Betting: Kane still favourite for Premier League top scorer prize despite Aguero's four-goal haul

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There are just two goals between the three leading contenders but dabblebet believe Tottenham's leading man is set to claim another top flight award

With the Premier League title race turning into a procession for Manchester City, one of the betting markets still providing punters with plenty of interest is the battle to be crowed the division's top scorer.

Harry Kane netted the only goal in Spurs' 1-0 win over Arsenal in Saturday's early kick-off to extend his tally to 23 for the season. dabblebet now make the England international a 1/2 (1.50) shot to secure a hat-trick of top scorer prizes, however Kane has some serious competition on his hands.

Mohamed Salah's goal against Southampton moved him onto 22 for the campaign, but the Liverpool forward is now the outsider of the three leading contenders at 7/2 (4.50) with 11 top flight games to go.

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That's because of Sergio Aguero's four-goal haul against Leicester City at the Etihad which moved him onto 21 for the season. While that's two behind Kane, as opposed to Salah who only trails the favourite by a single strike, the Manchester City forward is marginally shorter in the market at 10/3 (4.33) with dabblebet.

Raheem Sterling and Jamie Vardy were both also on target in the 5-1 win for the Premier League leaders and the England duo are available at 66/1 (67.0) to finish as the division's leading marksman, together with Romelu Lukaku.

Realistically though, this is a three-horse race and while Kane's class is beyond doubt, he is far from a sure thing to retain the award that he's claimed in each of the two previous seasons, scoring 25 times in 2015-16 and 29 last term.

Mo Salah Premier League Shot Stats

Opta's latest data reveals that Kane's tally of 23 Premier League goals have come from 109 shots in total (excluding blocks) at a shot conversion rate of 21.1 per cent. The Tottenham frontman averages a goal every 96.87 minutes in the top flight this season.

That's actually more than both of his nearest competitors though, who both boast superior stats to the market principle in the current season. Salah has taken 82 shots (excluding blocks) to get to 22 goals for Liverpool while Aguero's haul has taken just 70, making his shot conversion the best at 30%.

While it's tough to see Aguero being dropped on current form, the return of Gabriel Jesus is a potential headache for backers of the Argentine. City's leading scorer has only started 20 games this season compared to 24 for Salah and 25 for Kane.

Sergio Aguero Premier League Shot Stats

Jesus could be back in action as early as this week according to Pep Guardiola, so potential rotation has to be factored into any selections at this point, especially with City still fighting on four fronts in the hope of completing an unprecedented quadruple.

Kane certainly won't be easy to catch in the closing stages though. While he usually starts slowly, the 24-year-old ended last season with devastating effect, netting eight times in the final three Premier League games.

While many are already looking ahead to the earliest date that Manchester City could be crowned as Premier League champions, the battle to be the division’s top scorer looks set to go down to the wire and provides a fascinating side-line to the end of the campaign.

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