First Goalscorer Betting is a bet on which player you think is going to score the first goal of the match. It’s a simple bet really, you pick a player to score first, if he does, your bet wins. If he doesn’t, your bet loses.
Bookmakers Offering First Goalscorer Betting
Where it gets complicated is when players you’ve already bet on, are left on the bench.
For example, Sky say If the player does not play or comes on after a goal has already been scored, bets taken on the player will be void. This is generally the case. What it means is that you get your money back if the player you bet isn’t in the team of on the bench. You will also get your money back if your player is a substitute at the time of the first goal.
If your player is on the bench, and comes on at 0-0, and then someone else scores, your bet will be classed as a loser. While if your player comes on as a substitute at 0-0, and then scores the first goal, you will be paid out as a winner.
These rules can vary from bookmaker to bookmaker, so be sure to check the rules with your bookmaker first. Another example of where rules might differ, is with own goals. If you back Kane to score first with Coral, and there is an own goal, and Kane scores the next goal, your bet would be a winner. This isn’t always the case with all bookies though, as some will class an own goal as the winner of the bet.
General rules that do apply are that it is a 90 minutes match bet (including injury time) only. So for example, if you back Harry Kane to score first in a cup tie involving Tottenham, and the match ends 0-0 after 90 minutes, but Kane scores first in the 30 minutes extra-time, your bet would lose. The goal has to come in the original 90 minutes.
It also doesn’t cover own goals scored by your selection. So if Kane scored the first goal in his own net by accident, you still wouldn’t win.
First Goalscorer Betting Coupons
To make it easier for you, some bookmakers will have First Goalscorer Betting Coupons, this saves you having to go back and forward, clicking on the particular match you want to select a player from, and then going to the next match for another player.
One such bookie offering a First Goalscorer Coupon is William Hill – their FIRST GOALSCORER COUPON is here. The coupon is especially helpful if you are placing First Goalscorer Accumulator Bets, or First Goalscorer Yankee bets, etc, etc.
Examples of winning bets on First Goalscorer would be as follows…..
- You back Harry Kane to score first against Manchester City in the Premier League. Kane scores in injury time (91st minute) of the match, your bet is a winner.
- You back Wayne Rooney to score first against Watford in the FA Cup. Rooney scores first in the 25th minute, so your bet is a winner.
Examples of losing bets would be……………….
- You back Ronaldo to score against Manchester United in the Champions League, the match finishes 0-0 at the end of 90 minutes, so the bet is a loser.
- You back Neymar to score first against Man City in the Champions League, the match finishes 0-0 at the end of 90 minutes. Neymar then goes on to score the first goal in extra time (the 30 minutes extra). The bet is still a loser, as the goal came in extra-time, not the original 90 minutes.
Other popular goalscorer markets are Anytime Goalscorer Betting, and Last Goalscorer Betting. They are not to be confused with the First Goalscorer Betting market.