Premier League top scorer odds: Salah stays on pole for hat-trick
Premier League top scorer odds and contenders
The international break has given us the chance to re-examine the Premier League top scorer odds which is currently headed by Mo Salah.
The Liverpool attacker had scored nine goals in seven Premier League games to make it 10 for the season prior to the games against Brighton and West Ham and is understandably 5/6 to win the Golden Boot for a third time.
The Egyptian is three goals clear of his nearest rival Jamie Vardy, so let’s look at the contenders to score the most goals in the top flight this season.
Salah’s hat-trick in the 5-0 humiliation of Manchester United was the 10th successive game he had found the net in all competitions, although he has since failed to score in his last three outings.
With this team, winning should always be the only option. pic.twitter.com/J8QDh8bWZh
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) October 25, 2021
His treble at Old Trafford made him the leading African goalscorer in the Premier League and a couple of days later assistant manager Pep Lijnders compared the Reds’ front three to “raptors from Jurassic Park”.
Salah missed just one game last season and that came after testing positive for coronavirus, so another injury-free campaign could see him finish ahead of the pack once again.
Ronaldo won the Golden Boot in his first spell with Manchester United in the 2007-08 season and is 6/1 in the Premier League top scorer odds to repeat the trick.
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) November 2, 2021
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has scored four times this season but five of his nine goals in all competitions have come in the Champions League.
At 36, it would be sensational if the Portuguese were to be crowned top scorer again, especially with United having been taught a lesson by Liverpool and Manchester City in recent weeks.
Lukaku was 11/4 in the Premier League top scorer odds the last time we updated our preview but an ankle injury has resulted in the Belgium striker missing the last three games and his price has drifted to 7/1.
The former Manchester United, Inter Milan and Everton forward had three goals to his name when injury struck, so he has a lot of catching up to do if he is to overhaul Salah.
Vardy is Salah’s nearest challenger with seven goals but has failed to find the net in his last three Premier League games.
The 34-year-old striker finished top of the pile in the 2019-20 campaign but was seventh last season with 15 goals, eight behind winner Harry Kane.
Leicester have made a patchy start to the season and need to get back into top gear if Vardy is to justify odds of 12/1 on winning the Golden Boot.
Kane looks a shadow of his former self and with Spurs struggling even to get any shots on target, it will require a big turnaround from the England captain if he is to land the Golden Boot for a fourth occasion.
The appointment of Antonio Conte as manager could revitalise the Tottenham striker, who has scored just once this season and is 14/1 in the Premier League top scorer odds.
Mane shared the Golden Boot with Salah and Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the 2018-19 season and looks an interesting option at 20/1 having scored six times in the current campaign.
The Senegal striker has occasionally been left on the bench by Reds manager Jurgen Klopp this season but he is still finding the net regularly and can play a big part in the Reds’ title push, especially with Roberto Firmino out for a few weeks with a hamstring injury.
Best of the rest
West Ham striker Michail Antonio, like Mane, has six goals and is 33/1 in the Premier League top scorer odds, the same price as Aubameyang who did not help his chances by missing a penalty against Watford at the weekend.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication