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2023 AFL Grand Final First Goalscorer Tips - Best bets for the opening goal

Last updated: 27 Sep 2023
Ben Darvill 27 Sep 2023
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  • First Goalscorer is a popular bet for the AFL Grand Final 
  • Who will kick the opening goal as Collingwood take on Brisbane?
  • Latest odds and our selections
Joe Daniher of the Lions is the favourite to score the first goal of the Grand Final (Getty Images)
Joe Daniher of the Lions is the favourite to score the first goal of the Grand Final (Getty Images)

The AFL Grand Final sees Collingwood Magpies and the Brisbane Lions set to battle in the showpiece event on Saturday at the MCG, and one of the most popular betting markets is for the first goalscorer.
  • 2023 AFL Grand Final First Goalscorer Betting Odds
  • 2023 AFL Grand Final First Goalscorer Tips

The two top sides from the home and away season will do battle one final time, and ahead of the clash, bookmakers and punters have been flocking to the first goalscorer market in the Grand Final.

This betting option is one of the most sought after and widely bet on markets in the sport. We have brought together the last odds in the first goalscorer market along with our own tips on which will likely nail that opening goal. 

2023 AFL Grand Final First Goalscorer Betting Odds

First Goalscorer
Joe Daniher (Lions)$9.75
Brody Mihocek (Magpies)$10.00
Charlie Cameron (Lions)$10.00
Jamie Elliott (Magpies)$11.00
Eric Hipwood (Lions)$13.00
Bobby Hill (Magpies)$14.00
Cameron Rayner (Lions)$16.00
Jeremy Howe (Magpies)$17.00
Jack Ginnivan (Magpies)$18.00
Jordan De Goey (Magpies)$18.00
Zac Bailey (Lions)$18.00
Rest of the field $19.00+
Note: Odds from PuntNow. Correct on 27/9/2023

2023 AFL Grand Final First Goalscorer Tips

Best Bet - Joe Daniher (Brisbane Lions) - $9.75

Joe Daniher of the Brisbane Lions has been in good form of late, and while Carlton's fans did their best to get under his skin, he responded with an impressive showing in the Preliminary Finals. 

Brisbane need a fast start if they are to down the Magpies in this one, and they will be looking to Daniher to find a way to open with the first goal. 

Value Bet - Jordan De Goey (Collinwood Magpies) - $18.00

Jordan De Goey should be one of the main men for Collingwood this week as he looks to soften the blow of losing Dan McStay. 

The small has also managed to notch the first goal for Collingwood five times over the last three campaigns and constitutes decent odds at $18.00. 


I am backing favourite Joe Daniher to score the first goal of the Grand Final, with my value bet a Jordan De Goey special for the Pies. 

Best Bet1: Joe Daniher First Goalscorer @35/4 at bet365 - 1 Unit
Best Bet2: Jordan De Goey First Goalscorer @17/1 at Boylesports - 1 Unit
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