Betting: Repeat race to Golden Boot in store for Kane & Lukaku

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Our tipster takes a look at which players will be in contention at the top of the Premier League's scoring charts throughout the upcoming campaign

The race to be the Premier League's top goalscorer is always keenly contested - and it remains a hugely popular ante post market with punters.

The new season is just days away and Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane heads up this market. Kane has topped the Premier League scoring charts in both of the last two seasons and the Spurs striker is aiming to become the first man to be the top flight's leading marksman in three consecutive seasons since Thierry Henry achieved the feat in 2006.

Tottenham have yet to make a move in the transfer market this summer but, irrespective of what business manager Mauricio Pochettino does before the end of this month, the 24-year-old England striker seems certain to spearhead the Spurs attack.

Kane has bagged 75 league goals in the last three seasons - despite some lengthy spells on the sidelines through injury - and the front man will surely be amongst the Premier League's top scorers again this season should he remain fully fit. 

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Spurs, of course, will play their Premier League matches at Wembley this season, but Kane is a proven goalscorer and he is unlikely to be fazed by the move away from White Hart Lane.

Indeed, SportPesa go 3/1 (4.0) that Kane writes his name into Premier League folklore by claiming the top flight's top goalscorer accolade for a third successive season.

Kane was chased home last season by Romelu Lukaku - the big Belgian ended the league campaign just four goals behind the Spurs striker and Lukaku will feel that he has a good chance improving on his tally of 25 Premier League goals this term, having made a summer switch from Everton to Manchester United.

Lukaku is set to play a prominent role as Manchester United chase their first Premier League title in five years and the former Everton striker could represent good value at 4/1 (5.0) in this market should the Belgian make an impact for Mourinho's men this term.

Sergio Aguero has been one of the most prolific marksman in the Premier League since joining Manchester City in 2011 and the 7/1 (8.0) quote for the Argentina international to top the scoring charts could prove popular with punters given that the men from Manchester are well-fancied to take the title this term. 

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Aguero, though, faces stiff competition for a regular starting spot this season and there is a real possibility that Brazilian star Gabriel Jesus, an 8/1 (9.0) chance to be the Premier League's top scorer, will compete with his fellow South American for City's main striking role this term.

Diego Costa, who scored 20 goals in the Premier League last season, is expected to leave Stamford Bridge with Costa's international team-mate, Alvaro Morata set to fill the void. Morata is an 11/1 (12.0) play to be the Premier League's top scorer in his debut season in English football.

Another man whose future is far from certain is Alexis Sanchez - the Chilean bagged 24 Premier League goals last term and he can be backed at 12/1 (13.0) to be top scorer this term - a selection that would still be live should Sanchez, as has been suggested in some quarters, join Pep Guardiola at Manchester City this month.

Arsene Wenger will hope to persuade Sanchez to stay, but the 67-year-old has also moved to strengthen his side's attacking options this summer, with Alexandre Lacazette joining the Gunners. The former Olympique Lyonnais striker is an 11/1 (12.0) shot to be the Premier League's top scorer.

Kane and Lukaku, unsurprisingly, dominate this market and it is SportPesa's 4/1 (5.0) quote for the latter to take the honours that may offer best value for punters here.

Romelu Lukaku to be Premier League top goalscorer at 4/1 (5.0) for a 1pt stake with SportPesa
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