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AFL Grand Final First Goal Scorer Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Can Riewoldt snag the first goal?

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AFL Grand Final First Goal Scorer
Can Jack Riewoldt get the Tigers off to the perfect start? (Getty)
Justin Darcy 19 Oct 2020
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The 2020 AFL first goal scorer is not only one of the most important moments of a match, but also one of the more popular betting markets that punters love.

The first goal scorer is paid out simply on whoever kicks the first goal of the match, no matter which team it is.

Your 2020 first goal scorer tips for the AFL Grand Final between Richmond Tigers and Geelong Cats are below.

2020 AFL Grand Final First Goal Scorer Betting Odds

Tom Hawkins (Gee)$8.50
Tom Lynch (Rich)$9.50
Dustin Martin (Rich)$12
Jack Riewoldt (Rich)$12
Patrick Dangerfield (Gee)$13
Gary Rohan (Gee)$17
Gary Ablett (Gee)$18

Odds provided by Sportsbet and are correct as of 19/10/20.

2020 AFL Grand Final First Goal Scorer Tips

AFL Grand Final First Goal Scorer 2020 Best Bet - Jack Riewoldt

If there is anyone from Richmond that will get the Tigers pumping early, it is Jack Riewoldt who has a great record in his two Grand Finals to date.

He kicked two goals in the 2017 Grand Final and five goals last year against GWS.

The Cats will likely line-up Lachie Henderson on Riewoldt. He can be a little slow off the mark, and can be exposed as he was when Riewoldt kicked the first goal in the clash between the sides earlier in the season.

AFL Grand Final First Goal Scorer 2020 Next Best Bet - Tom Hawkins

Geelong's likely first goal scorer does look to be Tom Hawkins, who is the 2020 Coleman Medalist.

He was double teamed against Richmond when they clashed earlier in the season and will likely be once again, but expect him to have learned a lot from that play and to be a new man in this game.

When Hawkins is on, Geelong rarely lose, so an early go will get his confidence sky high.

AFL Grand Final First Goal Scorer 2020 Value Bet - Gary Ablett

Do not be surprised to see the ball end up in Gary's hands early in this match. If he kicks an early goal, the Gabba Stadium will erupt.

He is playing the last match of his career, fittingly in a Grand Final, and could well be the star of the side that gets them over line if he can show some of that brilliance he displayed last week against the Lions.

At $18, he could be a sneaky chance.

AFL Grand Final First Goal Scorer FAQ

What is the AFL Grand Final First Goal Scorer?

This is a betting market that is extremely popular in Grand Final markets.

The player who kicks the first goal is paid out as the winner of this market.

How can I bet on the AFL Grand Final First Goal Scorer market?

Most online bookmakers provide a market for the AFL Grand Final First Goal Scorer, so log on to your account and go the the 'AFL Grand Final Markets'.

Who is the best bet for the AFL Grand Final First Goal Scorer?

We are siding with Jack Riewoldt to kick the first goal of the match.



Jack Riewoldt could be the early target down forward for the Tigers.

Tom Hawkins looks the logical target for Geelong.

Gary Ablett might snag an early goal in his final match.

Best Bet: Jack Riewoldt First Goal Scorer @1100 at Sportsbet - 4 Units
Next Best Bet: Tom Hawkins First Goal Scorer @750 at Sportsbet - 2 Units
Value Bet: Gary Ablett First Goal Scorer @1700 at Sportsbet - 1 Unit

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