Author: Tony MacDonald
Published: 17:56 07/08/2015
With only pre-season form to go off, some punters will shy away from the match odds for this opening round of fixtures in favour of a fun bet, and there's nothing more fun than having a stab at the First Goalscorer market. But before you go diving in, read on to make sure you're aware of the various betting offers and bonuses available to give you a better chance of beating the bookie.
First Goalscorer Bonus
If you're thinking of backing the likes of Tottenham's Harry Kane in the curtain raiser or Man City's Sergio Aguero on Monday night, then Betfred's Double Delight/Hat-Trick Heaven offer is well worth checking out.
Kane and Aguero were prone to scoring in 'clusters' last season and if they continue in the same vein this term, then using Betfred's offer could prove very fruitful indeed.
If your Player scores the first goal of the match, then goes on to score another, Betfred will double your first goalscorer price and if they score a third goal to complete the hat-trick, Betfred will pay you at treble the odds.
First Goalscorer Money Back
You might be planning to cash in on one of the easier looking fixtures to boost your chances of backing a winner, with Everton, Chelsea, Arsenal and Man City all odds-on to win this weekend.
Whoever you plump for in the First Goalscorer market, use William Hill for the added protection of a free bet refund, should your losing selection then go on to score the second goal of the game. William Hill's Goalscorer 2nd Chance entitles qualifying customers to a free bet refund of up to £50.
Each Way First Goalscorers
Some online bookmakers offer each-way betting on the First Goalscorer market, which can be particularly useful when backing an outsider to open the scoring as you can have an each-way First Goalscorer bet and still get a return if they find the net after the first goal has been scored.
Sky Bet and Paddy Power offer place terms of 1/3 odds for the first five scorers, while bet365 pay 1/3 odds for unlimited places in 90 minutes play.