It is not just the race for the title that will be going to the last weekend of the season but also the battle for the Golden Boot.
As it stands, the current holder of the top-scorer crown, Liverpool’s Mo Salah is sitting at the top of the tree on 22 – but it remains to be seen whether he will feature in their final game of the season at home to Wolves as he missed the midweek win over Barcelona through injury.
Salah is two goals ahead of his nearest rival, well three rivals as Sergio Aguero, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his team-mate Sadio Mane all sit on 20 goals.
But who is the favourite for the title?
Premier League Golden Boot Winners
|2016–17||Harry Kane (2)||Tottenham Hotspur||29||30||0.97|
|2015–16||Harry Kane||Tottenham Hotspur||25||38||0.65|
|2014–15||Sergio Aguero||Manchester City||26||33||0.79|
|2012–13||Robin van Persie (2)||Manchester United||26||38||0.68|
|2011–12||Robin van Persie||Arsenal||30||38||0.79|
|2010–11||Carlos Tevez||Manchester City||20||31||0.65|
|2010–11||Dimitar Berbatov||Manchester United||20||32||0.63|
|2009–10||Didier Drogba (2)||Chelsea||29||32||0.91|
|2007–08||Cristiano Ronaldo||Manchester United||31||34||0.91|
|2005–06||Thierry Henry (4)||Arsenal||27||32||0.84|
|2002–03||Ruud van Nistelrooy||Manchester United||25||34||0.74|
|2000–01||Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (2)||Chelsea||23||35||0.66|
|1998–99||Michael Owen (2)||Liverpool||18||30||0.6|
|1998–99||Dwight Yorke||Manchester United||18||33||0.55|
|1998–99||Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink||Leeds United||18||36||0.5|
|1997–98||Chris Sutton||Blackburn Rovers||18||35||0.51|
|1997–98||Dion Dublin||Coventry City||18||36||0.5|
|1996–97||Alan Shearer (3)||Newcastle United||25||31||0.81|
|1995–96||Alan Shearer (2)||Blackburn Rovers||31||35||0.89|
|1994–95||Alan Shearer||Blackburn Rovers||34||42||0.81|
|1993–94||Andy Cole||Newcastle United||34||40||0.85|
|1992–93||Teddy Sheringham||Tottenham Hotspur||22||41||0.54|
Well, despite the four players seemingly in contention – the Bookmakers believe it is firmly a two-horse race between Salah and Aguero.
Salah is firm favourite at 1/3, which is 75% probability, to regain the crown with Aguero at 7/2. Aubameyang and Mane are considered firm outsiders at 14/1.
On the final day – Salah and Mane, with Liverpool, are at home to Wolves, Aguero’s Man City travel to Brighton whilst Aubameyang and Arsenal face Burnley.
OddMonkey spokesman Peter Watton commented: “This market appears all over according to the odds, and it is hard to see anyone closing the gap, but we think there is some value here beyond Salah at odds-on an Aguero – you only need look at midweek with Aubameyang slamming home a treble at Valencia…if he can do it at The Mestalla, why not Turf Moor?”
Premier League Top Scorer odds:
Mohamed Salah – 1/3
Sergio Aguero – 7/2
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 14/1
Sadio Mane – 14/1
*Odds correct at time of publishing
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