In recent years, there has been a growing popularity among bettors for the football betting market known as the “Match Result and Both Teams to Score,” sometimes referred to as “Win & BTTS.”
This appeal stems from the enticing high odds it offers and the potential for substantial profits. Essentially, this type of bet functions like an accumulator, allowing you to combine odds from two separate markets within a single bet.
The essence of this bet is straightforward: for it to be successful, both teams must score at least one goal, and your selected home or away team must emerge as the victor.
It’s important to note that a score draw will not result in a winning bet. Let’s delve into how this type of wager can provide appealing odds.
For instance, consider a League 1 match between Bradford and Millwall.
If we glance at the betting markets, you might find typical odds for both teams scoring at around 30/29.
Alternatively, you could take the opposite stance and bet against both teams scoring, with odds of approximately 5/6. In essence, the odds are essentially even money in this scenario.
Now, let’s examine the odds provided for the match result market in the same Bradford versus Millwall game. The typical odds are 24/13 for a Bradford win, 7/4 for Millwall, and 9/4 for a draw.
In contrast, the typical odds offered on the match result and both teams to score market for the same game are 11/2 for a Bradford win, 11/2 for Millwall, and 39/10 for a draw.
By opting to bet on the match result and both teams to score, you effectively increase the odds for Bradford from 24/13 to 11/2, which represents a substantial improvement.
Naturally, this also entails a higher level of risk in terms of potential loss, but it significantly enhances your potential winnings.
Now, let’s illustrate how this translates into actual cash. Suppose you plan to wager £2.00 on the match. You decide to place £1.00 on Bradford winning and £1.00 on both teams to score.
Meanwhile, your friend, who is also a Bradford supporter, shares your belief that Bradford will win and both teams will score.
However, instead of making separate bets, he chooses to place a single bet on the match result and both teams to score. The table below presents potential outcomes, with figures rounded for easier comparison:
Your profit or loss:
Both teams score Win £1.00
Both teams don’t score Lose £1.00
Bradford wins Win £2.00
Bradford loses Lose £1.00
The game is a draw Lose £1.00
So, if you achieve your desired results, that is a Bradford win and both teams score, you win £3.00. As you get your stake back you walk away with £5.00. However, if Bradford wins yet both teams don’t score you walk away with £3.00, and if Bradford doesn’t win yet both teams score, you walk away with £2.00, in other words you break even.
Your friend’s profit and loss
Bradford win and both teams score Win £5.50
Any other result Lose £2.00
Your friend will either win £5.50, walking away with a total of £7.00, or he will lose £2.00. He doesn’t enjoy the same hedge as you do, so if half is prediction is correct and the other half is incorrect, he loses. But, by increasing his risk of a loss he does stand to win significantly more.
Should you choose a match result and both teams to score bet?
As illustrated in our example, your approach to risk plays a pivotal role in your betting strategy. If you’re comfortable with taking on a higher level of risk, this betting market can offer an exciting opportunity.
On the other hand, if you prefer a more cautious approach, you might find it more suitable to stick with straightforward bets. Nonetheless, it’s worth noting that many football bettors are drawn to a bit of additional risk in pursuit of the potential for greater profits.