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First goal scorer

Simply select the player you believe will score the first goal of a match. If somebody else scores the opening goal or nobody scores at all then the bet loses.

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Tuesday 1st December1ST SCORER | PREDICTIONSFIRST GOAL SCORERPREDICTIONS1st
goal
PORTue 1st 21:45
Moreirense
 v 
P. Ferreira
21:45
Pedro
+15
Pedro
  15%
15%
+15
6.50
11/2
550
15%
Wednesday 2nd DecemberWednesday 2nd DecemberFIRST GOAL SCORERPREDICTIONS1st
goal
BELWed 2nd 16:00
S.Charleroi
 v 
W-Beveren
16:00
Kaveh Rezaei
+15
K Rezaei
  23%
23%
+15
4.33
10/3
333
23%
NORWed 2nd 17:00
Aalesund
 v 
Sandefjord
17:00
George Nuah Gibson
+15
G Gibson
  14%
14%
+15
7.00
6/1
600
14%
NORWed 2nd 17:00
Haugesund
 v 
Mjondalen
17:00
Ibrahima Kone
+15
I Kone
  13%
13%
+15
7.50
13/2
650
13%
NORWed 2nd 17:00
Odd
 v 
Strømsgodse
17:00
Elbasan Rashani
+15
E Rashani
  17%
17%
+15
6.00
5/1
500
17%
NORWed 2nd 17:00
Sarpsborg
 v 
Kristians.
17:00
Flamur Kastrati
+15
F Kastrati
  15%
15%
+15
6.50
11/2
550
15%
NORWed 2nd 17:00
Viking
 v 
Brann
17:00
Daouda Karamoko Bamba
+15
D Bamba
  15%
15%
+15
6.50
11/2
550
15%
UCLWed 2nd 17:55
Istanbul
 v 
RB Leipzig
17:55
Yussuf Poulsen
+15
Y Poulsen
  20%
20%
+15
6.00
5/1
500
20%
UCLWed 2nd 17:55
K Krasnodar
 v 
Rennes
17:55
Mbaye Niang
+15
M Niang
  17%
17%
+15
7.00
6/1
600
17%
ENGWed 2nd 18:00
AFC Wim
 v 
Peterborough
18:00
Joe Pigott
+15
J Pigott
  16%
16%
+15
6.50
11/2
550
16%
ENGWed 2nd 19:00
Bristol R
 v 
Gillingham
19:00
Dominic Samuel
+15
D Samuel
  15%
15%
+15
8.00
7/1
700
15%
ENGWed 2nd 19:00
Carlisle
 v 
Salford
19:00
James Wilson
+15
J Wilson
  15%
15%
+15
7.00
6/1
600
15%
ENGWed 2nd 19:00
Hull
 v 
Doncaster
19:00
James Coppinger
+15
J Coppinger
  11%
11%
+15
11.00
10/1
1000
11%
ENGWed 2nd 19:00
M'Boro
 v 
Swansea
19:00
Andre Ayew
+15
Andre Ayew
  17%
17%
+15
6.50
11/2
550
17%
ENGWed 2nd 19:00
Shrewsbury
 v 
Accrington
19:00
Colby Bishop
+15
C Bishop
  14%
14%
+15
7.00
6/1
600
14%
NORWed 2nd 19:00
Stabæk
 v 
Vålerenga
19:00
Bard Finne
+15
B Finne
  13%
13%
+15
7.50
13/2
650
13%
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Let’s take a closer look at first goalscorer tips.

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions – Friday 27th to Monday 30th November

Benevento v Juventus – Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo was on target against Ferencvaros on Tuesday night, thus taking the Portuguese international’s tally to nine goals in seven competitive appearances for Juventus during the current campaign. What’s more, two of his last four efforts have fired the Bianconeri into a 1-0 lead, so Benevento will have to be on guard from the first whistle.

Everton v Leeds United – Dominic Calvert-Lewin

The goalscoring form of Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been one of the major talking points of the 2020/21 campaign, with the 23-year-old netting 13 times in 11 competitive matches for Everton. Breaking the deadlock has also been something at which he has excelled, with five of his strikes firing the Toffees into a 1-0 lead, and Leeds are certainly vulnerable at the back.

AC Milan v Fiorentina – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has always been a talismanic figure, but the fact that AC Milan sit top of the Serie A standings heading into the weekend has much to do with the contribution of their Swedish superstar. On target in all six of his top-flight appearances this term, the 39-year-old boasts ten goals in total, four of which have fired the Rossoneri into a crucial 1-0 lead.

Leicester City v Fulham – Jamie Vardy

Fulham know all about the threat posed by Jamie Vardy, with the former Fleetwood striker on target twice in their most recent visit to the King Power Stadium back in March 2019. A scorer of eight goals in as many Premier League games during the current campaign, it is worth noting that two of the 33-year-old’s last three strikes have put Leicester 1-0 up.

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions – Friday 20th to Monday 23rd November

Juventus v Cagliari – Cristiano Ronaldo

Having netted 37 times in as many Serie A appearances since the beginning of last season, it is clear that Cristiano Ronaldo shows no sign of slowing down. No fewer than 12 of his efforts during this period have fired Juventus into a 1-0 lead, including the first of his three goals when Cagliari were beaten 4-0 in the most recent staging of this fixture in January.

Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion – Bruno Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes has been an absolute revelation since signing for Manchester United, scoring 18 times in 33 competitive appearances and firmly establishing himself as the man who makes the Red Devils tick. Interestingly, eight of the Portuguese playmaker’s goals have served to fire his team into a 1-0 lead, whilst 11 have been netted from the penalty spot.

Fulham v Everton – Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Since Carlo Ancelotti picked up the managerial reins at Goodison Park, Dominic Calvert-Lewin has taken his game to a whole new level, scoring 16 times in 28 top-flight appearances under the guidance of the experienced Italian. An impressive seven of these strikes have put Everton 1-0 up, so Fulham would be wise to pay the England international close attention.

Internazionale v Torino – Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku has only faced Torino once during his Serie A career, but the 27-year-old made the most of the opportunity, finding the net in a 3-0 victory. Since signing for Inter Milan, the multilingual centre-forward has helped himself to 28 goals in 42 top-flight games, and no fewer than eight of his most recent 18 strikes have served to put his team 1-0 up.

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions – Friday 6th to Monday 9th November

Chelsea v Sheffield United – Timo Werner

Following a slow start to life at Chelsea, Timo Werner has really found his feet recently, netting seven times in his last eight competitive appearances for the West London club. Now established as the penalty taker at Stamford Bridge, three of the German’s goals during this spell have put his side 1-0 up, and he opened the scoring nine times for RB Leipzig last term.

Arsenal v Aston Villa – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had been on a mini goal drought in the Premier League prior to grabbing the winner from the penalty spot at Manchester United, and he will now be hoping to kick on. A scorer of 24 goals in 43 top-flight matches since the beginning of last season, it is noticeable that seven of the forward’s most recent 12 strikes have put Arsenal 1-0 up.

AC Milan v Hellas Verona – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic may be 39 years of age, but he shows absolutely no sign of slowing down, netting an incredible seven times in just four Serie A appearances during the current campaign. The mercurial Swedish superstar has now scored 12 goals in his last eight games at the top table of Italian football, with five of these efforts serving to break the deadlock.

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions – Friday 30th October to Monday 2nd November

Koln v Bayern Munich – Robert Lewandowski

Having helped himself to a staggering 44 goals in 36 top-flight appearances since the beginning of last season, it is clear that most Bundesliga clubs have no idea how to stop Robert Lewandowski. That includes a Koln side who conceded the opening goal to the striker in both of their meetings last term, and he was on target three times against them in total.

Internazionale v Parma – Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku has continued from where he left off last season, with the Belgian international helping himself to ten goals in as many appearances for club and country, half of which have served to open the scoring. Having found the net when Parma last came calling roughly one year ago, the Inter Milan striker will be confident of repeating the trick here.

Liverpool v West Ham United – Sadio Mane

Due to the presence of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane perhaps doesn’t get as much attention as his performances deserve, but the Senegalese international has now scored 22 times in the Premier League since the beginning of the 2019/20 campaign. A scorer in a 3-2 success in this fixture last term, it is noticeable that nine of his 22 top-flight strikes have been openers.

Newcastle United v Everton – Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Dominic Calvert-Lewin seemed to enjoy himself in top-flight meetings with Newcastle last season, netting three goals in two games against the Magpies. The recently-capped England international now boasts 15 goals in 26 Premier League appearances since Carlo Ancelotti took charge at Everton, with seven of these strikes serving to fire the Toffees into a 1-0 lead.

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 Odds 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 free 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.

Like a double chance bet, odds vary depending on the match!

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.

Correct Score Predictions

Looking for a different betting market? Our correct score tips will give you the best chance of accurately predicting the outcome of a particular football match.

Draw No Bet Odds

Want to place a more protected stake? Draw no bet gives you shorter odds in general, but gives bettors the chance to get their money back.

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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 the football tipsters have made and add them to your betting slip. This is one of the best football tips out there.

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

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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. Alternatively, you can find individual market predictions such as correct score tips and predictions or anytime goalscorer tips and predictions.

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