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What is the both teams to score market?

The both teams to score market is a very popular one to place a bet on. This article will explain just why that is the case and how to get winners from it.

  • What is the both teams to score market?
  • Why is it so popular?
  • How to get winners when betting on this market.

What is the both teams to score market?

Well, this is a market that really does mean what it says on the can. Your aim is to choose a game in which you believe both teams will score a goal. It is predominantly used when betting on football but can be seen in some other sports including ice-hockey.

Such is the popularity of this market that online bookmakers will have special coupons dedicated to it. You will find this in the football section of the sportsbook you are betting at. You will have a simple task when placing a bet. You either believe that both teams will score – yes – or that that the game will either finish goalless or just one team will get on the scoresheet.

The odds on both teams to score are usually short. However, they can be larger if it is a game where there is a big gap in class between the two teams, a World Cup or Champions League qualifier for example. 

Why is it so popular?

There are several reasons why this is a popular market. Firstly, this is a bet in which you don’t have to predict the final result of the game. If therefore, it’s a match where you’re not sure who will win the game or whether it’ll be a draw, you can still have a bet on the match.

This is also a bet that can be won in a matter or minutes. When Manchester United hosted Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League in October 2020, both teams scored in the first four minutes. Now that’s a quick win if you’d gone for the both teams to score market.

Then again, a game may go to its latter stages before a bet on both teams to score is won. Brighton and Hove Albion played Liverpool at home in December 2020. Liverpool had a 1-0 lead, but Brighton equalized in the 90th minute. A good result for Brighton and a great one if you’d bet on both teams to score.

It’s an exciting bet to place, if only one team has scored, you’ll be cheering on the other to get you a goal and win you your bet. If you’ve bet on both teams not to score, you’ll be wanting each attack to be one that doesn’t result in a goal, especially if one team has already scored.

How to get winners when betting on this market

You will need to do some research before betting on this market. Look at the recent results of the two teams playing before making your decision. A team that has been scoring lots of goals but also failing to keep a clean sheet is one to back. 

You need to study the home and away records; it may be that a team scores lots of goals at home but struggles away from home. They might not be a great team to back in this market, perhaps instead go for both teams not to score. 

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