Who will claim top scorer in the Premier League?

ANGREPSVÅPEN: Liverpools Roberto Firmino. Carl Recine | Reuters | NTB Scanpix

We have put one fourth of the season behind us, and things are starting to settle. The race for top scorer is still wide open.

Last year we saw three players share the title as the Premier League top scorer. Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all hit the back of the net 22 times each.

All of those three are strong contenders for this years race for top scorer, but the Liverpool duo are trailing the eight goals of Aubameyang with five goals so far for Mané and only four goals for Salah, who has won the top scorer title the last two seasons.

Behind those three last year we had Sergio Agüero with 21 goals. Jamie Vardy, Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling followed on the next three spots.

He scores when he wants…

Agüero is very much in contention this season as well, being joint top scorer with eight goals in the first nine matches. On top of that, take into account that he did not play at all against Crystal Palace. Agüero only has 560 minutes of Premier League football so far this season. This gives him one goal per 70 minutes played!

Harry Kane lost a big part of his season to injury, and “only” made 17 goals, his lowest number since his breakthough season 2014/15. Kane ended with 21, 25, 29 and 30 goals in his first four full seasons, and will be eager to get back over the magic line of 20 goals this season. He currently stand with 5 goals in the first nine matches.

Jamie Vardy currently stands on six goals to his name, but with a good looking schedule until mid December he will surely score a few more in the coming weeks.

VARDY: They are giving you fifteen times your money for me? Bet on it!Andrew Yates | NTB Scanpix

Newcomers challenge the seasoned pro’s

With all the usual suspects in contention you should think this race will be settled amongst those big names. But there are a few less known players that want a say on the matter.

Teemu Pukki is one. He has scored six times for newly promoted Norwich this season. He has found the net againt top class opposition with goals against both the mighty rivals for the premiership last season Manchester City and Liverpool, as well as a goal against Chelsea and a hattrick against Newcastle. The Finland sensation striker have shocked both oppositions and pundits so far this season, and will surely continue to do so for the coming months.

But the man everyone is chasing is youngster Tammy Abraham. The Chelsea forward has scored an amazing eight goals so far this season, and is currently leading the race alongside Sergio Agüero. He scored an impressive 25 goal in the Championship for Aston Villa on a loan last year, and has shown he can stand the distance of a whole season.

Who will claim the top spot at the end of the season?

Nobody knows the answer, but if you think you do, you can bet on it!

We checked the odds with Coolbet, and they are offering these returns on your money:

4,50 – Sergio Agüero
5,50 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
7,00 – Harry Kane
8,00 – Mohamed Salah
9,00 – Tammy Abraham
10,00 – Raheem Sterling
11,00 – Sadio Mané
15,00 – Jamie Vardy
25,00 – Teemu Pukki
35,00 – Callum Wilson
45,00 – Marcus Rashford
50,00 – Gabriel Jesus
50,00 – Sebastien Haller
65,00 – Roberto Firmino

As you see, the already mentioned are giving the lowest return on your money. Current top scorer Tammy Abraham at 9 looks interesting, given that he already has double the numbers of lower odds Salah.

Roberto Firmino at 65 is also an interesting one. He normally plays centre forward for one of the highest scoring clubs, but trails both teammates Mané and Salah on this list.

PREDATOR: Tammy Abraham celebrating another Premier League goal for Chelsea.Ian Kington | AFP | NTB Scanpix

Kjetil Flåten