The Premier League is back in full swing, and Betfred has the most up-to-date betting odds on who will take home the Golden Boot.
After an exciting summer transfer window, a great start to the football season, and some world-class footballers finding their form, we turn our attention to those who consistently manage to find the back of the net.
So just who is a shoo-in for the Golden Boot at the end of the season? There are a few contenders and some very familiar names, so what are the chances they can bag that award in May 2024?
Golden Boot Odds 2024
(Betfred 9th November 2023)
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Erling Haaland – Manchester City
We may still only be in November 2023, but according to the bookies, Haaland has this award wrapped up for the season.
And who can blame them? The man is on fire. At the time of writing this, he has already racked up 11 goals in 11 Premier League appearances and shows no signs of stopping any time soon.
Few could have foreseen how valuable he would become to Man City when he transferred from Borussia Dortmund in July 2022 for €60 million.
Already a Golden Boot winner last season with 36 goals, he’s on track to it again.
A lynchpin in the team, he is currently the only City player in the Premier League’s top 10 goalscorers, as it stands.
But it might not be all plain sailing for the Norwegian as Mo Salah is hot on his heels when it comes to finding the back of the net.
Mo Salah – Liverpool
The unstoppable Mo Salah shows no signs of slowing down and, at 31 years old, is still Liverpool’s most prolific goalscorer.
With eight goals from 11 Premier League games, he only needs one or two really good games to find himself nipping at Haaland for the Golden Boot.
This is an award Salah has already won three times. In the 2021-22 season, he tied with Son Heung-Min on 23 goals.
Three years earlier, he tied with Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on 22 goals, and the only time he won it solo was in the 2017-18 season when he found the back of the net an astonishing 32 times.
We’re about 30% of the way through the season, so there’s still plenty of time for Salah to claw back those three goals and give Haaland a run for his money.
Son Heung-Min – Tottenham
Player of the Month in September 2023, Son Heung-Min is no stranger to the Golden Boot award.
It was joint honours alongside Mo Salah last season, and this year, he is undoubtedly hoping for a repeat performance.
What will help him is that Harry Kane is no longer at Spurs, so Son is now the main striker for the club.
He is neck-and-neck with Salah on eight goals from 11 games, but can the South Korean best his nearest rivals by the end of the season? Time will tell.
Outsiders For The Golden Boot
Here’s the thing about the Golden Boot odds. Betfred pays out each-way bets to three places.
So if you think Haaland will clean up, then maybe look further down the odds for a player that offers more value and has a chance of being second or third in the top goalscorer table.
Two to note at this stage of the competition are Jarrod Bowen for West Ham United and Callum Wilson for Newcastle United.
Both players have scored seven goals a piece, just one behind Son and Salah. However, they have odds of 66/1 to win the Boot.
The chances are they can’t beat Haaland, but either of them could sneak into third place.
An each-way bet would pay out one-fifth of the quoted odds, which is just over 13/1, which is still better than the odds for any of the top three in the betting!
How Is The Golden Boot Decided?
The Golden Boot is an individual award presented to the top goal scorer in a given Premier League season.
It serves as a measure of a player’s goal-scoring ability and consistency throughout the campaign.
Any player who competes in the Premier League is eligible to win the Golden Boot, regardless of their position on the field.
However, in practice, the award is usually won by attacking players, such as forwards or attacking midfielders, as they are more likely to score a higher number of goals.
Goals scored in Premier League matches are the sole criteria for determining the winner of the Golden Boot.
Goals scored in other competitions, such as domestic cup competitions (e.g., the FA Cup or EFL Cup) or international matches, do not count toward this award.
The award is typically presented to the winner at the end of the Premier League season, often during a special awards ceremony. The trophy itself is usually a golden boot-shaped figurine, and it carries a significant level of prestige.
Past winners of the Golden Boot include Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Harry Kane, among others.