First goalscorer tips & predictions

First goalscorer tips and predictions for today and the week. Simply select the player you believe will score the first goal of a match. If he finds the net before anyone else, you’re a winner.

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Wednesday 25th May1ST SCORER | PREDICTIONSFIRST GOAL SCORERPREDICTIONS1st
goal
NORWed 25th 17:00
Bodø
 v 
Strømsgodse
17:00
Ulrik Saltnes
+15
U Saltnes
 18%
18%
+15
5.50
9/2
450
18%
NORWed 25th 17:00
Kristians.
 v 
Tromsø
17:00
Bendik Bye
+15
B Bye
 12%
12%
+15
8.50
15/2
750
12%
NORWed 25th 17:00
Odd
 v 
Sandefjord
17:00
Tobias Lauritsen
+15
T Lauritsen
 14%
14%
+15
7.00
6/1
600
14%
Thursday 26th MayThursday 26th MayFIRST GOAL SCORERPREDICTIONS1st
goal
NORThu 26th 17:00
Rosenborg
 v 
Haugesund
17:00
Alexander Soderlund
+15
A Soderlund
 8%
8%
+15
12.00
11/1
1100
8%
NORThu 26th 19:00
Sarpsborg
 v 
Molde
19:00
Magnus Eikrem
+15
M Eikrem
 12%
12%
+15
8.50
15/2
750
12%
Saturday 28th MaySaturday 28th MayFIRST GOAL SCORERPREDICTIONS1st
goal
ENGSat 28th 16:00
Mansfield
 v 
Port Vale
16:00
Danny Johnson
+15
D Johnson
 14%
14%
+15
7.00
6/1
600
14%
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First Goalscorer tips and predictions

One of KickOff’s great strength is our tipster community, and they produce daily tips for all major European competitions. Check out the latest first goal scorer tips and predictions below.

Wednesday 25th May – Bodø v Strømsgodse – Ulrik Saltnes

Bodø/Glint captain Ulrik Saltnes will return from suspension for this match eager to make up for lost time and it’s predicted that the integral central midfielder will open the scoring in this big clash between the sides in fourth and fifth place in the Norwegian Eliteserien table. The 29 year-old played 90 minutes in the first four matches of the campaign prior to his suspension and netting in two. It’ll be a big boost for the Europa Conference League quarterfinalists to have their captain back and he’ll want to make a big impact upon his return.

First Goalscorer

Whether you have a hunch about an unlikely scorer coming up big in a crunch match or want to back the in form striker to net again, the first goalscorer market is an exciting option for football betting, with loads of options and flexibility. It’s simple to play, just back the player you think will score the first goal. If they do, you win. If anyone else scores first (except own goals) or no one scores in the match, the bet will lose.

With 22 players on the pitch, and possibly as many as 10 substitutes into the bargain, it’s clearly a difficult market to win in, and to do so you’ll need to find the best first goalscorer tips and predictions. That’s where we come in.

What are you betting on in the first goalscorer market?

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. If they score first, your bet wins. The final score or result of the match has no bearing on whether your bet wins or loses.

What are First Goalscorer Predictions Based On?

These predictions are based on our algorithm which factors in all the best data to produce the best possible tips. We look at a player’s form, how many goals they’ve scored for their side previously, their current form and their past form against the team they’re playing.

What Should First Goalscorer Odds Look At?

What do the best betting tips look at?

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 rule on own goals 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

Do These Rules Apply Every Time?

Some bookmakers may offer alternative versions.

This might include bets which include extra time (although this is unusual). You could also bet on the anytime goalscorer market where a player can score at any time and the bet will be successful. Alternatively you could bet on the last goalscorer market where a player must score the last goal of the match for your bet to win.

How Profitable is this Type of Bet?

First goalscorer bets tend to be particularly popular, especially for matches featuring consistent goal scorers e.g. Harry Kane.

While betting on these goal machines can be tempting, as ever with profitable football betting what you’re also looking for is value in a bet.

A player might have a much better record of scoring goals at home rather than away – if they are playing at home in the next match then their odds might be longer than they should and this could be a good bet.

Similarly, you might make a defender who doesn’t score that many goals usually your first goalscorer tip. You might do this if the defender has a history of scoring a lot of goals from set pieces and is about to play against a team who concede a lot of goals from set pieces.

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

If you think a player is pretty likely to score but not necessarily be the first goalscorer, what should you do? Place an anytime scorer bet.

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. Betting on one of the top goalscorers to hit the back of the net isn’t exactly predicting the impossible.

Free Bets and Betting Offers

There are several offers you can also take advantage of to improve your overall betting experience.

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 the one you want 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 are betting experts with successful track records to prove it.

Pro members can even go ahead and copy exact bets our football tipsters have made and add them to your betting slip. This is one of the best football tips out there – follow people in the know!

Or you can copy just one part of the bet if you’re not sure, and you can always 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, more well informed choice when you place a bet.

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Accumulator Bets

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!