Match Result & Both Teams To Score (BTTS) Betting Guide

What is Match Result & BTTS?

Match Result and Both Teams To Score is a popular football betting market that combines two markets and creates a new, unique wager. With this type of bet, you’re betting on the full-time result of a match as well as whether or not both teams will score during the game.

It’s worth noting that Match Result and Both Teams To Score is commonly used in accumulators and other multiples due to its tendency to provide promising odds when lumped in with other bets from the same market. This is arguably the most cost-efficient way of using this market.

Be diligent when searching for Match Result and Both Teams To Score – the latter of which is also known as BTTS – as sportsbooks can use different names for it.

SkyBet, for example, refers to this market as ‘Full Time Result and Both Teams To Score’. If you were just skimming through the markets, it could easily be missed.

Match Result & BTTS Betting Guide - SkyBet Full Time Result and Both Teams To Score

Match Result & Both Teams To Score Meaning

According to British bookmaker William Hill in the site’s official betting glossary, Match Result and Both Teams To Score is defined as the bettor predicting ‘the result of a match from Home Win/Draw/Away Win…combined with both teams scoring a goal in a special price double.’

Match Result & Both Teams To Score Meaning

However, this is a description of a specific market offered by William Hill and does not apply to every sportsbook. At William Hill, this market requires both teams to score a goal (this is because William Hill’s take on the market is different compared to other bookmakers). As such, the site only lets you select the overall match result – by betting on this market you are assuming that both teams will score anyway. Therefore, there’s no need to pick which teams will score.

Match Result & BTTS Betting Guide - William Hill Match Result and Both Teams To Score

SkyBet’s version of Match Result and Both Teams To Score is this:

“You bet on the winner of the game and if both teams will score during the match.”

Instead of assuming that both teams will score, you must choose the winner of the tie and ‘Yes’ if you think both sides will bag at least one goal each and ‘No’ if you believe both teams will not score over the course of the match.

Match Result & BTTS Betting Guide - Full Time Result and Both Teams To Score

As you can see, there is more than one way to look at the Match Result and Both Teams To Score market. In simple terms, you’re effectively betting on the winner of the match and if both teams will score. Here is a quick rundown of every selection you’ll find at SkyBet under the Match Result and Both Teams To Score market:

  • Home Team and ‘Yes’
  • Draw and ‘Yes’
  • Away Team and ‘Yes’
  • Home Team and ‘No’
  • Draw and ‘No’
  • Away Team and ‘No’

Why Is Match Result & Both Teams To Score So Popular?

Match Result and Both Teams To Score is listed as one of the first options on William Hill and Bet365, while also appearing on the front page of SkyBet and Paddy Power. As a result, finding the market is easy. In turn, the popularity of the bet grows.

It’s also helped by the fact that the markets are popular by themselves. ‘Match Result’ is seen first among virtually every single bookmaker’s listing of events, while Both Teams To Score is a weekend accumulator favourite.

By merging both of these markets, it’s possible to create a variety of bets catered to your preferences. In addition, the odds on a Match Result and Both Teams To Score bet are better than those available on bets where the pair are separated. Let’s use the 2022 UEFA Champions League Final as an example:

  • SkyBet has Liverpool to Win and Both Teams To Score at 11/4.
  • SkyBet offers Liverpool to Win at 11/10.
  • SkyBet also has Both Teams To Score at 4/7.

If you were to add Liverpool to Win, plus Both Teams To Score (Yes) to your betslip and place a £2.50 wager on each, you’d receive £9.18 in winnings if both results came true. Should you opt to bet on Liverpool to Win (Match Result) and Both Teams To Score (Yes) with both markets combined, a £5 bet would return £18.75

That makes betting on Match Result and Both Teams To Score doubly worth your money. You get better odds, better value, and improved winnings for the same bet.

Breaking Down Match Result & Both Teams To Score Terminology

Different sportsbooks prefer different words, phrases and terms when it comes to publishing markets. With Match Result and Both Teams To Score, sports betting sites can refer to the home team as ‘1’ and the away team as ‘2’. This is explained in William Hill’s description of this particular market.

Alternatively, bookie sites name the teams by whether they’re playing at home or away. In a Premier League game between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield, Liverpool are considered the ‘Home’ team and Manchester United the ‘Away’ team. As such, a bet on ‘Home To Win and Both Teams To Score’ translates to a wager on Liverpool to Win and Both Teams To Score.

Who Is The Home/Away Team At a Neutral Venue?

In games where the venue is neutral, like cup finals or friendlies, the team listed first is considered the Home team. In cup competitions and tournaments, the Home team is usually decided by carrying out a draw. With regard to friendlies, teams often come to a fair conclusion amongst themselves.

So, for the 2022 UEFA Champions League Final between Liverpool and Real Madrid, Liverpool are the Home team despite the game taking place in Paris, France. Any ‘Match Result and Both Teams To Score’ wager where it’s listed as ‘Home To Win and Both Teams To Score (Yes)’ is a bet on Liverpool to win in 90 minutes (unless otherwise specified) and Both Teams To Score.

Examples of Match Result & Both Teams To Score Winning Bets

Using the example of the 2022 Champions League Final between Liverpool and Real Madrid, there are multiple bets available in the Match Result and Both Teams To Score market. Here’s an example of a winning one:

  • On SkyBet, you bet £5 on Liverpool and ‘Yes’ at 11/4.
  • This means you’ve bet on Liverpool to Win and expect Both Teams to Score.
  • The game finishes 3-1 to Liverpool after 90 minutes.
  • As Liverpool have won and both teams bagged at least one goal each, you win the bet.
  • A total of £18.75 is credited to your account balance.

Another example of a winning bet using the Match Result and Both Teams To Score Market can be found below. In this scenario, it’s the Europa League Final of 2022 between Roma and Feyenoord.

  • At William Hill, Roma to Win and Both Teams To Score comes in at 15/4.
  • As William Hill assumes that both teams will score when you bet on the Both Teams To Score (BTTS) market, there’s no need to select a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ option as was necessary on SkyBet.
  • You bet £10 on Roma to Win and Both Teams To Score.
  • The match ends 2-1 in favour of the Italian outfit, Roma.
  • With both teams scoring and Roma coming out on top, you win £47.50.
Match Result & BTTS Betting Guide - Roma v Feyenoord

Conor Rafter

I’m a freelance writer who loves all things sports & betting related. Having worked in this field since 2018, I’ve experienced a wide range of intriguing bookmakers and online casinos. With this expertise, I strive to create helpful, honest articles. My primary goal is quite simple: to guide and inform readers using facts and analysis.

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