The 2021/22 Premier League season is on the horizon and, as ever, the race for the Golden Boot will be one of the most interesting storylines of the season from a betting perspective. There are a number of players in contention for the award and the early stages of the season is always the best time to put your wagers on due to the value and size of the odds on offer.
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Harry Kane – 10/3
At the time of writing, we’re still not sure whether or not Harry Kane will be playing in a Tottenham Hotspur or Manchester City shirt come the end of the transfer window, but that doesn’t stop him from being the clear favorite to win the Golden Boot. Kane’s odds will almost certainly shorten if he joins reigning champions City, who have also signed Jack Grealish this window.
A three-time winner of the Golden Boot, as well as a World Cup Golden Boot winner, Kane is the best no.9 in the Premier League and has never scored fewer than 21 league goals in a season in which he has made at least 30 league appearances. Last season, he bagged 23 league goals in 35 games despite a disappointing season for the team as a collective.
Mohamed Salah – 9/2
If there’s one thing you can guarantee from Mohamed Salah it’s goals. The Egyptian has scored at least 23 goals in all competitions in all four seasons he has been at Liverpool, netting a total of 125 goals in 203 games.
The 29-year-old scored 22 goals in the Premier League last season despite a sub-par performance from his injury-hit team and it was his goals that arguably fired them into this season’s Champions League. With the Reds now back to full strength and clear of injuries for the time being, expect Salah to be in with a shout once again this term.
Romelu Lukaku – 5/1
Romelu Lukaku returns to the Premier League and Chelsea undoubtedly as a better player than he left. The Belgian international scored a hugely impressive 64 goals in 95 games for Inter Milan during his two seasons, with the cash-strapped Serie A club being forced to sell a number of assets to help balance the books.
The 28-year-old has scored 113 goals in 252 Premier League appearances in his career for West Brom, Everton and Manchester United, having failed to score in his 10 league games for Chelsea before joining the Toffees. Last season, Chelsea seriously lacked a prolific goalscorer at stages of the season and many feel Lukaku could be the missing piece of the puzzle for the Blues.
Gabriel Jesus – 16/1
It’s likely Gabriel Jesus’ position as Manchester City’s current sole senior striker that places him as the third favourite, as opposed to his own previous track record. Jesus has never scored more than 14 goals in a single Premier League season and has hit double figures just twice in his four full seasons at the club.
However, with Sergio Aguero gone, Kane still not yet at the club and a team around him that is heavily fancied to win the Premier League, Jesus’ odds have taken a boost compared to recent years. If Kane does sign before the end of the transfer window, expect Jesus to scarcely be in the conversation for the Golden Boot.
Jamie Vardy – 20/1
Jamie Vardy is still going strong at 34 and has shown incredible longevity since establishing himself as a Premier League regular. He is a member of the esteemed Premier League 100 club and last season scored 15 league goals in 34 games, scoring a total of 17 in all competitions for the Foxes.
He will have increased competition in the team this season from Kelechi Iheanacho, who enjoyed an excellent second half of the season in attack, and Patson Daka who scored 27 times in 28 games for RB Salzburg last term. Still, Vardy is the main man at the King Power Stadium and his instinctive abilities in front of goal almost double figures season in season out.
Bruno Fernandes – 20/1
A frustrating Euro 2020 will have left Bruno Fernandes chomping at the bit to show his best form for Manchester United in the Premier League. Unlike with his country, Fernandes is the main man at Old Trafford and the player they most often look to for inspiration after scoring 18 goals and providing 12 assists in 37 league appearances last term.
The 26-year-old will also benefit from the signing of Jadon Sancho, who will help ease the burden of responsibility on Fernandes especially with Marcus Rashford being out with injury. Fernandes will be crucial if United hope to challenge for the title this season.
Raheem Sterling – 20/1
Fresh off the back of an outstanding Euro 2020, Raheem Sterling will be full of confidence coming into the new season. Sterling scored three goals as England made it to the final of the competition, hopefully giving him a new lease of life after losing his place in the Manchester City squad in the second half of the season.
The 26-year-old had scored 55 league goals in the three seasons prior to last and the body of work he produced this past summer could give him the lift he needs to have another prolific campaign.
Notable Golden Boot Odds
- Timo Werner – 20/1
- Diogo Jota – 22/1
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin – 25/1
- Sadio Mane – 25/1
- Patrick Bamford – 25/1
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 25/1
- Edinson Cavani – 33/1
- Heung-Min Son – 33/1
- Danny Ings – 33/1