Ante Post Betting Tips and Odds for the Top Premier League Goalscorer 2016-17
With the eagerly anticipated 2017-18 Premier League season kicking off in just a few weeks’ time. That means it’s a great time to get your ante post football bets on and here we take a look at who will be the top goalscorer in the 2016-17 Premier League!
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Ante Post Odds: Premier League Top Scorer 2016-17
The following odds are subject to change but are correct at the time of writing and note that free bets quoted are for new customers only:
- Sergio Aguero – 6/1 with Ladbrokes
- Harry Kane – 10/3 with Coral
- Romelu Lukaku – 9/2 with Coral
- Diego Costa – 14/1 with BetVictor
- Jamie Vardy – 40/1 with William Hill
- Alexis Sanchez – 12/1 with BetVictor
- Gabriel Jesus – 9/1 with Coral
- Alexandre Lacazette – 12/1 with Coral
Of course, that’s just a selection of the players available. You might fancy someone from further down the betting, such as Olivier Giroud at 40/1 with Coral or even Eden Hazard at 40/1 with Betfair.
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Premier League Top Goalscorer Betting Tips
Before we get onto our betting tips let’s take a look at some recent winners of the Premier League top scorer. Here are the last 10 top scorers, along with how many Premier League goals they notched.
- 2017 – Harry Kane, 29
- 2016 – Harry Kane, 25
- 2015 – Sergio Aguero, 26
- 2014 – Luis Suarez, 31
- 2013 – Robin van Persie, 26
- 2012 – Robin van Persie, 30
- 2011 – Dimitar Berbatov, 20
- 2010 – Didier Drogba, 29
- 2009 – Nicolas Anelka, 19
- 2008 – Cristian Ronaldo, 31
We can see from that list that winning the top goalscorer award is very hard. Only Kane and RVP managed to retain the Golden Boot crown in the last 10 years and only those two, Henry and Shearer have done it in the Premier League.
Usually around 25 goals is enough to secure the top scorer crown in the Premier League (though in the 2016-17 season Lukaku finished second on that total with Sanchez one behind on 24). Is there anyone this season in the same league as Ronaldo or Suarez, the only men to have topped 30 in the last decade?
Top Premier League Goalscorers 2016-17
- Harry Kane, 29
- Romelu Lukaku, 25
- Alexis Sanchez, 24
- Sergio Aguero, 20
- Diego Costa, 20
- Dele Alli, 18
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 17
- Eden Hazard, 16
- Joshua King, 16
Aside from Zlatan, all the top scorers from last season’s Premier League are once again prominent in the odds.
With the likes of Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku, Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus and Alexis Sanchez – among several others – all battling it for the Premier League’s Golden Boot, we should be in for a fascinating fight.
Kane the worthy favourite
Tottenham Hotspur’s No. 10, Harry Kane, had another remarkable Premier League campaign last season, hitting a staggering 29 goals. Despite missing three months of the season through injury, Kane still beat the likes of Lukaku, Sanchez, Diego Costa and Aguero to the crown.
With a handful of league matches left last term, Everton’s Lukaku – now a Manchester United player of course – looked nailed on to take the Golden Boot. However, Kane hit eight goals in his last three PL outings to snatch the crown. At 3/1 with Coral to retain his title, he could be worth a punt again.
Speaking of Lukaku, the Belgian will be expected to hit the ground running at Old Trafford. The striker has notched double figures in the Premier League in five of the last six seasons, including an outstanding 25 last term.
With so much attacking talent packed into United’s world-class team this term, we’re expecting Lukaku’s new teammates to create chances for the former Everton man all season long. The 24-year-old is currently available at the top price of 9/2 with BetVictor.
Aguero always worth considering
Recent rumours suggest that Aguero has attracted interest from Chelsea, who are set to lose Costa this summer. Nevertheless, at this present moment in time, the Manchester City ace remains at the Etihad Stadium, as does Costa at Stamford Bridge. With the stunning emergence of Gabriel Jesus last term, it was an indifferent season for the Man City hitman.
Nevertheless, Aguero still managed to notch 20 Premier League goals, despite spending time on the bench and out of form. During his time in England, the Argentina international has proved to be deadly in front of goal. You can never rule Aguero out, and he’s available at the tasty price of 6/1 with Sky Bet to be top PL goalscorer this term.
A look at the outsiders
In terms of the outsiders, Alexandre Lacazette, who’s available at 12/1 with Bet 365, and Jesus, who’s priced at 9/1 with the same firm, are also worth having a look at. Although he’s unproven in the Premier League, Arsenal’s new boy was prolific in France. As for Jesus, he will undoubtedly score plenty if he’s stays fit.
For those of you looking for value for money, look no further than Spurs’ Dele Alli. It was real breakthrough season for Alli last term, as he scored a superb 20 PL goals from midfield, becoming a key member of the England team in the process. At 50/1 (Ladbrokes), he’s definitely worth a quid or two.
However, we’re backing Alli’s teammate Kane to finish top of the pile. The striker was faultless at the end of last term, and he’s a worthy favourite to retain his Golden Boot this time around.