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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ALL MATCHES
All Matches
Premier League
Fulham v Man City Sat 30 12:30
C Palace v Huddersfield Sat 30 15:00
Brighton v Southampton Sat 30 15:00
Burnley v Wolves Sat 30 15:00
Man Utd v Watford Sat 30 15:00
Leicester v Bournemouth Sat 30 15:00
West Ham v Everton Sat 30 17:30
Cardiff v Chelsea Sun 31 14:05
Liverpool v Spurs Sun 31 16:30
Arsenal v Newcastle Mon 1 20:00
Championship
West Brom v Birmingham Fri 29 20:00
Stoke v Sheffield Weds Sat 30 15:00
Ipswich v Hull Sat 30 15:00
Derby v Rotherham Sat 30 15:00
A Villa v Blackburn Sat 30 15:00
QPR v Bolton Sat 30 15:00
Leeds v Millwall Sat 30 15:00
Nottm Forest v Swansea Sat 30 15:00
Reading v Preston Sat 30 15:00
Sheff Utd v Bristol C Sat 30 15:00
Wigan v Brentford Sat 30 15:00
M'Boro v Norwich Sat 30 17:30
League One
Southend v Shrewsbury Sat 30 15:00
Scunthorpe v AFC Wim Sat 30 15:00
Oxford Utd v Wycombe Sat 30 15:00
Gillingham v Rochdale Sat 30 15:00
Doncaster v Walsall Sat 30 15:00
Charlton v Bradford Sat 30 15:00
Accrington v Fleetwood Sat 30 15:00
Bristol R v Luton Sat 30 15:00
Blackpool v Plymouth Sat 30 15:00
Barnsley v Coventry Sat 30 15:00
League Two
Lincoln v Macclesfield Sat 30 15:00
Forest Green v MK Dons Sat 30 15:00
Exeter v Mansfield Sat 30 15:00
Crewe v Cheltenham Sat 30 15:00
Cambridge U v Colchester Sat 30 15:00
Bury v Swindon Sat 30 15:00
Northampton v Port Vale Sat 30 15:00
Morecambe v Crawley Sat 30 15:00
Yeovil v Newport C Sat 30 15:00
Tranmere v Carlisle Sat 30 15:00
Stevenage v Notts C Sat 30 15:00
Oldham v Grimsby Sat 30 15:00
La Liga
Girona v A.Bilbao Fri 29 20:00
Getafe v Leganes Sat 30 12:00
Barcelona v Espanyol Sat 30 15:15
Celta v Villarreal Sat 30 17:30
Alaves v A. Madrid Sat 30 19:45
Levante v Eibar Sun 31 11:00
R.Vallecano v Real Betis Sun 31 13:00
Sevilla v Valencia Sun 31 15:15
Valladolid v R.Sociedad Sun 31 17:30
Real Madrid v Huesca Sun 31 19:45
Bundesliga
Hoffenheim v Leverkusen Fri 29 19:30
Freiburg v Bayern Sat 30 14:30
W.Bremen v Mainz Sat 30 14:30
F. Dusseldorf v B. M'gladbach Sat 30 14:30
Nurnberg v Augsburg Sat 30 14:30
Dortmund v Wolfsburg Sat 30 14:30
RB Leipzig v H.Berlin Sat 30 17:30
Hannover v Schalke Sun 31 14:30
E.Frankfurt v Stuttgart Sun 31 17:00
Serie A
Chievo v Cagliari Fri 29 19:30
Udinese v Genoa Sat 30 14:00
Juventus v Empoli Sat 30 17:00
Sampdoria v Milan Sat 30 19:30
Parma v Atalanta Sun 31 11:30
Roma v Napoli Sun 31 14:00
Frosinone v S.P.A.L. 2013 Sun 31 14:00
Fiorentina v Torino Sun 31 14:00
Bologna v Sassuolo Sun 31 17:00
Inter v Lazio Sun 31 19:30
Ligue 1
Rennes v Lyon Fri 29 19:45
Marseille v Angers Sat 30 16:00
St Etienne v Olympique Nimes Sun 31 14:00
Monaco v Caen Sun 31 14:00
Dijon v Nice Sun 31 14:00
Amiens v Bordeaux Sun 31 14:00
Nantes v Lille Sun 31 16:00
Toulouse v PSG Sun 31 20:00
Strasbourg v Reims Wed 3 18:00
Montpellier v Guingamp Wed 3 18:00
Primeira Liga
Portimonense v Moreirense Fri 29 20:30
Braga v Porto Sat 30 15:30
Chaves v S. Lisbon Sat 30 18:00
Santa Clara v V. Guimaraes Sat 30 19:30
Benfica v Tondela Sat 30 20:30
Maratimo v CD Nacional Sun 31 15:00
Rio Ave v CD das Aves Sun 31 17:30
Boavista v Belenenses Sun 31 20:00
Feirense v Vit Setubal Mon 1 20:15
Eredivisie
Willem II v Fortuna Sittard Sat 30 17:30
Den Haag v Vitesse Sat 30 17:30
Graafschap v Heracles Sat 30 18:45
Heerenveen v Excelsior Sat 30 19:45
AZ Alkmaar v Groningen Sat 30 19:45
NAC v VVV Venlo Sun 31 11:15
Utrecht v Feyenoord Sun 31 13:30
PEC Zwolle v FC Emmen Sun 31 13:30
Ajax v PSV Sun 31 15:45
Scottish Premier
St Johnstone v St. Mirren Wed 27 19:45
Livingston v Hibernian Fri 29 19:45
Kilmarnock v Hamilton Sat 30 15:00
Hearts v Aberdeen Sat 30 15:00
Celtic v Rangers Sun 31 12:00
Superligaen
Brondby v Odense Fri 29 18:00
Midtjylland v Nordsjaelland Sat 30 15:00
Vendsyssel FF v Hobro Sun 31 11:00
Aalborg v Randers Sun 31 13:00
Kobenhavn v Esbjerg Sun 31 15:00
Sonderjyske v Horsens Sun 31 17:00
AGF Aarhus v Vejle Mon 1 18:00
Pro League
S. Liege v Antwerp Fri 29 19:30
Kortrijk v Mouscron Sat 30 17:00
Z.Waregem v W-Beveren Sat 30 19:00
Oostende v Eupen Sat 30 19:00
Genk v Anderlecht Sat 30 19:30
St Truiden v S.Charleroi Sun 31 14:30
Brugge v Gent Sun 31 17:00
Super League
FC Luzern v Basel Sat 30 18:00
Sion v Zurich Sat 30 18:00
Grasshoppers v FC Lugano Sun 31 15:00
Neuchatel v Thun Sun 31 15:00
Young Boys v St Gallen Sun 31 15:00
Fri 29Fri 29th MarchPREDICTION %1st goal
CHAFri 20:00 SKY
West Brom
 v 
Birmingham
20:00 SKY
Dwight GayleD Gayle
  22%
22%
4.60
18/5
360
22%
Saturday 30th MarchSat 30th MarchPREDICTION %1st goal
EPLSat 12:30 SKY
Fulham
 v 
Man City
12:30 SKY
Sergio AgueroS Aguero
  29%
29%
3.85
14/5
285
29%
LG1Sat 15:00
Charlton
 v 
Bradford
15:00
Lyle TaylorL Taylor
  27%
27%
4.33
10/3
333
27%
EPLSat 15:00
Man Utd
 v 
Watford
15:00
Romelu LukakuR Lukaku
  27%
27%
4.50
7/2
350
27%
CHASat 15:00
Leeds
 v 
Millwall
15:00
Kemar RoofeK Roofe
  27%
27%
3.75
11/4
275
27%
LG2Sat 15:00
Lincoln
 v 
Macclesfield
15:00
John AkindeJ Akinde
  27%
27%
3.80
14/5
280
27%
EPLSat 15:00
Leicester
 v 
Bournemouth
15:00
Jamie VardyJ Vardy
  25%
25%
4.33
10/3
333
25%
CHASat 15:00
Sheff Utd
 v 
Bristol C
15:00
Billy SharpB Sharp
  25%
25%
4.10
3/1
310
25%
LG1Sat 15:00
Doncaster
 v 
Walsall
15:00
John MarquisJ Marquis
  24%
24%
4.40
17/5
340
24%
LG2Sat 15:00
Tranmere
 v 
Carlisle
15:00
James NorwoodJ Norwood
  23%
23%
4.33
10/3
333
23%
EPLSat 15:00
Burnley
 v 
Wolves
15:00
Raul JimenezRaul Jimenez
  23%
23%
5.50
9/2
450
23%
CHASat 15:00
QPR
 v 
Bolton
15:00
Nahki WellsN Wells
  23%
23%
4.50
7/2
350
23%
CHASat 15:00
Derby
 v 
Rotherham
15:00
Jack MarriottJ Marriott
  23%
23%
4.50
7/2
350
23%
LG2Sat 15:00
Bury
 v 
Swindon
15:00
Jay O'SheaJ O'Shea
  22%
22%
4.60
18/5
360
22%
CHASat 15:00
A Villa
 v 
Blackburn
15:00
Jonathan KodjiaJ Kodjia
  22%
22%
4.75
15/4
375
22%
CHASat 15:00
Wigan
 v 
Brentford
15:00
Neal MaupayN Maupay
  22%
22%
4.80
19/5
380
22%
EPLSat 15:00
Brighton
 v 
Southampton
15:00
Glenn MurrayG Murray
  22%
22%
5.00
4/1
400
22%
LG1Sat 15:00
Gillingham
 v 
Rochdale
15:00
Tom EavesTom Eaves
  21%
21%
5.00
4/1
400
21%
CHASat 17:30 SKY
M'Boro
 v 
Norwich
17:30 SKY
Teemu PukkiT Pukki
  21%
21%
5.00
4/1
400
21%
CHASat 15:00
Nottm Forest
 v 
Swansea
15:00
Lewis GrabbanL Grabban
  21%
21%
5.75
19/4
475
21%
LG2Sat 15:00
Crewe
 v 
Cheltenham
15:00
Chris PorterC Porter
  20%
20%
5.00
4/1
400
20%
LG2Sat 15:00
Exeter
 v 
Mansfield
15:00
Tyler WalkerT Walker
  20%
20%
5.00
4/1
400
20%
EPLSat 15:00
C Palace
 v 
Huddersfield
15:00
Wilfried ZahaW Zaha
  20%
20%
5.50
9/2
450
20%
EPLSat 17:30 BT
West Ham
 v 
Everton
17:30 BT
ChicharitoChicharito
  20%
20%
6.40
27/5
540
20%
LG2Sat 15:00
Forest Green
 v 
MK Dons
15:00
Chuks AnekeChuks Aneke
  19%
19%
5.50
9/2
450
19%
CHASat 15:00
Ipswich
 v 
Hull
15:00
Jarrod BowenJ Bowen
  19%
19%
6.00
5/1
500
19%
LG2Sat 15:00
Northampton
 v 
Port Vale
15:00
Tom PopeT Pope
  19%
19%
6.00
5/1
500
19%
LG2Sat 15:00
Yeovil
 v 
Newport C
15:00
Padraig AmondP Amond
  19%
19%
5.50
9/2
450
19%
LG2Sat 15:00
Morecambe
 v 
Crawley
15:00
Ollie PalmerO Palmer
  17%
17%
6.00
5/1
500
17%
LG2Sat 15:00
Stevenage
 v 
Notts C
15:00
Alex RevellA Revell
  17%
17%
6.00
5/1
500
17%

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

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions - Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th March

Grimsby Town v Bury – Nicky Maynard

Nicky Maynard has played a key role in the Shakers’ promotion push, helping himself to 18 fourth-tier goals since signing for the club back in September. A scorer of over 100 league goals during his career, the former Crewe striker has developed a welcome habit of firing his team into a 1-0 lead, doing so on eight occasions this season.

Luton Town v Doncaster Rovers – James Collins

James Collins’ goals have proven crucial to Luton in the last couple of seasons, with the striker finding the net roughly once every two games on average in the league. The 28-year-old boasts 20 goals in the third tier during the current campaign, with three of his last six strikes firing the Hatters into a 1-0 lead.

Carlisle United v Cambridge United – Hallam Hope

Hallam Hope has been in tremendous form during the second half of the season, getting his name on the scoresheet ten times since the middle of December in League Two. Not only has the 25-year-old been scoring regularly, but he has also been putting his side 1-0 up, giving Carlisle the lead against Colchester, twice, Oldham and Swindon during this sequence.

Colchester United v Tranmere Rovers – Sammie Szmodics

Sammie Szmodics is far from being a striker, but his return of 11 goals in League Two this season is one that many centre-forwards would be proud of. Even more incredible than his impressive tally, however, is the fact that nine of these strikes have fired Colchester into a 1-0 lead, so it is no wonder that he is reported to be attracting interest from higher divisions.

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions - Friday 15th, Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th March

Bournemouth v Newcastle United – Callum Wilson

Although injury has restricted him to just three appearances during the current calendar year, Callum Wilson has still managed to find the net against Watford, West Ham and Huddersfield in 2019. What’s more, five of the England international’s last eight goals for the Cherries have fired Eddie Howe’s men into a 1-0 lead.

Sheffield Wednesday v Blackburn Rovers – Steven Fletcher

Steven Fletcher is a player who has definitely benefited from Steve Bruce’s arrival at Hillsborough, with the Scottish striker finding the net four times in his last five appearances for the improving Owls. Opening the scoring is also something that the 31-year-old has done with regularity, with five of his last seven goals putting Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 up.

Millwall v Brighton & Hove Albion – Glenn Murray

With no game for the best part of a fortnight after this FA Cup Quarter-Final against Championship opposition, Chris Hughton can afford to put out his strongest possible starting XI. That certainly includes 13-goal Glenn Murray, with six of the experienced centre-forward’s last nine strikes in all competitions putting Brighton 1-0 up.

Fulham v Liverpool – Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane has really stepped up to the plate for Liverpool in the last couple of months, with the Senegalese international scoring ten goals in as many matches to help the Reds continue their quest for both Premier League and Champions League glory. The pacy forward has also developed a welcome habit of opening the scoring, doing so five times during this run.

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions - Friday 8th, Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th March

Sheffield United v Rotherham United – Billy Sharp

Billy Sharp remains an absolute goal machine in English football’s second tier, scoring 22 times already this season, and opening the scoring on no fewer than seven occasions. Rotherham bring a leaky defence with them into this Yorkshire derby, so the experienced striker will be looking to fill his boots at Bramall Lane.

Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur – Harry Kane

Irrespective of the competition that he is playing in, Harry Kane continues to score goals for fun, with the England international currently on a run of ten in his last 11 competitive appearances. What’s more, four of the 25-year-old’s previous seven strikes have served to break the deadlock, including at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night.

Leicester City v Fulham – Jamie Vardy

In recent weeks, Jamie Vardy has started to rediscover some of the sort of form that made him one of the most feared strikers in the land just a few short years ago. Tottenham, Brighton and Watford have all conceded to the former Fleetwood forward, whilst 40% of his goals in the current campaign have put Leicester 1-0 up.

Newcastle United v Everton – Salomon Rondon

If you want a man to score an opening goal for you in the Premier League, then you could do a lot worse than putting your trust in Newcastle’s Salomon Rondon. Although far from prolific during his career in English football, it is a staggering statistic that 18 of the Venezuelan international’s 31 top-flight goals have put his side 1-0 in front.

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions - Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd March

Bournemouth v Manchester City – Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero has been like a man possessed in recent weeks, scoring 13 goals in his last 13 appearances for the Citizens across four different competitions. The Argentinian centre-forward is a significant threat to score at any point in a match, but it has been noticeable that six of his strikes during this period have put Manchester City 1-0 up.

Swansea City v Bolton Wanderers – Oliver McBurnie

Oliver McBurnie has enjoyed an extremely productive 2019 up to this point, with the Swansea striker weighing in with nine goals in nine competitive appearances for the Welsh side. The 22-year-old now has 17 goals for the season as a whole, with seven of these efforts serving to break the deadlock in matches.

Brentford v Queens Park Rangers – Neal Maupay

Neal Maupay has found the net 31 times in his Championship career to date, with 19 of the Brentford man’s goals being scored at Griffin Park. An impressive ten of these efforts have fired the West London outfit into a 1-0 lead in front of their own supporters, and a return of nine goals in his last 15 competitive appearances suggests that the striker is in good form.

Everton v Liverpool – Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane has been in terrific form for title-chasing Liverpool recently, with the Senegalese international helping himself to six goals in his last six top-flight appearances for the club. What’s more, four of these strikes have put the Merseyside outfit 1-0 up, whilst he also boasts three goals against Everton in his Premier League career.

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.

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

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

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