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Golden Boot battle going to the wire

May 10th, 2019 Football, Home, Media & Journalism, News & Events, Press Release

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

Season Player Club Goals Games Goal ratio
2017–18 Mohamed Salah Liverpool 32 36 0.89
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
2013–14 Luis Suarez Liverpool 31 33 0.94
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
2008–09 Nicolas Anelka Chelsea 19 36 0.53
2007–08 Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United 31 34 0.91
2006–07 Didier Drogba Chelsea 20 36 0.56
2005–06 Thierry Henry (4) Arsenal 27 32 0.84
2004–05 Thierry Henry Arsenal 25 32 0.78
2003–04 Thierry Henry Arsenal 30 37 0.81
2002–03 Ruud van Nistelrooy Manchester United 25 34 0.74
2001–02 Thierry Henry Arsenal 24 33 0.73
2000–01 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (2) Chelsea 23 35 0.66
1999–2000 Kevin Phillips Sunderland 30 36 0.83
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
1997–98 Michael Owen Liverpool 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

Spokesman Peter Watton is available for further comment or one-on-one interviews on this subject or anything connected with a betting market – for more information please contact press@oddsmonkey.com or call 01916404262