2012-13 Premier League Golden Boot odds, news and free bets

Sergio Aguero and Wayne Rooney were the pre-season favourites to be Premier League top goalscorer, although both players have subsequently sustained injuries which shows how precarious it can be when it comes to betting on this market

Aguero should return to the Manchester City team at some point in September and the Argentine is a 12/1 chance (bet365 £200 free bets) to make ground on the leading pack and win the Golden Boot, although Rooney is as big as 20/1 following a gashed leg injury against Fulham, not to mention the fact he started the game on the bench.

It is Fernando Torres that has been backed into 6/1 following goals against Reading and Newcastle, although sterner tests await the Spaniard and his Chelsea team, even if it’s clear that the former Liverpool striker is the top dog at Stamford Bridge when it comes to the central striking role.

Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka’s departure to China has removed any ambiguity on that matter, although some punters will find it hard to trust Torres considering how much he has misfired since moving from Anfield.

Robin van Persie backers were the ones celebrating last season and the Dutchman could be good for a similar haul this season after a move to Old Trafford which saw the former Arsenal striker score on his full debut.

RVP is a 7/1 chance (BetVictor bookmaker) and looks a steal of an each-way price considering that Sir Alex Ferguson clearly regards the forward as his master marksman, with Rooney now on the sidelines and the likes of Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez likely to play second fiddle to the £23 million man.

Carlos Tevez is the other player being backed on this market and the Argentine’s odds have halved from a pre-season 20/1 after the Manchester City striker bagged goals against Southampton and Liverpool which now means he’s an 8/1 chance.

Luis Suarez was also on the scoresheet in that match at Anfield and odds of 18/1 are on offer about the Uruguayan who appears to be building up his confidence in front of goal after that excellent free-kick.

Nikica Jelavic is also off the mark and has been trimmed to 16/1 in places, although it could be the case that the front runners in this Golden Boot market are the ones to be backed.

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