Scorecast Betting Term Meaning
Scorecast bets are commonly used in football and soccer betting. Scorecast can also be used in sports such as ice hockey where there are goalscorers and winning teams.
A scorecast involves selecting the winning team and a player to score first. A scorecast is a combination of the full time result and first goalscorer markets.
Let’s take an example from an international match between England and Sweden. If the odds on England to win is 1.60 and the odds on Harry Kane to score first is 3.50, then the odds of these two outcomes combined would be 5.60.
The odds in a scorecast will often be lower than multiplying the odds in the full time result and first goalscorer markets. It pays to do your homework and compare odds with different bookmakers.
When to place Scorecast Bets
Scorecast bets can be used when you are confident in a team winning and a player scoring first. Scorecasts are normally associated with teams that are short priced favourites where punters are searching for higher odds and more value.
If you think there is a high probability of a player scoring first, there are some useful tips to maximise your chances of being successful in the first goalscorer part of the scorecast bet. Players that take a large proportion of shots and players that are designated penalty and free kick takers can be very useful.
A scorecast can be placed when a player is fancied to score first and the opposing team is not expected to score.
One particular statistic that can assist when placing scorecasts is a teams winning percentage when a certain player scores first. If England wins 70% of the time when Harry Kane scores first, a scorecast featuring England to win and Harry Kane to score first could provide a profit if consistently backed.
Scorecast Money Back Specials
Scorecast bets are offered by online bookmakers as money back specials. In an international match between England and Sweden, if the scorecast bet is England to win and Harry Kane to score first, the bookmaker could offer money back if England Win and Harry Kane does not score first.
Alternatively, the bookmaker could offer money back if Harry Kane scores first but England do not win.
What is a Scorecast bet?
A scorecast bet is a combination bet including the full time result and first goalscorer markets.