One of the most fascinating aspects of Premier League betting is without doubt looking at who might be the top goalscorer in England’s top flight. The battle for the golden boot is likely to be as fierce as ever in 2012/2013 too with plenty of capable candidates.
Leading the way at the moment is Sergio Aguero of Manchester City. Available at 7/1, the Argentina international was an instant success in the Premier League, scoring 23 league goals to help Roberto Mancini’s men secure the title. Now, it is expected to be more of the same.
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Wayne Rooney is the man next in line, available at 8/1 to top the Premier League scoring charts. You just know he is going to be in contention if fit too. He has proven himself to be a world-class goalscorer over the last few years and if he hits the ground running, he could be difficult to beat.
The battle between Aguero and Rooney is intriguing in itself of course. They are the main striker for each Manchester club and who knows, whichever comes out on top could be the one lifting the Premier League trophy in May next year.
There are other contenders for leading scorer though, including Fernando Torres at 10/1. It has been said before – this time last year for example – but this could be his year in a Chelsea shirt.
Fresh from a strong end to last season and winning the golden boot in Euro 2012 – as well as being part of Spain’s winning team – he should be in excellent spirits. If this confidence is greeted with an early goal or two – watch him go.
Available at the same odds as Torres is Robin Van Persie. Last year’s leading scorer is now playing for Manchester United, so he is sure to see plenty of support.
You then come to the slight outsiders, but they all have a genuine chance of success. Both Luis Suarez and Carlos Tevez had their problems off the pitch last season, but their talent cannot be denied. If they are in the right frame of mind, they are excellent value at 14/1.
Other contenders include Mario Balotelli, Papiss Cisse, Darren Bent, Andy Carroll and Danny Welbeck and this just shows the amount of talented strikers English football is blessed with.
Then, if you fancy a dark horse for leading scorer – players can come from nowhere sometimes – Arsenal’s new signing Lukas Podolski is available at 40/1 with many bookies.