By Anis Bazza
Last Updated: 24th July 2018
What are the Premier League top scorer odds and can anyone take Mohamed Salah’s crown to finish as the English Premier League Top Goalscorer?
Salah took the English top-flight by storm last term when he scored a record 32 goals.
The previous record in a 38-game campaign stood at 31, which was only one more than what rival Harry Kane managed when he finished second to the Egyptian.
Read on for our top scorer odds betting predictions and tips…
Premier League top scorer odds: 9/4 Harry Kane
Kane remains the betting favourite to claim the 2018/19 Golden Boot award.
The Tottenham man has been ridiculously prolific over the past few years, producing a consistency to rival that of any of the great strikers in the Premier League era.
With 84 goals in his last three seasons, Kane has swept up two of the last three Golden Boot awards and his 30 goals in 2017/18 have been equalled or bettered by only five previous top goalscorers in the 38-game era.
Premier League top scorer odds: Mohamed Salah a pick at 5/1
Don’t get it twisted, Salah is a striker not a wide player. His brilliant adaptation into Jurgen Klopp’s system as a forward has resulted in the most remarkable period of his career.
The Kop legend’s most productive year prior to this season was his last with Roma when he scored 15 league goals. His third highest tally was the 14 he scored the year before that.
You might wonder then if last season was merely an anomaly for the Egyptian.
Or is it that this Liverpool side was tailor made for Salah and the sleeping, goal-scoring cells that existed inside the Egyptian were just waiting to be activated?
Our betting prediction: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at 6/1
Aubameyang was remarkably productive for two teams last season, scoring 21 goals in all competitions before Christmas with Dortmund and then notching a further ten for Arsenal after he joined in January.
His 31 across 2017/18 was the third season in a row he managed over 30 in domestic and European action – definitive proof he’s a natural in the forward position he made his own since his Klopp-inspired switch from the right-wing.
The Gabonese’s penchant for finding space in the box and lightning acceleration and speed makes him a certain hit in whichever league he plays in.
Don’t be put off by the fact he plays for a supposedly weaker team, great forwards deliver the goods wherever they are – just ask Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy.
Having done the business in France and Germany, our betting prediction is Aubameyang to finish as top scorer and Man City to win the league which is at odds of 11/1.
Premier League top scorer odds: Romelu Lukaku at 8/1
Lukaku’s redemption arc at Manchester United was one of the sweeter stories of the 17/18 Premier League season.
Having gone 12 games from September to December with only a single goal to show for it, Lukaku was criticised by his own fans which saw his stock and confidence take a huge hit.
There were doubts over his movement, first touch and general associative play.
His much-maligned playing style was thought not to be adequate for that of a top club but the Belgian showed remarkable mental strength to snap back in style.
The 13 goals he scored in 16 games from the start of January to end of March showcased his prolific touch while his overall game improved dramatically.
Sergio Aguero 8/1 betting
The ever-green Argentinian. The only constant in a whirlpool of strikers that seemingly hop in and out of the Premier League.
When Kun Aguero was notching 23 league goals seven years ago, players such as Clint Dempsey, Demba Ba and Yakubu were also recording double digits.
This era may be a different ball-game all together but Manchester City’s all time leading goal-scorer has never failed to make his mark in a league season. He has averaged 20 goals a season in the league since arriving on English shores in 2011.
Although he boasts an incredible goals-to-minutes ratio in the Premier League – the best in it’s history (107.3 minutes per goal, 143 goals) – regular injuries and the emergence of Gabriel Jesus means Aguero may seldom have the games and thus the opportunities to compete against the likes of Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah.
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