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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Sat 21Sat 21st SeptemberPREDICTION %1st goal
GERSat 14:30
Bayern
 v 
Köln
14:30
Robert Lewandowski
+20
R Lewandowski
  37%
37%
+20
2.88
15/8
188
37%
ITASat 17:00
Juventus
 v 
Verona
17:00
Cristiano Ronaldo
+20
Cristiano Ronaldo
  35%
35%
+20
3.50
5/2
250
35%
ESPSat 20:00
Granada
 v 
Barcelona
20:00
Lionel Messi
+20
L Messi
  31%
31%
+20
3.60
13/5
260
31%
ENGSat 15:00
Man City
 v 
Watford
15:00
Sergio Aguero
+20
S Aguero
  29%
29%
+20
3.50
5/2
250
29%
RUSSat 17:00
Zenit
 v 
Rubin Kazan
17:00
Artem Dzyuba
+20
A Dzyuba
  26%
26%
+20
4.00
3/1
300
26%
NEDSat 19:45
Vitesse
 v 
Fortuna Sitt
19:45
Tim Matavz
+20
T Matavz
  26%
26%
+20
4.33
10/3
333
26%
GERSat 17:30 BT
W.Bremen
 v 
RB Leipzig
17:30 BT
Timo Werner
+20
T Werner
  25%
25%
+20
4.33
10/3
333
25%
ENGSat 15:00
Nottm Forest
 v 
Barnsley
15:00
Lewis Grabban
+20
L Grabban
  24%
24%
+20
4.75
15/4
375
24%
ENGSat 15:00
Fleetwood
 v 
Rochdale
15:00
Paddy Madden
+20
Paddy Madden
  24%
24%
+20
4.33
10/3
333
24%
PORSat 20:30
Moreirense
 v 
Benfica
20:30
Haris Seferovic
+20
H Seferovic
  24%
24%
+20
4.33
10/3
333
24%
ESPSat 17:30
A. Madrid
 v 
Celta
17:30
Diego Costa
+20
Diego Costa
  22%
22%
+20
5.00
4/1
400
22%
ENGSat 15:00
MK Dons
 v 
Southend
15:00
Kieran Agard
+20
K Agard
  22%
22%
+20
4.75
15/4
375
22%
ENGSat 15:00
Sheffield We
 v 
Fulham
15:00
Aleksandar Mitrovic
+20
A Mitrovic
  22%
22%
+20
5.00
4/1
400
22%
ENGSat 15:00
Brentford
 v 
Stoke
15:00
Ollie Watkins
+20
Ollie Watkins
  22%
22%
+20
5.00
4/1
400
22%
RUSSat 17:00
Tambov
 v 
Rostov
17:00
Eldor Shomurodov
+20
E Shomurodov
  21%
21%
+20
5.00
4/1
400
21%
ENGSat 15:00
Colchester
 v 
L Orient
15:00
Luke Norris
+20
L Norris
  21%
21%
+20
5.00
4/1
400
21%
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Let’s take a closer look at first goalscorer tips.

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions - Friday 20th September to Monday 23rd September

Manchester City v Watford – Sergio Aguero

Having watched from the bench as Manchester City put Shakhtar Donetsk to the sword in the Champions League on Wednesday night, Sergio Aguero should be fresh and raring to go as he looks to extend his scoring streak to seven Premier League matches. The Argentinian boasts 28 goals in the competition since the beginning of last season, including nine openers.

Nottingham Forest v Barnsley – Lewis Grabban

Since the start of the 2018/19 campaign, Lewis Grabban has helped himself to 20 goals in the Championship for Nottingham Forest, with four of those strikes coming under the guidance of Sabri Lamouchi. Even more impressive than the experienced forward’s tally, perhaps, is the fact that half of these efforts have fired the East Midlands outfit into a 1-0 lead.

Birmingham City v Preston North End – Lukas Jutkiewicz

If recent Birmingham home games are anything to go by, then it is hard to see beyond Lukas Jutkiewicz putting the Blues 1-0 up in their meeting with Preston at St. Andrew’s. That is because the 30-year-old centre-forward has found the net in five consecutive matches at the venue, opening the scoring for the West Midlands outfit on no fewer than four occasions.

Arsenal v Aston Villa – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Given their obvious defensive frailties, life could be somewhat more difficult for Arsenal were they unable to call upon the attacking talents of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Thankfully from a Gunners perspective, that is not the case, so they can continue to lean on a player who has struck ten goals, including five openers, in his last ten top-flight appearances.

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

Liverpool v Newcastle United – Sadio Mane

Over the course of his last 28 competitive appearances for Liverpool, Sadio Mane has weighed in with an incredible 21 goals, and the Senegalese speedster should be fighting fit after resting up during the international break. What has been particularly impressive about the forward’s contribution has been the fact that ten of his strikes have put the Reds 1-0 up.

Charlton Athletic v Birmingham City – Lyle Taylor

When it comes to hitting the back of the net with regularity, Lyle Taylor has been tearing it up for Charlton since early-March, scoring 15 times in his last 19 competitive appearances for the Addicks. The talented striker has also developed a penchant for breaking the deadlock, with no fewer than seven of his efforts during this period handing his side a 1-0 advantage.

Norwich City v Manchester City – Sergio Aguero

Having been left out of the Argentina squad during the international break, Sergio Aguero should be chomping at the bit to add to his tally of six Premier League goals so far this season. A scorer of 25 competitive goals for Manchester City during the current calendar year, an impressive 36% of these strikes have fired the Citizens into a crucial 1-0 lead.

Watford v Arsenal – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s fortunate winner in this fixture back in April has proven to be the first of eight goals in his last nine Premier League appearances for the Gabonese international. What’s more, four of the former Borussia Dortmund forward’s efforts during this period have fired Arsenal into a 1-0 lead, so he is a serious threat to break the deadlock.

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions - Friday 30th August to Monday 2nd September

Manchester City v Brighton & Hove Albion – Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero has started the current Premier League season like an express train, finding the net four times in just 177 minutes of football for the defending champions. The legendary striker now has 16 top-flight goals to his name in the current calendar year, with his ability to find the net at important times demonstrated by a return of six opening strikes during this run.

Nottingham Forest v Preston North End – Lewis Grabban

Lewis Grabban has started the campaign in red-hot form, scoring four goals in five Championship appearances to take his tally in the competition to 20 since the beginning of last season. Even more impressive than the experienced striker’s overall total, perhaps, is the amount of times that he has broken the deadlock during this run, doing so on ten occasions.

Chelsea v Sheffield United – Tammy Abraham

Last Saturday’s two-goal showing at Norwich was a massive breakthrough in the Chelsea career of Tammy Abraham, with the young striker also responsible for opening the scoring in that match. The 21-year-old certainly has pedigree, netting 26 times in 40 second-tier appearances whilst on loan at Aston Villa last season, with nine of these efforts making it 1-0.

Luton Town v Huddersfield Town – James Collins

If anyone was in any doubt as to whether or not James Collins could make the step up from League One to the Championship, two goals in five appearances this term suggest that the transition has not proven too difficult. A scorer of 27 league goals since the beginning of last season, eight of the centre-forward’s most recent 16 strikes have given his side a 1-0 lead.

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions - Friday 23rd to Monday 26th August

Derby County v West Bromwich Albion – Martyn Waghorn

Martyn Waghorn is clearly a player who has Phillip Cocu’s trust, with the forward getting 90 minutes under his belt in all four of the Rams’ Championship fixtures under their new Dutch manager. A scorer of 11 league goals in the colours of Derby, the 29-year-old has fired the East Midlands outfit into a 1-0 lead on five occasions, so he will need watching early on.

Stoke City v Leeds United – Patrick Bamford

Supporters of Leeds have not seen the best of Patrick Bamford since he signed for the club in the summer of 2018, but the fact that three of his 12 league goals have come this season offers genuine hope. One area in which the forward has consistently excelled during his time at Elland Road, however, is in opening the scoring, something that he has done six times.

Liverpool v Arsenal – Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane was on target for Liverpool in a 5-1 demolition of Arsenal in this fixture last season, and the Senegalese international has contributed another 15 top-flight goals to the Reds’ cause since then. Not only has the former Southampton forward been a regular scorer, but he has also developed a habit of breaking the deadlock, doing so on eight occasions.

Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United – Harry Kane

Given the way in which Newcastle were ripped apart by Teemu Pukki last weekend, Harry Kane must be chomping at the bit to go up against the Magpies on home soil. Injury problems have restricted the England captain to a modest return of 19 Premier League goals since the start of the 2018/19 campaign, though he has managed to open the scoring seven times.

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 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.

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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