Premier League top scorer odds: Salah and Haaland head Golden Boot betting
Salah and Haaland co-favourites in Premier League top scorer odds
Champions Manchester City made a signature signing during the transfer window with the £51million capture of Erling Haaland on a five-year contract and the Norwegian sensation is already 4/1 co-favourite with Mo Salah in the Premier League top scorer odds.
Salah won the Golden Boot for a third time last season with 23 goals, although the Liverpool attacker had to share the honour with Tottenham forward Son Heung-min.
The 21-year-old striker scored 86 goals in 89 appearances in two-and-a-half seasons with Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga and expects to hit the ground running at his new club.
City played without a recognised centre-forward last season following the end of Sergio Aguero’s 10-year spell at the Etihad and Haaland believes he can help deliver more silverware.
He told the club’s website: “I have always watched City and have loved doing so in recent seasons. You can’t help but admire their style of play, it’s exciting and they create a lot of chances, which is perfect for a player like me.
“There are so many world-class players in this squad and Pep is one of the greatest managers of all time, so I believe I am in the right place to fulfil my ambitions. I want to score goals, win trophies, and improve as a footballer and I am confident I can do that here. This is a great move for me and I can’t wait to get started in pre-season.”
The Egyptian may have won the Golden Boot last season but he scored just three goals in his last nine games, 16 if we add the Champions League and FA Cup to the list.
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Salah, 30, is entering the last year of his contract and talks over a new deal are still to be finalised, but it looks like he will be at Anfield next season whether he signs on the dotted line or not.
With Darwin Nunez added to Liverpool’s squad, there could be a new focal point in Liverpool’s attack, but Salah is still expected to deliver the bulk of the goals.
Amid the talk of Haaland and Nunez, it should not be forgotten that three-time Golden Boot winner Harry Kane is still playing and banging in the goals for Tottenham.
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The England captain failed to score in his first six Premier League games and at the start of December had found the net just once, but an excellent second half of the season yielded 16 goals.
Kane ended the campaign with 17 overall, six behind Salah and team-mate Son, and with new blood expected in north London and a reasonable fixture list at the start of the season, his Premier League top scorer odds of 6/1 will be cut if he finally gets off to a good start.
The South Korean scored 20+ goals for the first time in his seven seasons with Spurs and he is priced at 8/1 to make it back-to-back Golden Boot successes.
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Son scored twice on the final day of the season to overtake long-time leader Salah, who struck six minutes from time to ensure they finished level.
With 12 goals in his last 10 games, Son will be keen to take his end-of-season form into the new campaign.
Ronaldo was Manchester United’s top scorer last season with 18 goals, the third highest in the Premier League, but at 37 it would be incredible if he could improve enough to win the Golden Boot as he did 15 years ago.
New manager Erik ten Hag is expected to bring in fresh blood to supply the goals for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who is 10/1 to finish top of the heap.
The dark horse in the Premier League top scorer odds at 16/1 is Nunez, who scored 26 league goals in 24 starts for Benfica, plus six in the Champions League, two of which came in both legs of the quarter-final against Liverpool.
Manager Jurgen Klopp said: “Darwin is a wonderful player; already really good but so much potential to get even better. That’s why it’s so exciting, to be honest – his age, his desire, his hunger to be even better than he currently is, his belief in our project and what we are looking to do as a club. We have wonderful attacking options already and he becomes part of that now.”
Nunez’s goals came in Portugal’s Primeira Liga, so it remains to be seen how he will adapt to the rigours of the Premier League, but his goals against the Reds suggest he will be a handful.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication