After a very impressive season for a lot of players in the premier league, we had a lot of contenders for the top goal scorer going into the new season. It is difficult to predict exactly who will win this competition and win the golden boot award. However, it is easy to guess which players will be in contention for it.
The premier league is a very competitive league and it is labelled the best league in the world. There is no wonder so many fans follow it across the globe. Predicting on who will win the league in itself is a very difficult task, as every season is filled with twists, turns and unpredictability. However, that is another article in itself. In this article, we will be predicting who we think will win the golden boot award and be crowned the top goal scorer for the premier league 20 season.
If we take a look at previous seasons, we can see that the teams with the highest goal scorers stay the same. It seems to be the case that there are a few teams that pop up every year as having the player wit the most goals, but the player for that team does chance.
Premier League Golden Boot Previous Winners
Here is a list of the previous golden boot winners from the past 10 years. These are listed in order from the most recent winners.
Mo Salah (Liverpool) & Sadio Mane (Liverpool) & Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 22 Goals
Mo Salah (Liverpool) – 32 Goals
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) – 29 Goals
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) – 25 Goals
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – 26 Goals
Luis Suarez (Liverpool) – 31 Goals
Robin van Persie (Manchester United) – 26 Goals
Robin van Persie (Arsenal) – 30 Goals
Carlos Tevez (Manchester City) & Dimitar Berbatov (Manchester United) – 20 Goals
Didier Drogba (Chelsea) – 29 Goals
As you can see, the teams in this list occur numerous times, which is what narrows the predictions of the next season down. It is typical that the striker of the team that we predict to win the league, will be the golden boot winner. This is based on previous results.
The difficulty in this can be from new signings being introduced into the premier league, if there are some big names being brought into the league then they are big contenders for this status. However sometimes it can take a few seasons to settle into the premier league with how competitive it is.
Recent years will suggest that Mo Salah is the best contender for the golden boot award having been on excellent form the past 2 seasons and shows no sign of depreciating in ability. Liverpool also look like one of the top favourites, along with Manchester City to win the Premier League, so the likelihood is that a player from one of these 2 teams will win the golden boot award, it is just which player will win it.
20 Premier League Top Goal Scorer Predictions
Here are our predictions for the top goal scorer of the upcoming football season.
1. Mo Salah
In our opinion, the top goal scorer for the upcoming football season will be Mo Salah of Liverpool. He has won the golden boot award for the previous 2 seasons and with the form he is already showing, he has the ability to go on and make it a third consecutive season. Liverpool have done little business in this transfer window, as Jurgen Klopp looks satisfied with his current squad, which was so strong last season, finishing a point behind the champions Man City last season and also winning the Champions League. The squad has been able to work well together over the summer and have had a strong start to the season already. Mo Salah has not seemed to dip in form in any way at all and that is why we think he will be crowned Golden Boot winner.
2. Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero is a name that always appears in the shortlist of everyone’s predictions. He is one of the best strikers to ever grace the premier league and never seems to have a bad season. With Manchester City as a team doing exceptional season upon season, it encourages a player like this to score goals for fun. Pep Guardiola has a truly excellent team in front of him, one of the best teams ever in the premier league. It you take a look at the league predictions of pretty much any news source, Manchester City are at the top. They had a season where they scored over 100 premier league goals, something that has never been done before. Therefore, it is no surprise that their main striker is a contender for the award, however we do think he will fall short of Mo Salah.
3. Sadio Mane
One of the key players for Liverpool FC and also an assist king as well as a goal scorer is Sadio Mane. He is an excellent player that works exceptionally well with the likes of Mo Salah. Sadio Mane was joint top goal scorer with Mo Salah last season, and this caused some greediness towards the end of last season, as both players tried to score more goals than the other. This season, Sadio seems to have a lot of fire in his belly and we think he will have another fantastic season, but we do not think he will be able to take the limelight and score more goals than either Mo Salah or Aguero.
4. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Since his arrival at Arsenal, Aubameyang has shown what an important asset he is to Arsenal. He has been the man of the match for them on many occasions, scoring most of their goals and sometimes the only goals for them to win them games. Arsenal have had a few up and down seasons in previous years and this man has pulled them from the dirt on many occasions when their performances have just not been up to scratch. Pierre is a world class striker and Arsenal paid a lot of money for him, we predict he will have another excellent season and live up to his price tag. Carrying Arsenal for yet another season.
5. Harry Kane
Harry Kane is a very consistent player for Spurs, and year upon year he has stepped up to the plate and been the top goal scorer for his club and also for the league on a few occasions. Harry is still young and has a bright future ahead of him. Right now, he is entering his prime and we expect another big year from the number 10. The only issue for Harry, is that he can pick up some horrific injuries that see him out for months, this will massively jeopardise his chances and with the amount of competition in the league, will certainly stop him from winning the golden boot award.
That seals our predictions for the upcoming season. We don’t feel like these predictions will be a shock to anyone due to the previous years and the stats of the players. It will be interesting to see what the upcoming season holds and what shockers may occur. You can also predict your own top goal scorers for the season and place a bet on it, there are a range of betting sites that offer great odds for these predictions.
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