Looking for advice on placing an Anytime Goalscorer bet? Here’s our guide to the best way to go about placing your bet today, along with a tip that could help you cash in.
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Friday 16th December
Norwich v Huddersfield - Cameron Jerome @ 8/5 with bet365
Saturday 17th December
West Brom v Man Utd - Zlatan Ibrahimovic @ 11/8 with Sky Bet
Sunday 18th December
Man City v Arsenal - Alexis Sanchez @ 7/4 with Ladbrokes
What is Anytime Goalscorer betting?
As its title suggests, you are betting on a selected player to score a goal at any time during a match.
This is a good market to bet on if you think a game will be high-scoring and you fancy a certain player to get among the goals but not necessarily notch the first one.
The odds are much shorter than in the First Goalscorer market but you do have a chance of collecting right up until the final whistle, not just until the deadlock is broken.
What if I am undecided between a First Goalscorer or Anytime Goalscorer bet?
Here’s the general rule of thumb for gauging the value of the respective odds, as told to us by a football trader with one of the biggest betting companies.
To work out what should be the Anytime Goalscorer price, take the First Goalscorer odds, divide them by four and then move to the next price up.
For example, if Lionel Messi was 4/1 to score the first goal, anything above 11/10 would make him decent value in the Anytime Goalscorer market. If John Terry was 20/1 to notch the opener, you would be looking for 6/1 to make him a viable Anytime Goalscorer bet as 11/2 would be standard.
What if my player does not start the match or is substituted without having scored?
As long as your player takes some part in the game, your bet will count and if he does not score you will lose. But if he is an unused substitute, you will get your money back.
That’s why it’s always a good idea to wait until the team line-ups are announced, generally around an hour prior to kick-off, before placing your bets.
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.