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Football - Goalscorer Rules

Player you've bet on been named on the bench? Please find below details of our Football rules regarding goalscorer markets. An example of a goalscorer market would be our 1st Goalscorer or Goalscorer Match Bet markets for a given football fixture

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General Rules

  • All bets are settled on the result after 90 minutes play unless otherwise specified. This includes injury time but does not include extra time or penalty shootouts. On some occasions we may issue special extra time betting which will be on the 30 minutes including injury time added in that period.
  • Own Goals do not count
  • Bets will be settled on the Press Association (PA) result announced. Any subsequent corrections or amendments made - including those by dubious goals panels - will not apply for settlement purposes.
  • If a match is postponed, bets on that match will be void unless it kicks-off before midnight local-time on the same day. Games which have their kick-off altered well in advance to accommodate live TV, or to ease fixture congestion will not constitute a postponement. Where a postponed match features as part of a multiple bet, the bet will stand on the remaining selections in the multiple.
  • If a match is abandoned, any bets where the outcome has already been decided e.g. half-time result or first team to score will stand. All other bets will be made void regardless of the score-line at the time of abandonment. Abandoned games will be deemed to be games which do not reach their natural conclusion on the calendar date.
  • Games where a referee removes the players from the field of play for a temporary period, but resumes the remaining minutes of play on the same calendar date will not be deemed as abandoned.
  • Games or markets where a result cannot be found will result in bets being made void 24 hours after the game has kicked off.
  • When a venue for a match is changed after the publication of odds, all bets will be void.
  • Timing markets will be taken from the information published by the official competition website or the Press Association.

1st Goalscorer

You're betting on: which player will score the first goal of the match. 'No Goalscorer' can also be selected in this market.

  • If the player does not play or comes on after a goal has already been scored, bets taken on the player will be void.
  • For Each Way Goalscorer bets, the following terms will apply:
  • The place terms of each way bets will be settled on the first, second, third, fourth and fifth goals only at 1/3 of the odds. Players who do not score until after five goals have been scored will be treated as losers.
  • If less than five goals are scored then settlement will be based on the actual goals scored. Where no goals are scored all each-way bets will be treated as losers.
  • If a player scores the first goal, both the win and place parts of the bet will be winners. If the same player scores the second and/or third, fourth or fifth goal no additional winnings will be paid.
  • If a player scores the second, third, fourth or fifth goal, the place part of the bet will be successful. If the same player scores more than once, no additional winnings will be paid.
  • If the selection does not take part or comes on after the first valid goal is scored (i.e. not an own goal), both the win and place parts of the bet will be void.
  • Players that are substituted / sent off before the first goal is scored will be settled as losing bets for both the win and place parts of the bet.
  • In abandoned matches, bets which have not been determined as winners or returned at place terms at the time of abandonment will be made void, except in the case of players who have already left the field of play through substitution or dismissal, which shall be settled as losers. Those which have already been successfully determined will be settled as winners/placed.

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First Goalscorer Double Chance

You're betting on: will either of the named players score the first goal?

  • Both players must start for bets to stand.

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To Score 1st and Win/Draw/Lose

You're betting on: which player will score the first goal of the match AND their team goes on to win, draw or lose the match.

  • If the player does not play or comes on after a valid first goal has already been scored, bets taken on the player will be void.

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To Score 1st Or 2nd Goal

You're betting on: will the named player score the first goal or second goal?

  • If the named player does not take part before the time of the 2nd goal bets will be void.
  • If the named player comes on between the 1st and 2nd goal being scored and then scores the 2nd goal then bets will be settled as winners.
  • If the named player comes on between the 1st and 2nd goal being scored and does not score bets will be void.

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Last Goalscorer

You're betting on: which player will score the last goal of the match. 'No Goalscorer' can also be selected in this market.

  • If the player does not take part in the match, bets on that player will be void. If the player takes any part in the match, bets will stand.

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1st Team Goalscorer

You're betting on: which player will score the first goal for their respective team

  • If the player does not play or comes on after a goal has already been scored for his team, bets taken on the player will be void.

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To Score in 90mins

You're betting on: whether a player will score a goal during the course of the match

  • In abandoned matches, any player who has already scored at the time of abandonment will be settled as a winner.
  • If the named player does not take part in the match, bets on that player will be void. If the player takes any part in the match, bets will stand.

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To Score a Brace

You're betting on: whether a player will score two goals (or more)

  • If the named player does not take part in the match, bets on that player will be void. If the player takes any part in the match, bets will stand.
  • In abandoned matches, any player who has already scored twice at the time of abandonment will be settled as a winner.

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To Score and Win/Draw/Lose

You're betting on: whether a nominated player will score a goal AND their team goes on to win, draw or lose the match.

  • If the named player does not take any part in the match, bets on that player/team combination will be void.

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To Score a Header

You're betting on: the named player to score a headed goal for his own team.

  • A header is deemed for settlement purposes to be any contact with the ball made with the head or shoulder.
  • If the shot is deflected off any other player then the scorer of the goal will follow the rules given by the PA (as per our first goalscorer rules).
  • Bet will be voided if player doesn't participate in the match.
  • Own Goals do not count.

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To Score From Outside the Penalty Area

You're betting on: the named player to score from outside the 18 yard penalty area for his own team.

  • This market is adjudicated by OPTA.
  • If the shot is deflected off any other player then the scorer of the goal will follow the rules given by the PA (as per our first goalscorer rules).
  • Bet will be voided if player doesn't participate in the match.
  • Own Goals do not count.

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To Score and be Carded

You're betting on: the named player to score and be shown a card.

  • For this bet to be a winner your named player must be a winning selection in the "To Score in 90 Minutes" and "Player to be carded" markets.
  • Cards shown to a player before he enters or after he leaves the field of play will not count towards settlement.

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Scorecast / Scorecast Boosts

You're betting on: a nominated player to score the First Goal and the match to finish in a chosen scoreline, e.g. Player A to score first and Team B to win 2-1

  • If your selected player doesn't start the game or comes on after the first goal is scored then your bet will be settled as a single on the correct score of the game.
  • In the event of an own goal, bets will be settled on the Next Goalscorer and the Correct Score in the match. If the Correct Score is 1-0 and the only goal of the match is an own goal, then bets are settled as a Correct Score single.
  • If a match is abandoned prior to the completion of 90 Minutes Play and a goal has been scored, combination bets revert to First Goalscorer singles. If no goal has been scored then all bets are void.
  • For Scorecast Double Chance Bets if your selected player doesn't start the game or comes on after the first goal is scored then your bet will be settled as a single on the combined double chance price of the two stated correct scores.

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Player Scores Both Halves

You're betting on: a nominated player scoring in BOTH the first half AND the second half

  • For bets to stand, player must start the match and play in both halves. Otherwise, bets will be made void irrespective of whether the named player scores in the match.

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Player To Outscore The Opposition

You're betting on: who will score more goals in the match between the chosen player and the opposing team.

  • If the named player does not take part in the match, bets on that player will be void. If the player takes any part in the match, bets will stand.

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Hat Trick

You're betting on: a nominated player scoring a hat trick in the match

  • If the named player does not take part in the match, bets on that player will be void. If the player takes any part in the match, bets will stand.
  • In abandoned matches, any player who has already scored a hat-trick at the time of abandonment will be settled as a winner. 

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Both Players To Score / Goalscorer Treble

You're betting on: whether each of the named players will score in the match

  • In abandoned matches, bets where both players have already scored at time of abandonment will be settled as winners. If both named players have left the field of play through substitution or abandonment, bets will be losers.
  • All named players must take part for bets to stand.

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Full Time Result & Both Players to Score

You're betting on: both players to score in the match and the result after 90 minutes

  • If one of the named players doesn't take any part in the match then the bet will be settled as a Score & Win bet on the remaining player.
  • If both players don't take any part in the match the bet will become a win single on the match result betting.

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Either Player To Score

You're betting on: will either of the named players score in 90 minutes?

  • If both named players take any part in the match, bets on that selection will stand.
  • If neither player takes any part in the match, bets will be void.
  • If only one named player takes any part in the match then bets will be settled under the rules for the ‘To Score in 90 mins’ price for that player.

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Goal Scorer Match Bets

You're betting on: between two named players, who will score the most goals in the match.

  • Both players must start for bets to stand

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To Score In First 10 Mins

You're betting on: whether a nominated player will score a goal in the first 10 minutes of a match.

  • If the named player does not start the match bets will be deemed void.

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Penalty Specials

You're betting on: a selection of penalty related markets which correspond to 90 minutes play only

  • If a penalty rebounds from either the woodwork or the goalkeeper and is touched again before a goal is awarded this will be deemed as a miss.
  • If a penalty is ordered to be retaken then the original penalty will not count towards any official settlement.

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