BEST LEAGUES & TEAMS FOR BTTS
If we take an in-depth look at the BTTS statistics by league and team, we can see some interesting patterns. We’ll be using the stats for 2019/20 season as our guide in this section. However, the stats on this page (above table) show the current season’s BTTS information.
The Premier League has a reputation for open, attacking football. However, the stats on BTTS don’t support that perception. Compared to major European leagues, the Premier League has a low percentage of games ending BTTS YES.
The average of games ending in BTTS YES in the Premier League was 51% in 2019/20. That’s significantly less than the Bundesliga (58%) and the top Italian League (62%).
If we drill down the Premier League stats, we see that specific teams outperform the league average. The best team for punters backing in the BTTS YES market last season was Tottenham Hotspur (66%). Significantly when Spurs played away from home, their BTTS YES stats went up to (79%). Arsenal were also a good bet for BTTS YES (61%), and Chelsea away from Stamford Bridge racked up a 79% average.
Those punters who wanted BTTS NO would have done well backing Manchester City (45%), Crystal Palace (37%) and Sheffield United (46%).
The second-best league for those looking for BTTS YES bets is the German Bundesliga. The league average was a healthy 58%, higher than the English, French, Spanish and Dutch top divisions.
The numbers begin to look even better when you focus on particular clubs. Monchengladbach, E. Frankfurt and FC Koln all recorded a 68% average. At home, Monchengladbach pushed that statistic up to 82%. RB Leipzig also had impressive stats at home (82%). Away from home, FC Koln racked up a 76% rate.
Surprisingly, Dortmund was the best club to back in the BTTS NO market. In total, 44% of Dortmund games ended in BTTS NO; at home that statistic dropped to 29%.
Contrary to popular opinion, the top Italian league (Serie A) is a happy hunting ground for punters looking for games where both teams score. The BTTS YES average in Serie A is 62%. That’s higher than the Premier League (51%) and even bigger than Bundesliga (58%).
Looking at individual teams in Serie A, the stats get even better. Bologna achieved a rate of BTTS YES at 76%. The next best clubs for BTTS YES were Atalanta, Napoli, Sassuolo, AS Roma and Lecce, all on 68%.
For those wanting to back BTTS NO, you should probably give Serie A clubs a wide birth. The team with the lowest BTTS YES rate was Udinese (42%). On the flip side, Juventus playing away from home recorded a 74% BTTS YES stat.
Another great league for BTTS YES is the Dutch Eredivisie. In the 2019/2- season, football games in the Netherlands ended with BTTS YES at a rate of 54%. That’s better than the English top division and La Liga.
Teams to watch for BTTS YES results include Heerenveen (81%), FC Utrecht (68%), Feyenoord (68%), PSV Eindhoven (62%). On the road, Ajax hit 75% and FC Utrecht reached 85%.
One club to avoid for BTTS YES backers is AZ Alkmaar; only 24% of their games ended in BTTS YES. However, you could include them in your BTTS NO Acca.