The popularity of backing a forward in ‘first goalscorer’ markets is completely understandable.
By contrast, although they offer much shorter prices, ‘anytime scorer’ markets offer punters an opportunity to make a profit at any point during 90-plus minutes’ play.
For this reason, many professional punters say this is their preferred option.
Backers persuaded by this argument may, therefore, fancy the look of Stan James’s 5/4 for Nahki Wells to find the net at any time when Huddersfield Town welcome Ipswich Town for a fixture that the home side start as bet365’s clear 5/4 favourites.
Wells, who has scored four times in his last five matches, is 4/1 (William Hill) in the game’s ‘first goalscorer’ market.
Ipswich, who suffered a third consecutive league reverse against Hull City on Tuesday, all of which have been by a single goal, open as 13/5 underdogs.
Town have an excellent opportunity to dismiss any suggestions that they could be dragged in to a relegation tussle and backers can get 5/1 (Coral) against them emerging victorious at 90 minutes following a drawn opening half.
Paddy Power rate the chances of both teams scoring at 5/6, but BetVictor’s massive 15/2 for the home side to record a 1-0
victory has proved almost as popular as backing Town to extend Ipswich’s misery by winning by a single goal – an outcome priced at 3/1 by Winner.com.
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