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Off-the-mark Kane still a mega price to repeat Golden Boot heroics

| 12.09.2016

If Harry Kane could learn how to score Premier League goals in August, the Tottenham striker would be a banker for the Golden Boot award every season.

The England international failed to score in his opening three games of the season, but it all came good in Saturday’s rout at Stoke.

Kane got off to a similarly slow start last season too, failing to score in the first six games.

Given that he then went on to fire in 25 goals in the remaining 32 fixtures, one must wonder why Kane is still 10/1 for this season’s accolade when questions can be asked about each of those above him in the betting.

Sergio Aguero is 5/2 favourite, but the Man City ace still has two matches of a three-game ban to serve, and it can be argued that the arrival of Pep Guardiola may only serve to hinder his goalscoring exploits.harry

Under the new Citizens boss, it’s highly likely that the Eastlands club share out the goals more evenly, rather than rely on their hotshot striker.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is 3/1 second favourite, and despite a bright start with Manchester United, the jury is still very much out on Jose Mourinho’s new-look squad following their derby loss at the weekend.

Premier League bad guy Diego Costa is next up at 7s, and though he’s flown out of the blocks like Zlatan this term with four goals, how heavily can you rely on a player who has missed 10 games in two seasons through suspensions?

A dodgy disciplinary record isn’t something for Spurs and Harry Kane to worry about.

And with Vincent Janssen brought in this summer to help ease the burden, White Hart Lane’s number 10 should be sharper than ever before, having featured for 80 minutes or more in 37 of last season’s league fixtures.

At 10/1 Kane looks far too good to ignore for another season of goal-plundering magic.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.