Shots on Target Betting

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What is a Shots on target bet?

There are different ways in which bettors can bet on ‘shots on target’. Markets are offered on individual players’ shots on target, such as Harry Kane to have 3+ shots on target during a game, or more, or less; the higher the shots, the higher the odds.

Markets are also offered on the number of shots on target for either team or the total shots on target in the match. For example, how many shots would Arsenal have in their clash with Chelsea, or how many shots Chelsea would have, or how many both sides would have combined. Bettors can even delve deeper by staking money on how many shots will happen in each half.

What is classed as a shot on target?

‘Shots on target’ is one of the more complicated betting markets out there, as there is often confusion about qualifies for a shot on target. This can ultimately be defined as when a shot is going towards the net - not the woodwork - and is either saved by the goalkeeper or the last man.

Shots that are blocked from a player who is not the last man do not qualify. Shots that hit the post or bar, do not count either, nor do shots that happen after an official has stopped play. For example, if the linesman’s flag goes up to indicate offside, and a player shoots on target, it does not count.

What are good odds for a shots on target bet?

During a football match, shots on target can differ greatly, depending on form, who is playing, conditions, home or away fixtures, the manner of the game, and ultimately, the tactics. For example, don’t expect Crewe Alexandra to have too many shots on target against Manchester City, on the other hand, City could easily surpass 10+ shots on target.

Within such a game, odds for players such as Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero would not be great, as they would be expected to have a few shots on goal. However, odds for the likes of Fernandinho could be worth a punt, as City would have plenty of the ball and Fernandinho would certainly get more chances than usual to have a shot on goal.

Finding shots on target stats

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