Both Teams to Score (BTTS) betting tips, free bets and bonuses for the Premier League – 17th & 18th August 2019
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Premier League BTTS Tips – 17-18 August 2019
Aston Villa vs Bournemouth – 8/13 with Ladbrokes
Villa were arguably the most impressive of the three promoted sides last weekend, despite their hastily put together squad. They were on the front foot throughout, something which they should continue against a Bournemouth side who shipped 45 goals in 19 away trips last term. The only issue for Villa is their defence bedding in. We can see more issues for them in that department, as they look to get their new central defenders comfortable with their style. As a result, we’re backing both teams to score as Premier League football returns to Villa Park.
Southampton vs Liverpool – 10/11 with bet365
Southampton may have taken a hit in their opening game, but they return home looking to build up some form at St Mary’s. They face a Liverpool side who hit four goals in their first 45 minutes of the season, but the Reds shipped too many chances to Norwich. The Saints have seen both teams score in 13 of their last 14 home Premier League games, a record which we’re backing to continue when they face the high-scoring Reds.
Man City vs Tottenham – 3/4 with Coral
With eight goals between them in the opening weekend, it’s hardly a surprise that these two sides are being backed for goals. The only real question here is can Spurs get on the scoresheet, given how brilliant City look already. The visitors should introduce either Christian Eriksen or Giovani Lo Celso to add a little bit more quality to their attack. We expect that to do the trick, as we’re backing both teams to score at the Etihad.
Sheffield United vs Crystal Palace – 21/20 with Betfair
Super Sunday kicks off with a great game in prospect. Bramall Lane is likely to be rocking as Premier League football returns. They face Crystal Palace, but you can forget about the Eagles’ dour draw last time out. Palace were the only top flight side to secure the majority of their points away from home last term, while their counter attacking style saw both teams score in 63% of their trips. The Blades are an attacking outfit – despite what some pundits may believe – and we expect both sides to create their share of chances this weekend.
Chelsea vs Leicester – 31/40 with BetVictor
Jamie Vardy must have been watching Chelsea’s loss at United with glee last weekend. The Leicester man has a brilliant record against England’s big six, while he is playing in a Foxes side which has been reinforced this summer. They should take the game to Chelsea’s poor defence, but we expect the Blues to return to their high scoring ways from preseason.
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BTTS Betting Explained
Both teams to score (BTTS) betting has become extremely popular with football punters for a number of reasons. Here are the main ones:
- Easy to understand – People love simplicity and the concept of both teams scoring in a game or one or both of the teams not scoring is one all punters can understand (if not, they really shouldn’t be betting at all… please gamble responsibly!)
- Simple choice – Following on from the above, the fact that there are just two choices (see below) means it’s a quick and easy bet to place in comparison to something like correct score or the first goalscorer markets
- Decent odds – Often the odds for BTTS (or both teams NOT to score) hover around, or just under, the evens mark, making them appealing to punters, especially in one-sided contests in which you wouldn’t back the outsider but the favourite’s odds are just too short
Can I bet against BTTS?
Almost all bookies now offer the Both Teams to Score market as a Yes or No option, offering odds for each.
This means that you are able to bet that both teams will score in a given match, or instead that both teams will not (that is one or both teams fail to score in the game).
What if an own goal is scored?
Own goals just count as normal goals – as they do in a match situation. So two sides draw 1-1, for instance, and both goals were own goals, the both teams to score bet would have won (and a bet against both teams to score would have lost).
What about extra time and penalties?
Unless specified otherwise, it is invariably the case that BTTS markets refer to the standard 90 minutes/normal time of a given football match. As such if a cup game ends 0-0 and then both sides score in extra time, the BTTS bet will have lose (though the BTNTS bet will have won!).