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 17th, Saturday 18th, Sunday 19th May

Freiburg v Nürnberg – Nils Petersen

Freiburg have been far from prolific in the Bundesliga this season, scoring just 41 goals in 33 matches, but Nils Peterson has been responsible for eight of those strikes. Perhaps the 30-year-old’s biggest strength during the 2018/19 campaign has been his ability to break the deadlock, with 50% of his top-flight efforts giving his side a crucial 1-0 advantage.

Mainz v Hoffenheim – Andrej Kramaric

Despite flopping in the Premier League at Leicester, Andrej Kramaric has proven to be a real star in the Bundesliga with Hoffenheim, scoring nearly 50 goals at the highest level of German football. Some 16 of those strikes have come during the current campaign, including an impressive return of seven opening goals for the talented Croatian international.

Manchester City v Watford – Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero has enjoyed yet another stellar season in the colours of Manchester City, helping himself to 32 goals in all competitions as the Citizens close in on what would be an impressive domestic treble. Some 19 of his strikes have arrived since the calendar ticked into 2019, including an impressive tally of eight opening goals for the talented Argentinian.

Toulouse v Marseille – Mario Balotelli

Marseille may not have fared quite as well as they would have liked this season, but Mario Balotelli has proven to be a shrewd signing after arriving from Nice back in January. The Italian international has struck eight times since taking up residence at the Stade Velodrome, with three of his last five goals firing the French giants into a 1-0 lead.

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions - Friday 10th, Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th May

Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City – Sergio Aguero

The current calendar year has been a pretty productive one for Sergio Aguero so far, with the talented Argentinian already helping himself to 18 goals in all competitions. Of those strikes, an impressive eight have put Manchester City 1-0 up, and the 30-year-old club legend certainly has unforgettable title-winning pedigree from the final day of a previous season.

Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers – Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane has been in outstanding form in recent months, scoring 15 goals for Liverpool in all competitions since the calendar ticked into 2019. What has been particularly noticeable about the Senegalese international’s contribution is his ability to break the deadlock, with an incredible eight of his strikes during this period firing the Merseyside outfit into a 1-0 lead.

Manchester United v Cardiff City – Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford took just three minutes to score the first goal of the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer era when Manchester United last locked horns with Cardiff back in December, and the England international has since added a further six goals in the Premier League. What’s more, three of the gifted forward’s last four top-flight strikes have put the Red Devils 1-0 up.

Fulham v Newcastle United – Salomon Rondon

Salomon Rondon delivered an outstanding performance in what proved to be a losing cause against Liverpool last time out, scoring his tenth goal of the Premier League season in that entertaining encounter. That strike was slightly unusual in the fact that it didn’t put the Magpies 1-0 up, as 60% of the Venezuelan’s top-flight goals this term have done exactly that.

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions - Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th April

Everton v Burnley - Richarlison

Although Richarlison’s form has fluctuated somewhat throughout the campaign, 13 Premier League goals still represents a pretty decent return for the man who moved to Everton from Watford for big money last summer. Even more impressive than his tally, perhaps, is the fact that seven of the Brazilian international’s strikes have opened the scoring for the Toffees.

Brentford v Preston North End – Neal Maupay

Neal Maupay certainly knows where the back of the net is, with the Brentford striker helping himself to 24 goals in the Championship this season, as well as a further three in the FA Cup. Of his successful strikes in the league, 14 have fired the Bees into a 1-0 lead, whilst it is staggering to think that half of his 36 second-tier goals in English football have been openers.

Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City – Danny Graham

Danny Graham will be coming up against his former employers in this encounter, which can only enhance his chances of finding the back of the net. The well-travelled striker has been amongst the goals recently, scoring twice in his last three appearances, and 40% of the 33-year-old’s Championship goals this term have given Blackburn a 1-0 advantage.

Manchester City v Leicester City – Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero certainly enjoyed himself in this fixture last season, scoring four times past Kasper Schmeichel in what was a convincing 5-1 win for Manchester City. The talented Argentinian striker finds himself amongst the Premier League’s top scorers again this term with 20 goals, an impressive 40% of which have fired Pep Guardiola’s side into a 1-0 lead.

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions - Friday 26th, Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th April

Liverpool v Huddersfield Town – Sadio Mane

When it comes to firing Liverpool in front, Sadio Mane has been the man who the Reds have been able to hang their hat on recently, with eight of the former Southampton forward’s previous 12 club goals in all competitions being openers. In fact, over the course of his Premier League career, the Senegalese international has now made it 1-0 on 26 occasions.

Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United – Son Heung-Min

Unfortunately for Tottenham, Son Heung-Min is suspended for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final, though this makes him a guaranteed starter against the Hammers. Of the South Korean’s last seven competitive goals at club level, four have put Spurs 1-0 up, and the speedy forward always seems to shine when Harry Kane is missing.

Bolton Wanderers v Brentford – Neal Maupay

Neal Maupay has scored 36 goals in his Championship career to date, with exactly half of these efforts giving Brentford a 1-0 advantage. The striker now has 24 league goals to his name during the current campaign, including four in his last five appearances, and he grabbed the winner against Bolton in the last meeting between the sides just before Christmas.

Manchester United v Chelsea – Marcus Rashford

Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer picked up the managerial reins at Old Trafford, it has become clear that Marcus Rashford is his preferred option at centre-forward, with the England international netting seven times under the Norwegian in the Premier League. Four of those strikes have fired the Red Devils into a 1-0 lead, so Chelsea have been warned.

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

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

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.

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!