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The new football season is here and one of the most popular markets in the past 12 months has been shots on target. The amount of people betting on this type of bet has grown rapidly and for this season, we are launching our shot-on-target tips for each match, and a cross-match accumulator each day too.
We’re going to be using Paddy Power for all of these tips as it ensures you get the same odds as us, and that the market is available for every top fixture.
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With bookies like Paddy Power, you can bet on a player to have a certain amount of shots on target. For example, in an England match you might bet on Harry Kane to have 2 or more shots on target. A shot is classed as on target if it forces the goalkeeper into a save. Things like direct free kicks and penalties count, but with free kicks, the goalkeeper has to save it. It cannot be blocked.
On Paddy Power, you can bet on players to have 1+ (one or more) shots on target, all the way up to 4+ (four or more shots on target).
You can do a similar thing on William Hill as well, betting on a player to have over 1, over 2 or over 3 shots on target in the match. These can also be combined for a shot on target accumulator bet in either the same match, or different matches.
SOT is just a shortened version of shots on target. Different bookies might call the market slightly different things but they all mean the same – you are betting on a player to have a certain number of shots on target in any given match.
We will use stats for our shots on target tips and there are a lot of good websites out there that offer shots on target stats. For international matches such as Euro 2020 and World Cup 2022 qualifying, there is less data available so some bookies will not offer odds for shots on target bets, or sometimes they will offer odds but with less statistical evidence, therefore you might find a bet that is a bigger price than you think it should be.
Below you will see the final shots on target stats for the top 15 players who had the most shots on target in the 2021/22 Premier League season.
Mo Salah hit the target the most times with 60, ahead of Harry Kane with 55 and Son Heing-Min with 49. Son and Salah shared the Premier League Golden Boot award last season.
|Kevin De Bruyne
A shot on target is a shot that would go in the goal if it wasn't for the goalkeeper saving it, or the last man blocking it. The last man only counts if the goalkeeper is out of the goal.
Yes. As long as the ball goes into the net or the goalkeeper saves the penalty and it would have gone in otherwise.
No. The ball hitting the frame of the goal does not count as a shot on target. The same for the ball going wide of the goal.
Blocked shots only count as a shot on target if the defender is the last man.
A shot is classed as any attempt at goal, even if it goes wide, hits the woodwork or is blocked by a defender. A shot on target is one that goes in the goal, is saved by the goalkeeper or blocked by the last man.
Yes. As long as the ball is going in the net, a goal or scored or the last man blocks the header from going in the goal.