Last week, we previewed the opening weekend of action in the Premier League as the new season got underway in spectacular style. There’s still 37 Matchday’s in the season still to go, with the next one coming up at the weekend and rather than preview those games, we are instead going to focus on some other popular Premier League outright bets for the season, focusing on the Top Goalscorer market.
Backing which player will be the one to score the most goals in a Premier League season is never easy as there are so many factors that can influence the outcome. Whether a team over or under performs, whether the player loses form, gets a longer-term injury or perhaps plays less due to being rotated in and out of the team. Even though the field of genuine contenders is pretty small, it is still a tough bet to predict accurately. Some players could even be transferred before the transfer window closes, or in January when it reopens.
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With that in mind we are going to bring you our predictions for who will be in with a shout of landing the top prize and to place the bet, we recommend using bet365 Sport. Not only does the site offer a superb range of football betting, but also In Play betting and Live Streaming too. If you are not yet a member then you can get a little added bonus too when you sign up using the latest bet365 New Customer Promotion available on site.
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Outlined below are our top tips for who to back in the Top Goalscorer market but first, we will give you a quick run through of the players that have landed the title in recent seasons and how many goals they have scored in doing so.
Premier League Leading Goalscorers (since 2010)
- 2010 – Didier Drogba (Chelsea) – 29
- 2011 – Dimitar Berbatov (Man Utd), Carlos Tevez (Man City) – 20
- 2012 – Robin Van Persie (Arsenal) – 30
- 2013 – Robin Van Persie (Man Utd) – 26
- 2014 – Luis Suarez (Liverpool) – 31
- 2015 – Sergio Aguero (Man City) – 26
- 2016 – Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 25
- 2017 – Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 29
- 2018 – Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 32
- 2019 – Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane (both Liverpool), Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) – 22
- 2020 – ?
The record for most Premier League goals in a single season is 34, a record jointly held by Andy Cole of Newcastle United in 1994, and Alan Shearer of Blackburn Rovers in 1995.
The fewest number of goals to win the honour was 18 goals, which happened in successive seasons 1998 and 1999. In both years, three players won the award, Dion Dublin (Coventry), Michael Owen (Liverpool) and Chris Sutton (Blackburn) in 1998 and Owen again plus Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (Leeds) and Dwight Yorke (Man Utd) in 1999.
Premier League Top Goalscorer Contenders 2020
- Harry Kane (Tottenham)
Tottenham star Harry Kane is the bookmakers favourite to win the golden boot this coming season and it is not difficult to see why, winning it in successive years in 2016 and 2017 and finishing second in 2018 and then 6th last year, despite missing a number of games through injury, if Kane plays a full season injury-free then it is likely he will top this chart simply because he is the source of most of Tottenham’s goals by a considerable margin.
- Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
After a stellar first season at Liverpool, in which he scored 32 Premier League goals, Salah scored ten fewer last season but still finished as the joint-leading goalscorer. Liverpool fans will be hoping he can increase that output once again this coming season as his goals and creativity will likely be vital if Liverpool are finally to end their long wait for a Premier League crown. Salah could well be Kane’s closest rival for the golden boot.
- Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)
Although he is ranked well in the betting and has scored 20 goals or more in 7 of his nine seasons with Man City, I think at age 31, Aguero’s injury problems will likely see him have reduced game time this season. He’s still a huge threat and a class act, perhaps the most naturally gifted finisher in the Premier League, but I feel Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling will should the burden of scoring along with Aguero, which may water down the amount of goals he scores.
- Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)
The joint-winner last year would probably be a favourite to win this again if he played at a club better than Arsenal. Unfortunately, the Gunners are in something of a transitional phase at the moment and I don’t quite see them having the firepower to match the top teams. As such, Aubameyang will have to score a higher proportion of his teams goals than the likes of Salah or Kane and I just don’t see that happening again, especially with Lacazette also in the team.
- Sadio Mane (Liverpool)
The other joint-winner of this trophy last season, Senegal’s interest deep into the African Cup of Nations may mean that Mane doesn’t quite start the season in peak physical condition and I think he may well be used sparingly over the first few weeks, which I feel will put him at a slight disadvantage to other players on this list. However, Mane does score his goals in streaks and if he continues his form from last season into this, he could well make up any difference in double-quick time. I think Mane is the best each way bet option of this selection of players.
- Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City)
Jesus has been kept out of the City team in the main by the form of Aguero in the past couple of years but I think this season he will likely be used more often and if he can start to get amongst the goals, it is going to be hard for Pep Guardiola to leave him out. City also score plenty of goals and if he is the man who is sharp enough to bang them in, then his price of 33/1 looks a snip.