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The first team to score is simply the first team to score a goal during a game of football. It doesn’t matter if the goal in question comes in the opening minutes of the match, or during injury time, if the score is 0-0 at the time it hits the back of the net then the team that scores it becomes the first team to score.
The appeal of betting on the first team to score lies in its simplicity. In the first instance, choosing which team to bet on will mean looking at which of the two teams is the favourite to win the match, as they tend to score first on the majority of occasions. Most bookmakers will also offer the option of betting on no goals at all, and while the odds on the favourites scoring first will always be shorter, they’ll still be sufficient to generate a reasonable profit if bets are placed over a sufficient period of time.
The other main advantage of betting on first team to score is that once the goal has been scored and the bet won or lost, it’s easy to either relax and watch the game or recycle any profits in the form of in-play betting. Making the right choice depends upon studying the form of the teams involved, and perhaps the actual starting line ups, since the absence of a star striker may mean the favoured team being slightly less likely to score first. The potential profits on a first team to score bet could be increased by pairing it with a bet on which team will win. The downside to this is that a last minute equaliser by the other team, or a fight back to victory could turn the initial bet from a win into a loss.