The top scorer market is always popular with punters and our tipster is expecting big things from the Bhoys' Republic of Ireland international
Celtic, of course, are red-hot favourites to win the title for a third successive season and, therefore, it is unsurprising that some of Neil Lennon’s key attacking assets dominate the betting market.
Anthony Stokes was a bit-part player for the Hoops last season but, following the departure of last season’s top scorer Gary Hooper to Norwich City in the summer, the 25-year-old forward has become Neil Lennon’s first choice striker this term.
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Competition for places at Celtic Park, though, is certainly fierce and the acquisition of Teemu Pukki from Schalke 04 could give Neil Lennon food for thought.
Pukki has scored twice in four appearances since joining the Hoops and, should he be afforded more game time by the Celtic boss, then the Finland international could be decent value at 7/1 (8.0) with BetVictor to scoop the top scorer award this season.
Another Celtic player near the top of the betting market is midfielder Kris Commons. The former Derby County star has scored four goals in seven outings for the Hoops in the league already this season.
It is worth noting that the 30-year-old is Celtic’s penalty taker and, therefore, there may be value in backing Commons each-way at a chunky 10/1 (11.0) with BetVictor to be the league's top marksman.
Away from the defending champions, Billy McKay of Inverness Caledonian Thistle is a lively contender.
McKay notched an impressive 27 goals in 45 appearances for Terry Butcher’s side last term and has started the season with a bang, scoring eight goals in nine games.
The Northern Irishman is available at 3/1 (4.0) with BetVictor to be the top scorer and that is a price that could represent value - provided Inverness can keep their prized asset beyond the January transfer window.
St Johnstone’s Stevie May has made a fine start to the season, scoring four goals in nine games, but speculation about the 20-year-old striker’s future is already rife and the 10/1 (11.0) quote from BetVictor for May to be the league’s top scorer carries little appeal.
Aberdeen striker Niall McGinn, who scored 20 league goals for the Dons last season, is a 12/1 (13.0) chance with BetVictor alongside Motherwell striker John Sutton, who has bagged four goals since returning to Fir Park in the summer.
Stokes, though, is deserving of favouritism in this market and should be backed at 9/4 (3.25) with BetVictor to be the SPL's top scorer this season.
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