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Both Teams To Score Bet

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A Both Teams to Score bet is a popular prop bet in low scoring sports like soccer. Similarly to over/under betting, you don’t predict the winner of the match.

The bet wins if both the home team and the away team score a goal before the final whistle.

Here’s an example of Both Teams to Score betting odds:

Example of both teams to score betting odds

In this example, it’s considered unlikely that both teams will score, so you will need to invest 182 units to win 100.

As you can see, there are two options to bet on: Yes or No. If you select Yes, both teams must score to win the bet. If you select No, the bet wins if there are no goals or just a single team scores.

Advantages Of Both Teams To Score

The biggest reason why people like to place Both Teams to Score bets is that regardless of who wins and loses, it’s purely focused on goals. If the favorite is up 5-0 by half-time, all it takes is the underdog to nick a consolation in the second half and the bet wins!

This is a lot different to say, the moneyline, where if you backed the underdog but the favorite is up by 5 goals at half-time, chances are they are not coming back to win.

Another reason why Both Teams to Score is popular is that as soon as both teams have scored, the bet wins and the bookies pay out the winnings. So, if the favorite and underdog both score in the first 10 minutes, you can sit back and enjoy the next 80 minutes without worrying.

Other Forms Of Both Teams To Score

The standard way to make a Both Teams to Score bet is simply betting ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ – just like the example above.

However, there are other forms of this bet and they are as follows:

Both Teams To Score And Match Winner

This bet requires you to predict if both teams will score and who wins the contest. Instead of just Yes/No, your betting options will be:

  • Home team and Yes/No
  • Draw and Yes/No
  • Away teams and Yes/No

Here’s an example:

Example of match winner and both teams to score

Both Teams To Score And Totals

This bet combines Both Teams to Score and over/under betting. The standard line for soccer is set at +-2.5 goals. Your betting options will be:

  • Yes and Over
  • Yes and Under
  • No and Over
  • No and Under

Here’s an example:

Example of totals and both teams to score

Both Teams To Score And Double Chance

Similarly to Both Teams to Score and Match Result, this bet requires you to pick the winner as well as whether both teams will score; the difference being that you the have two possible match results per selection. Your betting options are:

  • Yes/No and Home Team/Draw
  • Yes/No and Home Team/Away Team
  • Yes/No and Draw/Away Team

Here’s an example:

Example of double chance and both teams to score

Both Teams To Score And Half Betting

This bet is also similar to Both Teams to Score and Match Result, but focuses on the result of a single half rather than the full-time result. Your betting options are:

  • Both teams score in both halves
  • Both teams score in the first-half only
  • Both teams score in the second-half only
  • Both teams don’t score in both halves

Here’s an example:

Example of both teams to score and half betting

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Both Teams To Score Betting Strategy

So now we have discussed how it works and the variations, let’s now look at how you can use it.

Match Research And Selection

When creating your betting strategy, you need to do a lot of research into how the number of goals scored in each game was affected. Some of the key factors will include:

  • Team selection;
  • Key players being on the pitch;
  • Who’s at home and who’s away;
  • How many goals a team scores from open play/set pieces/etc;
  • Injuries and suspensions;
  • Weather.

Then comes game selection. You want to bet on teams that either score a lot of goals, concede a lot of goals or teams that have both. For example, in the 2013/14 Premier League Season, Liverpool scored 101 goals and conceded 52 in their 38 league games. In that same season, Swansea scored 54 and conceded 54.

This would have been a great match to bet Both Teams to Score – and you would have been right both times, with the final scores ending 4-3 in Liverpool’s favor and a 2-2 in the reverse fixture.

In-Play Betting

Alternatively, instead of placing your bets before the match begins, you could wait and see how a match is playing out before betting in-play. This strategy doesn’t require as much research, meaning it’s a lot riskier, but if there’s a lot of chances being created, it may be worth it.

One way you can use this strategy is waiting for the underdog to score the first goal against the run of play. If the favorite is on top, and look likely to score, bet in-play on Both Teams to Score. However, the bookies will also know that the chances of this bet winning increases and so will reduce the odds on the Yes heavily.

This means there may not be a ton of value here unless you hold off until the later stages of the game to place the bet. You run the risk of a goal being scored but if the odds aren’t worth betting on, you won’t have missed out on any real opportunity.

Summary

Both Teams To Score is betting on both the home and away team scoring a goal before the match ends.

Use the strategies discussed above and you’ll start profiting more from your Both Teams to Score bets.

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