Most experts predicted Cristiano Ronaldo to be the top goalscorer of the Serie A last season, but he was five goals short of the winner. Who was Lazio striker Ciro Immobile with an incredible 36 goals. In the 2021 Serie A top scorer bets Ronaldo is the favorite but there might be another winner this season again.
Ciro Immobile had a superb season last year. He became the top scorer not just in Italy but in all Europe, winning the European Golden Shoe for the first time. Just to clarify his record, he finished ahead of Robert Lewandowski (34 goals), Cristiano Ronaldo (31 goals), Timo Werner (28 goals) and Lionel Messi (25 goals). Not a bad performance from the Lazio striker, who can easily repeat this result in the new season. But he will have several rivals in this race, from ever-strong Ronaldo to Inter forwards, Lukaku and Martinez.
2021 Serie A Top Scorer Bets favor Ronaldo this season
Let’s start with the biggest name and one of the best football players of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo. He is 35 now, but his age doesn’t seem to bother him at all in scoring or playing in top level. Ronaldo scored 31 goals last season and would have won the top scorer title in almost every country with this number except Italy. His team, Juventus are predicted to win another Serie A title and surely will rely on him for goals. We shouldn’t forget that Ronaldo can also score from free-kicks and penalties which increase his chances of winning. He has the odds of 2.75 in the 2021 Serie A top scorer bets.
Online sportsbooks in Italy mention Romelu Lukaku as his biggest rival this season with the odds of 6.00. Their decision is not surprising either as Lukaku is a top striker. He has already proved this in Italy as well following his years in the Premier League. The Belgian national only joined Inter last season but he fitted well into the team and managed to score 23 goals in 36 appearances. Probably he needs to improve on this record if he wants to be the top scorer of the championship, but his new teammates, Perisic and Vidal can be a great assist to achieve it.
Last season’s top scorer can have another great season
As we mentioned, Lazio striker Ciro Immobile was the top scorer of the Serie A last season. He can easily repeat his performance if his team will play at the same level. As Lazio finished in fourth place last year which was their best result in a long time. Even though they struggled after the restart and couldn’t keep up with the other top teams. They will rely on Immobile again for goals, with no big signings for the season.
While another experienced top striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic can surprise everyone according to online gambling sites in Italy. They offer the odds of 9.00 for the AC Milan player to be this season’s top scorer. Ibrahimovic is also in great form despite he is already 38, at an age which most football players consider retiring. Not Zlatan though, who joined Milan at the end of last year and scored 10 goals in 18 appearances. Though the competition might be a bit too strong this time, we should still see a lot of goals from him in the 2020-21 season.