The Golden Boot market is very different from the rest. One injury or a dip in form can transform an outside bet into a frontrunner. Even those who looked nailed-on to storm the scoring charts in August can be lagging behind after a few months.
Good news of course if you’re avoiding the biggest of hitters, namely Erling Haaland or Harry Kane. The Manchester City striker scored 36 goals in 35 appearances to finish as the league’s top scorer in what was an incredible first season in English football.
He smashed numerous scoring records along the way to becoming the club’s first Golden Boot winner since Sergio Aguero in 2014/15. But will he be a marked man this time, or is there just no way to stop him?
Tottenham’s one-club star forward is being tempted to move on. Kane has scored 213 goals and is potentially just two seasons away from surpassing Alan Shearer as the Premier League’s top scorer ever. The question is, will he stick around to do it with the Bayern Munich links not going away.
Mo Salah will be watching closely. He still managed an impressive 19 goals last season despite Liverpool’s stuttering form, and perhaps the Egyptian did not quite hit his usual levels of brilliance. A fresh start and with a better supply line in place – as well as settled strikers alongside him – makes him someone to seriously consider.
He knows how to win the trophy. Salah previously held the record for most goals in a single 38-game Premier League campaign, slotting in 32 back in his debut Anfield season. He’s said to be hungry for more.
Darwin Nunez has been in fine pre-season form for Liverpool and if you’re looking for a real outsider, he can’t be ignored. His first season was far from a disaster, even if he maybe didn’t live up to expectations. Talk is that he’s ready to step it up and fans are excited.
Marcus Rashford, with a bumper new deal in his pocket and after 17 Premier League goals last season, has the taste for more. Callum Wilson hit 18 for Newcastle United and says he’s just getting started.
With so much attacking talent, you can’t say it’s won before a ball is kicked so pick your fighter… the battle for the Golden Boot is about to begin!
|Erling Haaland||4/6 William Hill|
|Harry Kane||15/2 Paddy Power|
|Mo Salah||9/1 Betfair|
|Darwin Nunez||16/1 Betfair|
|Marcus Rashford||18/1 Unibet|
After winning it all last time, will Manchester City have it all their own way again? Erling Haaland certainly hopes so, and will want to go one better than last season when he scored 36 goals in 35 Premier League matches.
Our punters.pub bet of the day is Mo Salah to win the Golden Boot at 9/1
You’d be well off the mark calling Erling Haaland a potential one season wonder but if you’re looking for value, Mo Salah usually provides it. He’s surely the one to push the Manchester City man and Harry Kane the whole way.