Last Updated on September 14, 2022
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A winning goal scorer bet is a popular market in football betting, although it can be used in any sport in which individual players score a goal, such as ice hockey.
The term relates to the player who scores the winning goal in a game of football within the 90-minute match period.
For example, if Manchester City win a game 2-1, then the player who scored Manchester City’s second goal would usually be considered the game’s winning goal scorer.
However, some bookmakers deem the winning goal scorer to be the player who scored the first goal for a winning team regardless, if the opposing team score or not. This means it is always best to double check the terms of the bookmaker before placing a winning goal scorer bet.
The goal scorer markets in football mean big business for bookies and with variations such as first goal scorer, last goal scorer, and anytime goal scorer options available, it is always important to make sure you are betting on the right goal market.
When placing a bet on the winning goal scorer market, you may opt for Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez to be the man you believe will score the winning goal for his team.
However, it is always wise to check the terms of the market before placing the bet as different bookmakers may perceive the winning goal scorer differently
Manchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored one of the greatest winning goals of all time during the 1999 Champions League final.
With United trailing 1-0 heading into injury time, first Teddy Sheringham scored with a 91st minute equaliser before Solskjaer then won the game for the Red Devils in the 93rd minute.
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