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What are the rules for betting on goals in football?

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Betting on goalscorers has become a very popular wager to make with bookmakers. Although these bets are often interesting, they are not always taken seriously and some of the rules are not always clear.

In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about online betting regarding this subject. We will discuss the rules of football scorer betting, but also the different types of bets available and our tips for success.

Want to bet on goalscorers in football? Then you've come to the right place. Enjoy reading this article! 

The rules of goalscorer betting

As with any sports bet, bookmakers set out rules for betting on goalscorers.

Here are the ones you need to keep in mind before placing your bet:

  • Own goals do not count with this kind of bet.
  • If the player does not take part in the match, the bet is void.
  • If the player plays, even for a second, your bet is taken into account.
  • If the player scores during extra time or penalty kicks, the bet does not win.
  • In order to avoid incidents as such, we advise you to wait for the official line-up of the match concerned. A player who is only likely to be on the pitch for a short amount of time obviously has less chance of scoring than if being in the starting line-up. 

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The different goalscorer bets

Bookmakers offer a wide variety of bets on goalscorers. Here are the types of goalscorer bets you can currently place on a football match.

  • Single scorer
  • Double scorer
  • Hat-trick scorer
  • Four or more goals
  • Scorer and team wins
  • Scorer and team draws
  • Scorer and team loses
  • First scorer of the match
  • Last scorer of the match
  • Anytime scorer
  • First scorer of his team
  • Last scorer of his team
  • Double chance scorers (any two scorers)
  • Triple chance scorers (choice of three scorers)
  • Scorer in first half
  • Second half scorer
  • Penalty scorer
  • Scorer from free kick
  • Player A scores more goals than player B
  • Player A scores more goals than the other team
  • Player A will be the next scorer (live bet)

As you can see, there are a lot of betting options on goal scorers, which allows you to vary your bets and try new things. So, when you place your next sports bets, don't hesitate to vary your bets. The odds are generally very generous.

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How to bet on a striker?

Betting on a striker is not as simple as it seems. Indeed, there are a lot of factors that need to be taken into account when placing this kind of bet.

For example, you need to take into account how many games a player has been taking part in. The more they play, the increased chance of fatigue and this may well reduce their chance of scoring.

Then there is also the form of the striker you are considering placing a bet on. Have they been scoring plenty of goals of late or are they going through a goal drought? How fit is the player? All of these factors need to be taken into consideration.

Finally, there are other questions that you should ask yourself before placing a bet. Is the opposing team the bitter rivals of your striker? Do they regularly score against the opposition they are playing against? Or do they struggle to score against them? Has the opposing team got a good defensive record that may mean scoring against them is not an easy task?

Besides, don’t just consider strikers for goalscorer bets. Defenders may come up for corners or free-kicks and score goals. Then there is the question of who takes the penalties for a team.

As you can see, betting on a striker is not something to be taken lightly. We wish you the best of luck and winnings to match your audacity. Good betting on strikers to all!

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