On Saturday afternoon, the English Premier League and Championship return with lower league sides involved in FA Cup action. The stakes are hotting up in one of the most competitive seasons in English second tier history with the leading pack difficult to separate in the early stages. As ever, our dedicated tipsters have studied all…Read more
Saturday’s footballing calendar is becoming extremely competitive as Europe’s top tiers begin to balance out and competition for places increases. This Saturday begins with a crunch match between Manchester United and Tottenham at Old Trafford in the English Premier League, though our primary picks come from the 3 o’clock kick offs. Our football tips for…Read more
This coming Saturday’s footballing schedule looks more cutthroat than ever as each of the league’s begin to balance out and competition for places increases. The day begins with Chelsea up against Watford at Stamford Bridge in the English Premier League, though our goalscorer picks for the day come from the 3 o’clock kick offs. Our…Read more
Following a two week absence, club football returns to our screens on Saturday with a full card of teams from all over Europe in action, including all four top tiers in England. Our latest goalscorer tips were unfortunately just minutes away from being successful, with Stefan Payne equalising for Shrewsbury moments after Walsall took the lead…Read more
The international break is upon us once more and the focus turns to World Cup 2018 qualifying for another six days. The majority of English third and fourth tier teams are continuing their campaigns in the mean time and Accumulator Tips are keen to find the best betting value available. Our football tips for today come from league…Read more
With just one weekend left until the international break takes over, we’re exceedingly determined to bag a fantastic first goalscorer double winner at Accumulator Tips. Our free football tips for Saturday’s games come from Man United’s home contest against Crystal Palace in the Premier League and Aston Villa v Bolton in the Championship. Here are our…Read more
With a full card of club football at hand for the weekend commencing Saturday 23rd September, our fantastic team have been scouting the best possible value first goalscorer bets across England’s top leagues. Our free football tips for today’s games are from Burnley v Huddersfield in the Premier League and Wolves v Barnsley in the Championship,…Read more
The topsy-turvy rollercoaster that is English club football is set to continue this weekend. Pre-season has long gone now as we enter mid-September and certain trends and habits are starting to show. Accumulator Tips have been hard at work, attempting to find a terrific value first goalscorer double for our readers. Last weekend, Alvaro Morata…Read more
With club football returning to our screens, Accumulator Tips have taken a look at the value bets in the first goalscorer markets going into a big week for Premier League and Football League clubs. Our two football tips today are from Leicester v Chelsea in the Premier League and Peterborough v Bradford in League One,…Read more
Goal Scorer Tips
Goalscorer bets are a simple, easy to understand betting market offering fantastic prices. Most punters opt for bets on the first goalscorer market due to its lofty prices, but bookmakers also offer markets on anytime goalscorer, last goalscorer and top goalscorer.
Here at Accumulator Tips, we aim to regularly post the best goalscorer bets, including first goalscorer bets (sometimes shortened to FGS) we find during our extensive research to win our punters money. Be sure to keep tabs on our Goalscorer page where we post any strong looking goalscorer tips.
First Goalscorer Tips
A first goalscorer bet is nice and simple – you are backing a particular player you believe will score the first goal in your chosen football match.
Generally, the lowest price you will see on a first goalscorer bet is around 2/1 – usually on a popular goalscorer like Cristiano Ronaldo or Romelu Lukaku. Naturally, these sorts of players command shorter prices due to their ability to find the net, but any player in the matchday squad will be given odds based on their likelihood of scoring.
Serious money can be made backing midfielders and defenders to score first – centre backs can often be listed at around 33/1, although some pop up from the back often enough to make that price well worthwhile. Often, punters pick two or three strongly favoured attackers and couple them up into a multiple bet, giving massive odds for just two goals being scored. The potential is absolutely huge!
Anytime Goalscorer Tips
As well as backing a first goalscorer, you can also back an anytime goalscorer. It’s a very simple concept once more – you are backing a player to score a goal at anytime in your chosen football match.
Head to the individual game and locate the first goalscorer odds – the market for anytime goalscorer (sometimes written as ‘player to score a goal’ or something along those lines) and odds will be available.
Naturally, odds on a player to score anytime are much less than a first or last goalscorer as it’s easier to predict a single goal rather than a specific goal, but there’s still plenty of value to be had and anytime goalscorer selections can be wise picks for accumulator bets.
Last Goalscorer Tips
Along with betting on a first goalscorer or anytime goalscorer, you can pick who you think will be the last goalscorer in a match. The price for a player to score last is generally the exact same as a player to score first given the nature of the bet.
Head to the individual game and locate the first goalscorer odds – markets for last goalscorer will be available to bet on there.
The trick to this market is judging which player generally makes an impact either from the bench or late in a game. At the start of the 2017/18 season, Anthony Martial is a prime example of a player who appeals as a last goalscorer bet.
Top Goalscorer Tips
Throughout a football season, bookmakers offer prices on ‘top goalscorer’ markets. Generally, these bets are for individual competitions. For example, you can bet on an individual player to be ‘Premier League Top Goalscorer 2017/18’. The competitions aren’t limited, however, with most bookmakers offering a top scorer market for most of Europe’s biggest leagues as well as England’s top four tiers at the very least.
Bookies also offer markets for individual teams these days. For example, for a team like Liverpool where goals are aplenty, you could find value in backing Mo Salah to be Liverpool’s top Premier League goalscorer ahead of the likes of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge.
There’s an exceptional level of value to be had in this market – it’s all about betting at the correct time. In 2016/17, Romelu Lukaku was well ahead of eventual top scorer Harry Kane in the PL Top Scorer market with quotes of 5/1 available on Kane to overtake him. Any punters who got stuck into that price on Tottenham’s goal machine know the true value in top scorer betting!
What happens if the first or last goal is an own goal?
If the first goal of the game happens to be an own goal, that goal is disregarded and the first goal scored by a player on the correct team is officially the first goalscorer.
For example, if Liverpool are playing Everton and Liverpool take a 1-0 lead through an Everton own goal, the market is still open. If you’d backed Daniel Sturridge to score first and he subsequently scored to make it 2-0, your bet will be a winner.
The same applies to last goalscorer bets – if an own goal is scored last, but your player scored the goal before that, you’re onto a winner. If your selected player scores an own goal himself as the first goal of the match, no, that won’t count as a win – good try claiming it though!
What happens if my chosen first goalscorer doesn’t play or gets subbed/sent off?
Don’t panic! If your selected first goalscorer does not play in the match or is subbed on AFTER the first goal has been scored, your bet will be settled as void and you will be refunded. If your player comes on at 0-0 and somebody else scores first while your player is on the pitch, your bet will subsequently be settled as a loser.
With regards to anytime goalscorer bets, if your player starts or is subbed on at any time and fails to score, your bet is settled as a loser. As for last goalscorer bets, if your player takes part in any of the match and doesn’t score last, your bet is settled as a loser.
If your chosen goalscorer starts the match but is subbed off or sent off before the first goal has been scored, your bet will be settled as a loser. Same applies to anytime and last goalscorer bets.