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Premier League 2017-18 Golden Boot betting: Harry Kane odds-on favourite

Jon Wilde 16 Jan 2018
  • Who will win the Premier League Golden Boot in 2017-18?
  • Find out the latest odds to be Top Goalscorer here
Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring a penalty during the 2017 International Champions Cup (credit: Getty Images)

Harry Kane is odds-on favourite to be the Premier League top goalscorer for a third time in succession in the 2017-18 season – something which has not been achieved since Thierry Henry completed the hat-trick in 2004.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Kane defied the odds to retain the Golden Boot last season, adding 29 goals to the 25 he had bagged in the previous campaign.

The difference, however, was that the England marksman endured a couple of injury absences due to ankle problems which meant he could play only 30 of the 38 matches – the joint lowest number of appearances by a Premier League Golden Boot winner, along with Michael Owen in 1998-99.

What made Kane’s 2016-17 accomplishment all the more impressive was that while Owen scored a mere 18 goals in those 30 matches, the Spurs man notched 29 – giving him a goals-per-game ratio of 0.97, the highest of any Golden Boot winner in the Premier League era.

When there were two matches of the 2016-17 campaign to play, Kane could still be backed at 7/2 to be the top goalscorer as he trailed Everton’s Romelu Lukaku by two.

But as Spurs dished out away thrashings to Leicester (6-1) and Hull City (7-1), Kane notched four goals in the first of those matches and a hat-trick in the second to eventually come out on top with four to spare over Lukaku.

Romelu Lukaku (Getty Images)
The Belgian, who has since joined Manchester United, is joint fourth favourite in the Top Goalscorer betting behind Liverpool sensation Mohamed Salah and Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, who collected the Golden Boot in 2014-15 but has had to settle for second and fourth positions respectively in the two subsequent campaigns.

Aguero this season has had a double-pronged threat to his status as City’s main supplier of goals from Raheem Sterling, the joint fourth favourite with Lukaku, as well as exciting Brazilian prospect Gabriel Jesus, who has made an excellent impression since moving to England last January but is currently sidelined with a knee injury.

Of the other summer additions to the ranks of prolific Premier League marksmen, Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata and Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette have made steady starts with their new clubs but are already playing catch-up to Kane, Salah and Sterling who lead the way in the goalscoring chart with 20, 18 and 14 respectively so far.

2017-18 Premier League Top Goalscorer best odds


  4/11 Harry Kane (BetStars)
    5/1 Mohamed Salah (BetStars)
    9/1 Sergio Aguero (Betfair Sportsbook)
  40/1 Romelu Lukaku (BetVictor)
  40/1 Raheem Sterling (Betfair Sportsbook)
  66/1 Alvaro Morata (Betfair Sportsbook)
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Premier League 2017-18 Golden Boot betting: Harry Kane odds-on favourite

Harry Kane is odds-on favourite to be the Premier League top goalscorer for a third time in succession in the 2017-18 season – something which has not been achieved since Thierry Henry completed the hat-trick in 2004.

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