exactly ten a penny, they do occur more frequently than you might imagine. If you can find a horse that is attempting the same as it has achieved in the past, or only a little more, and you can make a solid case for it on the grounds of distance, going, handicapping or any other relevant factor(s), don’t be afraid to take a long price. There would be, or rather is, nothing worse than having your eye on an outsider with something about it, then deciding not to bet and seeing it romp home. When betting at large or generous odds, the value is there, and so there’s something to be said for making a proactive decision rather than overthinking.