Liverpool player Mohamed Salah and Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung Min shared the Premier League top scorer trophy in 2021-22. The two star goalscorers were in fantastic form, bagging 23 goals each in a brilliant Premier League campaign.
Salah set the league on fire in the first half of the season, but Son Heung Min came from nowhere in the second part of the campaign to level Salah. In fact, the top scorer award went down to the final day of the season with Salah needing a goal in Liverpool's 3-1 win against Wolverhampton to share the Golden Boot.
Salah and Son will fancy their chances of winning the Golden Boot once more in the 2022-23 season. The duo will have competition, however. Erling Haaland, Darwin Nunez, Harry Kane, and more goalscorers will put plenty of pressure on last year's joint winners.
Let's explore the Premier League top goalscorer odds for 2022-23. Don't miss out on this incredible football market for next term.
Premier League Top Goalscorer Betting Odds
Salah and Son scored 23 goals last season, respectively. Will 23 goals be enough to claim the top scorer award in the new campaign? Salah has won three of the last five Golden Boot awards. Can he make it four out of six seasons?
Here is a look at the latest odds for the Premier League Golden Boot:
- Mohamed Salah 9/2
- Erling Haaland 9/2
- Harry Kane 7/1
- Son Heung Min 10/1
- Cristiano Ronaldo 10/1
- Darwin Nunez 16/1
- Diogo Jota 25/1
- Gabriel Jesus 28/1
- Jamie Vardy 33/1
- Luis Diaz 33/1
- Romelu Lukaku 33/1
- Raheem Sterling 40/1
- Kai Havertz 40/1
- Callum Wilson 40/1
- Aleksandar Mitrovic 40/1
- Timo Werner 40/1
- Kevin De Bruyne 40/1
- Bruno Fernandes 40/1
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Who Are the Favourites for the Golden Boot?
It is no surprise that the favourites for the Golden Boot are big named players competing for the Premier League's top teams. Salah goes into the season as the joint favourite to win the Golden Boot. Salah scored 23 goals in the EPL last season. He has won three top scorer awards in the last five seasons.
Erling Haaland just made a big move from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City. He will be expected to score bags of goals, which is likely to happen under Pep Guardiola. Manchester City have not played with a pure target man under Guardiola. Haaland will add another dimension to the Man City attack. Haaland scored 20 goals in 23 games last season for Dortmund.
Harry Kane is also a three time winner of the Golden Boot honour. He had a slow start to the seaosn in 2021-22, but came on strong. Kane scored 17 goals in the league, while teammate Son Heung Min scored 23 times.
Tottenham are building a very dangerous team this offseason and more goals could be scored by Spurs in the new campaign. With Kane and Son in the team together, it is debatable that the two players will take goals off of each other.
Moreover, Spurs are in the Champions League this season. Last term, Tottenham played in the Europa Conference League and were eliminated in the group stage.
Cristiano Ronaldo cannot be counted out for scoring goals. He finished third in the top scorers chart last season. He tallied 18 goals for Manchester United.
Once again, Ronaldo will be the Red Devils' main goal threat. Not only should Ronaldo lead Manchester United in goals, but he will likely battle for the top goal scorers honour.
Ronaldo should have plenty of chances to score in 2022-23. Man United qualified for the Europa League, but it is debatable whether or not Ronaldo will play often in the competition. He could be used by Erik ten Hag specifically for the EPL to keep him fresh.
Dark Horses For the Golden Boot?
With so many strong players in the Premier League, it is difficult to pick a true dark horse to win the Golden Boot. Since 2000, the only player not to play for Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, or Tottenham to win the Golden Boot award has been Leicester City's Jamie Vardy.
Vardy scored 23 goals in 2019-20, one more than Arsenal's Pierre Emerick Aubameyang. Once again, Vardy is the only player from a team outside of the "top six" to win the top scorer award since 2000.
It is difficult to think of anyone outside of those top six clubs winning the top scorers award. One player that will get plenty of attention from punters is new Liverpool signing Darwin Nunez.
Signed for an initial £64.1 million from Benfica, Nunez set the Portuguese Liga NOS on fire last season with 26 goals in 28 matches. Nunez will have plenty of chances to score goals.
However, with the way Liverpool play, the goals may be distributed equally this time around. Liverpool are considering adapting their style of play to fit Nunez and could adopt a 4-2-3-1 formation rather than their usual 4-3-3.
Erling Haaland Top Goalscorer Odds
Erling Haaland is joint top goal scorer odds leader along with Mohamed Salah. The striker joined Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund for around £54 million. Haaland struggled for fitness at times last season in Germany. He made just 23 league appearances, yet Haaland still scored 20 goals.
The striker's Champions League record is incredible. He scored three goals in three games in the tournament last term. Yes, he only played three times in the Champions League due to injuries, but still bagged a goal per game.
If there is a worry, it is Haaland's fitness. It will be challenged in the gruelling Premier League. Guardiola will give Haaland plenty of chances and Kevin De Bruyne will create plenty of goal scoring opportunities. If Haaland stays fit, he should bang in the goals.
Mo Salah Top Goalscorer Odds
Mohamed Salah is headed for the final season of his Liverpool contract. It is no secret Salah wants to be paid handsomely, but the club is not interested in breaking the back for a player that will turn 31 years old at the end of next season.
There is an impasse in the Egyptian player's contract talks. There is every chance that the contract issues could play a major role in Salah's production. On one hand, he could be motivated to score goals and prove his worth.
On the other hand, Salah could struggle to find the motivation he has previously had at Anfield. Considering Liverpool signed Luis Diaz last January and Darwin Nunez this summer, the Reds are not going to stand around and let Salah dictate their future.
Salah scored 23 goals in 35 league games last season. He added 14 assists to the count. Salah bagged a Premier League goal every 120 minutes. Unfortunately, after New Year's, Salah cooled off considerably. Just seven of his 23 goals came after January 2. Still, Salah is 9/2 to win the Golden Boot.
Harry Kane Top Goalscorer Odds
Harry Kane tried to seal a transfer to Man City last summer. The deal fell through with Spurs not wanting to do business. The failed transfer caused Kane to start the season slowly, but by May, the striker had picked up the pace.
Kane ended the season with 17 goals in 36 league matches. He remained fit and healthy and adapted well to Antonio Conte's tactics. Playing alongside Son Heung Min, Kane had ample opportunities to score goals and assist them.
In 2022-23, Spurs will be stronger and have a legitimate shot and closing the gap between themselves and the top two. Kane is a three time Golden Boot winner. He can score goals from all angles.
Conte has added Dejan Kulusevski and Ivan Perisic this offseason. He wants more top attacking players at the club and could get them. Kane is at the best odds of 7/1, which right now, looks like a steal.
Cristiano Ronaldo Top Goalscorer Odds
Cristiano Ronaldo finished the 2021-22 season as Manchester United top scorer. The forward scored 18 times and was the Red Devils' only real consistent attacking threat. His goals enabled Manchester United to finish sixth in the Premier League table.
As it stands, Manchester United have not been too active in the transfer market. Of course, that is likely to change as the season approaches. Ronaldo could have additional attacking players around him.
Still, the forward will be counted on by Manchester United and company for the lion's share of goals. Ronaldo is 10/1 to end the season as the top scorer.
Son Heung Min Top Goalscorer Odds
Son Heung Min had a fantastic second half of the season. He bagged 23 goals in 34 league matches. Fourteen of Son's goals were scored in his final 18 appearances of the campaign.
While Salah set the pace in the first half of the term, Son dominated the goalscoring charts in the second part. Son is at the best goalscoring odds of 10/1 to finish as top scorer once more. Kane has shorter odds going into the season.
Kane is expected to have more goalscoring chances. In addition, Kane is likely to start the season in better form. Spurs will play Champions League football next term, so the number of minutes Son receives may be slightly reduced to keep him fresh.
Who Won the Golden Boot Last Season?
Mohamed Salah and Son Heung Min shared the Golden Boot award last season with 23 goals each. The pair were fantastic in the final third throughout the campaign. Salah won the award for the third time, while it was Son's first top scorer award.
Who Has Won the Most Golden Boots in the Premier League?
Former Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is the only player to win four Premier League top scorer awards. He is also one of just two players to win the Golden Boot in three consecutive seasons.
While Henry claimed four Golden Boot trophies, Mohamed Salah, Harry Kane, and Alan Shearer each won the award on three occasions. If either Salah or Kane wins the top scorer award in 2022-23, they will equal Henry's record of four wins.
How Many Goals Does it Take to be Top Goalscorer in the Premier League?
The number of goals per season to be the top goalscorer changes every campaign. In 2021-22, it took 23 goals. The record for the most goals scored in a Premier League season was set in 1993-94 with 34 goals. Newcastle United player Andy Cole set the record that season.
In 1994-95, Blackburn Rovers striker Alan Shearer equalled Cole's record of 34 goals. Shearer's 34 goals led Blackburn Rovers to their one and only Premier League title.
There is an asterisk next to Cole and Shxearer's goals tally, however. In 1993-94 and 1994-95, the league had 22 teams rather than the current 20. Teams played 42 matches instead of 38 fixtures.
The four additional matches allowed Cole and Shearer four more matches to score goals compared to players after that season. In 1995-96, the division began playing with just 20 teams rather than 22.
Remarkably, the following campaign saw Shearer score 31 times for Blackburn Rovers. Shearer's 31 goals remain the most scored by a player following the league's reduction to 20 teams.
In the last three seasons, it has taken exactly 23 goals in each campaign to become the Premier League Golden Boot winner. In 2019-20, Jamie Vardy scored 23 goals to win the award.
A season later, Harry Kane scored 23 times to become the top scorer. Meanwhile, Salah and Son bagged 23 goals respectively in 2021-22 to lift the trophy.
Premier League Golden Boot Winners
Here is a look at the Premier League Golden Boot winners. The league debuted in 1992-93 and the list runs through the 2021-22 campaign.
Teddy Sheringham: Nottingham Forest/Tottenham Hotspur - 22 goals
Andy Cole: Newcastle United - 34 goals
Alan Shearer: Blackburn Rovers - 34 goals
Alan Shearer: Blackburn Rovers - 31 goals
Alan Shearer: Newcastle United - 25 goals
Dion Dublin: Coventry City - 18 goals
Michael Owen: Liverpool - 18 goals
Chris Sutton: Coventry City - 18 goals
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink: Leeds United - 18 goals
Michael Owen: Liverpool - 18 goals
Dwight Yorke: Manchester United - 18 goals
Kevin Phillips: Sunderland - 30 goals
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink: Chelsea - 23 goals
Thierry Henry: Arsenal - 24 goals
Ruud van Nistelrooy: Manchester United - 25 goals
Thierry Henry: Arsenal - 30 goals
Thierry Henry: Arsenal - 25 goals
Thierry Henry: Arsenal - 27 goals
Didier Drogba: Chelsea - 20 goals
Cristiano Ronaldo: Manchester United - 31 goals
Nicolas Anelka: Chelsea - 19 goals
Didier Drogba: Chelsea - 29 goals
Dimitar Berbatov: Manchester United - 20 goals
Carlos Tevez: Manchester City - 20 goals
Robin van Persie: Arsenal - 30 goals
Robin van Persie: Manchester United - 26 goals
Luis Suarez: Liverpool - 31 goals
Sergio Aguero: Manchester City - 26 goals
Harry Kane: Tottenham Hotspur - 25 goals
Harry Kane: Tottenham Hotspur - 29 goals
Mohamed Salah: Liverpool - 32 goals
Mohamed Salah: Liverpool - 22 goals
Sadio Mane: Liverpool - 22 goals
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang - 22 goals
Jamie Vardy: Leicester City - 23 goals
Harry Kane: Tottenham Hotspur - 23 goals
Mohamed Salah: Liverpool - 23 goals
Son Heung Min: Tottenham Hotspur - 23 goals
Who Has Scored the Most Goals In the Premier League?
Alan Shearer has scored the most goals in Premier League history. Shearer bagged 260 career goals. Shearer won the Golden Boot award three straight seasons.
The striker played for Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, and Newcastle United from 1988 to 2006. He won the EPL in 1994-95 as a member of Blackburn Rovers.
The EPL's top 10 scorers of all time:
Alan Shearer 260
Wayne Rooney 208
Andrew Cole 187
Sergio Aguero 184
Harry Kane 183 *
Frank Lampard 177
Thierry Henry 175
Robbie Fowler 163
Jermain Defoe 162
Michael Owen 150
Harry Kane is currently the only player on the top 10 scorers of all time list that is still actively playing. Kane could break Shearer's record before his career finishes. The Tottenham Hotspur striker will be 29 years old when the new Premier League season kicks off in August.
Which Big Name Strikers Have Not Won the Golden Boot?
Some amazing EPL players won the Premier League Golden Boot award. Yet, there have been even more fantastic, big name strikers that have not lifted the trophy.
Man United striker Wayne Rooney is perhaps the biggest omission from the list of Golden Boot winners. Rooney scored 208 goals for Man United and Everton, but never managed to top the goalscoring charts. Rooney's 208 career goals are only second to Shearer on the all time goalscoring chart. Rooney's best single season tally was 27, which he notched in 2011-12.
Frank Lampard scored 177 career goals as a midfielder for West Ham, Chelsea, and Man City. Yet, he too never won the top scorer award. Lampard is Chelsea's all time leading goalscorer.
Liverpool's Robbie Fowler was a deadly marksman. He is an often forgotten about player due to coming into professional football at the dawn of the Premier League. Injuries and fitness played their part in Fowler's career, yet he still bagged an incredible 163 career goals. Fowler also turned out for Leeds United and Man City before ending his English top flight career.
Jermain Defoe is on the top 10 all time goalscorers list in the EPL. Yet, the former Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland, and Rangers player never topped the goalscoring charts in a single campaign. Defoe scored 162 goals in the divison.
Les Ferdinand played top flight football in England before the creation of the Premier League. If his pre-Premier League goals were tallied, he would be even higher on the list of all time great scorers. Ferdinand bagged 149 goals during an illustrious career. He did finish second to Teddy Sheringham with 20 goals for Queens Park Rangers in 1992-93.
Which Players Have Come Second in the Race for the Golden Boot More than Once?
Alan Shearer finished second in the race for the Golden Boot on four separate occasions. The striker won the goalscoring trophy in three seasons and finished runner up on four occasions. His incredible goalscoring during those seven Premier League campaigns enabled him to set the record for most EPL goals all time. Shearer has 260 goals in the league.
Premier League Top Scorer Prediction
This season's EPL will see the rich get stronger. Man City and Liverpool have already splashed out on new attacking players to augment the squads they already have. Erling Haaland will be a massive upgrade in attack for Pep Guardiola. Meanwhile, Darwin Nunez will provide Jurgen Klopp with another explosive forward.
Tottenham Hotspur continue to build around their top goalscorers Harry Kane and Son Heung Min. The additions to the squad could help the duo score more goals and battle for the league title.
Man United still have a very capable Cristiano Ronaldo, while Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel will hope to ignite Kai Havertz and Timo Werner in West London. Then, there is Jamie Vardy at Leicester City. The striker is aiming to turn back the clock and score a shed load of goals once more.
Arsenal are hunting for a new striker and Gabriel Jesus could be the man. If he joins the Gunners, Jesus will have plenty of chances to score from open play or the penalty spot. All of these players are top choices for Premier League top scorer. Yet, you also have clubs like Aston Villa which have capable strikers like Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings. Crystal Palace have Odsonne Edouard. Their talent in the final third in the EPL is incredible.
Despite the quality available, the top scorer is likely to be Erling Haaland. The former Borussia Dortmund man has an incredible record in front of goal. Last season, despite injuries, he scored 20 league goals in 23 matches. His goals to games ratio is brilliant. Even if fitness plays a factor in the Norwegian's campaign, he should still get plenty of goals, especially against the EPL's lesser teams.
Haaland will have plenty of supply from the likes of De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Joao Cancelo, and Jack Grealish. He won't be starved of the ball. Man City should score goals and Haaland will likely be the top goalscorer come the end of the season.