With more football markets than ever available, we thought it was a good time to provide a list of definitions to help you understand how your bets on 'shots' and 'shots on target' will be settled.
We use Opta to settle our Shot and Shot on Target markets. Although Opta make every effort to ensure their data collection is as accurate as possible, they can sometimes review the statistics and make amendments. So, while it may appear as a shot on target on our site, this could change once the final review is complete.
See below for a list of Opta definitions accompanied by short explanations. This will help you understand how your bet will be settled.
Shot on Target
Opta define a shot on target as any goal attempt that:
There are other examples where it isn't easy to confirm whether a shot is deemed a shot on target or not. We have listed numerous different scenarios of shot types below and specified (Yes/No) whether they are regarded as a shot on target.
Please note this list is just a guide. The final decision is confirmed by Opta, and we settle all our markets based off their data:
Shot Off Target
A shot off target is defined as any clear attempt to score that:
A blocked shot is defined as any clear attempt to score that:
Clearances off the line by an opposition player (last line blocks) are counted as shots on target and do not get counted as a blocked shot.
For settlement purposes, a player will be deemed to have assisted a goal if OPTA adjudicate that they have done so. A player cannot assist a goal scored by themselves. In the event of a penalty, the player earning the penalty is awarded an assist if a goal is directly scored, but not if he takes it himself, in which case no assist is given.
Body Part for Goals/Shots
The following four body parts are collected: Right foot, left foot, head and other. Foot includes any connection with the leg.
Location for Goals/Shots
The position of the ball, when the shot is taken (shot origin).
Any event happening on a line, will be considered inside that area. For example, a shot on the 18-yard line will count as being inside the box.