Heading in to the October international break, it’s a good time to re-examine Premier League Golden Boot Odds.
Much can change in only 7 weeks.
Pre-season odds had two clear favorites: Harry Kane (+300) and Mo Salah (+400). The next closest was Timo Werner at +1600.
But that was before Harry Kane went ice cold. And before Romelu Lukaku and Cristiano Ronaldo found their way back into the Premier League.
Here’s where the odds stand now.
2021-22 Premier League Golden Boot Odds
This is, essentially, a 3-person race between Salah, Lukaku, and Ronaldo.
- Mo Salah +225
- Romelu Lukaku +300
- Ronaldo +310
- Jamie Vardy +1000
- Harry Kane +1400
Salah sits tied atop the league with 6 goals. However, the man he’s level with, Jamie Vardy, has significantly lower odds. Leicester have struggled this season. And Vardy is 35.
While Lukaku and Ronaldo have half the goals as Salah, they won’t miss two matches in January. Salah will be with his Egyptian national team for World Cup qualifying. If not for that, Salah would likely be closer to even odds.
So who to back?
Ronaldo will be rotated throughout the season, likely with an emphasis of playing Champions League matches over domestic features.
The race then really comes down to two players finally getting the kind of respect they’ve deserved for years: Salah and Lukaku.
Salah may be in the finest form of his career. He’s already lapped Lukaku in goals, giving him some padding for the matches he’ll miss.
Backing Salah is the right play for now.
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