- Back Aubameyang for the Premier League Golden Boot at 8/1 with Paddy Power
- Back Alvaro Morata for the Premier League Golden Boot at 33/1 with Ladbrokes
Let’s look ahead to the 2018/19 Premier League season and look at the best bets for top scorer in the division. Last season, there was Mohamed Salah on 32 goals, Harry Kane on 30 goals and the rest nowhere to be seen.
Sergio Aguero, Jamie Vardy and Raheem Sterling are likely to have been happy with their respective hauls of 21, 20 and 18, although it’s clear that a 30+ haul is likely to win the Premier League Golden Boot while Kane is still in action.
Kane a Good Shout
The slight curveball ahead of the 2018/19 campaign is that the England captain is unlikely to line up at Newcastle on 11 August, while the clash against Fulham on 18 August could also see Kane sipping a bottle of mineral water in the stands.
Not that the 24-year-old particularly enjoys the eighth month of the year and we have to respect the market leader considering he has returned 21, 25, 29 and 30 in the past four seasons.
It’s an incredible return for such a young striker and the above numbers indicate that he’s becoming more of a predator with the passing of each campaign, making him a solid candidate for placing one of your free bets on for an opening game goal.
Salah’s numbers were out of the park last term and the 26-year-old clearly feels as though he can find further improvement although whether he can bag another 32 goals is open to question.
The Egyptian may be used a little more sparingly now that Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri have been recruited, with Salah having suffered with injury and also represented his country at the World Cup.
Aubameyang Goals on the Horizon?
If we’re looking for a deadly striker who didn’t make an appearance in Russia, then step forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who’s 8/1 to win the golden boot with Paddy Power.
He’s been to Borussia Dortmund what Kane has been to Spurs over the past few years, with the Gabon forward having managed 98 goals in 144 appearances before making the switch to Arsenal.
The 29-year-old notched a very respectable ten goals in thirteen appearances for the Gunners last term and looks as though he fits into the “guaranteed goals” bracket when it comes to elite football.
Sergio Aguero was at the World Cup but he was lightly used for an Argentina side that bowed out of the competition at the last sixteen stage, with Gabriel Jesus expected to compete for the lone attack.
Value in Bigger Prices
Romelu Lukaku is likely to miss the opening few games of the season and will continue to operate for a Manchester United side without an identity, while Alexis Sanchez did chip in with 24 goals for Arsenal two seasons ago. His odds may be worth tracking at one of the best bookmakers throughout this season.
At a bigger price, Jamie Vardy’s best odds are listed at at 40/1 with Karamba and the Leicester forward chipped in with twenty goals last season although the departure of Riyad Mahrez will be a concern, while Alvaro Morata catches the eye at 33/1 with Ladbrokes if he remains at Chelsea and enjoys lots of game time under Maurizio Sarri.