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Goalscorer

Betting on Goalscorers

When betting on football goalscorers you try and predict who will score the first goal of the match. Although it is a very simple concept we suggest you take time to do some research and assess the rules applied by bookmakers offering this form of betting. Some issues that have been noted in this form of betting deal with substitutions and own goal policies that vary from sportsbook to sportsbook.

In most cases when you wager on who will score the first goal or the next goal the bookmaker offers a payout if the chosen player scores the second or third goal as well. An alternative variation to this form of betting is called Last Goal Scorer which offers odds around which player will score the last goal of the match. Yet another variation is called Scorer Anytime and is prediction model based on who will score during anytime of the match.

There is another form of odds most bookmakers provide in this same market which is called Scorecast. While we don’t recommend wagering on these odds, as you would be wagering on both the first goal scorer and the final result of the match which is most definitely considered a high risk bet.

Example

Player Odds 1st Goal

Championship / Tournament / League Top Goalscorer Odds

Bookmakers will offer a slightly different set of odds for football championships and tournaments, one of these is the top goal scorer for an entire event. This is betting on who you think will finish the Championship, League, or Tournament with the most goals. If interested in these types of markets we suggest you take into account variables such as injuries, upcoming fixtures, suspensions, and technical tendencies.

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