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
Europa League
Shkendija v F91 Dudelange Tue 23 16:55
Santa Coloma v Astana Tue 23 19:00
Tre Penne v Suduva Marijampole Tue 23 19:30
S. Bratislava v KF Feronikeli Wed 24 17:00
Pyunik Yerevan v Jablonec Thu 25 14:30
Ventspils v Gzira United Thu 25 15:45
Qabala v D. Tbilisi Thu 25 16:00
AEK Larnaca v Levski Thu 25 16:30
Partizani Tirana v Sheriff Thu 25 16:30
Utrecht v Hsk Zrinjski Mostar Thu 25 17:30
Chikhura Sachkhere v Aberdeen Thu 25 17:45
Budapest Honved v U Craiova 1948 CS Thu 25 17:55
Mlada Boleslav v Ordabasy Thu 25 18:00
Malatya v Olimpija Thu 25 18:00
A Tula v Neftçi PFK Thu 25 18:00
Molde v Cukaricki Thu 25 18:00
Alashkert v Steaua Thu 25 18:00
Flora Tallinn v E.Frankfurt Thu 25 18:00
Shakhter Soligorsk v Esbjerg Thu 25 18:00
Lechia Gdansk v Brondby Thu 25 18:00
Connah's Quay Nomads v P. Belgrade Thu 25 18:30
Beer Sheva v Kairat Almaty Thu 25 18:30
Piast Gliwice v Riga Thu 25 19:00
Norrköping v Liepaja Thu 25 19:00
AS La Jeunesse D Esch/Alz v V. Guimaraes Thu 25 19:00
Videoton v FC Vaduz Thu 25 19:00
FC Luzern v KI Klaksvik Thu 25 19:15
AZ Alkmaar v Häcken Thu 25 19:30
Aris v Limassol Thu 25 19:30
Dac 1904 Dunajska Streda v Atromitos Thu 25 19:30
NK Domzale v Malmö Thu 25 19:45
Wolves v Crusaders Thu 25 19:45
Strasbourg v M. Haifa Thu 25 19:45
Rangers v Progres Niederkorn Thu 25 19:45
Buducnost v Luhansk Thu 25 19:45
Torino v Debrecen Thu 25 20:00
Valur v Ludogorets Thu 25 20:00
L. Warsaw v Kuopio PS Thu 25 20:00
Shamrock v Limassol Thu 25 20:00
Espanyol v Stjarnan Thu 25 20:00
Champions League
Plzen v Olympiakos Tue 23 18:00
Saburtalo Tbilisi v D. Zagreb Tue 23 18:30
PSV v Basel Tue 23 19:00
TNS v Kobenhavn Tue 23 19:00
Sutjeska v Apoel Tue 23 19:15
Borisov v Rosenborg Wed 24 18:00
CFR Cluj v M. Tel-Aviv Wed 24 19:00
Ferencvaros v Valletta Wed 24 19:00
Maribor v AIK Wed 24 19:15
Red Star Bel. v HJK Helsinki Wed 24 19:45
Dundalk v Qarabag Wed 24 19:45
Celtic v Nomme Kalju Wed 24 19:45
Superligaen
Odense v Lyngby Mon 22 18:00
Allsvenskan
Kalmar v Djurgårdens Mon 22 18:00
Hammarby v Elfsborg Mon 22 18:00
Falkenbergs v Sundsvall Sat 27 15:00
Sirius v AIK Sat 27 15:00
Ostersunds v Malmö Sun 28 14:00
Göteborg v Norrköping Sun 28 16:30
Helsingborgs v Örebro Mon 29 18:00
Pro League
Genk v Kortrijk Fri 26 19:30
Cercle Brugge v S. Liege Sat 27 17:00
Z.Waregem v Mechelen Sat 27 19:00
St Truiden v Mouscron Sat 27 19:00
W-Beveren v Brugge Sat 27 19:30
Anderlecht v Oostende Sun 28 13:30
S.Charleroi v Gent Sun 28 17:00
Eupen v Antwerp Sun 28 18:00
Russian Premier
Dynamo M v FC Ural Fri 26 18:00
FC Ufa v FC Kryliya Sat 27 12:00
Tambov v Spartak M Sat 27 14:30
K Krasnodar v PFC Sochi Sat 27 17:00
Orenburg v Zenit Sun 28 12:00
A Tula v Rostov Sun 28 14:30
CSKA Moscow v Lok. Moscow Sun 28 17:00
Rubin Kazan v Grozny Mon 29 18:00
Icelandic Premier
Breiðablik v Grindavík Mon 22 20:15
HK Kóp. v FH Mon 22 20:15
Czech Republic Liga 1
MFK Karvina v Banik Mon 22 17:00
Ekstraklasa
Plock v Gornik Z. Mon 22 17:00
Cracovia v LKS Lodz Sat 27 16:30
Jagiellonia v Rakow Sat 27 19:00
Korona Kielce v L. Warsaw Sun 28 14:00
Lechia Gdansk v Wisla Sun 28 16:30
Slask Wroclaw v Piast Gliwice Sun 28 16:30
Pogon Szczecin v Arka Gdynia Mon 29 17:00
Mon 22Mon 22nd JulyPREDICTION %1st goal
DENMon 18:00
Odense
 v 
Lyngby
18:00
Anders JacobsenA Jacobsen
  18%
18%
6.00
5/1
500
18%
SWEMon 18:00
Kalmar
 v 
Djurgårdens
18:00
No GoalsNo Goals
  14%
14%
8.00
7/1
700
14%
SWEMon 18:00
Hammarby
 v 
Elfsborg
18:00
AndersenAndersen
  7%
7%
15.00
14/1
1400
7%
Wednesday 24th JulyWed 24th JulyPREDICTION %1st goal
UCLWed 19:45
Celtic
 v 
Nomme Kalju
19:45
Odsonne EdouardO Edouard
  29%
29%
3.40
12/5
240
29%
Thursday 25th JulyThu 25th JulyPREDICTION %1st goal
UELThu 19:45
Rangers
 v 
Progres Nied
19:45
Alfredo MorelosA Morelos
  30%
30%
3.75
11/4
275
30%
UELThu 17:45
Chikhura Sac
 v 
Aberdeen
17:45
Sam CosgroveS Cosgrove
  25%
25%
4.00
3/1
300
25%

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

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions - Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July

Derry City v Sligo Rovers – David Parkhouse

When it comes to firing his side in front, there are few better doing the rounds than David Parkhouse, with five of the 19-year-old’s seven top-flight strikes this season handing Derry a 1-0 advantage. In fact, the young man has opened the scoring in five of the six matches in which he has found the net, only failing to do so when he grabbed a brace against Finn Harps.

Sundsvall v BK Hacken – Alexander Jeremejeff

Alexander Jeremejeff found the net against Orebro last time out, thus taking his tally for the season to an impressive seven goals, six of which have come in his last nine appearances. A key component in this BK Hacken side, the talented forward has opened the scoring on three occasions so far this term, meaning that he needs watching from the very first minute.

Malmo v Sirius – Markus Rosenberg

Despite being one of the elder statesmen of the Allsvenskan, Markus Rosenborg continues to show that age is just a number, with the 36-year-old well on his way to firing Malmo to the title. Already a scorer of seven top-flight goals during the current campaign, the former West Bromwich Albion striker has fired his side into a 1-0 lead on no fewer than three occasions.

Hammarby v Elfsborg – Muamer Tankovic

It could be argued that Hammarby are the most exciting team to watch in the Allsvenskan, with the Stockholm-based outfit currently scoring at a rate of just shy of two goals per game. Former Fulham forward Muamer Tankovic has been a major contributor for the side, weighing in with seven top-flight goals, three of which have served to break the deadlock.

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions - Friday 12th to Sunday 14th July

Derry City v UCD – David Parkhouse

UCD have conceded 40 goals in just 22 top-flight matches so far this season, so any centre-forward coming up against them will be licking their lips. David Parkhouse is no exception, having netted the first of his seven goals during the current campaign against them, and the fact that he has opened the scoring on five occasions should not go unnoticed.

Sligo Rovers v Waterford – Aaron Drinan

Aaron Drinan has helped himself to seven top-flight goals for Waterford during the current campaign, with his last three efforts all being scored on the road. Given his lack of experience, what has been particularly impressive about the young striker’s contribution has been his ability to break the deadlock, something that he has done on three occasions.

BK Hacken v Orebro – Alexander Jeremejeff

Alexander Jeremejeff certainly knows the way to goal, scoring six times in 14 Allsvenskan appearances for BK Hacken so far this season, with four of those strikes coming on home soil. Having opened the scoring for his club on three occasions, Orebro will have to pay particular attention to the 25-year-old when the deadlock remains unbroken.

Lillestrom v Stromsgodset – Thomas Lehne Olsen

As a scorer of six top-flight goals during the current Eliteserien campaign, Lillestrom striker Thomas Lehne Olsen should relish the prospect of going up against the division’s bottom side. Half of the 28-year-old’s efforts have fired his team into a 1-0 lead, with two of those strikes coming after 15 minutes, so Stromsgodset would be wise to keep tabs on him early.

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions - Friday 5th to Sunday 7th July

Valerenga v Bodo/Glimt – Bard Finne

Bard Finne is clearly a man in form for Valerenga, with three of his four goals for the season coming in the last two games, so high-flying Bodo/Glimt will have to be mindful of the threat that the 24-year-old poses. It is also worth noting that half of the former FC Köln player’s successful strikes this term have served to break the deadlock for his side.

Viking Stavanger v Haugesund – Kristian Thorstvedt

When Viking Stavanger need someone to fire them in front, more often than not it is Kristian Thorstvedt who steps up to the plate. The son of former Tottenham goalkeeper Erik has netted six times from midfield in the Eliteserien so far this season, with an impressive four of those strikes giving his newly-promoted side an all-important 1-0 lead.

Malmo v Orebro – Markus Rosenberg

Former West Bromwich Albion striker Markus Rosenberg may not be getting any younger, but he continues to find the net with ease for title-chasing Malmo in the Allsvenskan. Not only has the 36-year-old weighed in with seven goals during the current campaign, but three of these efforts, including his most recent strike at Helsingborgs, have put his team 1-0 up.

Hammarby v Falkenbergs – Muamer Tankovic

Muamer Tankovic is a forward who has been excelling for Hammarby in recent weeks, with four of his six goals for the season arriving in the last five games. What has been particularly impressive about the former Fulham man’s efforts has been his ability to break the deadlock for the side from the Swedish capital, something that he has achieved on three occasions.

First Goalscorer Tips and Predictions - Friday 21st to Sunday 30th June

UCD v St. Patrick’s Athletic – Michael Drennan

Michael Drennan boasts six top-flight goals so far this season, with half of his efforts firing St. Patrick’s Athletic into a 1-0 lead. The talented 25-year-old has certainly enjoyed playing against relegation-threatened UCD this term, scoring against them in both March and April, so he will be looking to continue that run of success this time around.

Waterford v Bohemians – Daniel Mandroiu

Daniel Mandroiu has been somewhat of a star performer for Bohemians during the current campaign, weighing in with six top-flight goals from an advanced midfield role. What has been particularly impressive about the former Brighton youngster’s contribution has been his ability to open the scoring, something that he has done on no fewer than three occasions.

Stabaek v Ranheim – Franck Boli

It is a clear sign of Franck Boli’s importance to his team that the 25-year-old has netted five of Stabaek’s paltry tally of seven goals during the current Eliteserien campaign. Two of these efforts have fired the talented forward’s side into a 1-0 lead, and it is significant that the strugglers have gone on to collect maximum points in both of these fixtures.

BK Hacken v Hammarby – Alexander Jeremejeff

Following a slow start to the current campaign, Alexander Jeremejeff has really found his feet in recent matches, weighing in with four goals in his last six appearances for Hacken. Now on five goals for the season in total, the 25-year-old has fired his side into a 1-0 lead on three occasions, with all of these opening strikes coming since the beginning of May.

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

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Our Tipster Community

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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.

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!