First Goal Scorer Market
The first goalscorer market is one of the most popular markets used by those who bet on football. The market is very simple as you choose a player who you think will score the first goal in a game. However, there are a couple of ways you can bet on this market, and things that you can take advantage of.
This market is often one that people use to place their throwaway bets. However, you can take this seriously, and you can make changes to your betting that will make you a more profitable bettor. With many different football markets to bet on, people should try to specialise in a handful of markets rather than trying to master them all, so here is how to specialise in the first goalscorer market.
When you are next placing a football bet, and you are looking at the first goalscorer market, make sure you think about the following few things, to help your betting.
Backing No Goal Scorer
This is one of the aspects of the first goalscorer market that not many people know about. If you are looking to back a correct score in an upcoming game, and the score you are looking to back is 0-0, do not back that on the correct score market. Instead of this, back no goal scorer on the first goalscorer market. As well as covering your bet, because if no one scores a goal then the game will be 0-0, you also get an added bonus, despite the bet always being the same price.
Should the game have a goal, but that goal is an own goal then your bet on there to be no goal scorer in the game will still stand, and will still win. However, if you backed 0-0 on the correct score market, this would be a loser, as the game would finish 1-0. It doesn’t matter how many own goals there are in the game, as long as they are own goals they do not count towards the first goalscorer market.
By changing to backing your 0-0 bets like this, you have a chance of making your betting a lot more profitable, and picking up a win when your 0-0 bet would have lost.
Backing Each Way to Unlimited Places
Not all bookmakers take each way bets on first goal scorers, but the ones that do offer different terms. There are some bookmakers out there that offer each way betting on unlimited places, meaning your each way terms are for the player to score at any time in the game.
Some people like to back players to score the first goal, while others like to back anytime goal scorers. Those are the two common approaches to this market. However, if you wish to cover both then an each way bet is the way to go. You will get your big win if your player scores first and you collect on both the win and place parts of your bet. However, on top of this, you will also get the consolation of place money should your player score at any time during the game.
This is a great way of covering yourself, and if you are looking at the market and someone at a nice price to score the first goal, try and get on each way, and use a bookmaker that offers each way on unlimited goals. Some bookmakers only cover each way for the first three or four goals, meaning if your player scored after this it would not count. This may be unlikely to happen, but it is not worth taking the risk.
Set Pieces Can Often Offer Value
When you are looking at the market, you will often see that the main strikers for each team are the favourites to score first. However, if you are looking to find value elsewhere, the answer to your problem often lies with a set piece. The value can be found in the first goalscorer market if you look, and often the place to look is at those players who are dangerous from set pieces.
The obvious choice here is someone who takes penalties. They will get an excellent opportunity to score first if their team gets a penalty in the game. Elsewhere free-kick takers are also good to look for, as are defenders who can attack in the air if you are looking for someone at a really big price. While a lot of goals are scored from open play, which obviously favours the strikers on each team, there are also many goals scored from set pieces and it is these goals where the value lies.
If you can find a midfielder or even a defender who plays a big part in the set pieces for his team, these players can often be where the value is found on the first goalscorer market.
There are ways to take advantage and make use of the first goalscorer market, and this is something anyone can do. These can and will make your betting more profitable in the long run, and make you a better bettor. A lot of people often see the first goalscorer market as something to place small bets on, and that is fine but you should still try to place the best bets when using it, don’t disregard it.
Backing no goal scorer, backing each way with unlimited places and searching out value from set piece players are all things you can do in an attempt to get more winning bets on the first goalscorer market. Take these tips with you, and take a look at the market next time you are going to place a bet. In the long run, they should help your profitability, and help you to take the first goalscorer market more seriously, there is money to be made from it for sure.
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