Betting Preview: Who will finish as Serie A top scorer?

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Mauro Icardi clinched the individual award for the second time last term and more men will be eyeing the prize this season

In view of the numbers of goals scored in the 2017-18 Serie A season (1,017), more exciting action will be expected by the strikers of the various club when the 2018-19 season gets underway on August 18. Last term’s top-scorers' award was keenly contested and this season will not be different. According to Bet365, here are the outrights.

Main Contenders

Cristiano Ronaldo (1.66)

The 33-year-old who switched from Real Madrid to Juventus in the summer and is a huge contender for the prize having scooped a similar award in La Liga three times before his departure from the Santiago Bernabeu. Last season, he finished as runner-up behind Lionel Messi with 26 goals and will be looking to leave an indelible mark in his debut campaign in the Italian top-flight.

Mauro Icardi (7.00)

The 25-year-old won the award last season for the second time with 29 goals and nine assists to beat off competition from his closest challenger Ciro Immobile who also registered the same numbers of goals but with fewer assists. His efforts helped Inter Milan to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in seven years. He will be hoping to collect the prize once again at the end of the 2018-19 season.

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Gonzalo Higuain (11.00)

The Argentina striker notched 16 league goals last term for Juventus to finish in sixth place on the goalscorers’ chart. Having moved to AC Milan on loan with an option of making the deal permanent, the former Real Madrid marksman will be looking to prove his worth with his new club this term by claiming the honour for the second time, having previously won it in the 2015/16 season.

Ciro Immobile (13.00)

The 28-year-old registered 29 goals in the 2017-18 season but was beaten to the individual prize by Icardi. He last won the prize in the 2013-14 season with 22 goals. The Lazio striker will be hoping to lay claim to the award once again.

Outsiders

Andrea Belotti (34.00)

The 24-year-old bagged ten goals in the top-flight last term for Torino but was not enough to help the side clinch a place in Europe. The attacker will be hoping to improve on the performance when the 2018/19 season gets underway.

Giovanni Simeone Fiorentina Napoli Serie A

Giovanni Simeone (51.00)

The Argentine forward and son of Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone, registered 14 league goals last term for Fiorentina to finish in eighth spot on the goalscorers’ chart and will be looking to compete for the coveted prize this season, though aware it will be a herculean task.

Ivan Perisic (101.00)

The 29-year-old scored 11 league goals for Inter in the 2017-18 season and enjoyed a robust World Cup outing with Croatia helping them to finish as runners-up and scoring three goals. Although the former Borussia Dortmund forward has never picked the top-scorer prize, it will be an astonishing feat if he did it.

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