Premier League Golden Boot Odds Update – Calvert-Lewin & Bruno Fernandes shorten
Premier League Golden Boot Preview and odds update in February 2021: Odds for Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Bruno Fernandes shorten.
All bet365 and other bookmaker odds quoted are general, subject to change and were correct as of 09/02/2021.
Liverpool's Mohammed Salah still remains the bookmakers' favourite for taking the Golden Boot for the 2020-21. Despite the Reds' disappointing show of late, the Egyptian international has managed to find the back of the net 16 times from his 22 outings. Salah's scoring rate has been to an extent aided by the long-term absence of the ex-Wolves striker Diogo Jota and intermittent injuries to Roberto Firmino. At the moment, Liverpool's top scorer looks the fittest player along with Sadio Mane and is likely to feature in all the remaining 16 fixtures of the season. Which is why the punters are still backing him with odds remaining unchanged at 2.10 (Bet365)
Harry Kane still remains the bookies' second favourite despite missing out on a couple of recent games owing to injury. The English international, who is Salah's nearest challenger, came back from injury to score against West Brom – his 13th goal of the season of the season for Tottenham from 20 outings. But with team-mate Hueng-min Son having found his goal-scoring touch and potentially eat into Kane's share of future goals, bookies have lengthened the English striker's odds of 4.00 some time back to 5.50 currently. (Bet365)
Manchester United's Bruno Fernades is the bookmakers' third favourite after having dislodged Heung-min Son from that space. Unlike Calvert-Lewin or Son, whose goal-scoring form has been erratic, Fernandes has found the back of the net on a regular basis, including one in the very recent 3-3 cliff-hanger against Everton. Fernandes's ability as an unfailing penalty converter gives him a huge advantage going ahead causing punters to shorten his odds for the Golden Boot from 11.00 to 9.00 (Bet365) presently. Four of Fernades's 13 goals this season from his 23 Premier League outings have come from spot-kicks.
Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin has climbed two places as the bookmakers' fourth favourite for the Golden boot with his odds shortening from 13.00 to 10.00 (Bet365) at the present. Calvert-Lewin, who start the season with a bang, getting 11 goals from his initial 10 outings, went through a six-game goal drought after that – a spell broken by goals against Leeds United and Manchester United last week. With 13 goals as of now, the 23-year old English forward is well-positioned to overtake both Bruno Fernandes and Harry Kane what with Everton having played two games lesser than rivals Spurs and Manchester United above them on the points table.
Despite a blockbuster start to the 2020-21 season where he got six goals from his first four Premier League appearances, Spurs forward and Harry Kane's attacking partner Heung-min Son has found himself short of goals ever since that initial burst. So much so that the Korean was able to end a 5-match goal drought with a strike against minions West Brom for his 13th goal from his 22 outings for Spurs. Although tied with Kane on goals tally, Son's slowing momentum has prompted punters to lengthen his odds from 8.00 to 10.00 now (Bet365).
A three-match absence owing to a groin surgery have caused bookmakers to lengthen Jamie Vardy's odds from 5.50 to 15.00 (Bet365). Last year's Golden Boot winner is not getting any younger and at 34, could struggle with fitness issues going ahead. With 11 goals from his 18 EPL fixtures so far, the Leicester veteran still has it in him to find the back of the net on a regular basis and not to mention his superb converting abilities from 12 yards. With opportunities for penalties coming the Foxes' way, Vardy is still a contender for the Golden Boot once again.