Liverpool talisman Mohamed Salah is one of only two players so far to break the 20-goal barrier, but will he claim the Premier League Golden Boot come the end of 2021/22?
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Premier League Top Scorers 2021/2022
Here’s the current ranking for top scorers in the Premier League as we enter the final stretch. Salah is currently leading the way but he is looking less comfortable at the top, now just one ahead of Son Heung-min, the only other player to hit 20+ goals for the campaign. Cristiano Ronaldo is also in the top three after bringing up his 18th of the season against Brentford.
|5th||Kevin De Bruyne||15||5.8||2,115|
Players with the same amount of goals are ranked by fewer minutes played. Stats correct as of 16:00, 15/05/22.
Mohamed Salah the outright favourite
Mohamed Salah has been playing like a man possessed this season. The stellar Egyptian had threatened to move out of sight in the Golden Boot race, though Son is making a late charge. Incredibly, Salah is also in the hunt for the Playmaker award with 13 assists, one ahead of Liverpool teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold (12).
It’s certainly easy to see why he has racked up such impressive numbers. The 29-year-old has taken more shots than any other player in the Premier League this season (131), while he was the first player with over 50 shots on target (57).
Who are the other contenders in the Golden Boot race?
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- 15/8 Claim Here
Son is making a late play for the top prize. With 12 in his last 13 Premier League games, the Tottenham man is keeping the heat on Salah. Will it be too little, too late?
Despite Manchester United’s wavering season, Ronaldo also put himself in the race. Although, the Portugal skipper would need to score five goals in Man Utd’s final game against Crystal Palace – while also hoping none of his challengers add to their tallies – to scoop the prize this time around.
Harry Kane (16), Kevin De Bruyne, Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane (all 15) are also up there but, like Ronaldo, they would all need a miracle to overhaul Salah.
Bookmaker’s Dark Horses For the Golden Boot
As we head towards the business end, it becomes more difficult to select a dark horse — you’re either in contention with a game or two remaining, or you’re not.
With that in mind, red-hot Son looks the most likely to topple Salah at best odds of 15/8. With Tottenham’s push for a Champions League berth set to go to the wire, it’s difficult to see him easing off heading into the final weekend.
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
Kevin De Bruyne was awarded the PFA Player of the Year for the 2020/21 season after ending the campaign with the Premier League trophy, Carabao Cup, six goals and 12 assists.
However, Harry Kane may feel hard done by after ending the campaign as the league’s top scorer with 23 goals and with the most assists (14).
But as we know, the Premier League is packed with consistently elite performers, particularly at the Etihad Stadium. The likes of Bernardo Silva and Ruben Dias have all enjoyed stellar campaigns so far with City leading the charge.
However, given Salah’s current form at Anfield, it would be hard to look past the Egyptian at this stage of the season. His 45 direct goalscoring contributions 48 games across all competitions for Liverpool is simply out of this world.