Betting Preview: Who will finish as Premier League top scorer?

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Mohamed Salah was the man to claim top honours last term and there will be more men hungry to take the gong this time

With 1018 goals scored in 2017/2018, the 2018/2019 Premier League season promises to be more entertaining and who better to provide it if not the top forwards of the various clubs. The race for the top-scorer award is usually intense and this coming season which kicks off this Friday, should be no different. Here are the outrights from Bet365.

Main contenders

Harry Kane - Tottenham Hotspur (3.50)

The lethal forward hard finished as top scorer in the 2015/16 and 2016/17 season but finished second in 2017/18 with 30 strikes, just two less than Mohamed Salah’s tally. On the back of a World Cup campaign where Kane took home the Golden Boot, he’ll be looking to reclaim top honours once more for the upcoming Premier League season.

Mohamed Salah - Liverpool (6.00)

The Egyptian made his return to the Premier league in blistering fashion, scoring a record 32 goals. This was something not many saw coming but it’s now put Salah on the list of global elite forwards and he’ll want to prove that all he did last term was no fluke.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Arsenal (7.50)

The Gabonese man arrived Arsenal in January from Borussia Dortmund and made his mane known instantly with a goal on his debut against Everton. He went on to notch an impressive 10 goals in 13 league games. The sad part is that Aubameyang’s fine form could not push Arsenal beyond sixth on the log. However, it’s new management with Unai Emery in charge and that’s an opportunity to make a bigger statement in his first full season in England.

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Romelu Lukaku - Manchester United (9.00)

A lot of weight was put on the big Belgian when he left Everton for Old Trafford for a whopping £75 million. He did have some early struggles but grew into life at United and scored 16 goals with the Red Devils finishing second in the standings. Lukaku came close to finishing as Premier League top scorer when he scored 25 goals in 2016/17 while with Everton but this new campaign presents him to chance to finally make it happen.

Sergio Aguero - Manchester City (10.00)

The Argentine has been the top marksman in the blue half of Manchester since he arrived in 2011. He won the Premier League top scorer award in 2014/15 and was runner-up the following year. With the Citizens looking to defend the title they won last term, Aguero is not to be written off.

Outsiders

Alvaro Morata - Chelsea (34.00)

Having moved from Real Madrid to Stamford Bridge for a club record £70 million, a lot of burden was placed on the Spaniard’s shoulders. It ended up being a below par debut season for Morata as he netted only 11 league goals and lost his place in the starting XI to Oliver Giroud and missed out on the Spain World Cup squad. The former Juventus man will be looking to put all that disappointment behind him while hoping for renewed revival under new Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri.

Jamie Vardy - Leicester City (41.00)

Leicester City didn’t come close to repeating their heroics of 2015/16 where they won a maiden league crown in stunning fashion. They were initially struggling in 2017/18 but found stability under Claude Puel to finish in ninth place. Jamie Vardy was that one man to light up things at the King Power Stadium, scoring 20 goals. Even though he has not bettered his highest top-flight tally of 24 goals, he still has an outside chance to finish as top scorer this season if the Foxes can rekindle the miracle of three seasons ago.

Alvaro Morata Chelsea 2017-18

Cenk Tosun - Everton (67.00)

The Turkish international was a January signing from Besiktas and notched five times in 14 games. A full season under a new manager in Marco Silva presents a good opportunity for Tosun to really show what he is made of.

Charlie Austin - Southampton (81.00)

Austin is one of the finest English strikers but his time at Saint Mary’s has been blighted by consistent injuries. He hit the back of the net seven times last term and should he stay free from injury for the coming campaign, the former Queens Park Rangers man could unleash the goals like never before.

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