The race for the 2021/22 Premier League Golden Boot went down to the wire with Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-min sharing the award. But who will take it in 2022/23?
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Premier League Top Scorers 2022/2023
Here’s the current ranking for top scorers in the Premier League.
Players with the same amount of goals are ranked by fewer minutes played. Stats correct as of 19:30, 06/08/22.
Erling Haaland the early favourite
Erling Haaland was favourite to win the Golden Boot for 2022/23 before he even kicked a ball and, after his Premier League debut it’s not hard to see why. The Norwegian joined Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund with a phenomenal goalscoring record, netting 83 goals in 87 games across all competitions and 59 in 65 in the Bundesliga.
After one game (78) minutes, Haaland already leads the standings for top scorer in the Premier League, netting twice on debut against West Ham United. In doing so, Haaland became the first Man City player to score twice on his Premier League debut since Sergio Aguero rocked Swansea at the start of the 2011/12 campaign.
Haaland will also be watching the winter World Cup from home after Norway failed to qualify, so should be fresh when the Premier League returns on Boxing Day while some of his rivals will undoubtedly be tired due to the tournament.
Only two Manchester City players have won a Premier League Golden Boot:
◉ Carlos Tevez (2010/11)
◉ Sergio Agüero (2014/15)
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If Haaland is to win the Golden Boot he’ll become City’s third-ever winner after Carlos Tevez and Aguero. This is something fellow new signee Julian Alvarez will be made aware of, the the 22-year-old Argentine forward hopes to follow in his compatriots footsteps, but playing time could be an issue though Pep Guardiola knows what the former River Plate marksman is capable of as he’s previously won the Argentina’s Primera Division top scorer prize.
Can Mohamed Salah or Harry Kane join Thierry Henry?
Salah is the joint-holder of the Golden Boot so it’s not a surprise to see the Egyptian second favourite to win the award this year. If it cares about individual awards, Salah may be upset with himself that he didn’t outright win the Golden Boot last season given the lead he had over Son, but it was still his fourth time winning.
The Egyptian won back-to-back Golden Boots in 2017/18 and 2018/19, his first two campaigns back in the Premier League after joining Liverpool, with the latter another joint award alongside Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Claiming his third Golden Boot last season, Salah is now just one behind Arsenal legend Thierry Henry for most Premier League Golden Boots won and he’ll no doubt be looking to equal the Frenchman – also having the winter off with Egypt not at the World Cup.
But Salah will be joined in that quest by Kane, who is also on three Golden Boots and completes the top three favourites for the 2022/23 award. Despite his extremely slow start to the 2021/22 campaign, Kane still managed to break into the top five for goalscorers in the Premier League with only Salah, Son and Cristiano Ronaldo managing more goals than his 17. It was Kane’s crown that Son and Salah took, having won the Golden Boot in 2020/21 – and he also won back-to-back Golden Boots in 2015/16 and 2016/17 to help Tottenham finish third and second respectively.
Could either of them challenge Haaland and join Henry on four Golden Boots?
Premier League Outright Odds: Other Markets
There are plenty of other outright markets to bet on alongside Top Goalscorer and with some bookmakers, you can combine your top scorer bet with an outright winner bet, even if your chosen player doesn’t play for the team that you’re backing to win the title. You’ll also be able to combine top scorer bets from different leagues and divisions for a pre-season or mid-season accumulator.
Markets such as Outright Winner and To Be Relegated are known to most punters but you can now also bet on markets including a Top Four Finish, a Top Half Finish and next manager to leave their post. With some firms, you can now even bet on certain teams to finish above other teams come the end of the campaign. For example, Arsenal to finish the season as the highest placed London club anyone?
PFA Player of the Year Odds
Mohamed Salah was awarded the PFA Player of the Year for the 2020/21 season after ending the campaign with the Carabao Cup, FA Cup and 23 goals and 13 assists in the Premier League.
However, Kevin De Bruyne may feel hard done by after his contribution to Man City winning their fourth Premier League title in five years. And the Belgian is the early favourite to take the 2022/23 PFA Player of the Year award, though it is very close at the top.