Always one of the favourite football betting markets to follow as the season progresses, the Premier League Golden Boot is the award given to whichever player finishes the campaign with the most goals in the division. Following a competitive 2021/22 season that went right down to the final day of the season, finishing with Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-min sharing the award with 23 goals apiece, the Premier League has been beefed up with some of Europe’s hottest strikers arriving with the intention of shaking the goalscoring charts up. With that in mind, SinkorSwimSports takes you through the latest 2022/23 Premier League Golden Boot odds, and our prediction on who we think might be a good bet to back.
2021/22 Goals (All Competitions): 29
Few strikers arrive with the same sort of impression as Erling Haaland. The 6 ft 5 former Borussia Dortmund man has already established himself as one of Europe’s top forwards and has a slew of physical traits that make him look like the perfect Premier League striker in the making. Strong, good in the air, and blessed with a rapid top speed, there’s really nothing to suggest Erling Haaland doesn’t deserve his status as the favorite in our 2022/23 Premier League Golden Boot odds.
Haaland shot to everyone’s attention with his goals against Liverpool and Napoli in the 2019/20 Champions League and went on to record a whopping 86 goals in just 89 appearances across all competitions for Dortmund. Haaland was signed by Manchester City for £51.2 million in May 2022 on a five-year deal, joining the side his father played for between 2000-2003.
2021/22 Goals (All Competitions): 31
Since signing for Liverpool in the summer of 2017, no player has come close to matching the level of goalscoring consistency as Mohamed Salah. 118 Goals in 180 Premier League appearances, Mohamed Salah has already won three Premier League Golden Boots, including the 2021/22 award.
Along with his steady stream of goals, one of the biggest storylines surrounding Salah across the 2021/22 campaign was the issue of his contract extension. The Egyptian and Liverpool were locked in negotiations for the whole season, but the pair arrive into the 2022/23 campaign with a new three-year deal, and all eyes on mounting another successful title challenge.
2021/22 Goals (All Competitions): 27
Harry Kane and Spurs might have had a sluggish start to the 2021/22 season under Nuno Espirito Santo, but the arrival of Antonio Conte was enough to inspire a turnaround that resulted in the club finishing three places and nine points better off than 2020/21.
And whilst Harry Kane might have been slightly outshone by Son-Heung Min in the goalscoring charts, no football fan should forget just how close to the perfect striker the England captain really is. Good in the air, blessed with a powerful shot and, crucially, the set-piece taker, our Harry Kane Golden Boot odds of 11/2 could be a good outside shout to follow as Antonio Conte’s exciting Spurs team continues to take shape.
2021/22 Goals (All Competitions): 24
Harry Kane might have outscored him in all competitions, but there’s no denying Son-Heung Min was Spurs’ main man when it came to the 2022/23 Premier League. Along with 7 assists, the South Korean bagged a whopping 23 goals in 35 appearances in the league, with every single one of those goals coming from open play.
Son’s quest for the 2021/22 Premier League Golden Boot was one of the major storylines of the season, coming down to the final matchday of the season, with the Korean winning the award with a memorable brace against Norwich. Again, Antonio Conte’s project in North London looks like it’s firmly starting to take shape, with the team finishing in the Champions League and making six signings so far in preseason. If the side performs as well as we’re expecting, there’s nothing to suggest Son won’t be back up the Golden Boot charts again next season.
2021/22 Goals (All Competitions): 34
Viral preseason clips of some admittedly suspect misses might have prompted memes about Darwin Nunez being on the verge of a massive flop job this season, but we still think Liverpool’s record signing should be the real deal. Not only is he joining a side coached by one of the best in the world that is almost certainly going to be competing for a title, but the Uruguayan boasts an array of traits and records that should lend themselves well in the Premier League.
Still just 23 years old, Nunez bagged 34 goals in just 41 appearances across all competitions in 2021/22, with 26 in 28 in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. The former Benfica man showcased his skills on the biggest stage against Liverpool at Anfield, and his pace and spatial awareness are sure to make him a nightmare for Premier League defenders to handle.
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