First Goal Scorer Tips and Predictions

Looking for tips and predictions for the first goal scorer of each match? You’ll find them in the table below!

Our expertly constructed algorithm is well-equipped to provide you with accurate and well informed predictions across several different betting markets. The algorithm’s strong track record coupled with our easy to use football accumulator makes your betting experience much easier.

Let’s take a closer look at first goalscorer odds.

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Premier LeagueENG
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Ligue 1FRA
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ALL MATCHES
All Matches
Premier League
Wolves v Leicester Sat 19 12:30
Liverpool v C Palace Sat 19 15:00
Bournemouth v West Ham Sat 19 15:00
Man Utd v Brighton Sat 19 15:00
Newcastle v Cardiff Sat 19 15:00
Southampton v Everton Sat 19 15:00
Watford v Burnley Sat 19 15:00
Arsenal v Chelsea Sat 19 17:30
Huddersfield v Man City Sun 20 13:30
Fulham v Spurs Sun 20 16:00
Championship
Norwich v Birmingham Fri 18 19:45
A Villa v Hull Sat 19 15:00
Blackburn v Ipswich Sat 19 15:00
Derby v Reading Sat 19 15:00
Stoke v Leeds Sat 19 15:00
Sheffield Weds v Wigan Sat 19 15:00
Rotherham v Brentford Sat 19 15:00
QPR v Preston Sat 19 15:00
Nottm Forest v Bristol C Sat 19 15:00
M'Boro v Millwall Sat 19 15:00
Swansea v Sheff Utd Sat 19 17:30
Bolton v West Brom Mon 21 20:00
League One
Plymouth v Coventry Sat 19 15:00
Oxford Utd v Portsmouth Sat 19 15:00
Luton v Peterborough Sat 19 15:00
Gillingham v Walsall Sat 19 15:00
Doncaster v Burton Sat 19 15:00
Charlton v Accrington Sat 19 15:00
Bristol R v Wycombe Sat 19 15:00
Bradford v Southend Sat 19 15:00
Blackpool v Shrewsbury Sat 19 15:00
AFC Wim v Barnsley Sat 19 15:00
Rochdale v Fleetwood Sat 19 15:00
Scunthorpe v Sunderland Sat 19 15:00
League Two
Lincoln v Grimsby Sat 19 13:00
Cambridge U v Northampton Sat 19 15:00
Tranmere v Swindon Sat 19 15:00
Newport C v Exeter Sat 19 15:00
Morecambe v Stevenage Sat 19 15:00
Macclesfield v Oldham Sat 19 15:00
MK Dons v Crewe Sat 19 15:00
Forest Green v Bury Sat 19 15:00
Crawley v Port Vale Sat 19 15:00
Colchester v Mansfield Sat 19 15:00
Carlisle v Cheltenham Sat 19 15:00
Yeovil v Notts C Sat 19 15:00
FA Cup
Southampton v Derby Wed 16 19:45
La Liga
Getafe v Alaves Fri 18 20:00
Real Madrid v Sevilla Sat 19 15:15
Huesca v A. Madrid Sat 19 17:30
Celta v Valencia Sat 19 19:45
Real Betis v Girona Sun 20 11:00
Villarreal v A.Bilbao Sun 20 15:15
Levante v Valladolid Sun 20 17:30
R.Vallecano v R.Sociedad Sun 20 17:30
Barcelona v Leganes Sun 20 19:45
Eibar v Espanyol Mon 21 20:00
Bundesliga
Hoffenheim v Bayern Fri 18 19:30
Stuttgart v Mainz Sat 19 14:30
Leverkusen v B. M'gladbach Sat 19 14:30
E.Frankfurt v Freiburg Sat 19 14:30
Hannover v W.Bremen Sat 19 14:30
Augsburg v F. Dusseldorf Sat 19 14:30
RB Leipzig v Dortmund Sat 19 17:30
Nurnberg v H.Berlin Sun 20 14:30
Schalke v Wolfsburg Sun 20 17:00
EFL Cup
Burton v Man City Wed 23 19:45
Serie A
Roma v Torino Sat 19 14:00
Udinese v Parma Sat 19 17:00
Inter v Sassuolo Sat 19 19:30
Frosinone v Atalanta Sun 20 11:30
Fiorentina v Sampdoria Sun 20 14:00
S.P.A.L. 2013 v Bologna Sun 20 14:00
Cagliari v Empoli Sun 20 17:00
Napoli v Lazio Sun 20 19:30
Genoa v Milan Mon 21 14:00
Juventus v Chievo Mon 21 19:30
Ligue 1
St Etienne v Lyon Sat 19 19:00
Olympique Nimes v Toulouse Sat 19 19:00
Angers v Nantes Sat 19 19:00
Bordeaux v Dijon Sat 19 19:00
Caen v Marseille Sat 19 19:00
Lille v Amiens Sat 19 19:00
Monaco v Strasbourg Sat 19 19:00
PSG v Guingamp Sat 19 19:00
Rennes v Montpellier Sat 19 19:00
Reims v Nice Sat 19 19:00
Super Lig
Akhisar v Besiktas Fri 18 17:30
Malatya v Goztepespor Sat 19 10:30
Antalyaspor v Kayserispor Sat 19 13:00
Galatasaray v Ankaragucu Sat 19 16:00
Erzurumspor v Konyaspor Sun 20 10:30
Alanyaspor v Sivasspor Sun 20 13:00
Trabzonspor v Istanbul Sun 20 16:00
Bursaspor v Fenerbahce Mon 21 17:00
Kasimpasa v Caykur Mon 21 17:00
Primeira Liga
CD Nacional v Braga Fri 18 18:45
Chaves v Porto Fri 18 19:00
V. Guimaraes v Benfica Fri 18 21:15
Belenenses v Tondela Sat 19 15:30
S. Lisbon v Moreirense Sat 19 18:00
Santa Clara v Maratimo Sat 19 19:30
CD das Aves v Vit Setubal Sun 20 15:00
Boavista v Portimonense Sun 20 17:30
Rio Ave v Feirense Sun 20 20:00
Eredivisie
Vitesse v Excelsior Fri 18 19:00
AZ Alkmaar v Utrecht Sat 19 17:30
PEC Zwolle v Feyenoord Sat 19 18:45
Den Haag v VVV Venlo Sat 19 18:45
Groningen v Heracles Sat 19 19:45
Willem II v NAC Sun 20 11:15
Graafschap v Fortuna Sittard Sun 20 13:30
FC Emmen v PSV Sun 20 13:30
Ajax v Heerenveen Sun 20 15:45
Scottish Premier
Celtic v St. Mirren Wed 23 19:45
St Johnstone v Livingston Wed 23 19:45
Motherwell v Hibernian Wed 23 19:45
Kilmarnock v Rangers Wed 23 19:45
Hearts v Dundee Wed 23 19:45
Hamilton v Aberdeen Wed 23 19:45
Pro League
St Truiden v Genk Fri 18 19:30
S. Liege v Kortrijk Sat 19 17:00
Eupen v Lokeren Sat 19 19:00
W-Beveren v Cercle Brugge Sat 19 19:00
Z.Waregem v Antwerp Sat 19 19:30
Brugge v S.Charleroi Sun 20 13:30
Gent v Anderlecht Sun 20 17:00
Mouscron v Oostende Sun 20 19:00
Wed 16Wed 16th JanuaryPREDICTION %1st goal
FAWed 19:45 BBC1
Southampton
 v 
Derby
19:45 BBC1
Danny IngsDanny Ings
  25%
25%
4.33
10/3
333
25%
Friday 18th JanuaryFri 18th JanuaryPREDICTION %1st goal
CHAFri 19:45 SKY
Norwich
 v 
Birmingham
19:45 SKY
Teemu PukkiT Pukki
  22%
22%
5.00
4/1
400
22%
Saturday 19th JanuarySat 19th JanuaryPREDICTION %1st goal
EPLSat 15:00
Liverpool
 v 
C Palace
15:00
Mohamed SalahMohamed Salah
  28%
28%
3.75
11/4
275
28%
EPLSat 15:00
Man Utd
 v 
Brighton
15:00
Romelu LukakuR Lukaku
  28%
28%
4.33
10/3
333
28%
EPLSat 15:00
Southampton
 v 
Everton
15:00
Danny IngsDanny Ings
  24%
24%
5.40
22/5
440
24%
LG1Sat 15:00
Doncaster
 v 
Burton
15:00
John MarquisJ Marquis
  23%
23%
4.33
10/3
333
23%
CHASat 15:00
Rotherham
 v 
Brentford
15:00
Neal MaupayN Maupay
  22%
22%
4.75
15/4
375
22%
CHASat 15:00
Derby
 v 
Reading
15:00
Jack MarriottJ Marriott
  22%
22%
4.75
15/4
375
22%
CHASat 15:00
Nottm Forest
 v 
Bristol C
15:00
Lewis GrabbanL Grabban
  22%
22%
4.80
19/5
380
22%
LG1Sat 15:00
Luton
 v 
Peterborough
15:00
James CollinsJ Collins
  21%
21%
4.75
15/4
375
21%
LG1Sat 15:00
Scunthorpe
 v 
Sunderland
15:00
Josh MajaJ Maja
  21%
21%
4.75
15/4
375
21%
LG2Sat 13:00
Lincoln
 v 
Grimsby
13:00
John AkindeJ Akinde
  21%
21%
4.75
15/4
375
21%
LG1Sat 15:00
Gillingham
 v 
Walsall
15:00
Tom EavesTom Eaves
  21%
21%
4.75
15/4
375
21%
LG1Sat 15:00
Charlton
 v 
Accrington
15:00
Lyle TaylorL Taylor
  21%
21%
5.00
4/1
400
21%
CHASat 15:00
Stoke
 v 
Leeds
15:00
Kemar RoofeK Roofe
  20%
20%
5.00
4/1
400
20%
CHASat 15:00
M'Boro
 v 
Millwall
15:00
Britt AssombalongaB Assombalonga
  20%
20%
5.50
9/2
450
20%
EPLSat 17:30 BT
Arsenal
 v 
Chelsea
17:30 BT
Pierre-Emerick AubameyangP Aubameyang
  20%
20%
5.75
19/4
475
20%
LG1Sat 15:00
Rochdale
 v 
Fleetwood
15:00
Ian HendersonI Henderson
  20%
20%
5.00
4/1
400
20%
LG2Sat 15:00
Tranmere
 v 
Swindon
15:00
James NorwoodJ Norwood
  20%
20%
5.00
4/1
400
20%
LG1Sat 15:00
Bradford
 v 
Southend
15:00
Eoin DoyleE Doyle
  20%
20%
5.00
4/1
400
20%
LG2Sat 15:00
Yeovil
 v 
Notts C
15:00
Francois ZokoFrancois Zoko
  20%
20%
5.00
4/1
400
20%
LG1Sat 15:00
AFC Wim
 v 
Barnsley
15:00
Kieffer MooreK Moore
  20%
20%
5.00
4/1
400
20%
CHASat 15:00
Blackburn
 v 
Ipswich
15:00
Bradley DackB Dack
  20%
20%
5.00
4/1
400
20%
CHASat 15:00
A Villa
 v 
Hull
15:00
Jonathan KodjiaJ Kodjia
  20%
20%
5.25
17/4
425
20%
EPLSat 15:00
Bournemouth
 v 
West Ham
15:00
Callum WilsonC Wilson
  19%
19%
6.00
5/1
500
19%
CHASat 17:30 SKY
Swansea
 v 
Sheff Utd
17:30 SKY
Billy SharpB Sharp
  19%
19%
6.00
5/1
500
19%
LG2Sat 15:00
Forest Green
 v 
Bury
15:00
Christian DoidgeC Doidge
  18%
18%
5.50
9/2
450
18%
LG1Sat 15:00
Oxford Utd
 v 
Portsmouth
15:00
Brett PitmanB Pitman
  18%
18%
5.50
9/2
450
18%
LG2Sat 15:00
MK Dons
 v 
Crewe
15:00
Chuks AnekeChuks Aneke
  18%
18%
5.50
9/2
450
18%

What are You Betting On?

With this area of football betting, it’s as simple as it sounds. You bet on which player will score the first goal of the match.

The final outcome has no bearing on whether your bet wins or loses. Your player’s team can lose, but if they scored first, your bet still wins.

What are First Goalscorer Predictions Based On?

These predictions are based on the player who scores the first goal of the match.

The predictions develop a likelihood for each player based on their track record, coupled with their position in the match.

What Should First Goalscorer Tips Look At?

What do the best betting tips look at?

Individual scorer betting is dependent on knowing these likelihoods - the right background and information is crucial to help the chance of winning your bet.

So, the best odds and football tips are calculated by looking at:

  • Current form
  • Past match data and statistics
  • Goals from past matches
  • Player statistics

First Goalscorer Rules

What are the general rules most bookmakers follow?

  • The own goal rule is that they do not count. The bet rolls on to the next goal
  • Unless otherwise specified, the best usually runs for the full 90 minutes
  • If no goals are scored, all bets usually lose
  • A team’s top scorer will usually have shorter odds
  • Defenders usually have higher odds
  • Despite some short odds, this market is generally a generous one
  • The player can score anytime during the match without it affecting the bet

Do these rules apply every time?

Some bookmakers may offer alternative versions.

This includes ones with bets excluded for penalties and extra time, for example, or anytime goalscorer bets.

How Profitable are These Type of Bets?

First goalscorer bets tend to be particularly popular, especially for matches featuring consistent goal scorers e.g. Harry Kane. The likelihood of one of them scoring a goal is high, so there’s a chance one of them will score the very first.

Although odds will vary between matches, there are some key points you can use as your baseline. For example, the team’s top scorer is more likely to have shorter odds, while more defensive players tend towards the opposite.

Another point worth noting is set pieces. Any player who takes a free kick or acts as penalty taker will usually offer shorter odds also (behind the team’s top scorer).

In general, whenever you make this kind of bet, whether its premier league, FA Cup or any other, the odds are fairly generous across players.

What is an Each Way Goalscorer Bet?

These types of bets are where:

  • Half your stake is place on the standard first goalscorer bet
  • The other half is where the rest of your bet is placed on the same player scoring the second or third goal

If no goals are scored, your entire bet loses.

Anytime Goalscorer Tips

What if a chosen player is guaranteed to score, but not necessarily first? Place an anytime scorer bet. This is a slight variation which can be easier to predict.

With the anytime goalscorer market, you have more chance of winning - as your player has more chances to score. However, this can make your bet less profitable. The fact that the ball will hit the back of the net at some point from one of the top goalscorers is usually a given!

However, these two markets are parallel, and share their similarities.

Free Bets and Betting Offers

There are several offers you can also take advantage of to improve your overall betting experience.

You can claim a number of bonuses including free bets and boosters from a range of betting sites. Win at the bookie’s expense!

Browse through free bet offers and choose based on whatever suits your needs best.

Our Tipster Community

In addition to the various betting offers, our football tipster community is a great resource for anyone unsure of where to start or what action to take.

Many members of the community can be considered experts with successful track records, all of which is available for you to peruse at your leisure.

You can use this information to your advantage and follow those who make consistently successful bets. Beyond that, you can even go ahead and copy the exact bets they’ve made and add them to your betting slip.

You have a degree of flexibility also - you can copy all or some of the bet, and look into the stats to get a better understanding of what you’re copying. All of this is geared towards helping you make a better and well informed choice.

The Acca Smacker

Once you’ve decided on your bet, it’s simple and easy to build your accumulator.

Using our Acca Smacker makes the process run seamlessly - simply add each bet to your betting slip and your potential returns will update in real time accordingly. You can be flexible and combine a variety of bets from a range of different betting markets, and adjust based on your calculated returns.

Below the returns you can find different bookmakers to figure out the best odds for your bet.

Once you’ve made your choice, head over to our Acca Smacker for football accumulator tips and finalise your bet!