Can Haaland and Odegaard to strike gold in Player of The Year vote

Russ Yershon
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April 17, 2023

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As we head into April and the real business end of the season, thoughts move to who will land the top player prizes at the end of the season. With the title race going to the wire with Arsenal and Man City pushing for the Premier League, it’s not surprising that the top of the market in both player and young player of the year, come from these two clubs.

Looking at PFA Player of The Year, there is one main head and shoulders above everyone in the betting and that’s Man City’s striker who has taken the Premier League by storm in the goal scoring charts. 28 goals so far this season in 27 games for Man City is an amazing return. Can he hit 40 goals by the end of the campaign?

Haaland is ⅖ with Sky Bet and it’s unlikely he will be beaten in landing this top prize. Should Arsenal lift the Premier League trophy then Odegaard and Saka come into the frame, but with Haaland likely to score well into the 30’s, that alone should land him the top prize. 

PFA Player Of The Year – Outright Market

Erling Haaland 2/5 Skybet
Martin Odegaard 9/2 Skybet
Bukayo Saka 7/1 Skybet
Marcus Rashford 15/2 Skybet
Kevin Dy Bruyne 20/1 Skybet

PFA Young Player of The Year

The PFA young player of the year market is where we believe there is a value bet to be had. Sky Bet are the only Sportsbook to showcase the odds at this stage, and it’s not surprising that with the youthful look to the best players in the League, that some of them are appearing in both awards markets.

PFA Young Player Of The Year – Outright Market

Erling Haaland 4/9 Skybet
Bukayo Saka 2/1 Skybet
Gabriel Martinelli 7/1 Skybet
William Saliba 10/1 Skybet

Favourite in this market is Erling Haaland and it’s highly unlikely he will secure both awards given the top talent on show in the Premier League. Bukayo Saka, who until now has had an amazing season with 10+ goals and assist in helping Arsenal top the Premier League as we head into April.

The rest of the betting market includes other top Arsenal players including Gabriel Martinelli, who is having a superb season for the men from London. The Brazilian causes havoc for all defenders and has also hit double figures already for the season.

Centre back William Saliba has been so impressive in his first season in the Premier League and is a key reason why Arsenal are doing so well.

Punters.Pub Best Bet

Our best bet from the player awards markets is Bukayo Saka to win the PFA young player of the year award at 2/1 with Sky Bet. We believe this represents value as with our thinking that Erling Haaland will win the main PFA player of the year award, it leaves Saka to win the young player of the year award.

Saka has been superb all season and at the age of 21 is delivering performances week in, week out for Arsenal and with 10+ goals and assists already this season, this highlights his strong credentials to win this award.

Bukayo Saka also has a superb attitude on and off the pitch, a perfect role model to youngesters wanting to become Premier League players and this also stands him in good stead to win this award, along with his outstanding performances on the pitch.

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