Who Will Be The Top Goalscorer in the Premier League This Coming Season?
The Premier League gets underway this Friday night with Liverpool taking on Norwich City at Anfield in the opening game of the season, with the remaining nine matches taking place across Saturday and Sunday. Of course, there will be huge interest in these games and there will also be plenty of money bet on both who will win the Premier League this season and who will come out on top in the games this weekend.
We have already brought you our preview of the Premier League earlier this week, but now we are going to turn away from team performance and instead look at individual players as one of the most popular betting markets for fans each season is betting on which player will be the top goalscorer in the Premier League.
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So who are the players who stand the best chance of becoming top scorer in the Premier League this season? We take a look at the main contenders below and then pick who we would tip to back in the market.
Premier League Leading Goalscorer 2019/20 Contenders
Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 9/2 at bet365
Harry Kane only scored 17 goals in a curtailed season last year as injury ruled him out of the last weeks of the season, however his record of 125 Premier League goals in 178 games is outstanding. You also know that if Kane is fit, Pochettino will pick him for the vast majority of games and that is also a key factor here. If Kane stays fit then he for me is the outstanding choice as I can see another 25+ goals from him this season, however there are question marks over that ankle and if he gets another whack on it, then somebody else could take the golden boot.
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – 5/1
Aguero has netted over 20 goals in all of hs last five seasons in the Premier League and it would be remiss to think he won’t do so again here. However, he is now 31 years of age and his levels of fitness have always been a worry for City. I can see Aguero being used more sparingly by City over the course of the season but he should still be good for around 20 goals.
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 5/1
Mo Salah’s strike rate in the Premier League for Liverpool compares favourably with almost anybody. He has netted 54 Premier League goals in 74 games in just two seasons. An astonishing rate of goals. He dis suffer a second season fall off after 44 goals in his first season at Anfield in total, but 27 in 52 games is still a good record. I fancy Salah to score another 20+ goals this season but I can’t quite see him earning a third successive golden boot.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) – 9/1
Aubameyang has a superb goalscoring record for Arsenal with 32 Premier League goals In just 49 games. However, he has found himself in and out of the teams at times last season and he does tend to have runs of games where he does not find the net. Even so, I do expect him to be one of the real contenders for the honour this time around, but only if Arsenal can create enough opportunities for him. I see another season with 20-25 goals for Aubameyang this time around.
Sadio Mane (Liverpool) – 10/1
For me, Mane is the outside bet to win this and I fancy him as an Each Way bet. He finished joint top last season with 22 goals (the same as Salah and Aubameyang) but I think he has the potential to score even more, even if Salah does too. I expect Liverpool to be even more clinical this season and I think Mane is capable of netting 25 goals.
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – 12/1
Having netted 35 goals in 67 Premier League games over the past two seasons, Raheem Sterling has matured into a superb goalscorer for Manchester City. However, the time has come for him now to move on a step and turn those numbers into a slightly higher amount. If City continue to score at the rate they have, then I think this year will see Sterling hit more than 20 goals and he could be in with a shout of the top goalscorer prize.
Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) – 14/1
Lacazette had a great scoring record when he was the main man at Lyon, scoring 27, 21 and 28 goals in his last three seasons with the club. At Arsenal though, he shares duties with Aubameyang and can often be left out of the team for some games for tactical reasons. For this reason alone, I feel this is why his tally of 14 and 13 goals in his two seasons for Arsenal is lower than in France. I expect Lacazette to perhaps score 10-14 goals again this season.
Marcus Rashford (Man Utd) – 20/1
I am a little surprised at Rashford being this short a price for the goalscorer award as although he has been a good performer for United at tiems, he has only scored a total of 27 Premier League goals in 111 appearances, with 10 coming last season. A more prominent striking role may help him bag more than that amount this year, but if United lose Pogba and Lukaku, I think they may well struggle to create the chances for Rashford to score too many more than what he achieved last year. I see Rashford scoring 10-13 goals this season.
Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) – 25/1
Having secured the services of Youri Tielemans and with James Maddison offering plenty of chances for strikers, Jamie Vardy should be confident of bagging a fair few goals next season for the Foxes. The ex-England man is now focusing solely on his club career and I think he could enjoy a renaissance next season. I’d expect Vardy to score between 15-20 goals, depending on how well the Foxes do this season.
Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – 25/1
Having played a key role in Brazil winning the Copa America this summer, I think Roberto Firmino may be eased into things this season at Liverpool. His unselfishness in working for the team means that he doesn’t tend to score as many goals as Salah or Mane, but he is just as vital to how Liverpool play. I think Firmino should be good for 15-20 goals this season for Liverpool but I don’t think that will be enough to win the golden boot.
Our pick from the list?
I think Harry Kane is the smart move here with the England man enjoying a relatively longer summer of recovery than last year and also having the benefit of having missed several weeks at the end of last season. That elongated rest, will have him in good physical shape ahead of the season and if he can stay fit, he should be able to score the goals to put him top of the charts.
However if Kane does not go the season injury free then I think Sadio Mane of Liverpool is a great option at 10/1. The Senegalese striker out-scored Mo Salah over the second half of the season and he is increasingly important as a source of goals for Liverpool.
*All odds shown in this article were correct at the time of writing with bet365 Sport.