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Bookies expect Harry Kane or Mo Salah to become the Premier League top scorer this season. However, we all know that there are other interesting names in the mix. Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are going to get more games than ever, and we believe Sadio Mane is capable to repeat his last season. If you want to win big, take a closer look at these 2019/20 Premier League top scorer longshot bets.
Kane, Salah, Aubameyang – a few players who’ve won the Premier League Golden Boot before, and who can definitely win it again. Online sportsbook sites in the UK believe that these three players are the favorites by far to become the top scorers this season. However, don’t forget that there are other names in the mix as well – with more exciting odds. Let’s take a look at three of them – here are our best 2019/20 Premier League top scorer longshot bets for you.
This could be Rashford’s breakthrough season
Pundits, experts and football fans have been talking more and more about Marcus Rashford. The young striker is still only 21 years old, but already has more than a hundred appearances for his team. It’s clear that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer counts on him and made him his first-choice forward, so we’re going to see Rashy spend more time on the pitch than ever.
Could this be his breakthrough year, and can he get that Golden Boot in May? Former Premier League striker Kevin Phillips believes he’s more than capable. “[Rashford] has got that license to roam and get in goal scoring positions. He could be up there at the end of the season, because there’s no doubt he’s a great finisher.” – he told Sky Sports.
Rashford will also have the chance to score from penalties this year, he’s the new designated penalty taker alongside Paul Pogba. The Sun understands that in return, Solskjaer asked the young striker to find the net at least 20 times this season. Last year it only took 22 goals to finish up top in the top scorers’ leaderboard, so with a couple of good penalties, Rashy is a realistic candidate. If we take all these into account, Bet365’s 16/1 odds on him seem way too generous.
The odds on Mane to win the Golden Boot this year are incredible
Sadio Mane scored 22 goals last year which was enough to share his Golden Boot with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mo Salah. It was a truly outstanding season for the forward and there’s no reason why he couldn’t repeat that performance. He’s still only 27 years old, surrounded by amazing players, a part of a Champions League-winning squad. Therefore, Bet365’s 16/1 odds on him to become this year’s top scorer are rather incredible.
Mane was playing for a whole year without having any rest until July, but he’s not concerned about his fitness. “Yes, I think I’m ready. I’ve been playing professional football a long time [and] I think I never even have holidays more than 20 days [for the last] seven years now. I’m used to it and, for sure, I’m ready. I’m here, so let’s do it.” – he stated at a press conference last week. We’ll definitely keep a close eye on him.
Martial is ready to surprise everyone
Our real wildcard here is Manchester United’s Anthony Martial. The Frenchman is still only 23 years old, but already netted 50 times for the Red Devils. His case is similar to Rashford’s, as Solskjaer guaranteed him more playing time, but expects goals in return. Martial did look more confident in United’s pre-season tour than ever and managed to score both against Chelsea and Wolverhampton so far.
Could he score about 20-22 more in his next 36 league games? As a main Manchester United striker, that should be his duty. Bet365’s 25/1 odds show that sportsbooks are not really confident about Martial’s breakthrough, but we’re sure Tony’s going to prove them wrong.