Haaland leads the way for the Golden Boot

Mohamed Salah

The race for the Golden Boot last season went down to the wire, and in the end, Son Heung-Min and Mohamed Salah (pictured) had to share the award after a thrilling battle.

With the 2022/23 campaign now just days away, it is time to take a look at the contenders for this year’s award, with Manchester City’s new summer signing the one to beat, according to the betting.

Erling Haaland – Manchester City

Norway international Haaland is the clear favourite to win his first Premier League Golden Boot after his arrival from Borussia Dortmund.

Haaland, 11/4 to land the award, is preparing for his debut season in England’s top flight, but the pressure on his shoulders is huge.

After selling Gabriel Jesus to Arsenal and losing Raheem Sterling to Chelsea, City have put all of their eggs in the Haaland basket.

There’s no doubt he will score goals, like he has done throughout his career, but his display against Liverpool in the Community Shield suggests he needs time to settle.

Mohamed Salah – Liverpool

Barring injury, Salah will be in contention for the award at the end of the season.

With Sadio Mane now playing his football in Germany, Liverpool will lean on Salah even more, especially with Darwin Nunez still finding his feet in England.

Salah is 9/2 to win the award for the second time on his own, while he has shared the gong on two occasions.

Premier League Betting Odds

Harry Kane – Tottenham

England international Kane will hope to end his wait for a trophy this season after a summer of spending at Tottenham.

Kane excelled under boss Antonio Conte last season, and is 6/1 to win the Golden Boot in 2023.

His partnership with Son will be pivotal to his chances, but with Richarlison also now at Spurs, there is a doubt Kane will play as many minutes as he has done in the past.

Other Contenders

Despite only arriving this summer, Nunez is among the favourites to win this year’s Golden Boot at 12/1.

The new Liverpool man is raw and may take his time to settle, but he showed at Benfica what he is capable of.

Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus could be the one to watch as the central striker at the Emirates Stadium, and he is also 12/1 to finish as the Premier League’s leading scorer.

Son’s odds of 14/1 look generous considering his achievements last year, while if he stays put, Cristiano Ronaldo could give punters a run for their money as he tries to steer Manchester United back towards the top four.

Football Betting Odds

Author: Lucas Carlson