It was a goal-fest in the midweek round of Premier League action as all 20 teams found the back of the net, with 33 goals flying in across Tuesday and Wednesday.
Not since November 2010 has that happened, although an impressive 41 strikes went in that gameweek as Dimitar Berbatov scored five in Manchester United’s 7-1 rout of Blackburn.
Given the rarity of every Premier League team scoring in a single round of action, it is little surprise that backing BTTS on every game would have paid out at a huge 444/1 (445.0) with bet365.
With 304 gameweeks passing since that one eight years ago, wagering the same amount on every team to score every week would – eventually – have paid dividends to patient punters.
Charlie Austin’s injury time goal against Tottenham on Wednesday had backers celebrating, although there were also late goals on Tuesday from Luka Milivojevic, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Josh Murphy which kept the bet alive.
There was a surprise win for Wolves as they claimed three points in the Premier League for the first time since October 6 with a 2-1 victory over Chelsea, whilst Manchester City and Liverpool both won to remain unbeaten.
Despite the influx of scoring, Wednesdays average just 2.55 Premier League goals per game according to Opta – the lowest of any day – whilst Tuesday has the second-fewest at 2.59.
There are likely to be plenty of BTTS backers ahead of this weekend’s fixtures, too, with Leicester City’s trip to Spurs likely to yield plenty of goals along with Arsenal vs Huddersfield.
In fact, putting all 10 games into a Both Teams To Score accumulator pays out at 400/1 (401.0) at bet365, making it ever-so-slightly more likely to land than during midweek.