Betting Special: Aguero still favourite for the Premier League Golden Boot despite Vardy's lead

The Manchester City striker is still widely fancied to finish as top scorer for the second season in succession, despite trailing the current leader by four goals
An unlikely hero for the unlikeliest of Premier League title contenders, Jamie Vardy has perfectly summed up Leicester City this season.

Having scored just five league goals for a team that narrowly escaped relegation last campaign, the Foxes striker started the season as a 225/1 (226.00) outsider with Paddy Power in the top-scorer market.

However, with Claudio Ranieri’s men now five points clear at the top of the table and cut from last summer’s 5000/1 (5001.00) to 2/1 (3.00) to win the league, their 18-goal top scorer is now on offer at just 5/2 (3.50) to win the Golden Boot.

Just as Manchester City remain title favourites despite slipping six points behind the leaders following a 3-1 home defeat to Leicester, Sergio Aguero is still the 2/1 (3.00) front-runner to take home the trophy he earned courtesy of 26 goals last campaign.

Currently four goals adrift of Vardy, the Argentine can only be rated more favourably than the Leicester man on pedigree, with the latter now looking the more sensible selection on current form and given their respective injury records.

There could also be a chance that Aguero could be rested for some league games too as Manchester City continue to chase a potential quadruple of silverware.

Meanwhile, Harry Kane’s return of 15 goals in 25 games has helped Tottenham Hotspur move somewhat discreetly into second place in the league, with the England man on offer at 3/1 (4.00) to outscore both of the current top two come the end of the campaign.

Although he has scored one more goal than Kane, Romelu Lukaku is priced at a slightly lengthier 4/1 (5.00) as he leads the line for a rather unpredictable Everton outfit.

Level on 14 with Aguero, Odion Ighalo is a 16/1 (17.00) long shot after seeing his goal rate slip to just one in the last six recently, while Riyad Mahrez can be backed at 40/1 (41.00) after taking his own tally to 14 with a strike against Manchester City last time out.

Vardy to be Premier League Top Scorer 2015/16 for a 1pt stake at 5/2 (3.50) with Paddy Power

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