There used to be a time when soccer betting was limited to only a handful of markets. In this day and age, however, there are hundreds of options to choose from, including dozens of exciting soccer player prop bets.
Below, we go over the most popular soccer player props, explaining how they work while giving examples along the way. If you digest all the information on this page, you could take your soccer betting to the next level.
First or Last Goalscorer
This is arguably the most common soccer player prop out there. All the leading soccer sportsbooks enable you to wager on the first or last goalscorer of a match, giving you a list of players to choose from.
Player to Score Anytime
Not only can you bet on a player to score the first or last goal of a game, but you can also bet on a player to score at any point during a match. Naturally, anytime goalscorer odds are lower than first/last goalscorer odds.
To Score More Than One Goal
You can also wager on a player to score multiple goals in a single game. Most bookies allow you to back a player to score a brace (two goals) or a hat-trick (three goals), with the odds rising as the likelihood decreases.
Player Shots on Target
This soccer player prop gives you the chance to predict the total number of on-target shots a player will register in a match. For example, you could back Erling Haaland to record over 2.5 shots on target or Harry Kane to record under 1.5 shots on target.
Assists are also among the most popular soccer player props available. Just like the goal markets, you can wager on a player to register over or under a certain number of assists in a game.
To Score a Header
Some of the best soccer sportsbooks give you the chance to predict the method with which a player will score. You can back a player to score a header, while other options include penalties and free kicks.
To Score From Outside the Box
The box, also known as the penalty area, is the area of the pitch in front of both goals. Certain players are renowned for scoring long-range goals, and some bookies allow you to bet on whether a player will score from outside the box.
Player to Receive Yellow/Red Card
Bookings markets have become hugely popular among soccer bettors in recent years. You can either back a specific player to be shown a yellow or red card, or you can wager on the total number of player bookings in a match.
Player Passes Completed
Believe it or not, you can even bet on a player’s total number of completed passes in a game. For example, you could back Luka Modric to complete over 60.5 passes, or you might back Neymar to complete under 50.5 passes.
This soccer player prop works in the same way as the passes market, as you’re betting on a player to make a certain number of tackles. It is worth noting that defensive midfielder and full-backs often make the most tackles in a game.
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