With last season's top scorer Luis Suarez having swapped the Premier League for La Liga, Al Hain-Cole sees value in backing the Manchester United man to pick up his mantle
With the race therefore looking relatively open, punters should consider Paddy Power's latest offer which will see a £2 free bet credited to your account every time your player scores (minimum bet of at least £20 or £10 each way).
|Premier League Top Goalscorer
|Odds from Paddy Power
|Robin Van Persire/Sergio Aguero||9/2|
However, the England man is rated behind Robin van Persie 9/2 (5.50) in the running, with the Manchester United striker tipped to benefit from the arrival of former Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal and secure a third Golden Boot in four years.
Manchester rival Sergio Aguero is also on offer at 9/2 (5.50) thanks to an impressive strike rate of 52 in 87 Premier League matches, although an unfortunate injury record that restricted him to just 23 league appearances last season make those odds seem rather short.
After earning the Pichichi by scoring 27 times in La Liga last season, Diego Costa is available at 7/1 (8.00) to translate that form to the Premier League and becoming the first Chelsea plaayer since Didier Drogba - who is available at 100/1 (101.00) this season - to win the Golden Boot.
While that wager represents something of a risk considering Costa’s uncertain adaptation to the English game, Wayne Rooney looks like a strong bet at 12/1 (13.00) to enjoy unparalleled success in front of goal under a new manager, particularly given his prolific form in pre-season.
Although a reliable goalscorer, Manuel Pellegrini’s squad rotation up front may stand in Edin Dzeko’s 14/1 (15.00) way of glory, with team-mate Yaya Toure probably better value at 25/1 (26.00) after hitting 20 goals last time out.
The arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona has fostered great excitement among Arsenal fans this summer, and the Chilean is available at 16/1 (17.00) to live up to the billing.
Similarly, Romelu Lukaku 22/1 (23.00) will need to hit the ground running at Goodison Park after returning on a permanent contract from Chelsea for a club record £28 million fee.
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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.