Anytime Goalscorer Betting
Compared to betting on the first player score, this is a much more realistic market. Betting on an anytime goalscorer means that your player can score at any stage during the 90 minutes plus stoppage time of the game. Goals scored during extra time of tournaments and in penalty shootouts will not count in anytime goalscorer bets – the goal must come within the main game.
There are technicalities that can vary among online betting sites. However, one of the most common is that your stake will be returned if the player you backed does not appear at any point in the game, either in the starting line-up or as a substitute. If your player appears at any stage and does not score, then your stake will be lost.
Unless a player is Leo Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, bookies generally offer favourable odds for anytime goalscorers – and by favourable we mean evens. These bets are much more reliable than first goalscorers, as they will become void as soon as any other player hits the back of the net – even with an own goal.
As an example, let’s look back to when Celtic faced Legia Warsaw in the 2014/15 Champions League. Star Celtic midfielder Kris Commons was given first scorer odds of 4/1 by a number of bookies. A £10 stake on that bet would deliver winnings of £40. However, a £10 stake on first scorer will lose more times than it wins.
The safer option would be to back Commons to score at any time with a £10 bet. With odds of evens, that much safer bet would deliver winnings of £10. That’s not bad for a relatively certain outcome against weaker opposition.
The simplest piece of advice is to select players who are starters and also in good health. Even the best strikers can be ineffective with a muscle strain. Keep an eye on the pre-match news to get all of the latest information.
Also worth looking out for in the pre-match news are the past statistics. Luis Suarez always seemed to have a way of scoring against Norwich City before he moved on to Barcelona. Watch out for similar mentions in pre-match statistics.
The extensive nature of online sports betting now allows bettors to choose multiple anytime goalscorers and combine them with an accumulator. This would be ideal for weekends when the bigger teams face weaker opposition. A potential trio of Diego Costa, Sergio Agüero, and Wayne Rooney could be a solid option when all are in form.
Combine with Wincast
Anytime goalscorer bets can be combined with selecting the winning team to create a wincast bet. This offers a simple opportunity to increase the difficulty of the bet and subsequently the odds. Wincast merely challenges punters to pick the winner and a player to score at any time during the game. It is entirely possible to successfully pick a wincast bet every other weekend.
In comparison, scorecast bets are far tougher. Not only do punters need to get the first scorer correct, but also they have to guess the exact score. The average punter will not be able win often with this long shot of a bet.
Betting on a player to score at any time will help you to win more often than when betting on the first scorer and will give you much better chances of winning.
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