The title race is well and truly over but the race for the Golden Boot comes in the form of a welcome consolation, as Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane fights it out with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah to be crowned the rightful Premier League goalscorer with the highest tally.
As each player has continued to outscore the other, the odds have fluctuated, with that being the case since the season kicked off back in August. It’s difficult to always look at what the bookmakers think based on how they’ve altered their prices so for people who would rather these markets were tracked for them, Oddschanger are efficient in doing exactly that. They also produce their own football betting tips and previews, so they’re definitely worth checking out.
Salah is four goals ahead of Kane
Signing former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah was something of a gamble for Liverpool in the eyes of many neutral football fans but it more than paid off in him scoring so frequently. The optimistic Reds put money behind Salah scoring in high numbers, which ended up being the right move, as he now sits with thirty-one goals in the Premier League, amounting to forty-two over all competitions.
It’s no surprise to see Mo Salah as the favourite for the Golden Boot, ahead of Kane by a four-goal lead and looking absolutely unstoppable in Klopp’s system, with odds standing at 1/6 for him to finish the job. Spurs’ frustrating Champions League quarter-final exit to Juventus trod on the morale of a lot of the club’s fans but the fact that they’re out of Europe while Liverpool are still in the competition could have its positives for Tottenham.
Liverpool clearly favour it over the Premier League, leading The Reds to draw simple games with West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City in order to assure wins over Manchester City and Roma in the Champions League, paving the way for Harry Kane to capitalise in the Premier League through the absence of the Egyptian’s finest form in domestic encounters.
Spurs’ number 10 has scored in three of his last five
For a striker as typically prolific as Harry Kane, scoring just three times over five games – including missed opportunities to show his quality in key clashes with Manchester City and Manchester United – the inconsistency is something of a surprise. He’s had to hit the ground running after returning from what easily could have been an injury that had him out for the rest of the season, but he’s always up for the challenge.
Last season presented Harry Kane’s immense talent for scoring in high numbers. He trailed Romelu Lukaku by two goals but managed to leapfrog the Belgian in netting past Manchester United and scoring a whopping seven goals in Spurs’ final two games of the season against Leicester City and Hull City, assuring a second successive Golden Boot.
Kane currently sits with odds of 6/1 to clinch the title as the league’s top scorer this time around. It’s hard to knock the prolific form of Mohamed Salah who, to his credit, has been sensational throughout the season. That being said, the Egyptian will still have to watch his back as Kane is happy to score in high numbers in the dying minutes of the season and will be up for making use of the extra game they have yet to play ahead of Liverpool.