Trading player goal minutes

The frustrating thing about having a fixed-odds first goalscorer bet is that the excitement can be over before you’ve even sat down to watch the game.

If you weren’t on Clint Dempsey to net first for the USA against Ghana the other night, your interest in the game was over within 30 seconds.

Sporting Index offer a bet on a player’s goal scoring potential which provides an interest in the game for the entire 90 minutes. The player goal minutes market is a prediction on the individual’s total number of goal scoring minutes.

So, if a player scores in the 50th and 70th minutes, his total goal minutes would make-up at 120. Equally, if he fails to hit the target, his goal minutes would be 0. Remember that own goals don’t count and if he doesn’t start, the bet is void.

Buyers of Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic against Cameroon on Wednesday night saw their man score his team’s third and fourth goals in the 61st and 73rd minute meaning a whopping make-up of 134.

Looking ahead to tonight’s action and France’s Karim Benzema is quoted at 23 – 26 minutes against Switzerland. The Real Madrid striker already has two goals under his belt and looks sure to attract plenty of buyers.