Definition of Goalscorer Market



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What is a "goalscorer market" as it applies to the world of sports betting, and, in particular, football betting?

A "goalscorer market" is when a sports book gives various odds on the likelihood of a player scoring a goal, multiple goals or goals in different situations.

For instance - let's look at Alvaro Negredo, who is one of the top strikers for Man City.

Definition of the term Goalscorer Market - Sports Betting DictionaryHis "goal scorer" market odds look like this for an upcoming match:

Alvaro Negredo

First, 3.50
Last, 3.50
Anytime, 1.57
2 or More, 3.50
Hat-trick, 13.00

Now, let's break these odds down a bit.

The "first" line will pay out 3.50 if Negredo is the first goalscorer of the game.

The "last" line will pay out 3.50 if Negredo is the LAST goalscorer of the game.

The "anytime" line will pay out 1.57 if Negredo scores at any point over the course of the game.

The "2 or more" line will pay out 3.50 if Negredo scores a minimum of two goals over the course of the game.

The "hat-trick" line will pay out 13.00 if Negredo manages to score a minimum of three goals ("hat-trick") over the course of the game.