The competition for the 2022/23 Golden Boot is going to be fierce. Many of the top clubs have already added starting strikers to their ranks. Manchester City with Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez, Liverpool with Darwin Nunez, Arsenal with Gabriel Jesus and Chelsea with Raheem Sterling. Betting sites such as Bet365 have already released Premier League top scorer odds to accommodate this.
The 6 Favourites’ Odds for Premier League Top Scorer
Let’s take a look at who the top 6 favourites are according to the Premier League top scorer odds set by bookmakers.
Erling Haaland- 3/1
Erling Haaland has signed for Man City in a £54 million deal from Borussia Dortmund. He set the world absolutely alight at Dortmund and was well overdue for his big money move to a bigger club. There is absolutely no surprise that Haaland has the best Premier League top scorer odds. It’s not often that you see a new signing join the league and win the Golden Boot in their first season, but if anyone can, it’s Erling Haaland. At just 21 years old, he already has more than 100 career goals and hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down.
He will likely take penalties for the club too, which will only boost his chances further. With the sheer number of chances that Man City create per game, Haaland should score plenty. Will he bag enough for the golden boot? The bookmakers certainly think so…
Mohamed Salah- 9/2
Coming in at second we have last season’s joint top scorer and three-time golden boot winner, Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian’s Premier League top scorer odds sit firmly at 9/2. There were rumours of Salah joining Sadio Mane on Liverpool’s departures list, but he instead opted to sign a new contract. He’s now on some very big cash and will have everything to prove to his Liverpool superiors.
We have seen players receive new contracts and drop off in the past, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang springs to mind. The Gabonese star signed a big money contract at Arsenal and was never the same again. He has since left to join Barcelona. Salah will want to prove that he is different and will continue to chase success, despite already receiving financial reward. Will Salah keep up his goal scoring form?
Harry Kane- 6/1
Next on the list we have Harry Kane, the England captain with a massive eye for goal. Kane’s Premier League top scorer odds are at 6/1, which could be a tidy little bet. Under Antonio Conte for a full season, we could see Kane start to really explode again. Last season he was more of a supplier and despite the fact he was picking up regular goals, teammate Heung-Min Son beat him to the Golden Boot. This season, Spurs will be looking for silverware and true success under Conte and Harry Kane’s goals will be key to this.
Spurs have signed an additional attacker in Richarlison. He will also be hungry for goals, but he’ll have to share with Kane, Son and Kulusevski. Will Kane be able to push on for another golden boot? Or will he sit deeper and create chances for his teammates?
Darwin Nunez- 10/1
At 10/1 on the Premier League top scorer odds list, we have Liverpool’s new striker Darwin Nunez. The Uruguayan was signed for a staggering €100 million and will need to bring the heat for Liverpool. He has played for them in a few pre-season matches, including one against RB Leipzig where he scored 4 goals! That will certainly do something for his confidence heading into the all-important league season.
Nunez scored goals against Liverpool last season in the Champions League, which proves that he can do it against a Premier League defence. He has strength, athleticism and most importantly, a knack for getting in the right positions and scoring goals. The Premier League is a massive step up from the Portuguese League, but we’ve seen players make the jump before. Will Nunez join the success stories, or will he be a €100 million flop?
Heung-Min Son- 12/1
Last season’s joint golden boot winner, the fantastic Heung-Min Son. The Korean has been nothing short of excellent for Tottenham for years now, he scores goals, he links the play and provides assists for his teammates. He is very two-footed, which adds more depth to his game and makes him more unpredictable in the final third. He can cut onto either side and still pull off a strong enough shot to beat the best goalkeepers.
Antonio Conte’s arrival has only seen Son improve as a player and he will be hungrier than ever to play a role in what could be a very successful year for the Lily-Whites. Son is yet to win a trophy with Spurs, as is Kane. If they are to win something, there’s no doubt that Son and Kane will be at the forefront. He does have a World Cup to worry about in-between the season, but with his incredible work ethic, we could easily see Son as a golden boot winner again.
Cristiano Ronaldo- 14/1
Watch this space, Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly been looking for a way out of Manchester United this summer. The Portuguese didn’t travel with the side on their pre-season tour amid talks of him moving on. Last season, United failed to qualify for the Champions League and Ronaldo, who is known as Mr Champions League does not want to miss out on playing in his beloved competition while he still can.
His agent, Jorge Mendes has been speaking with Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Barcelona as of late, but none of the clubs will be taking him on. Chelsea and Bayern refused, and Barcelona can’t afford him. There are other clubs that he has been in contact with, but it looks like not many are interested in signing Ronaldo at 37.
If he stays though, he could well be in with a shout to win the golden boot. He finished second for the award last season, behind Son and Salah and is 6th on the Premier League top scorer odds list.
Dark Horses That Might Surprise us…
The top 6 are not the only players in with a chance, there are more players with similar Premier League top scorer odds and some that could make for great longshot bets.
Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling have both left Man City to join Arsenal and Chelsea respectively. The pair will both be looking to show their class at their new clubs and prove themselves further. Sterling has the ability to get himself in some great positions and find goals, especially with good crossers of the ball around him. Gabriel Jesus is the striker that Arsenal fans have been crying out for since Aubameyang left, and he could lead them to the top four.
There are also some more experienced forwards that consistently score goals in the league that could be well up there. Jamie Vardy hasn’t finished yet and after a quiet season for Leicester, Vardy will want to fire the Foxes back into Europe. Dominic Calvert-Lewin will have to take the reins for Everton after Richarlison’s departure, he will be looking to get Everton back to midtable, upwards and away from a relegation battle.
With Ronaldo losing his place after not travelling for pre-season and him potentially leaving the club, we could see a couple of Man Utd players break the mould and fight for the golden boot. Anthony Martial has been starting for United in pre-season and has scored in every game so far. If Erik ten Hag’s side can be successful, there’s a high chance that Martial’s goals will help. Jadon Sancho has also looked sharp and has been a prolific scorer when playing for Dortmund.
Who do you think will win the 2022/23 golden boot? Will it be someone at the top of the Premier League top scorer odds list? Or will it be a surprise candidate like Gabriel Jesus or Anthony Martial? Only time will tell, but we can tell you one thing. We can’t wait to see all of these great strikers compete for the Premier League top scorer award.
Who is the top goal scorer in the Premier League?
The top goal scorers in the Premier League last season was Mo Salah and Heung-Min Son.
Who is the Premier League top scorer of all time?
The top goal scorer of all time in the Premier League is Alan Shearer who scored 260 Premier League goals in his career.
Who is top of the Premier League top scorer odds list?
The player who tops the Premier League top scorer odds list is Erling Haaland, followed by Mohamed Salah.