With the new season nearly here, you might be weighing up some long-term bets. While loads of people enjoy betting on a team to win the league or someone who might get relegated (or manage to stay up)—one great bet that could give you plenty to follow all season is on the top scorer market.
With loads of signings having already taken place thanks to the earlier transfer window this year, we're starting to get a picture of who might be the best bets to be top scorer in the league. The great thing about this market is that you can get some top value on a range of different options. After all, the league is probably going to be won by one of two teams, so their odds are quite short. But top scorer could be won be at least ten different players.
You can find all sorts of fun odds on a range of different markets and sports at bet-pa.com—but who are the best value picks for top scorer? Let's have a look.
1. Jamie Vardy
Vardy might be a bit on the old side for a top footballer now, but he can still bang them away with ease. He scored 18 in the league last season, but this year will have a whole season with more attack-minded coach Brendan Rogers and should still be the fulcrum of Leicester's attack. Leicester have also added a couple of players who could be big assist providers in Ayoze Perez and making Tielemans a permanent deal. If Vardy can stay fit, he could be good value at odds of 20-1.
2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Aubameyang was the top scorer in the league last season with 22 goals. He should continue his form into the new league campaign, but the only thing that remains unclear is for which team. Perhaps surprisingly, there's been a lot of talk of him moving to Manchester United. How do you think a transfer could affect his top scorer potential? It could see his odds of 7-1 look like a steal.
3. Harry Kane
There's a reason why Harry Kane is the favourite to be top scorer at 4-1. He's scored a total of 122 league goals in the last five seasons combined. He's always there or thereabouts in the top scorer charts, and this season should be no different if he stays fit. The reason he looks like a good bet this year is because he's actually had a longer off-season break. Not only that, but Tottenham's new stadium could see an upturn in form and attacking momentum.
4. Wilfried Zaha
An outside bet that could turn into great value for top scorer is Wilfried Zaha. He looks set to move somewhere this transfer window, with Arsenal being the most likely to capture his signature. You can still get Zaha at 100-1 to be top scorer, and this might look like a steal if he moves to Arsenal or another big club—especially if Aubameyang leaves as well.
5. Marcus Rashford
Rashford is 25-1 to become top scorer, and if Lukaku ends up leaving Man Utd he could end up being their main striker. He'll need to start putting away a few more chances, but the potential is there.