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First goalscorer betting tips - A full guide to first goalscorer betting and today's first goalscorer betting tips

Get the latest First Goalscorer betting tips and predictions with expert advice on how to place First Goalscorer bets and daily tips and predictions for this popular betting option.

Today's First Goalscorer Tips & Predictions


Wednesday, July 19

Scott Sinclair - Celtic v Linfield @ 12/5
Jodie Taylor - England Women v Scotland Women @ 15/4


What is First Goalscorer betting?


Chelsea star Diego Costa is one of the most reliable goalscorers in England. (Getty)
As its title suggests, in this market you bet on a selected player to score the first goal during a specified match. This is a good market to bet on if you believe a striker, forward or attack-minded midfielder is on a hot streak and the defence he is up against is porous. 

The odds are longer than in the anytime goalscorer market but if your selected player to score first fails to score, scores the second goal or is substituted then you lose your stake. 

Additionally, if your player starts the game from the bench and only plays five minutes at the end of the game but fails to score the first goal, then you lose your stake. If your player does not feature in the game at all, then your stake is refunded. 

Does extra-time count?

No. If it’s a knockout match that could go to an additional half-hour, only the first 90 minutes will count for the purposes of your bet. But, obviously, time added on for stoppages is included.

Why place a First Goalscorer bet?


There are few players as prolific as Juventus ace Gonzalo Higuain. (Getty)
By following individual form guides and upcoming fixture lists, it is possible to determine which forwards are not only performing to a high standard, but have returned a good amount of goals per minutes played. 

Also, if the team that player is competing against happens to have a weak rearguard then it would only help the forward get amongst the goals in that specified fixture.

In the 2016-2017 there have been a number of excellent goalscorers make a case for the most prolific hitman in Europe, with Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette, Atletico Madrid fans favourite Antoine Griezmann, AC Milan hotshot Carlos Bacca, Chelsea striker Diego Costa, Juventus attacker Gonzalo Higuain and Torino attacker Andrea Belotti all tallying good numbers in the early season. 

The first goalscorer market can be one that is hard to get right, however, the returns are excellent, with prices ranging from 2/1 for players like Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to score first, to the more handsome odds of 4/1 to 8/1 and even beyond 10/1.

Are there any restrictions?


There are few restrictions on first goalscorer accumulators as, providing there are odds available, then you can make a selection. You are also able to form a first goalscorer accumulator using fixtures from the Premier League, the Bundesliga or even minor leagues like the Eredivisie or Football League 2.

Some bookmakers only open up the first goalscorer market on certain matches as game-day approaches and so, if there are odds unavailable early in the week for a Saturday fixture, it is always worth checking back closer to the game in order to place your single bet and/or your accumulator.

Our weekly tips will feature matches that can be formed as single standalone bets, doubles, trebles, four-folds or even accumulators and we will promote each week's selection at the top of this page. This way you do not need to worry about restrictions and can easily follow our first goalscorer betting tips.


What bookmakers are best?


All of the top bookmakers will offer anytime goalscorer betting and most of them will allow you to place your bets in accumulators. However, as with all betting, it makes sense to do so with a free bet. Use the exclusive bonus codes below to claim the maximum free bet at some of the best online bookmakers.


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How often is this first goalscorer tips page refreshed?


Every week we bring our readers first goalscorer betting tips and we provide all of the results of our previous first goalscorer accumulators, so you can check our performance before you decide to follow our tips.

Previous First Goalscorer Tips 


Thursday, July 13

Nelson Bonilla - El Salvador v Curacao @ 6/1 - LOSE
Elias Hernandez - Mexico v Jamaica @ 10/1 - LOSE

Wednesday, July 12

Gabriel Torres - Panama v Nicaragua @ 3/1 - LOSE
Dom Dwyer - United States v Martinique @ 3/1 - LOSE

Sunday, July 9

Erick Torres - Mexico v El Salvador @ 15/4 - LOSE

Saturday, July 8

Dom Dwyer - United States v Panama @ 9/2 - WIN
Kevin Parsemain - Martinique v Nicaragua @ 6/1

Friday, July 7

Bryan Ruiz - Honduras v Costa Rica @ 13/2 - LOSE
Anthony Jackson-Hamel - French Guiana v Canada @ 9/2 - LOSE

Sunday, July 2

Timo Werner - Chile v Germany @ 5/1 - LOSE
CJ Sapong - Philadelphia Union v New England Revolution @ 15/4  - WIN

Saturday, July 1

Nemanja Nikolic - Chicago Fire v Vancouver Whitecaps @ 7/2 - WIN
Erick Torres - Colorado Rapids v Houston Dynamo @ 9/2 - LOSE

Thursday, June 29

Kenny Miller to score for Rangers against Progres Niederkorn @15/4 - WIN
Lars Stindl to score for Germany against Mexico @5/1 - LOSE

Tuesday, June 27

Nathan Redmond to score first for England U21 against Germany U21 @17/2 - LOSE
Sandro Ramirez to score first for Spain U21 v Italy U21 @9/2 - LOSE

Sunday, June 25

Lars Stindl - Germany v Cameroon @ 4/1 - VOID
Alexis Sanchez - Chile v Australia @ 3/1 - LOSE

Saturday, June 24

Nani - New Zealand v Portugal @ 9/2 - LOSE
Javier Hernandez - Mexico v Russia @ 9/2 - LOSE

Friday, June 23

Sandro Ramirez to score for Spain U21 @9/2 - LOSE
Bruma to score for Portugal U21 @4/1 - LOSE

Thursday, June 22

Alexis Sanchez to score for Chile against Germany @9/2 - WINNER
Tom Rogic to score for Australia against Cameroon @12/1


Wednesday, June 21 - WINNER

Cristiano Ronaldo to score first for Portugal against Russia @11/4 - WIN
Javier Hernandez to score first for Mexico against New Zealand @5/2 - VOID


Tuesday, June 20

Marco Asensio to score first for Spain U21 v Portugal U21 @5/1 - LOSE

Monday, June 19

Sandro Wagner - Australia v Germany @ 15/4 - LOSE
Tammy Abraham - Slovakia U21 v England U21 @ 4/1 - LOSE

Sunday, June 18

Cristiano Ronaldo - Portugal v Mexico @ 11/4 - LOSE
Bradley Wright-Phillips - Philadelphia Union v New York Red Bulls @ 4/1 - WIN

Saturday, June 17

Fedor Smolov - Russia v New Zealand @ 3/1 - LOSE
David Villa - New York City FC v Seattle Sounders @ 3/1 - LOSE

Friday, June 16

Tammy Abraham to score for England U21 v Sweden U21 @9/2 - LOSE

Wednesday, June 14

Joao Alves Jo - Corinthians v Cruzeiro @ 9/2 - LOSE
Wellington Paulista - Chapecoense v Vasco de Gama @ 5/1 - LOSE

Saturday, June 10

Harry Kane - Scotland v England @10/3 - LOSE
Christian Eriksen - Kazakhstan v Denmark @11/2 - LOSE

Friday June 9

Antoine Griezmann - Sweden v France @ 10/3 - LOSE
Cristiano Ronaldo - Latvia v Portugal @ 6/4  - WIN
Edin Dzeko - Bosnia-Herzegovina v Greece @ 10/3 - VOID

Thursday, June 8

Fabio Ceravolo - Benevento v Carpi @ 9/2 - LOSE

Wednesday, June 7

Andrea Belotti - Italy v Uruguay @ 4/1 - LOSE
Alvaro Morata - Spain v Colombia @ 4/1 - LOSE

Tuesday, June 6

Sandro Wagner to score for Germany against Denmark @11/2 - LOSE

Monday, June 5

Artyom Dzyuba - Hungary v Russia @ 6/1 - VOID
Romelu Lukaku - Belgium v Czech Republic @ 3/1 - LOSE

Sunday June 4

Bas Dost - Netherlands v Ivory Coast @9/2 - LOSE
Edinson Cavani - Ireland v Uruguay @4/1 - LOSE

Saturday June 3 - WINNER

Cristiano Ronaldo to score against Juventus @7/2 - WIN

Monday, May 29

Nakhi Wells to score for Huddersfield Town against Reading - VOID (0-0 Refund)

Sunday, May 28

Dries Mertens to score for Napoli against Sampdoria - VOID
Mauro Icardi to score for Inter against Udinese - WIN

Saturday, May 27

Diego Costa to score for Chelsea against Arsenal - LOSE
Leigh Griffiths to score for Celtic against Aberdeen - LOSE

Friday, May 26

No suitable fixtures.

Thursday, May 25

Mario Gomez - Wolfsburg v Braunschweig @ 10/3 - WIN
Simon Murray - Dundee United v Hamilton @ 11/2 - VOID

Wednesday, May 24

Henrikh Mkhitaryan - Ajax v Manchester United @ 13/2 - LOSE
Marcus Berg - Panathinaikos v AEK Athens @ 5/1 - LOSE

Tuesday May 23

No appropriate matches available.

Monday May 22

No appropriate matches available.

Sunday, May 21

Harry Kane - Hull City v Tottenham Hotspur @ 13/5 - WIN
Daniel Sturridge - Liverpool v Middlesbrough @ 7/2 - LOSE


Saturday, May 20

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Borussia Dortmund v Werder Bremen @ 2/1 - LOSE
Anthony Modeste - Cologne v Mainz 05 @ 5/2 - LOSE

Friday May 19

Leo Baptistao to score for Espanyol against Granada @15/2 - WIN
Thomas Mikkelsen to score for Dundee United against Falkirk @11/2 - LOSE

Thursday May 18

Harry Kane to score for Spurs against Leicester @10/3 - WIN
Scott Sinclair to score for Celtic against Partick @11/4 - VOID


Wednesday May 17

Gonzalo Higuain for Juventus against Lazio @7/2 - LOSE
Cristiano Ronaldo for Real Madrid against Celta Vigo @21/10 - WIN 

Tuesday May 16

Leroy Sane - LOSE
Olivier Giroud - LOSE

Monday May 15

Chelsea v Watford: Eden Hazard @4/1 - LOSE

Sunday May 14

Harry Kane - LOSE
Dries Mertens - LOSE

Saturday May 13

Josh King - LOSE
Fernando Llorente - WIN @9/2

Friday May 12

Romelu Lukaku - LOSE
Diego Costa - LOSE

Thursday May 11

Henrik Mkhitaryan 9/2 - LOSE
Alexander Lacazette 3/1 - LOSE

Tuesday, May 9

Gonzalo Higuain - Juventus v Monaco - LOSE
Thomas Mikkelsen - Greenock Morton v Dundee United - LOSE

Monday, May 7

Ruben Castro - LOSE
Diego Costa - WIN

Sunday, May 7

Fernando Forestieri - LOSE
Ayoze Perez - WIN

Saturday, May 6

Romelu Lukaku - LOSE
Jamie Vardy - LOSE

Wednesday, May 3

Gonzalo Higuain - WIN @15/4
Kasper Dolburg - LOSE

Tuesday May 2

Cristiano Ronaldo -  WIN @5/2

Monday May 1

Stevan Jovetic - LOSE
Roberto Firmino - LOSE

Saturday, April 29

Pierre-Emerick Abameyang
Radamel Falcao
Robert Lewandowski

Sunday, April 30

Sergio Aguero
Harry Kane
Dries Mertens

Friday, April 28

Dwight Gayle - LOSE
Gonzalo Higuain - LOSE

Thursday, April 27

Sebastian Andersson - LOSE
Sergio Aguero - LOSE

Wednesday, April 26

Alexis Sanchez - LOSE
Jermain Defoe - LOSE

Tuesday April 25

Eden Hazard - WIN @6/1
Nahki Wells - LOSE

Monday April 24

Edin Dzeko - LOSE
Aritz Aduriz - LOSE

Saturday, April 22

Romelu Lukaku - LOSE
Harry Kane - LOSE

Sunday, April 23

Scott Sinclair - LOSE
Timo Werner - WIN @4/1

Friday, April 21

Anthony Modeste - LOSE
Glenn Murray - LOSE

Thursday, April 20

Henrik Mkhitaryan - WIN @6/1
Iago Aspas - LOSE

Wednesday, April 19

Lionel Messi - LOSE
Kevin M'Bappe Lottin - WIN @6/1

Tuesday, April 18

Cristiano Ronaldo - LOSE
Antoine Griezmann - LOSE

Monday, April 17

Anthony Knockaert - LOSE
Jonathan Kodija - LOSE

Friday, April 14

Britt Assombalonga - LOSE
Jordan Rhodes - LOSE

Thursday, April 13

Zlatan Ibrahimovic - LOSE
Iago Aspas - LOSE

Tuesday, April 11

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - VOID
Gonzalo Higuain - LOSE

Monday, April 10

Olivier Giroud - LOSE
da Silva Willian Jose - WIN

Wednesday April 5

Leroy Sane - LOSE
Phillippe Coutinho - LOSE

Tuesday April 4

Edin Dzeko - LOSE
Chris Wood - LOSE

Sunday April 2

Sergio Aguero - LOSE
Gylfi Sigurdsson - LOSE

Saturday April 1

Jamie Vardy - LOSE
Diego Costa - LOSE

Friday March 31 

Tom Ince
Pablo Piatti

Thursday March 30

No appropriate matches

Wednesday March 29

Jason Cummings - VOID (0-0 refund)

Tuesday March 28

Lionel Messi - VOID
Edinson Cavani - LOSE

Friday March 24

Alvaro Morata - LOSE
Gareth Bale LOSE (0-0 Refund)

Thursday March 23

Lionel Messi - WIN @2/1
Carlos Bacca - LOSE

Wednesday March 22

Chris Martin - LOSE
Mario Gomez - LOSE

Tuesday March 21

Adam Le Fondre - LOSE
Andy Cook - LOSE

Monday March 20

Francesco Caputo - LOSE
Sebastian Polter - LOSE

Friday March 17

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - WIN
Tammy Abraham - LOSE

Wednesday March 15

Antoine Griezmann - LOSE
Radamel Falcao - LOSE

Tuesday March 14

Gonzalo Higuain - LOSE
Jamie Vardy - LOSE

Monday March 13

Eden Hazard - LOSE
Ciro Immobile - LOSE

Friday March 10

Glenn Murray - LOSE
Gonzalo Higuain - LOSE

Thursday March 9

Edin Dzeko - LOSE
Zlatan Ibrahimovic  - LOSE

Wednesday March 8

Lionel Messi - LOSE
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - WIN @2/1

Tuesday March 7

Cristiano Ronaldo - LOSE
Robert Lewandowski - LOSE

Monday March 6

Diego Costa - LOSE
Luciano Vietto - LOSE

Friday March 3

Chris Wood - WIN @3/1
Timo Werner - LOSE

Thursday March 2

Antoine Griezmann - LOSE
Luciano Vietto - LOSE

Wednesday March 1

Gareth Bale - LOSE
Edin Dzeko - LOSE

Tuesday February 28 - WINNER @5/1

Darren Bent - VOID
Glenn Murray - WIN

Monday February 27

Philippe Coutinho - LOSE
Andrea Belotti - LOSE

Friday February 24

Marvin Emnes - LOSE
da Silva Willian Jose - LOSE

Thursday February 23

Harry Kane - LOSE
Aritz Aduriz - LOSE

Wednesday February 22

Gonzalo Higuain - LOSE
Stevan Jovetic - LOSE

Tuesday February 21

Antoine Griezmann - WIN @9/2
Sergio Aguero - LOSE

Monday February 20

Dwight Gayle - LOSE
Olivier Giroud - VOID

Friday February 17

Gonzalo Higuain - LOSE
Radamel Falcao - LOSE

Thursday February 16

Aritz Aduriz - LOSE
Harry Kane - LOSE

Tuesday February 14

Jordan Rhodes - LOSE
Lionel Messi - LOSE

Monday February 13

Gabriel Jesus - LOSE
Ciro Immobile - LOSE

Friday February 10

Edinson Cavani - WIN @ 5/2
Dries Mertens - LOSE

Thursday February 9

Adam Taggart - LOSE

Wednesday February 8

Bafetimbi Gomis - WIN @ 15/4
Gonzalo Higuain - LOSE

Tuesday February 7

Edin Dzeko - WIN @ 3/1
Luis Suarez - WIN @ 10/3

Monday February 6

Pedro Rui Fonte - LOSE
Jese Rodriguez - LOSE

Friday February 3

Martin Ruben Castro - LOSE
Dimitri Payet - LOSE

Thursday February 2

Andre Ayew - LOSE
Glenn Murray - LOSE

Wednesday February 1

Zlatan Ibrahimovic - LOSE
Sergio Aguero - LOSE

Tuesday January 31

Harry Kane - LOSE
Christian Benteke - LOSE

Monday January 30

Martin Harnik - LOSE
Oliviera Jonas - LOSE

Saturday January 28

Alexis Sanchez - LOSE
Mauro Icardi - LOSE

Friday January 27

Jamie Vardy - LOSE
Adam Rooney - LOSE

Thursday January 26

Zlatan Ibrahimovic - LOSE
Luis Suarez - LOSE

Wednesday January 25

Gonzalo Higuain - LOST
Roberto Firmino - LOST

Tuesday January 24

Junior Kabanaga - WON @6/1
Wilfried Bony - LOST

Monday 23 January

Sadio Mane - VOID
Naim Sliti - WON @7/1

Friday 20 January

Arjen Robben - LOST
Glenn Murray - LOST

Thursday 19 January

Edin Dzeko - LOST
Riyad Mahrez - LOST

Wednesday 18 January

Matt Ritchie - WON @15/2
Daniel Sturridge - LOST

Tuesday 17 January

Tammy Abraham - VOID
Mohammed Salah - LOST

Monday 16 January

Youssef El Arabi - VOID
Wilfried Bony - VOID

Sunday 15 January

Everton v Man City - Sergio Aguero - LOST
Algeria v Zimbabwe - Riyad Mahrez - WIN @6/1

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