Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero has continued his stunning form in 2016 to take the early advantage in staking a claim to the title of the Premier League’s top scorer in 2016-17.
With a fourth minute penalty against Sunderland on the opening day, the former Atletico Madrid striker extended his league return in the calendar year to 18 goals in 19 games.
Of course, the title currently rests on the young shoulders of Harry Kane who will be hoping to revive the form that deserted him during England’s summer Euro campaign in France. The Tottenham Hotspur marksman netted 25 times last season; one ahead of Aguero and Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy.
The latter played a crucial role in the Foxes’ sensational title-winning campaign and he’ll be determined to prove the doubters wrong again having scored only five goals since mid-February.
One of English football’s evergreen goal-getters, Jermain Defoe, won’t go unnoticed as his opening day equaliser for Sunderland at Manchester City saw him become only the eighth player to score in 16 different Premier League campaigns.
It could be one of the new kids on the Premier League block who captures the headlines though. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s stunning strike for Manchester United at AFC Bournemouth means he has now scored on his debuts in Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1 and the Premier League.
The latest odds on Premier League scorers, found on UK betting sites through www.bestbettingsites.co.uk are as follows:
- Sergio Aguero 3/1
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic 6/1
- Harry Kane 7/1
- Romelu Lukaku 16/1
- Diego Costa 16/1
- Jamie Vardy 20/1
- Michy Batshuayi 25/1
- Oliver Giroud 25/1
- Daniel Sturridge 25/1
- Alexis Sanchez 28/1
- Sadio Mane 33/1
- Wayne Rooney 33/1
- Anthony Martial 40/1