A Scorecast bet is essentially 2 bets in one. When placing this bet, you have to correctly predict the outcome of the match, as well as the first goalscorer.
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Since ScoreCast betting has more factors tied to it than Final Result betting, there are certain things punters need to be aware of when placing on this betting market. One thing to keep in mind, is that your chosen player might not start, or even partake in, the match. If this is the case, your bet will be settled like a Final Result bet.
This is also the case should your chosen player not appear in the match until after the first goal is scored. Should the game end 0-1 where you have the correct score but the goal came via own goal, your bet will be settled as a Final Result single bet.
What are other types of Scorecast?
ScoreCast might seem like a highly specialised and complicated bet, but the truth is that it is actually quite straightforward. You only have to predict the correct outcome and who will score the first goal. That, however, does not mean that we can’t go even more specialized with the whole sub-genre of “Cast family”.
Anytime ScoreCast is exactly what you think it is: it is the combination of correctly predicting the Final Result, as well as correctly predicting one player that will score at any time. Anytime ScoreCast does not require you to predict the first goalscorer, which makes it slightly less specific and specialised, but you can still enjoy good odds seeing as you are required to correctly predict two outcomes.
Barcelona against Girona in La Liga with Messi starting and in top form for the home team, is one example of a match where Anytime ScoreCast might be much more profitable than simply placing a bet on the Finale Result. You feel very certain that Messi will score at least one goal, and you practically know that Barca will win very easily. In this scenario, even a small bet on Anytime goalscorer can give you a nice return on your bet.
1st half ScoreCast
1st half ScoreCast is very similar to a regular ScoreCast bet, the only difference is that you here are asked to predict the outcome and first goalscorer at half time. Let us imagine that Barcelona are playing Girona at home. You feel very certain that Barca will be leading at half-time, and you have a good feeling that Messi will score in the first 45 minutes. This is the perfect scenario for a 1st half ScoreCast bet. This might give you even better odds than a regular ScoreCast bet seeing as goals in the 1st half are quite uncommon and difficult to predict.
ScoreCast Betting Tips and Strategies
Like with any football betting market, ScoreCast is not a type of bet that we would always recommend. If you are putting together a rather short (5-6 games) coupon consisting of “safe” Final Result bets, then throwing in a ScoreCast bet is probably unwise. If you really know your stats and trends on the other hand, ScoreCast betting might be the thing that wins big for you on your next bet.
Let us say that Liverpool are hosting West ham in the Premier League. The Hammers have lost 2 of their last 5, they sit in 10th position and have nothing in particular to play for in February. Liverpool on the other hand, are fighting for the title. Liverpool have won 9 of their last 10 and Sadio Mane have scored first in 5 of those games. In this scenario, you will get a very low odds if you place a bet on Liverpool to win, but if you place bet on Liverpool to win and Mane to score first, not only will you get a much more decent odds, you will also have a fairly high chance of the bet actually going through and earning you some money.
Remember to compare the markets
The reason we place ScoreCast bets is because they offer us decent odds on matches where Final Result (and other types of traditional betting) doesn’t. In other words: it is all about the odds. If you want to be successful when it comes to ScoreCast betting, you have to be willing to compare bookmakers and markets. Never place a ScoreCast bet if the market suggests this is a bad bet to place, and never place a ScoreCast bet to only decent odds if you could have gotten better odds with a different bookmaker.
You are probably starting to understand that ScoreCast betting is all about having the correct information. There is no use in placing a bet as specialised as this if you are not willing to at least do a basic Google-search and find out whether or not your chosen match contains any players likely to at least score a goal. Having good information and knowledge about trends and stats can really set you apart when it comes to betting on this market.
For example, knowing who takes the penalties on any given team can be essential to your success. If a team has a tendency of getting awarded many penalties and, on top of that, have a player who rarely misses from the spot, then you can give yourself an advantage when placing ScoreCast bets.
Wrong scenarios for ScoreCast betting
There are plenty of scenarios for which we would not recommend ScoreCast betting, one such scenario would be any match for which you do not possess adequate information. If you are placing a bet on a league or on a team for the first time, we would recommend that you go with a more straightforward bet than ScoreCast. This bet is highly specialised and you increase your own chances if you refrain from placing bets on matches where you lack the knowledge of goalscorers, or where you simply are unaware of the trends of teams and players.
TimeCast is similar to ScoreCast in the sense that you are again asked to correctly predict 2 factors, but it differs in the sense that TimeCast not require you to guess the correct outcome. In TimeCast, it is all about the goalscorer. TimeCast bets requires you to select the correct goalscorer to score in a certain timeframe. An example of this would be if you bet on Sadio Mane to score against West Ham within the first 20 minutes of the game. Mane does not have to be the first goalscorer and Liverpool don’t have to win, but you lose your bet as long as Mane don’t grab a goal within the first 20 minutes of the game.
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A Wincast bet is very similar to Anytime ScoreCast. You are here again asked to predict the final outcome of the game as well as one player to score at any given time, the only real difference is that whilst Anytime ScoreCast gives you the opportunity to have your bet settled as a single should your player not appear, this will not happen if you place a Wincast bet. With Wincast, your bet will be voided should you choose a player to score who does not appear in the match.