With the new Premier League season starting in the not too distant future, the bookies have begun to release the odds for the 2018/19 Premier League season. Always one of the more interesting football betting markets is the race for the Golden Boot and this season could see a number of big names claim to crown of top goal ccorer
Our man Jonathon Hague takes a look at the front runners to make the headlines in the 2018/19 Premier League season.
Harry Kane to win the Golden Boot @ 11/4 – BET NOW
Harry Kane has been a staple in the top goal scorer charts ever since his debut season for Tottenham back in the 2014/15 season. The Tottenham striker has won the Golden Boot twice before in the 2015/16 and 2016/17 season and finished second last season behind Mo Salah for the individual crown.
In 150 appearances for Spurs, Harry Kane has notched up 105 goals and last season in 62 matches across all competitions managed to score a goal every 91 minutes. The England captain has made a name for himself as one of the best strikers in the World and has added a World Cup Golden Boot to his achievements this summer.
The Tottenham striker does have a historic issue of not being able to score in August, and with England staying for the entire duration of the World Cup, Kane will be without a pre-season meaning that he could be slow off the tracks again. However, once the 24-year-old gets into a rhythm, he will be around the top of the pile yet again. He will just hope that his team start to become more active in the transfer market to strengthen the squad for the upcoming season.
Mo Salah to Win the Golden Boot @ 6/1 – BET NOW
Mo Salah stepped up last season to enter the frame as one of the best players in the World after his unbelievable season as part of one of the most devastating attacking trios in the game. Along with Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, Mo Salah was part of a side that scored 135 goals in 56 games in all competitions with Salah himself netting 32 goals in 36 games in the Premier league and 44 goals in 51 appearances in all competitions.
One of the main criticisms against Mo Salah being held to the heights of Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar or even Kane was that he has not had the opportunity to repeat this incredible form over multiple seasons. The next nine months will give the ‘Egyptian King’ an opportunity to silence said critics and with the shrewd signings made by Jurgen Klopp brining in Naby Keita from RB Leipzig, Fabinho from Monaco and Xherdan Shiqiri from Stoke to bulk up the creativity in midfielder, Salah could be scoring fun yet again this year.
In current form, Salah would be the obvious pick and 6/1 appears to be a strong price for the Egyptian to win his second consecutive Premier League Golden Boot.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Win the Golden Boot @ 9/1 – BET NOW
Former Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been one of the deadliest strikers in the World since his move to the German side back in 2013 where he scored 141 goals in 213 games for BVB.
The Gabonese striker proved to be worth every penny of the £56m fee he cost Arsenal by scoring 10 goals in 13 games for the Gunners as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud. His technical ability and eye for goal has seen many compare the striker to Thierry Henry and with a full pre-season under his belt for the Gunners, you can only see an upward trajectory in an Arsenal shirt for Aubameyang aspart of the Unai Emery era at the Emirates Stadium.
Aubameyang picked up the Bundesliga top goal scorer award fin the 2016/17 season where he scored 31 goals. With his former BVB partner, Henrik Mkhitaryan behind him providing the chances you can definitely see the Arsenal striker being among the top goal scorers come May. When looking at the top goal scorer odds, you can get the 2015/16 Bundesliga Player of the Year at the best-price of 9/1 which shows not only do the bookies have confidence he will score goals, but also that Emery’s Arsenal will possibly be a different beast to that of Arsenal Wenger’s later years.
Romelu Lukaku to Win the Golden Boot @ 10/1 – BET NOW
Another consistent name in the Premier League Top Goal scorer betting market for a number of years now, Manchester United’s Romelu Lukuku can be relied upon if you want goals and his consistency over the years has made him one of the top strikers in the division.
Last season the Belgian become the fifth youngest player to reach the 100 Premier League goal mark in his 216th game and at just 25 years old Lukaku has not het reached his prime. Already his country’s top goal scorer of all time, the Manchester United striker could very well win his first Golden Boot this campaign.
As Mourinho has already bought the Brazilian, Fred, from Shahktar Donetsk, Lukaku should benefit from a more attacking Paul Pogba who will be able to offer a lot more going forward, something that he had been restricted by due to the more defensive style of Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic in the middle of the park.
However, many have doubts about Man Utd’s ability to attack teams despite their talent in the last third of the pitch and this mainly comes down to tactics. Much has been made about certain players regressing under Jose Mourinho’s management and negative tactics have proved to stifle any attacking threat the Red Devils could pose.
Yet after a strong World Cup for the Belgian and his country, Lukaku could prove doubters wrong once again with a personal best performance this season.
Sergio Aguero to Win the Golden Boot @ 10/1 – BET NOW
How could we not talk about Premier League top goal scorers without mentioning this man, Sergio Aguero. The Argentine has been a revelation for Manchester City since joining for Atletico Madrid in 2011.
Aguero is blessed to have the highest goal per minute ratio in the league with a goal every 106 minutes since his debut seven years ago and won the Golden Boot in Manchester City’s 2014/15 Premier League winning season which saw ‘Kun’ 26 goals in 33 games for the Sky Blues.
Injuries might have been a consistent issue for the Argentine striker over his career but his consistency in front of goal has already put him in the frame for the Golden Boot and last season despite only player 25 times in the league, Aguero scored 21 times to be the first highest goal scorer in the League behind the aforementioned Mo Salah and Harry Kane.
As part of a side that scored a record 106 goals in the Premier League last season, you can definitely guarantee goals from the Argentine who will be looking to make up for a disappoint World Cup campaign with his country.
Service won’t be a problem as with the signing of Riyad Mahrez from Leicester, Manchester City now have the top 5 most creative players from last season in their squad this year which includes Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Leroy Sane.
If Manchester City run rampant again this season and Sergio Aguero can stay fit for the entire campaign then 10/1 could prove to be a bargain in the Premier League odds.
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