With the four leading contenders separated by a single goal, the race for the Premier League’s Golden Boot is shaping up nicely – with joint leader Alexis Sanchez standing out at odds of 7/1. The Chilean’s 14th goal of the season at the weekend put him level with Diego Costa and Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the top of the 2016/17 scoring charts, just 1 clear of Harry Kane.
Despite the ongoing rumblings of discontent over his contractual position, Arsenal’s forward has been consistently good this season and there is no reason why he can’t go on to outscore his rivals, and at a much greater price too.
Ibrahimovic, who scored United’s late equaliser against Liverpool, heads the market at a best price of 11/4 with Bet365, while Kane is next up at 3/1 with Paddy Power – who have now pushed Costa out to a best price of 9/2 after his no-show at Leicester.
Pre-season 7/2 Golden Boot favourite, Sergio Aguero, who has 11 goals to his name, is now available at a stand-out 6/1 with BetVictor – who also offer the best odds of 16/1 on Romelu Lukaku after he scored his 12th of the season on Sunday and 33/1 on Jermain Defoe, who bagged his 12th league goal of the campaign against Stoke.
We highlighted Defoe’s each-way chances recently when he was 40/1 with BetVictor (1/4 odds for 1,2,3) and he still appeals at their 33/1 (as short as 16/1 elsewhere).
|PLAYER (GOALS)||BEST ODDS||BOOKMAKERS|
|Romelu Lukaku (12)||16/1||BetVictor|
|Jermain Defoe (12)||33/1||BetVictor|
|Deli Alli (10)||50/1||BetVictor|
|Eden Hazard (9)||66/1||Betfred|
|Olivier Giroud (7)||66/1||Bet365|
|Christian Benteke (8)||66/1||BetVictor|
|Sadio Mane (9)||150/1||Bet365|