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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 22nd September1ST SCORER | PREDICTIONSFIRST GOAL SCORERPREDICTIONS1st
goal
ENGTue 22nd 18:00
L Orient
 v 
Spurs
18:00
Harry Kane
+15
H Kane
  28%
28%
+15
3.60
13/5
260
28%
ENGTue 22nd 19:00
Newport C
 v 
Watford
19:00
Jerome Sinclair
+15
J Sinclair
  17%
17%
+15
6.50
11/2
550
17%
ENGTue 22nd 19:00
West Brom
 v 
Brentford
19:00
Hal Robson-Kanu
+15
H Robson-Kanu
  15%
15%
+15
7.50
13/2
650
15%
ENGTue 22nd 19:30
West Ham
 v 
Hull
19:30
Michail Antonio
+15
M Antonio
  23%
23%
+15
5.00
4/1
400
23%
ENGTue 22nd 20:15
Luton
 v 
Man Utd
20:15
Marcus Rashford
+15
M Rashford
  24%
24%
+15
4.50
7/2
350
24%
Wednesday 23rd SeptemberWednesday 23rd SeptemberFIRST GOAL SCORERPREDICTIONS1st
goal
ENGWed 23rd 19:00
Fulham
 v 
Sheffield We
19:00
Aleksandar Mitrovic
+15
A Mitrovic
  23%
23%
+15
4.75
15/4
375
23%
ENGWed 23rd 19:00
Millwall
 v 
Burnley
19:00
Christopher Wood
+15
C Wood
  20%
20%
+15
5.50
9/2
450
20%
ENGWed 23rd 19:00
Preston
 v 
Brighton
19:00
Sean Maguire
+15
S Maguire
  14%
14%
+15
7.50
13/2
650
14%
ENGWed 23rd 19:00
Stoke
 v 
Gillingham
19:00
Nick Powell
+15
N Powell
  13%
13%
+15
7.50
13/2
650
13%
ENGWed 23rd 19:45
Chelsea
 v 
Barnsley
19:45
Olivier Giroud
+15
O Giroud
  26%
26%
+15
4.50
7/2
350
26%
ENGWed 23rd 19:45
Fleetwood
 v 
Everton
19:45
Richarlison
+15
Richarlison
  24%
24%
+15
4.20
16/5
320
24%
ENGWed 23rd 19:45
Leicester
 v 
Arsenal
19:45
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
+15
P Aubameyang
  23%
23%
+15
4.33
10/3
333
23%
ENGWed 23rd 19:45
Morecambe
 v 
Newcastle
19:45
Jacob Murphy
+15
Jacob Murphy
  15%
15%
+15
7.00
6/1
600
15%
Thursday 24th SeptemberThursday 24th SeptemberFIRST GOAL SCORERPREDICTIONS1st
goal
ENGThu 24th 19:00
Bristol C
 v 
A Villa
19:00
Keinan Davis
+15
K Davis
  15%
15%
+15
7.50
13/2
650
15%
ENGThu 24th 19:45
Lincoln
 v 
Liverpool
19:45
Mohamed Salah
+15
Mohamed Salah
  29%
29%
+15
3.60
13/5
260
29%
ENGThu 24th 19:45
Man City
 v 
Bournemouth
19:45
Gabriel Jesus
+15
Gabriel Jesus
  25%
25%
+15
4.00
3/1
300
25%
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Looking for tips and predictions for the first goal scorer of each match? You’ll find them in the table above!

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 tips.

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions – Friday 18th to Monday 21st September

Bayern Munich v Schalke – Robert Lewandowski

To say that Robert Lewandowski enjoyed an incredible 2019/20 campaign would be somewhat of an understatement, with the Polish international helping himself to 55 goals in 47 appearances for Bayern Munich. Fourteen of these efforts served to break the deadlock, including two of the four goals he netted across a pair of comfortable wins against Schalke.

Everton v West Bromwich Albion – Richarlison

Although Everton did not enjoy a great campaign last time around, Richarlison could hold his head up high, with the 23-year-old managing to find the net 13 times in the Premier League for the Toffees. Six of these strikes fired the Merseyside outfit into a 1-0 lead, and West Brom should beware after the Brazilian grabbed four goals against teams from the Midlands.

Leicester City v Burnley – Jamie Vardy

Having netted 23 times on the way to winning the Premier League Golden Boot last season, Jamie Vardy hit the ground running at West Brom last weekend, scoring two of Leicester’s three goals in a convincing victory. The evergreen striker has scored four times against Burnley in his Foxes career, and seven of his efforts last term served to break the deadlock.

Juventus v Sampdoria – Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo may now be 35 years of age, but he shows absolutely no sign of letting up, weighing in with 37 goals in 46 appearances for Juventus during the 2019/20 campaign. Sampdoria were unable to keep the Portuguese superstar at bay in either of their meetings with the Italian champions, and his opener in this fixture in July was one of 13 first goals.

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions – Friday 11th to Monday 14th September

Fulham v Arsenal – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has always been a player of genuine quality, but the Gabonese international seemed to take his game to a new level once the calendar ticked into July, scoring ten goals in as many matches for Arsenal. Half of these efforts served to fire the Gunners into a 1-0 lead, and he was able to lift both the FA Cup and the Community Shield.

Crystal Palace v Southampton – Danny Ings

Danny Ings was very much the surprise package of the 2019/20 Premier League season, earning a recall to the England squad after scoring 22 goals for a mid-table Southampton side. The former Liverpool striker was particularly impressive after lockdown, netting seven times in nine games, and he managed to put the Saints 1-0 up on no fewer than ten occasions.

West Ham United v Newcastle United – Michail Antonio

Michail Antonio has long been a favourite of the West Ham supporters, always giving 100% to the cause irrespective of which position he has been asked to operate in. The 30-year-old really found his feet as a centre-forward towards the back end of last season, however, scoring eight times in seven top-flight games, with four of these goals breaking the deadlock.

West Bromwich Albion v Leicester City – Jamie Vardy

West Bromwich Albion versus Leicester City is a fixture that Jamie Vardy absolutely loves, with the 2019/20 Premier League Golden Boot winner scoring on all four of his visits to The Hawthorns. On target 23 times during the previous campaign, the former Fleetwood striker also developed a welcome habit of putting the Foxes 1-0 up, doing so on seven occasions.

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions – Thursday 3rd to Wednesday 9th September

Barnsley v Nottingham Forest – Lyle Taylor

Lyle Taylor was on target in both of his appearances for Charlton against Nottingham Forest last season, helping to secure a summer move to the City Ground. In total, the former Wimbledon striker netted 11 goals in 22 games in the Championship campaign, firing the Addicks into a 1-0 lead on no fewer than five occasions, and scoring twice against Barnsley.

Lens v Paris Saint-Germain – Neymar

Although he didn’t pack his shooting boots ahead of this summer’s conclusion to the Champions League in Portugal, Neymar showed plenty of quality during Paris Saint-Germain’s run to the final. What’s more, the Brazilian superstar netted 13 times in just 15 Ligue 1 appearances last term, opening the scoring an impressive six times along the way.

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions – Thursday 27th August to Wednesday 2nd September

Rennes v Montpellier – M’Baye Niang

Since signing for Rennes, initially on loan, M’Baye Niang has weighed in with a total of 21 goals in Ligue 1, the last seven of which have all been scored on home soil. The speedy Senegalese attacker also has a penchant for putting his side 1-0 up, doing so four times in both the 2018/19 and 2019/20 top-flight campaigns, so Montpellier should be on their guard.

Sarpsborg v Bodø/Glimt – Philip Zinckernagel

Bodø/Glimt, the runaway leaders of the Eliteserien, have been scoring goals for fun so far this term, netting 53 in 15 unbeaten matches, and Philip Zinckernagel has weighed in with nine of these. What has been particularly impressive about the 25-year-old’s efforts, however, is that five of his strikes have put his team 1-0 up, so he will need watching from the start.

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions – Thursday 20th August to Wednesday 26th August

Sevilla v Internazionale – Lautaro Martinez

The performances of Romelu Lukaku have rightly attracted most of the attention this season, but his strike partner, Lautaro Martinez, has weighed in with 21 goals in all competitions himself. What’s more, an incredible 12 of these strikes have fired Inter Milan into a 1-0 lead, and the Argentinian has been on target against Barcelona, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund.

Dundee United v Celtic – Odsonne Édouard

Odsonne Édouard has carried on from where he left off last season, scoring four times in three games to take his tally to 32 goals in his last 48 competitive appearances for Celtic. Nine of these strikes have fired the Scottish giants into a 1-0 lead, and the 22-year-old will be keen to find the net against a different opponent, as he has yet to face Dundee United.

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions – Thursday 13th August to Wednesday 19th August

Barcelona v Bayern Munich – Robert Lewandowski

To say that Robert Lewandowski has been at the top of his game recently would be somewhat of an understatement, with the Polish striker boasting 53 goals in his last 44 competitive appearances for Bayern Munich, 14 of which have been openers. What’s more, he has netted in eight consecutive matches, as well as scoring 13 times in the Champions League this term.

Livingston v Rangers – Alfredo Morelos

Alfredo Morelos continues to be linked with a move away from Rangers, but the title-chasers would be wise to hold onto a player who has scored 31 times for them in all competitions since the beginning of last season. Ten of these strikes have put Steven Gerrard’s men 1-0 up, and the 24-year-old has found the net four times in seven appearances against Livingston.

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions – Thursday 6th August to Wednesday 12th August

Juventus v Lyon – Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has netted ten times since lockdown, opening the scoring in each of his last two appearances on home soil, and he now boasts 46 goals in his most recent 51 outings for club and country. The Juventus Stadium has proven to be a particularly happy hunting ground for the 35-year-old, as 24 of his previous 35 club goals have been scored at the venue.

Kilmarnock v Celtic – Odsonne Édouard

Odsonne Édouard made an electrifying start to the 2020/21 campaign, helping himself to a hat-trick as Celtic beat Hamilton 5-1. The highly-rated striker now has 25 goals in his last 28 appearances in the Scottish Premier League, including seven openers, and he was on target in all three of his appearances against Kilmarnock last term, netting four times in total.

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions – Friday 31st July to Monday 3rd August

Arsenal v Chelsea – Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud has won the FA Cup four times in the last six seasons, three times with Arsenal and once with Chelsea, netting in the Gunners’ 4-0 success against Aston Villa back in 2015. The French international heads to this Wembley showdown at the top of his game, boasting eight goals in his last 11 appearances, four of which have put the Blues 1-0 up.

Juventus v AS Roma – Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo still maintains an outside interest in winning the European Golden Shoe, but he starts this contest four goals adrift of Lazio’s Ciro Immobile at the top of the Serie A scoring charts. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward has netted 31 times in the top-flight this season, with no fewer than 11 of these strikes putting Juventus 1-0 up.

Atalanta v Internazionale – Duván Zapata

These are the two highest scoring teams in Serie A this term, with Atalanta needing just two more against Inter Milan to bring up 100 for the season. Duván Zapata has been responsible for 18 of these efforts, five of which have fired the Bergamo-based outfit into a 1-0 lead, and the Colombian striker now has 41 top-flight goals to his name across the last two campaigns.

AC Milan v Cagliari – Hakan Çalhanoğlu

Hakan Çalhanoğlu has always been a player of enormous potential, but the arrival of Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimović at AC Milan seems to have helped catapult the playmaker’s game to a whole new level. So much so, in fact, that he has netted six times in 11 top-flight fixtures following lockdown, whilst four of his nine league goals this term have been openers.

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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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.

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

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