Premier League top scorer odds: Salah bids to be goal king
Premier League marksmen in the race for the Golden Boot
The race for the prestigious Golden Boot is already a pulsating one and heading into the internatioanl break we analyse the latest Premier League top scorer odds.
Three players shared the prize in 2018-19 so five different players have topped the charts in the last three seasons. With the return of two big names to the Premier League this season, the race to be the goal king looks hotter than ever.
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
Salah has been one of the most consistent strikers in the Premier League for many years and has won the Golden Boot twice in 2017-18 and 2018-20. He shared the latter with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Sadio Mane, and already has six goals in seven appearances this term.
The Egyptian scored 32 goals when landing this prize for the first time, and in subsequent seasons has netted 22, 19 and 22 goals for the Reds. He is 5/2 to win the Golden Boot again this season and if he stays fit would appear to have a major chance.
Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea)
Belgium’s all-time leading goalscorer has already netted three times in six Premier League appearances for Chelsea since arriving for his second spell at Stamford Bridge.
The previous winning Golden Boot tallies have been 22 or 23 goals in each of the past five seasons. Lukaku scored 25 for Everton in 2016-17, but has not topped 18 goals in any of his previous Premier League seasons and is 11/4 to top the scoring charts this time.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
He is 36 years young and last won the Premier League Golden Boot in 2007-08, when he also won the European Golden Shoe with 31 goals for Manchester United.
Three goals in four Premier League appearances suggests that the Portuguese marksman is still the main man and although he may be used sparingly while United are still in Europe, his Premier League top scorer odds of 11/4 are not unrealistic.
Harry Kane (Tottenham)
The three-time Golden Boot winner has made a slow start in bidding to defending his title, which he won with 23 goals last season. The England striker sought a move to Manchester City in the summer and has yet to net in six Premier League outings after remaining at Tottenham.
Kane does go on scoring streaks, like all good strikers, and it can be only a matter of time before he gets off the mark. At present, though, he has drifted to a 14/1 chance to be the top scorer.
Jamie Vardy (Leicester)
Evergreen Vardy is 14/1 to regain the title, having won it two seasons ago with 23 goals. He has six to his name already after netting in a 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace on Sunday and heads the charts at present with Salah.
Michail Antonio (West Ham)
Antonio scored 10 goals in 26 appearances last season and has netted five in six outings already this term.
David Moyes will get the best out of him, but the lack of a proven scorer alongside him means the Hammers will play with several false number nines and keeping the 31-year-old fit will be the biggest problem. Antonio is 22/1 to be the top marksman.
Sadio Mane (Liverpool)
Liverpool are a team full of goals, as they have shown against lesser opponents this season. Mane, Salah and Aubameyang shared the title three years ago and the fact that the Senegal international has an equally potent strike partner helps create a little more space – and more chances.
Mane is clinical and has three goals in seven appearances so far. He is 28/1 to win the Golden Boot.
Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)
For a similar reason, now that he now has a proven goalscorer in Ronaldo alongside, Fernandes can be expected to notch plenty of goals.
He has four in seven outings thus far and is 40/1 in the Premier League top scorer odds, having now netted 30 times in 58 appearances in England’s top tier.
All odds and markets correct at time of publication