All major football leagues throughout the world are gradually coming to an end this season and it’s not only who’ll win the league that a lot of punters are betting on, as the market for each top tier’s top goalscorer continues to be something worth following on a weekly basis.
Keeping track of the developments in all of these different football leagues can be difficult but there’s some sites that put the effort in to know exactly what’s going on and who’s looking the most in-form. Oddschanger fall under this bracket with the best football odds and updated betting previews, which are always backed up by statistics, form, and an overall understanding of the game.
With the Italian Series A being one of the most followed leagues in the world, we take a look at all of the current odds surrounding Top Goalscorers, with a view to anticipating the chances of all key favorites:
Ciro Immobile at 2/5:
After taking a while to recover from a disappointing attempt at replacing Robert Lewandowski as Borussia Dortmund’s main striker, Ciro Immobile’s return to Italy in 2016 was enough to see the forward at his very best, netting twenty-six goals in all competitions in his first term at Lazio before following it up with twenty-four by the time he’d reached April, now enjoying a two-goal lead over Mauro Icardi.
The Lazio number 17 stands as a clear favorite for the Golden Boot and goes through patches of being prolific for his side, regardless of how well they’re doing in the table. Only being available at odds of 2/5 is underwhelming but if Icardi overtakes him and he’s left with stronger odds, it’d be worth considering backing Immobile, because he scores in high numbers when it’s crucial he does.
Mauro Icardi at 9/4:
Seen as one of the most underrated strikers in European football, Mauro Icardi is the most reliable goalscorer for Inter Milan, scoring nine goals in his first term at the San Siro before netting twenty-seven, sixteen, twenty-six and twenty-two in successive campaigns. The club are getting back on the map after a damning decline, and he’s spearheading the attack.
Playing alongside Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain certainly helps Icardi’s chances at growing more as player in future years. He’s currently second top scorer with twenty-two goals to his name, trailing Immobile by two goals, but at just twenty-five years of age, he could be one of the best in no time at all. The only downfall of the Argentine this season has been links to Real Madrid in the January transfer window, but he looks set to keep his head down and keep scoring, which would only attract more interest this summer.
Paulo Dybala at 20/1:
Rising star Paulo Dybala was toe-to-toe with Immobile at the start of the season but tailed off quite significantly. He now has seventeen goals to put him in line with Napoli’s Dries Mertens and Sampdoria’s Fabio Quagliarella, not helped by being so frequently interchanged with countryman Gonzalo Higuain.
Moves to Real Madrid, Barcelona or Manchester City have slowed his momentum as a focused Juventus player this season but based on his ability to completely change the tempo of a given game, and further ability from set-pieces, he looks capable of shining almost as much as Lionel Messi does on a global scale.
Dries Mertens at 25/1:
The hunt for an against-the-odds title win continues for Napoli, who are now just two points behind Juventus, and have been tipped by plenty of fans and betting sites to eventually regain their place in first. Dries Mertens has been Napoli’s most prolific player and is advanced in so many aspects of his game.
Pairing up perfectly alongside winger Lorenzo Insigne, Dries Mertens has scored seventeen goals to sit even on goals with Paulo Dybala and Fabio Quagliarella. His contributions will only prove more crucial as they push harder for their chance at the Scudetto.
Fabio Quagliarella at 40/1:
Joint on goals with Paulo Dybala and Dries Mertens, Fabio Quagliarella is proving that age is just a number. He’s been incredible for Sampdoria, who wouldn’t be anywhere near the European contention they’re currently in if it weren’t for his pivotal finishes.
Like with most of the best Italian strikers, thirty-five-year-old Quagliarella has only improved with age, now sitting on the joint-highest amount of goals he’s scored in a single season. He’s far from contention for Golden Boot through Dybala and Mertens being on the same number of goals with a stronger chance of overtaking Immobile, but it’s a fantastic sign that being a younger player doesn’t always mean you’re more likely to succeed.