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Bets are on for the Golden Boot Award

The next season of the Premier League is about to begin and the betting markets are heating up. Each year the top goal-scorer always attracts a large amount of beds and last season the Golden Boot title went to Robin Van Persie who scored an impressive 30 goals.

With the Premier League season about to begin, betting markets are opening up for the Golden Boot award.

Unsurprisingly van Persie is expected by many to win it this year with odds of 11/1 at Bet Victor. However, many believe he is unlikely to win if he transfers to Manchester United as there is a large amount of scoring talent there such as Wayne Rooney.

Sergio Aguero with odds of 8/1 is the bookmakers’ favourite to win the award at a number of bookies such as Bodog, Betfred and Blue Square. Last season, his first in the Premier League, Aguero came third with 23 goals and he is already seen as one of the league’s most natural scorers.

Bookies also think that Carlos Tevez, who plays with Aguero at City, could work well with him up front and score a lot of goals. The best odds on Tevez are 16/1 and are available at Paddy Power. Their team mate Mario Balotelli has odds of 20/1 at Sky Bet.

Of course Wayne Rooney is also a favourite. Most firms are offering 8/1 on the striker but 9/1 is available at Bet Victor. Last season Rooney was second to van Persie with 27 goals and could easily finish ahead of him this year if they both end up playing for the same club.

It is also worth considering Chelsea’s Fernando Torres who has odds of 11/1 at Bodog. He scored Chelsea’s opener in the Community Shield and is generally looking strong. Finally Liverpool’s Luis Suarez deserves a mention; Coral are offering odds of 16/1 after he had an excellent last season.

OCA News Editor

Christian Bright is a professional sports commentator with keen interests in football, tennis and horse racing. His experience in the reporting on professional sports makes him a key asset to OCA’s coverage of athletic events and matches.

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