How does a Both Teams to Score and Win Bet Work?
During the many months of a typical football season, the general accumulator and both teams to score bets have been popular choices among fans especially at weekends.
However, a combination of those permutations is also available which means selecting a team to win but also conceding at least once during a match. It can be a difficult bet from which to win but there are several factors to take into account when deciding upon this bet.
Teams regularly winning
Any team which is consistently earning three points can become short-priced odds-on favourites when featuring on a regular accumulator, but they may also be prone to conceding a goal.
A case in point was Wycombe during their five home games prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The League One outfit won four of those games but their defence was breached at least once during those victories with the Chairboys becoming a useful choice for selection in BTTS and Win bets for their games at Adams Park.
In contrast, Coventry from the same league conceded no more than one goal in any game from January through to early March during the 2019-20 campaign. Among their latest six fixtures were three 1-0 victories and a 2-0 win. Clearly, the Sky Blues are not a great option for inclusion in this type of bet.
Teams regularly losing
It is also worth noting struggling teams which just cannot win a game but retain the ability to score at least once during a match. A typical example of this poor form was Southend from December through to March in their 2019-20 League One season
Those four months witnessed Sol Campbell’s outfit score a goal in seven of their eight away matches but they lost six of those contests. Selecting that team hosting the Shrimpers would have been an ideal choice for this bet.
Injuries to key defenders
For any team regularly winning and registering clean sheets, they are obviously not recommended for any type of Both Teams to Score bet, but supposing one of their most important defenders incurs a significant injury, perhaps even the goalkeeper
It is more than likely that the team can cope with his absence and maintain the winning formula, but they may become more susceptible to conceding a goal as the defensive cohesion is interrupted. 2-0 and 3-0 victories may change to 2-1 and 3-1 and possible inclusion for selection.
Why Choose BTTS and Win
Basically, better odds are available for this bet rather than the normal Accumulator. During the early stages of the 2019-20 campaign, Manchester City were usually priced at significant short-odds to win their home matches.
Although City won their first eight home games at the Etihad Stadium, they conceded at least one goal in each of those fixtures. Selecting the Manchester club to win and concede would have yielded a much greater return.
However, it is perhaps worth noting that five selections in an Accumulator bet of this type is probably the preferred maximum as it is more difficult to win money but the rewards can be greater with just slightly more research.
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