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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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Saturday 27th February1ST SCORER | PREDICTIONSFIRST GOAL SCORERPREDICTIONS1st
goal
GERSat 27th 12:00
Hannover
 v 
Greuther
12:00
Hendrik Weydandt
+15
H Weydandt
  17%
17%
+15
6.00
5/1
500
17%
ENGSat 27th 12:30
Bournemouth
 v 
Watford
12:30
Troy Deeney
+15
T Deeney
  18%
18%
+15
5.50
9/2
450
18%
ENGSat 27th 12:30
Man City
 v 
West Ham
12:30
Sergio Aguero
+15
S Aguero
  26%
26%
+15
4.00
3/1
300
26%
TURSat 27th 13:00
Antalyaspor
 v 
Istanbul
13:00
Edin Visca
+15
E Visca
  14%
14%
+15
7.00
6/1
600
14%
ENGSat 27th 13:00
Crawley
 v 
Exeter
13:00
Matt Jay
+15
M Jay
  19%
19%
+15
6.00
5/1
500
19%
ESPSat 27th 13:00
Eibar
 v 
Huesca
13:00
Kike Garcia
+15
Kike Garcia
  22%
22%
+15
5.00
4/1
400
22%
ITASat 27th 13:00
Pescara
 v 
Lecce
13:00
Stefano Pettinari
+15
S Pettinari
  15%
15%
+15
7.50
13/2
650
15%
ITASat 27th 13:00
S.P.A.L.
 v 
Reggina
13:00
Alberto Paloschi
+15
A Paloschi
  17%
17%
+15
6.50
11/2
550
17%
ITASat 27th 13:00
Cremonese
 v 
Frosinone
13:00
Daniel Ciofani
+15
Daniel Ciofani
  15%
15%
+15
7.00
6/1
600
15%
RUSSat 27th 13:30
Zenit
 v 
Rostov
13:30
Artem Dzyuba
+15
A Dzyuba
  26%
26%
+15
4.00
3/1
300
26%
ITASat 27th 14:00
Spezia
 v 
Parma
14:00
Roberto Inglese
+15
R Inglese
  12%
12%
+15
9.50
17/2
850
12%
GERSat 27th 14:30
Bayern
 v 
Köln
14:30
Robert Lewandowski
+15
R Lewandowski
  39%
39%
+15
2.63
13/8
163
39%
GERSat 27th 14:30
Dortmund
 v 
Arminia
14:30
Marco Reus
+15
M Reus
  20%
20%
+15
5.50
9/2
450
20%
GERSat 27th 14:30
Stuttgart
 v 
Schalke
14:30
Nicolas Gonzalez
+15
N Gonzalez
  22%
22%
+15
4.50
7/2
350
22%
GERSat 27th 14:30
Wolfsburg
 v 
H.Berlin
14:30
Weghorst
+15
Weghorst
  27%
27%
+15
4.00
3/1
300
27%
ENGSat 27th 15:00
AFC Wim
 v 
Hull
15:00
Joe Pigott
+15
J Pigott
  16%
16%
+15
7.00
6/1
600
16%
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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

Sunday 28th February – Leicester City v Arsenal – Jamie Vardy

Before taking on Aston Villa, Jamie Vardy had helped himself to 12 goals in the Premier League this season, so the lightning-fast forward continues to shine at the highest level. Not only that, but the 34-year-old seems to absolutely love taking on Arsenal, netting 11 times against them in the top-flight, with four of these strikes firing Leicester into a 1-0 lead.

Saturday 27th February – Dijon v Paris Saint-Germain – Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe’s stunning Champions League hat-trick against Barcelona took his tally to 11 goals in 14 competitive away games for Paris Saint-Germain this season, so he will be relishing the prospect of visiting a Dijon side that he netted twice against at home. What’s more, the World Cup winner has netted the opener four times on the road this term.

Tuesday 23rd February – Leeds United v Southampton – Patrick Bamford

Many pundits and Leeds supporters alike expected Patrick Bamford to struggle in the Premier League this season, but, in advance of his side’s trip to Wolves, the talented forward had already found the net 12 times. What’s more, four of these strikes have served to break the deadlock, so Southampton will need to keep close tabs on the 27-year-old from the start.

Monday 22nd February – Juventus v Crotone – Cristiano Ronaldo

Writing his name into the history books is what motivates Cristiano Ronaldo, so the opportunity to find the net against opponents that he has never faced before will be one that he will not want to miss out on. A scorer of seven goals in nine Serie A home games this season, the Portuguese superstar has opened the scoring against Cagliari, Udinese and Roma.

Sunday 21st February – Barcelona v Cadiz – Lionel Messi

Ahead of facing Alaves in La Liga and Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, Lionel Messi had helped himself to 16 goals in his last 22 competitive appearances for Barcelona. Four of these strikes had fired the Catalan giants into a 1-0 lead, with his openers against Ferencvaros, Dynamo Kiev, Levante and Athletic Bilbao all being netted at Camp Nou.

Saturday 20th February – Liverpool v Everton – Mo Salah

Before making the trip to Leicester, Mo Salah had netted 16 times in 22 Premier League matches for Liverpool this season, thus making the Egyptian international a rare bright spot in an otherwise disappointing title defence. One of these goals came in a 2-2 draw at Everton in October, whilst four of his last nine strikes have fired the Merseyside outfit into a 1-0 lead.

Wednesday 17th February – Levante v Atletico Madrid – Luis Suarez

Ahead of an away game at Granada, Luis Suarez had been in terrific form for Atletico Madrid, finding the net 11 times in nine top-flight fixtures for the title-chasing club. The controversial striker has also demonstrated an ability to open the scoring for his new side during this period, providing them with a 1-0 lead in victories over Elche, Getafe and Cadiz.

Monday 15th February – Bayern Munich v Arminia Bielefeld – Robert Lewandowski

Having struck twice in Bayern Munich’s 4-1 success at Arminia Bielefeld back in October, Robert Lewandowski has already proven that he has a taste for these opponents. Now facing them at the Allianz Arena, the Polish international will be looking to add to his 14 goals in nine Bundesliga appearances at the venue this season, three of which have been openers.

Sunday 14th February – Everton v Fulham – Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Although the goals have dried up somewhat of late, Dominic Calvert-Lewin still boasts nine in 20 Premier League matches at Goodison Park since Carlo Ancelotti picked up the managerial reins. The striker has also opened the scoring on three occasions during this period, firing Everton into a 1-0 lead against Burnley, Manchester United and Brighton.

Tuesday 9th February – Real Madrid v Getafe – Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema is a player who has attracted plenty of criticism down the years, but his longevity at Real Madrid suggests that people in positions of power at the club still have faith in him. A scorer of eight goals in his last eight competitive outings on home soil, the former Lyon striker has opened the scoring against both Inter Milan and Borussia Monchengladbach.

Monday 8th February – Atletico Madrid v Celta Vigo – Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez has been a man reborn at Atletico Madrid, with the former Barcelona striker helping himself to 14 goals in 16 games for the runaway La Liga leaders. No fewer than four of these strikes have served to break the deadlock, including his sixth-minute effort in a 2-0 success at Celta Vigo back in October, so the visitors have already proven unable to stop him.

Sunday 7th February – Lazio v Cagliari – Ciro Immobile

When Ciro Immobile takes to the pitch at the Stadio Olimpico, good things usually happen, with the Lazio striker finding the net six times in his last seven Serie A appearances at the venue. What’s more, two of his last four strikes, against Napoli and Roma, have fired the capital club into a 1-0 lead, and he has scored in each of his last two games against Cagliari.

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!

Browse through free bet offers and choose based on whatever suits your needs best.

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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