We’ve studied the Premier League Golden Boot market and found some alternatives to Diego Costa and Sergio Aguero
Antepost betting is great fun although some people don’t want to back a 3/1 shot like Sergio Aguero for the Premier League Golden Boot and wait nine months to potentially treble their stake.
Long-term bets which are available with sign up offers are often more exciting if you get a team or player at a far bigger price and find that your selection is in the running all the way to the finishing line, something that happens regularly with top scorer picks.
While we wouldn’t put you off bet365’s 3/1 about Sergio Aguero or BetVictor’s 6/1 that Diego Costa top scores, we’ve identified some other players at bigger prices that have a good chance of finishing in the frame.
1. Christian Benteke @ 20/1 with Coral
19 in 34 for Aston Villa was followed by 10 in 26 and then 13 in 28 last season. Benteke has demonstrated he can be a goal-grabber for a struggling Premier League team so we might expect him to up the ante playing for the fifth best side in the division.
The Belgian has a powerful aerial ability and takes a mean penalty. With Daniel Sturridge indefinitely sidelined and Danny Ings billed as “one for the future”, Benteke looks like first-choice and should be aided by assists from Henderson, Coutinho, Firmino and Milner.
2. Eden Hazard @ 25/1 with bet365
Hazard scored fourteen goals in thirty-eight Premier League appearances last season, having managed the same number the season before. Perhaps this campaign is where this Belgian starts scoring at a prolific rate.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale announced themselves in this division by enjoying a goal-filled season at a big price, with Hazard on penalty duties for Chelsea and open to further improvement for the best team in the land.
3. Memphis Depay @ 28/1 with Sky Bet
The Dutch Eredivisie is clearly a weaker league than its English equivalent, although 22 goals in 30 games for PSV was why Louis van Gaal snapped up the 21-year-old who wants “to become a Manchester United club legend”.
While LVG has stated he’s one for the future, it appears Depay is going to operate in a number ten role behind Wayne Rooney and his free-kick taking ability could see him outscore his team-mate and enjoy a goal-filled maiden season in England.
4. Diafra Sakho @ 66/1 with BetVictor
Sakho had a purple patch last season for West Ham and ten goals from twenty-three appearances suggests he is open to further improvement this time around.
We’re not massive fans of Slaven Bilic although he has a lethal striker at his disposal, with Hammers owner David Gold claiming that Sakho has the ability to become world-class and an injury-free season should see him get close to twenty goals.
5. Troy Deeney @ 80/1 with Paddy Power
Charlie Austin demonstrated that players can make the jump up to Premier League level and score a bucketload of goals. Deeney has stayed loyal with Watford and will now spearhead a Hornets attack that has yielded plenty of goals over the past few seasons.
Championship tallies of 19, 24 and 21 in the past three seasons suggest that the 27-year-old can make the step up to the big time, with the striker having come through some difficult moments in his life to now be fully focused on the game.