Salah, Kane Going For Henry’s Record
Often considered the hardest league in the world, the English Premier League is difficult to dominate individually. That makes winning the Golden Boot, as the league’s top scorer, an incredible achievement. Just last month, Liverpool’s Mo Salah and Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son shared the 2021-22 award with 23 goals each. Most impressively, Son did it without scoring a single penalty and became the first Asian player to win the award. We’ll run through the Premier League Golden Boot odds for next season and see if either has a chance to repeat.
Mo Salah is just one Golden Boot away from equalling Thierry Henry’s Premier League record of four. Salah also won in 2017-18 and 2018-19 and should shoulder more of the burden now that Sadio Mane is gone. Salah is priced at +450 Golden Boot odds to repeat and he should continue to create plenty of chances.
Despite not playing a single minute in England yet, Erling Haaland also sits at +450 Premier League Golden Boot odds. The prolific Norwegian striker just joined Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund and is expected to hit the ground running. In three seasons at Dortmund, Haaland never averaged fewer than a goal per 90 minutes. Now, he’ll be playing with Kevin de Bruyne and should have plenty of chances to score.
Harry Kane showed up to preseason late last season and got off to a slow start. With no transfer saga this season, Kane should theoretically be in the running for the Golden Boot. He’s listed at +700 odds to win his fourth Golden Boot. He’s Tottenham’s go-to penalty taker, which should certainly help his bid.
Kane’s teammate Heung-Min Son played further up the field than he did last season. That could continue as Antonio Conte returns for another season as coach. Son has long been one of the most underrated players in the world and is arguably Spurs’ most important player. He sits at appealing +800 Premier league Golden Boot odds.
It’s unclear whether Cristiano Ronaldo will even start the season with Manchester United. The 37-year-old proved he could still hack it in the Premier League last season, with 18 goals; however, with press-happy new manager Erik ten Hag coming in, Ronaldo is reportedly not in his future plans. He still is priced at +1000 Golden Boot odds for those wanting to bet on Premier League.
Liverpool’s Diogo Jota stands to benefit from Sadio Mane’s departure as well and has +1800 odds. The Reds still have a busy front line with Darwin Nunez coming in, Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Luis Diaz. Still, Jota scored an impressive 15 goals last season.
Romelu Lukaku and Sadio Mane are listed at +2000 and +2200, respectively, but neither is expected to play in the Premier League next season. Lukaku is expected to be loaned back to Inter, while Mane is off to Bayern Munich. With Lukaku most likely on his way out, Chelsea’s Kai Havertz stands to benefit. His betting odds have boosted to +2000.
Jamie Vardy has won the Premier League Golden Boot before and he’s priced at +2500 odds to do so again. A Leicester legend, Vardy is now 35 years old and struggled with injuries last season. Still, he managed an excellent haul of 15 goals in 25 matches last season.
Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins and Newcastle forward Callum Wilson are also on +2500 odds. While not as individually talented as other players on this list, they’ll be leading the lines for many improved teams. Villa and Newcastle have both invested heavily into their squads in bids to compete for European spots.
It’s worth keeping an eye on Gabriel Jesús’s proposed transfer to Arsenal. The Gunners are linked with a number of creative players and Jesus could be the centerpiece of their attack next season. The deal is reportedly in its closing stages and Jesus would be the most talented number nine Arsenal have. He sits at +2800 odds but the Brazilian international would have a lot of chances to score next season if he were to join.Follow us on Twitter