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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Saturday 13th August1ST SCORER | PREDICTIONSFIRST GOAL SCORERPREDICTIONS1st
goal
ITASat 13th 19:45
Lecce
 v 
Inter
19:45
Andrea Pinamonti
+15
A Pinamonti
 25%
25%
+15
5.00
4/1
400
25%
ESPSat 13th 20:00
Barcelona
 v 
R.Vallecano
20:00
Ousmane Dembele
+15
O Dembele
 16%
16%
+15
7.00
6/1
600
16%
FRASat 13th 20:00
PSG
 v 
Montpellier
20:00
Kylian Mbappe
+15
K Mbappe
 29%
29%
+15
3.50
5/2
250
29%
PORSat 13th 20:30
S. Lisbon
 v 
Rio Ave
20:30
Santos
+15
Santos
 27%
27%
+15
3.75
11/4
275
27%
Sunday 14th AugustSunday 14th AugustFIRST GOAL SCORERPREDICTIONS1st
goal
FRASun 14th 12:00
Lorient
 v 
Lyon
12:00
Alexandre Lacazette
+15
Alexandre Lacazette
 18%
18%
+15
7.00
6/1
600
18%
ENGSun 14th 14:00
M'Boro
 v 
Sheff Utd
14:00
Billy Sharp
+15
B Sharp
 15%
15%
+15
7.50
13/2
650
15%
ENGSun 14th 14:00
Nottm Forest
 v 
West Ham
14:00
Michail Antonio
+15
M Antonio
 17%
17%
+15
6.50
11/2
550
17%
FRASun 14th 14:00
Troyes
 v 
Toulouse
14:00
Renaud Ripart
+15
R Ripart
 13%
13%
+15
9.00
8/1
800
13%
GERSun 14th 14:30
Mainz
 v 
Union Berlin
14:30
Karim Onisiwo
+15
K Onisiwo
 17%
17%
+15
7.50
13/2
650
17%
ENGSun 14th 15:00
Blackburn
 v 
West Brom
15:00
Ben Brereton
+15
B Brereton
 18%
18%
+15
5.50
9/2
450
18%
PORSun 14th 15:30
Boavista
 v 
Santa Clara
15:30
Yusupha Njie
+15
Y Njie
 15%
15%
+15
8.00
7/1
700
15%
FRASun 14th 16:05
Nice
 v 
Strasbourg
16:05
Ludovic Ajorque
+15
L Ajorque
 13%
13%
+15
8.00
7/1
700
13%
GERSun 14th 16:30
Bayern
 v 
Wolfsburg
16:30
Serge Gnabry
+15
S Gnabry
 23%
23%
+15
5.00
4/1
400
23%
ENGSun 14th 16:30
Chelsea
 v 
Spurs
16:30
Harry Kane
+15
H Kane
 18%
18%
+15
6.00
5/1
500
18%
NORSun 14th 17:00
Jerv
 v 
Lillestrøm
17:00
Ifeanyi Mathew
+15
I Mathew
 9%
9%
+15
11.00
10/1
1000
9%
NORSun 14th 17:00
Tromsø
 v 
Kristians.
17:00
Kent Are Antonsen
+15
K Antonsen
 9%
9%
+15
11.00
10/1
1000
9%
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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.

Saturday 13th August – PSG v Montpellier – Neymar to score first

Having found the net ten times in his last ten appearances in Ligue 1, it would be fair to say that Neymar has been rediscovering his best form. What’s more, four of the Brazilian superstar’s strikes have put Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 up, so he features in our first goalscorer predictions.

Sunday 14th August – Almeria v Real Madrid – Karim Benzema to score first

Karim Benzema enjoyed a stellar 2021/22 campaign, finding the net 27 times in 32 appearances in La Liga. Given that six of his most recent 16 strikes have served to fire Real Madrid into a 1-0 lead, we are backing the French international in our first goalscorer tips today.

Tuesday 16th August – Rangers v PSV Eindhoven – James Tavernier to score first

Despite operating at right-back, James Tavernier has scored eight times in his last 11 appearances in European competition. Even more impressively, perhaps, six of these strikes have served to break the deadlock, so the Rangers skipper features in our first goalscorer tips today ahead of this UEFA Champions League qualifier.

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.

Become a Pro here.

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!