Premier League Golden Boot Watch: Salah Joins the Top

Premier League Golden Boot Watch: Salah Joins the Top

This article is part of our Betting on Soccer series.

We head into the November international break with a four-way tie atop the goal chart, as Mohamed Salah scored his fourth penalty of the season Saturday against Manchester City to push him level with Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Jamie Vardy and Son Heung-Min for the most goals in the Premier League. Their eight goals have them one ahead of Harry Kane and Patrick Bamford, who each scored this past weekend. Kane has now scored in three straight games, but his +400 odds to win the Golden Boot didn't move from last week, only to see Salah's improve from +400 to +350. Bamford didn't move either, which was a bit surprising given that he had long-shot odds of +2500 entering the week, though that's a lot better than the +10000 he was less than a month ago.

Despite being one of the league leaders, Calvert-Lewin's odds dropped from +700 to +1000, leaving us with only Salah, Kane and Vardy in the three digits. Son is close behind at +1200, as is Chelsea's Timo Werner despite having just four goals in league play. We can look at Werner's three Champions League goals, which came away to Krasnodar and home against Rennes, to give us some optimism about his goal potential, but those don't count for the Premier League Golden Boot race. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joins Bamford at +2500, as do Raheem Sterling, Sadio Mane and Ollie Watkins, none of whom seem like realistic challengers at this point. Aubameyang and Sterling can score in bunches, of course, but two goals through nine matches is not a good start.

Sergio Aguero continues to have the highest odds (+5000) among players who haven't scored yet, with Mason Greenwood (+10000), Anthony Martial (+10000) and Rhian Brewster (+15000) joining him in the group of players still being offered who haven't found the back of the net. We didn't have anyone drop off the list after Gameweek 8, though Jarrod Bowen is now the only player at +20000. Jack Grealish, Riyad Mahrez, Christian Pulisic, Chris Wood and James Rodriguez are level with Brewster, a significant number of players at those odds after only Brewster and Bowen were there last week.

Looking back at last season, Aguero and Tammy Abraham were the goal leaders after Gameweek 8, also with eight a piece, while Aubameyang was next with seven and followed by Teemu Pukki and Sterling at six. So while we have two more players with at least six goals this season versus last, it's not a significant difference and we're basically on track to finish around where we did last season when Vardy won the Golden Boot with 23 goals.

Player

Team

Total Goals

Pens

Free Kick Goals

11/9

11/2

10/26

10/19

10/5

9/28

9/21

9/15

9/2

Mohamed Salah

LIV

8

4

0

 +350

 +400

 +400

 +375

 +350

 +400

 +400

 +350

+600

Harry Kane

TOT

7

2

0

 +400

 +400

 +450

 +400

 +700

 +1000

 +700

 +700

+500

Jamie Vardy

LEI

8

5

0

 +550

 +600

 +700

 +1100

 +800

 +500

 +1200

 +900

+1400

Dominic Calvert-Lewin

EVE

8

0

0

 +1000

 +700

 +700

 +600

 +650

 +1000

 +1400

+5000

+6600

Son Heung-Min

TOT

8

0

0

 +1200

 +800

 +600

 +800

 +900

 +2500

 +2000

+6600

-

Timo Werner

CHE

4

0

0

 +1200

 +1200

 +1600

 +1400

+2000

 +1600

 +1200

 +800

+1000

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

ARS

2

1

0

 +2500

 +1800

 +1800

 +1600

 +900

 +550

 +500

 +450

+500

Patrick Bamford

LEE

7

0

0

 +2500

 +2500

 +2500

+10000

+8000

 +6600

+10000

+8000

+10000

Raheem Sterling

MCI

2

0

0

 +2500

+2000

 +1800

 +1400

 +1600

 +1400

 +1200

 +1200

+1100

Sadio Mane

LIV

4

0

0

 +2500

+2000

 +1600

 +1600

 +1600

 +1000

 +1200

 +1600

+1400

Ollie Watkins

AVL

6

1

0

 +2500

+5000

+5000

+5000

+4000

+10000

+8000

+8000

-

Bruno Fernandes

MUN

5

2

0

 +3300

 +6600

+5000

+4000

+4000

+4000

 +3300

+2500

+1600

Gabriel Jesus

MCI

2

0

0

 +3300

+4000

 +3300

 +3300

 +3300

 +2500

 +1200

+2000

+1600

Danny Ings

SOU

5

1

0

 +3300

 +2500

 +2500

 +1800

+2000

 +1400

 +1600

+2500

+2000

Raul Jimenez

WLV

4

0

0

 +3300

 +2500

 +2500

 +2500

 +3300

 +2500

 +1600

+2000

+2500

Sergio Aguero

MCI

0

0

0

+5000

+4000

 +2500

 +2500

+4000

 +3300

 +3300

 +1200

+600

Marcus Rashford

MUN

2

0

0

+5000

+5000

+5000

+4000

+4000

 +2500

 +2500

+2000

+2000

Diogo Jota

WLV

3

0

0

 +6600

+8000

+8000

+10000

+10000

+10000

+10000

+15000

+15000

Callum Wilson

NEW

6

3

0

 +6600

 +3300

 +6600

+5000

+4000

+5000

+5000

+4000

-

Tammy Abraham

CHE

2

0

0

 +6600

+8000

+8000

+8000

 +6600

+5000

-

-

-

Edinson Cavani

MUN

1

0

0

 +6600

 +6600

+5000

+5000

-

-

-

-

-

Alexandre Lacazette

ARS

3

0

0

+8000

 +6600

 +6600

+5000

+4000

 +3300

 +3300

+4000

+4000

Che Adams

SOU

3

0

0

+10000

+10000

+10000

+15000

+15000

+15000

+15000

+20000

+20000

Michail Antonio

WHU

3

0

0

+10000

+8000

 +6600

+10000

 +6600

 +6600

 +6600

+8000

+8000

Kevin De Bruyne

MCI

1

1

0

+10000

+10000

+10000

+8000

 +6600

 +6600

+5000

+5000

+5000

Roberto Firmino

LIV

1

0

0

+10000

 +6600

 +6600

 +6600

+5000

+5000

+4000

+4000

+3300

Mason Greenwood

MUN

0

0

0

+10000

+10000

+10000

 +6600

 +6600

+5000

+4000

+3300

+2500

Neal Maupay

BHA

4

2

0

+10000

 +6600

+5000

+5000

+4000

 +3300

 +3300

+10000

+10000

Anthony Martial

MUN

0

0

0

+10000

+8000

+8000

 +6600

+5000

 +3300

 +2500

+2000

+2000

Richarlison

EVE

1

1

0

+10000

+8000

+8000

 +6600

 +6600

+5000

+8000

+6600

+6600

Wilfried Zaha

CRY

5

2

0

+10000

+10000

+10000

+8000

+15000

+10000

+10000

+15000

+15000

Hakim Ziyech

CHE

1

0

0

+10000

+10000

+10000

+10000

+8000

+8000

+8000

+5000

+5000

Kai Havertz

CHE

1

0

0

+10000

+10000

 +6600

 +6600

 +6600

+5000

+5000

+5000

-

Aleksandar Mitrovic

FUL

2

1

0

+10000

+10000

+10000

+8000

 +6600

 +6600

 +6600

-

-

Jack Grealish

AVL

4

0

0

+15000

+10000

+15000

 +6600

 +6600

+15000

+15000

+10000

+10000

Riyad Mahrez

MCI

1

0

0

+15000

+10000

+10000

+10000

+10000

+8000

+10000

+8000

+8000

Christian Pulisic

CHE

0

0

0

+15000

+10000

+10000

+10000

+8000

 +6600

 +6600

+5000

+5000

Chris Wood

BUR

1

0

0

+15000

+10000

+10000

+10000

+10000

+8000

+8000

+8000

+8000

James Rodriguez

EVE

3

0

0

+15000

+10000

+10000

+8000

 +6600

+15000

+15000

+15000

-

Rhian Brewster

LIV

0

0

0

+15000

+15000

+15000

+15000

+10000

 +6600

 +6600

+6600

-

Gareth Bale

TOT

1

0

0

+15000

+10000

+10000

+10000

+10000

+10000

+10000

-

-

Jarrod Bowen

WHU

3

0

0

+20000

+15000

+15000

+15000

+15000

+15000

+20000

+20000

+20000

Phil Foden

MCI

2

0

0

-

-

+15000

+15000

+15000

+15000

+15000

+10000

+10000

Sebastien Haller

WHU

1

0

0

-

-

+15000

+15000

+10000

+10000

+15000

+10000

+10000

Olivier Giroud

CHE

0

0

0

-

-

+15000

+10000

+10000

+10000

+10000

+6600

+6600

Ashley Barnes

BUR

0

0

0

-

-

+20000

+20000

+20000

+20000

+20000

+15000

+15000

Jordan Ayew

CRY

1

0

0

-

-

-

+20000

+20000

+20000

+20000

+20000

+20000

Edward Nketiah

ARS

1

0

0

-

-

-

-

+15000

+10000

+10000

+10000

+10000

Donny van de Beek

MUN

1

0

0

-

-

-

-

+15000

+15000

+15000

+15000

-

Lucas Moura

TOT

1

0

0

-

-

-

-

+20000

+15000

+20000

+20000

-

Oliver McBurnie

SHU

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

+20000

+20000

+20000

+20000

Moise Kean

EVE

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

+20000

+15000

+15000

Dele Alli

TOT

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

+20000

+20000

+20000

Paul Pogba

MUN

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

+20000

+20000

+20000

Jay Rodriguez

BUR

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

+20000

+20000

+20000

Bernardo Silva

MCI

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

+20000

+20000

+20000

David McGoldrick

SHU

2

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

+25000

+25000

+25000

Allan Saint-Maximin

NEW

1

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

+25000

+25000

+25000

Leandro Trossard

BHA

1

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

+25000

+25000

+25000

Miguel Almiron

NEW

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

+25000

+25000

Dwight Gayle

NEW

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

+20000

+20000

Kelechi Iheanacho

LEI

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

+15000

+15000

Joelinton

NEW

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

+20000

+20000

Naby Keita

LIV

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

+25000

-

Nicolas Pepe

ARS

1

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

+15000

+15000

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