Suppose you stake £10 on a player in an each-way goalscorer bet. The odds for the bet are as follows:
12/1 that the player will score the first goal of a match
odds of 3/1 that the player will score the second or third goal.
If the player you’ve backed scores the first goal of the match plus either the second or third goal, you’ll be paid out £130 for the first part of your bet (winnings of £120 plus your refunded stake of £10) and £40 for the second part (winnings of £30 plus your refunded stake of £10). This would give you total winnings of £150.
If the player scored only the second or third goal of the match, for example, you’d receive £50 (winnings of £40 plus your original stake of £10). Of course if the player doesn’t succeed in scoring any of the first three goals of the match, the bet loses and you’ll forfeit your stake.