Amidst the wealth of football betting markets available at 888sport which have become very popular in recent years, are ‘scorecast’ and ‘wincast’ bets. But, what are they and how do they work?
The basic answer for both is that in these kinds of bets, you’re backing a combination of players to score and final results, often seeking to take advantage of increased odds for correctly predicting a winning combination. However, there are differences between the two and their associated markets, which we will explain below...
The aim of a scorecast bet is to successfully predict a combination of which players will score and when, plus the correct final score of the match itself.
At 888sport there are three scorecast markets available for football matches, as follows:
Scorecast - Anytime Goal
For this selection, the winning aim is to choose a player who you think will score at any time during the ninety minutes of play (plus stoppage time in league matches), along with predicting the correct final score.
For example: Choosing Lukaku to score at any time during the match and predicting a final 1-0 match score. If both those conditions are met, your bet will win.
It’s also worth bearing in mind that in the case of cup matches, any extra time played doesn’t count, and your bet will only win if the player chosen has scored within normal time, and the score predicted is only achieved in normal time.
If the player you have chosen to score doesn’t start the match, your bet will be declared void and your stake will be returned. Also, own goals don’t count in the anytime goal part of the bet, although they do still count towards the final score prediction.
Scorecast – First Goal
The aim of this selection is a combination of predicting which player will score the first goal, and the correct final score.
For example: Choosing Lukaku to score the first goal of the match and predicting a 1-1 draw as the final score of a Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea. Get both right and your bet is a winner.
Again, extra time doesn’t count in the case of cup matches, for either part of the bet. The first goal and the correct match score must be achieved within the normal ninety minutes of play, plus any stoppage time.
Own goals don’t count towards the first goal part of the bet, but they do still count towards the correct final score. In such a scenario, if an own goal was the first of the match, the next player to score would be considered to have scored the first goal of the match.
Scorecast – Last Goal
To successfully win this bet, you need to predict which player will score the last goal of the match, and the correct final score.
For example: Choosing Lukaku to score the last goal of the match and correctly predicting a 3-1 final score in favour of Manchester United against their opponent. Get both correct and you’ll have a winning bet.
As always for either part of the bet, extra time doesn’t count in the case of cup matches, with only the last goal scored and the final match score of ninety minutes (plus stoppage time) counting towards a successful bet. Likewise, own goals don’t count either, even if scored by a player you’ve backed.
Scorecast – Tips
Predicting the anytime, first goal and last goal scorers in matches can be quite tricky, so it’s always worth checking player statistics and form before making your choices. Combine those with also trying to predict the correct final match score, you’ll also want to check the scoring form of teams, so it’s easy to understand why higher odds are offered in each scorecast market.
However, a winning combination of both parts of the bet can bring potentially high returns from even a small stake, hence the appeal of the scorecast markets.
There is also lots of flexibility in the scorecast markets. For example, just because you back a player to score the first goal, doesn’t necessarily mean you must also back their team to win. You can back a player to score first for one team, and also back their rival to win by a specific score.
The aim of a wincast bet is to successfully predict a combination of which players will score and when, plus which team will win the match, irrespective of the final score. This is the key difference between wincast bets and scorecast bets, although choosing which player will score and when in the first part of the bet remains the same.
The three key wincast markets at 888sport are as follows:
Wincast – Anytime Goal
In this bet your aim is to choose a player who you think will score at any time during the ninety minutes of play (plus stoppage time in league matches), along with predicting which of the two teams will win the match.
For example: Choosing Messi to score at any time during a match, and successfully choosing Barcelona to beat their rival. If both predictions end up being correct, your bet wins.
However, cup match scorers and winning teams must come within the normal ninety minutes of play (plus any stoppage time), in the case of cup matches, because extra time doesn’t count within your wincast bet.
Wincast – First Goal
This time you’re choosing which player you think will score the first goal in a match, and which of the two teams will win the game.
For example: Backing Messi to score the opening goal of a La Liga match, and Barcelona to win. Get both parts of the bet right, you’re a winner.
Own goals don’t count, so the next player to score is declared to have scored the first goal in such a scenario. As usual, extra time isn’t counted in the cast of cup matches, so both the first goal and the match winning team must be achieved within ninety minutes (plus stoppage time), because extra time doesn’t count.
Wincast – Last Goal
Here you’re predicting which player will score the last goal of the game, plus backing which team will be the final winner of the match.
For example: Selecting Messi to score the last goal of the match, combined with successfully choosing Barcelona to secure the win. Do that with both and your bet will have a positive outcome.
Again, own goals don’t count towards the last goal part of the bet, even if scored by a player you’ve chosen. Likewise, extra time in cup matches doesn’t count, only the last goal and final result within normal time plus any stoppage time added by the referee.
Wincast – Tips
Just as with scorecast betting, successful wincast betting may sometimes require some careful study of player and team form, along with a glance at statistics for the players and teams involved, because getting both parts of the bet right isn’t easy. Odds offered for a wincast bet are generally higher than placing individual bets, although neither are quite as high as scorecast bets, reflecting the varying levels of difficulty when making predictions.
Wincast betting also offers a good range of flexibility in each part of the bet, because although you might fancy a particular player to score the anytime goal, first goal, or last goal, you might also prefer to back their rival team to win the match itself.
In some ways, both scorecast and wincast bets can almost be considered as being similar to a mini accumulator, in which you’re backing multiple outcomes for the chance to win at higher odds. However, certain variables and betting lines can’t always be added to accumulator bets, which makes the combination possibilities in both the scorecast and wincast betting markets very appealing to punters when focusing on individual matches.
*Odds subject to change - correct at time of writing*