How To Place a Both Teams To Score (BTTS) Football Accumulator
Football is all about entertainment and front and centre of that category is scoring goals.
Getting fans off their seats is the primary objective of every football player and regardless of which team you support, watching goals fly in tends to make football more enjoyable as a spectacle.
Accumulator bets are the most popular football bet, with astronomical sums of money potentially achievable with a relatively small initial stake and Both Teams to Score (BTTS) accumulators have taken the market by storm in recent times.
How accumulator betting works:
An accumulator is a bet that combines 4 or selections into a single wager that gains a return only when all parts win. This inevitably carries a risk that should only one of the selected results let your punt down, the bet is instantly lost.
- Accumulator bets are very simple to build. All punters have to do is select the outcome of 4 or more particular fixtures, in order to make up an accumulator bet.
- Pay outs generally tend to be bigger with the more matches placed on the accumulator bet but having more matches on the list of course is riskier for punters.
How BTTS accumulator betting works:
Whilst the principle behind picking 4 or more selections correctly is the same with a BTTS accumulator, the key difference centres round the objective of the bet.
Whereas in traditional betting spheres, football accas are placed on which team will win which game, BTTS bets are based around whether both teams will score in the game, NOT the actual result of the fixture.
Working BTTS Football Accumulator Example
Choosing YES for Liverpool and Manchester City to score in a game against each other would not yield a significant return – e.g. 1/3 in a single bet, giving back 33p for every £1 bet placed. Picking 4 teams on a Both Teams To Score Accumulator would combine the bets into an accumulator which would return a profit of £2.16 with the pay-out being 3.16/1.
Should any of the sides picked within the bet not score in that particular match however, the bet is instantly lost.
The principal appeal of the accumulator is only betting £1 as a combination bet, rather than backing the outcome of which team will score in which game.
Similarly, to traditional accumulator betting, should all of the selected picks on an accumulator come in – the bet is settled, and invariably handsome sums of money are won
Things to look out for when BTTS accumulator betting:
- Do Your Research – It’s simple, some teams score more than others. Of course, the objective every time a team steps on to the field of play is to score and in turn win but different teams, managers and owners have individual approaches to playing the game. Some teams look to pinch a goal and defend it, whilst others go all-out attack from the first whistle. Acquire knowledge on each and every team and look for the sides that bang the goals in when building a BTTS accumulator bet.
- Don’t Always Bet on BTTS – As mentioned, tactical strategy can play a huge part in the outcome of a particular game. If you see two sides that bang the goals in, facing off – then of course – back them to both score. But, if you fancy a game to be a more frugal affair, pick Both Teams To Score – NO on your betting slip. The odds on both teams not to score are generally more lucrative than both teams to score, so shop around and make an objective decision on each fixture.
- Seek Out The Bookmaker Offers – Such is the increase in popularity of accumulator betting that most of the major bookmakers are looking to entice new and existing customers through accumulator specific promotions:
Money Back if One Team Lets You Down – Some bookmakers offer a lifeline – meaning that if only one team lets you down on your accumulator, they will return your stake to you.*
*This applies on most Both Teams to Score accas so be sure to check the terms and conditions before punting.
- Accumulator Winning Bonus – Other sportsbooks offer bonuses, so should you correctly pick e.g. 8 teams all to score in their particular fixtures, they will add a percentage on to your winnings. These policies tend to rise incrementally, meaning the more selections you correctly pick, the more money you are likely to receive as a bonus.
- Goals Galore – The excitement associated with goal scoring gives bookmakers even more chance to offer more markets as the game opens up. As a result, some bookmakers offer more money for correct picks, every time a player scores. For example, backing each team to score once may yield a modest amount, but should both teams score twice or three times – odds are often doubled or tripled if the selections come good.
- Hit the Lower Leagues – All sportsbooks are broadening their horizons when it comes to sports betting and in the footballing world, there has never been more options available to punters. As betting options sneak into the nooks and crannies within the game, the lower league betting markets are often more difficult to predict. One facet of the game that is predictable lower down the footballing pyramid however is defending – or more distinctly, the lack of it.
Whilst it is a broad generalisation, many lower league fixtures see more goals in them as players are often amateur and perhaps don’t have access to the training that is available in the professional game. Backing lower league games to contain more goals (and both teams to score within them) is often an excellent strategy for success when BTTS accumulator betting.
Shop Around For the Best Bookies – There are a wealth of bookmakers in the UK, all offering an array of betting options for punters. BTTS accumulator betting has become hugely popular in recent times so be sure to look into the odds and markets offered by each company, before placing any BTTS accumulator bets.
BTTS Football Accumulator Betting – 3 Top Tips
- Don’t Always Say Yes – Look for bets that may not guarantee both teams to score, to maximise winnings.
- Back the Top Goal Scorers – If a player/team is banging the goals in – back them, confidence is key!
- Know Your Game – Some basic research on lower league football can yield big returns, so back the teams in the lower leagues and look to reap the rewards.