With the Premier League now underway, who is the favourite for the 20/21 Golden Boot?
The race for the Golden Boot is always an exciting one. The Premier League has some of the worlds best goalscorers in it and it usually goes down to the last game.
Last season’s award went to Leicester striker Jamie Vardy who got 23 goals for the season. His closest competitors were Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Danny Ings who finished the season on 22 goals each.
These current favourites have all won the award except for one outsider. This should make for an exciting Golden Boot race as we know they all have what it takes to finish on the top spot come to the end of the season.
Premier League Top Scorer Odds (Paddy Power)
Mo Salah (Liverpool) – 8/11
Last season wasn’t as successful personally for Salah as his previous two seasons. He has two Golden Boots already which came in 17/18 and 18/19. In 19/20 he finished the campaign on 19 goals in 34 games and had he played 38 who knows if he would have won the award.
This season though, he is firing on all cylinders. He has 17 goals in 24 games, which includes a hat-trick on an opening day. Liverpool are struggling of late, but Salah is still getting goals. You would expect Liverpool to improve their form soon and if they do, Salah could easily end up with more goals!
Harry Kane (Spurs) – 13/2
There is no debating that Harry Kane is one of the best goalscorers in world football when fit. Last season he got 18 goals in 29 games, missing a quarter of the season due to injury. Every time Kane has played 30 or more games, he has scored 20+ goals, his best in 17/18 where he scored 30 in 37.
Kane currently has 13 goals this season and he started very well but has slowed down of late. Spurs are on a bad run of form and need Kane to step up. He is very capable of putting a run of goalscoring games together and at 13/2 he could be a great outside bet.
Bruno Fernandes – 15/2
Where would Man United be without this man? The Portuguese midfielder now has 15 goals for the season, just two behind Salah. Seven of his goals though have come from the penalty spot. Given United seem to get a lot of penalties, he could very easily catch up to Salah and make it a two-horse race.
He is very important to United’s attacking play and is at the centre of everything they do. He demands the ball a lot and isn’t afraid to shoot from distance. Like Kane, Bruno could be a good outside bet.
Jamie Vardy – 9/1
Year after year people write this man off and he comes back an impresses once again. So far he has 12 goals for the season and is looking like he isn’t ageing at all. He tore Man City apart and got himself a hat-trick also.
Vardy takes the penalties for Leicester and is their main striker. He still has a blistering pace that can harm any defence in the league and Rodgers will need him if they want to try and get into the top four this season. It’s going to take some doing to bridge the gap between him and Salah, but it wouldn’t be the first time Vardy has defied the odds!
Heung-Min Son – 16/1
Another player in fine goalscoring form at Spurs is the South Korean forward Son. He has 13 goals for the season so far which is his best start to a season by a long way. Son’s most prolific season was in 2016/17 when he returned 14 goals and it looks like he’ll get well past this, this season.
The only issue with Son is we have never seen him go a full season of scoring. If he can carry in the form he is in now then he will have every chance, but that is a big IF!