It is useful to know when goals are distributed throughout a game as there are often markets offered by bookmakers where this becomes relevant. The below chart shows the distribution of goals in each five minute segment of the game, the 40 to 45 and 85 to 90 minute periods also include injury time, hence the inflated number of goals in those periods.
One popular offer is a certain player to score in the first 20 minutes (or any other period). We can use the goal distribution chart to help us in making decision as to whether these offers are value.
This calculator is populated with the above data for ease of calculation.
Some teams are faster than others, the data used is an average across a number of years of Premiership football. As always, there are plenty of other factors at play!