The winner of the Premier League Golden Boot is one of the most fascinating things to try and predict before the season starts. Everyone loves a goal scorer and the Premier League has some of the very best talents when it comes to banging in the goals.
So who will end up the Golden Boot winner? There’s a clear favorite so far with virtually every online sportsbooks, as a certain Norwegian striker has hit the ground running for Manchester City. If you think that there is likely to be a winner away from Manchester, you can get some fairly long odds on them.
Erling Haaland took home his first of what could be a fair few match balls when Man City took on Crystal Palace last weekend, scoring a hat trick for the first time in City colors as he sparks up a rapport with the reigning champions’ strike force.
In this guide, we’re going through some of the top bets and options for those who want to have a flutter on the Golden Boot winner, and if you fancy backing an outsider, you could get some huge odds too.
Haaland has already started with six in his first four games for the Premier League champions, and as such has found himself odds-on with many bookmakers to win the top goal scorer award.
Haaland continues to surprise people and break records. He’s averaged almost a goal per game throughout his career so far, and this seems like it could be a crazy season for the Norwegian talisman when it comes to scoring.
For a long time, Manchester City have continued to create chance after chance, and though they have scored plenty of goals – Haaland could take them to the next level. Many fans feel they have been crying out for a proper striker since Aguero left.
You can’t write off Harry Kane, who continues to break all the records when it comes to an Englishman scoring goals in the Premier League. He won the award at the last World Cup, and with the unusual winter tournament, England supporters will be hoping he continues his excellent form on the international stage – they will need him to if they are going to go far in the tournament.
Kane is the main man at Spurs and he has started the season well. You just know he is going to continue to score goals galore for the remainder of the season – will it be enough to overtake Haaland?
Liverpool endured a slightly shaky start to the season, which is a little unusual for the team that has been so consistent over recent years.
Mo Salah is a mainstay of the team, though, and it is certain that he will click into gear and score a lot of goals. Liverpool won 9-0 against Bournemouth at the weekend and while they won’t be expected to replicate that every week, it is inevitable that Salah starts to add to the goal tally, which is already impressive.
Salah has already managed 122 goals for Liverpool before hitting 200 games for the club, and he will continue to add to that tally this season.
We’re definitely into the realms of outsiders when it comes to winning the Golden Boot award, but Núñez does have a chance if things go well for him. If Liverpool continue to score nine goals in games then Núñez will thrive on those sorts of chances. Playing in Portugal last season, he managed to score 26 goals, but many think that he might need more than that if he is going to win the Golden Boot.
Núñez has already had a turbulent start to the season, including being shown a red card. If he continues to be an easy target to wind up for defenders then he may lash out at others. Discipline could be a problem and he can’t afford to miss many games if he is going to make a go of finishing top of the goalscoring charts.
Gabriel Jesus is thriving as the main man at Arsenal. Arteta has taken him with him to Arsenal, having worked with him as the assistant at Manchester City, and there’s no surprise to see him putting the goals away for Arsenal, who have always created plenty of chances.
Jesus was criticized at times for his goalscoring at Manchester City, but he had the weight of some world-class players behind him and he certainly didn’t do a bad job in the game time he had. He’s going to see more time on the pitch this season.
We had to put him on here, as you just can’t write him off. We know what Ronaldo is made of, and if you give him the chance he will score goals.
He’s not even playing in this new-look Ten Hag United, but that doesn’t mean that there’s no way for him to work his way back into the plans, and he might rekindle the amazing scoring form he has experienced in Spain and back in England in recent years.
It’s easy to see why Haaland has been made favorite at such an early stage. He has scored goals already – as if there were any doubt about whether he would. It’s still early in the season and anyone who thinks that another player could get the award might be well advised to place a bet on it, with potentially high returns.