Were now 22 games through the Premier League season and the race for the Premier League Golden Boot is hotting up with many players looking like they could win it!
The Premier League Golden Boot is always a great competition between the league top goal scorers. It makes certain games more interesting towards the end of the season cause every goal really matters.
Last season the award was split between three players, Mane, Salah and Aubameyang. All three of them finished the season on 22 goals. This is the lowest total since the 2010/11 season when Berbatov and Tevez both scored 20 goals.
Thierry Henry has won the most Golden Boots in Premier League history with four. These all came between 01/02-04/05. We'll look at the odds now for this season and if we think they have a chance of winning the award.
Jamie Vardy – 5/4
The Leicester frontman is on fire this season under Brendan Rodgers. He is currently the league's top scorer with 17 goals so far. He is three clear of the three players in second place. Vardy has never won the Golden Boot before, but this season looks to be his best chance.
Vardy has retired from international football and it seems to have done him good. He now gets break so is at peak fitness which will help him compared to the other players. Behind him is Maddison who is one of the only players in the Premier League to have created of 50 chances. On top of this Vardy takes penalties for Leicester which will help bring his goal tally up.
Sergio Aguero – 5/1
The Argentinian striker has put himself right back in the mix with a hat-trick against Aston Villa on Sunday. He is now the highest-scoring foreign player in Premier League history with 177 goals, so he knows where the goal is. Aguero has also won the Golden Boot before but this was back in 14/15, his issue being injuries over the years.
To help Aguero he takes the penalties in the highest-scoring team in the league. City have scored 62 goals in the league this season, showing that they create lots of chances. A lot of this is down to De Bruyne who has 14 assists already. With having him behind Aguero, he can expect many more chances to come his way.
Marcus Rashford – 10/1
The English striker, like Vardy, has never won a Golden Boot but he's only 22. This season though he has beaten any of his previous Premier League season records. So far he has 14 goals in 22 games. Five of these have come from penalties which is another thing to consider.
This season he has started every game showing how important he is to Solskjaer. If he can stay fit until the end of the season you would expect him to be right up their come May. There are rumours around at the minute that United have agreed to sign Bruno Fernandes. He has had a brilliant season in Portugal and has created a lot of chances. Adding him to United's squad would help Rashford get even more goals.
Mo Salah – 11/1
The two time Golden Boot winner has had a fairly quiet season for him. He has scored 10 times this season but could still catch up with the rest of the league. His side are unbeaten this season and have won 20/21 games.
In his last two seasons, Salah has shown he has the ability to go on scoring runs and this could still happen with just under half the season to go. The front three he plays in are fantastic on the counter-attack. They create lots of chances and if Salah could just be a bit more clinical then his goal tally will fly up.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 11/1
With 14 goals already this season its a surprise his price is so high. He won the Golden Boot last season and has been prolific in front of goal again this season, even with Arsenal having a bad season. Aubameyang also takes penalties for his side and the way VAR is going, you would expect him to get more.
This season Arsenal have only scored 29 goals. This means Aubameyang is responsible for nearly half of those goals. Now under Arteta, you would expect them to score more which is only a good thing for the strikers chance of winning a second Golden Boot.
Danny Ings – 14/1
This seasons surprise package is the Southampton striker. He hardly featured at Liverpool but the move down South have brought about a different player. He has 14 goals this season which includes 10 goals in his last 11 games.
Southampton may be struggling but this doesn't seem to be affecting Ings. Considering he's only three goals off and at 14/1 it could be well worth an outside bet. Keep in mind also he knows if he gets the Golden Boot he'll pretty much guarantee himself a place in the Euro 2020 squad for England.