Both Teams To Score In Both Halves
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We pick our best bets in the Both Teams To Score In Both Halves market at Sky Bet.
Ipswich Town v Brentford - 11/1 at Sky Bet - Saturday 15:00
Not many punters expected Ipswich Town to be in the top three of the Championship after the first three league games but Mick McCarthy's side have started the season in superb form. The Tractor Boys have won their opening three league games and are behind Cardiff City and Wolves on goal difference.
We've seen plenty of goals in Ipswich's games so far with over 2.5 goals featuring in two of their opening three league games. Brentford have had a poor start to their campaign, the Bees are without a win in three and have conceded the joint-most goals in the division with seven. Despite Brentford's woes at the back, they're capable of scoring plenty of goals and have netted five goals in their last two games, with BTTS in Both Halves landing in their 3-4 defeat to Nottingham Forest. Ipswich conceded three goals away to Millwall as BTTS in Both Halves landed on Tuesday night in their 4-3 victory at The Den. 11/1 is a short price mainly due to both sides landing this market in recent games but we fancy the chances of it landing once again.
Forest Green Rovers v Yeovil Town - 16/1 at Sky Bet - Saturday 15:00
Newly-promoted Forest Green Rovers are yet to taste victory in League Two after squandering a 2-0 half-time lead to Barnet on the opening weekend of the season. They faced a tough task against League Two promotion favourites Mansfield Town last weekend as they were defeated 2-0 but they may fancy their chances against Yeovil Town on Saturday.
Yeovil were hammered 8-2 away at Luton Town on the opening weekend of the season but managed to secure an impressive 3-2 victory against Accrington Stanley at home last weekend. With plenty of goals featuring in both of Yeovil's league games so far this season, the 20/1 on offer for BTTS in Both Halves looks a good bet as they take on Forest Green Rovers. Forest Green have conceded four goals in two games so far while Yeovil have conceded a massive 10 goals but have produced plenty of problems for the opposition, scoring five goals. BTTS in Both Halves landed in Yeovil's 8-2 defeat to Luton while it came incredibly close to landing in Forest Green's 2-2 draw against Barnet. BTTS in Both Halves at 20/1 looks a great bet.
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As the football betting industry expands, more and more punters try and find a way to be profitable in different markets. Football is one of those sports where there are hundreds of betting markets you can place a number of different bets to keep the game interesting, especially if you find the regular 'X to win' market a bit mundane and at very small odds.
In the last 18 months, the Both Teams To Score In Both Halves market has come to the fore, with SkyBet at the front of this particular market.
This market is quite literally what it says. For example, if you were having a bet on the Everton vs Stoke City game back on 28th December when it finished 3-4 to Stoke City at Goodison Park, where both teams scored in both halves - then you're a winner.
According to OLBG, the average price of this market in the Premier League at the start of the season averages around 18/1 as shown in our recent bet that we placed money on in this market in the Chelsea vs West Ham United game.
At Stamford Bridge, West Ham United travelled to Chelsea in a four-goal thriller with West Ham opening the scoring through Manuel Lanzini before Cesc Fabregas equalised. Andy Carroll looked to have scored the winner in the second half for the Hammers until Fabregas popped up again with a penalty to equal the tie, making it 2-2. Anyone who had bet on the Both Teams To Score In Both Halves market in this game would have been a winner.
Back in September 2014, one punter with Sky Bet made a massive profit off this particular market, staking £1 on a Both Teams To Score In Both Halves treble which returned him over £6.8k!
The punter selected Fleetwood Town vs Bristol City, Doncaster Rovers vs Chesterfield and Northampton Town vs Accrington Stanley. Two games of the treble were in after 61 minutes, so he wasn't waiting too long until Ivan Toney scored the consolation goal against Accrington Stanley after 78 minutes.
While this treble could be seen as outlandish and a tad lucky, which an average price of 18/1 in most games in the top four English tiers, there are some great odds to be had if you can find the high scoring matches.