First Goal Scorer Tips, Odds and Predictions

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

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

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions - Friday 13th to Monday 16th March

Oldham Athletic v Swindon Town – Eoin Doyle

When Eoin Doyle pulls on his Swindon jersey, the striker becomes like a man possessed, weighing in with an incredible 25 goals in 28 League Two appearances for the promotion-chasing Robins. As if his overall tally wasn’t impressive enough, the fact that the former Chesterfield marksman has opened the scoring on 12 occasions is certainly worthy of note.

Norwich City v Southampton – Danny Ings

Plenty of Premier League teams create more scoring opportunities than Southampton, so Danny Ings’ tally of 15 top-flight goals is even more impressive than it might have been had he been plying his trade elsewhere. Six of the former Burnley striker’s efforts have fired the Saints into a 1-0 lead, including his 22nd-minute opener against Norwich back in December.

Bournemouth v Crystal Palace – Callum Wilson

Callum Wilson has been a player in form recently, netting three times in six Premier League appearances for the relegation-threatened Cherries, thus taking his tally to eight for the season in the top-flight. Although Bournemouth have been unable to take advantage of the recent leads that the striker has given them, he did put them 1-0 up at Bramall Lane and Anfield.

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions - Friday 6th to Monday 9th March

Celtic v St. Mirren – Odsonne Edouard

Odsonne Edouard is enjoying a phenomenal campaign, with the former Paris Saint-Germain youngster boasting an impressive return of 21 goals in the Scottish Premier League. Six of these strikes have served to break the deadlock, whilst it is also worth noting that no fewer than 13 of his efforts have come at Celtic Park, so he clearly relishes playing on home soil.

Barcelona v Real Sociedad – Lionel Messi

By his own incredibly high standards, Lionel Messi will probably be disappointed with what he has produced during the current campaign, though a recent four-goal performance against Eibar took his tally for the season to 18 in La Liga. Five of the Argentinian superstar’s efforts have fired Barcelona 1-0 in front, and an incredible 15 of his strikes have come at Camp Nou.

Bologna v Juventus – Cristiano Ronaldo

There is little more that can be said about the brilliance of Cristiano Ronaldo, with Juventus’ star man looking to score for a record-breaking 12th consecutive game in Serie A. The 35-year-old has actually struck 16 times across the 11 matches that he has netted in as part of this magical run, and he has opened the scoring an impressive seven times along the way as well.

AS Roma v Sampdoria – Edin Dzeko

Edin Dzeko really appears to have rediscovered his mojo in recent weeks, with the former Manchester City striker weighing in with five goals in six appearances as Roma chase a Champions League spot. Although the 33-year-old only boasts 12 for the season in Serie A, he has shown an ability to break the deadlock, doing so on no fewer than five occasions.

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions - Friday 28th February to Monday 2nd March

Norwich City v Leicester City – Jamie Vardy

Jamie Vardy thought he had scored for the ninth Premier League game in a row when his header made its way into the Norwich net back in December, only for the effort to go down as a Tim Krul own goal. The Leicester striker has only managed one goal since then, but he still has 17 for the season, no fewer than six of which have fired the Foxes into a 1-0 lead.

Lazio v Bologna – Ciro Immobile

It would be somewhat of an understatement to say that Ciro Immobile is enjoying a wonderful season, with the Lazio striker finding the net a staggering 27 times in Serie A. Eight of these goals have fired the club from the capital into a 1-0 lead, and the experienced marksman was on target twice in an entertaining 2-2 draw at Bologna back in October.

Aston Villa v Manchester City – Sergio Aguero

Predicting Pep Guardiola’s starting XI is as tough as it gets, but the fact that Sergio Aguero didn’t feature against Real Madrid on Wednesday night suggests that he will start this game. The legendary striker will be chomping at the bit after missing out at the Bernabeu, so Aston Villa could face an early backlash from a man who scored a hat-trick against them in January.

Juventus v Internazionale – Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has proven time and time again that he is a man for the big occasion, so a meeting with fellow title-chasers Inter Milan should get the Portuguese superstar’s juices flowing. Having found the net in 11 consecutive Serie A matches, not to mention opening the scoring on seven occasions, the 35-year-old also has a competition record firmly in his sights.

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions - Friday 21st to Monday 24th February

Brentford v Blackburn Rovers - Saïd Benrahma

Saïd Benrahma has really been making waves since the calendar ticked into 2020, with the talented attacker netting six times in the Championship to take his tally to nine goals for the
season. What has been particularly noticeable about the 24-year-old’s efforts has been just how often he has fired Brentford into a 1-0 lead, doing so on no fewer than four occasions.

Southampton v Aston Villa – Danny Ings

Danny Ings has been like a man possessed this season, scoring 15 times in the Premier League, not to mention firing Southampton into a 1-0 lead on six occasions. Aston Villa will be only too aware of the 27-year-old’s capabilities, having seen him score twice against them in the Saints’ 3-1 success at Villa Park in December, though stopping him is another matter.

MK Dons v Bolton Wanderers – Rhys Healey

Rhys Healey has been a man on a mission recently, helping MK Dons to secure eight points from a possible 12 by finding the net in four consecutive League One fixtures. The 25-year-old now has nine goals for the season in the third tier, and it has to be significant that he has broken the deadlock with over 50% of his strikes, doing so five times in total in 2019/20.

Liverpool v West Ham United – Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane’s last seven goals for Liverpool have all been scored in the Premier League, thus taking his tally to 12 for the season, five of which have fired the Reds into a 1-0 lead. Having been substituted at half-time during Tuesday night’s disappointing Champions League loss at Atletico Madrid, the Senegalese international will be itching to show what he can do.

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

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Our Tipster Community

Want a tip for how to win football bets?

In addition to the various betting offers, our footy 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 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

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

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!

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