Serie A Golden Boot Favourites
The Italian Serie A is home to some of the top strikers in the world which makes for some highly entertaining football. A number of brilliant goals have already been scored this season and some forwards are racking up the goals as they try their best to lead their team to glory.
1.Gonzalo Higuain 15/8
The Argentine made the move from Napoli to Juventus in the summer and he is proving to be worth all the money Juve spent on him. With his wealth of experience and ability to take control of a game when needed most, he is definitely up there with the top strikers in the world. He is the bookies favourite to walk away with this season’s Serie A golden boot and it comes as little surprise.
He is playing up front with a top Juventus team and is getting tremendous service from midfield. At the moment Juventus are on another level and will score plenty of goals this season. Higuain will be looking to cash in on the good service and rack up his goal tally this season.
2. Mauro Icardi 11/4
Argentina sure are producing some fine strikers as Icardi and Higuain are tearing up the Serie A. He has been inspirational for an Inter Milan side that has been well below par this season. Inter started off under the leadership of Dutch manager Frank De Boer but the team failed to get going despite Icardi scoring many goals. Now, with De Boer gone, Inter will look adopt a new approach which will hopefully see them fair a lot better.
Icardi is one of the top talents in world football and has plenty to prove. A host of clubs are reportedly interested in signing him and he will want to keep scoring to enhance his chances of a move to the likes of Madrid or Barcelona. Will he be able to outscore Higuain? If Inter start finding some rhythm he will be right up there challenging come the end of the season.
3. Edin Dzeko 3/1
The former Manchester City forward is enjoying his time with Roma and is currently their top scorer in the league. His game seems well suited to the Italian style of football and he is linking up well with a formidable Roma midfield. Roma are pushing Juventus to try end the reign of the Old Lady but it’s going to be a tough task and Roma are relying on Dzeko to keep finding the back of the net. Dzeko will play most games and at 3/1 could be a decent shout.
4. Ciro Immobile 9/2
The Lazio striker only joined the club this season but has already been in fine goal-scoring form. At 26-years-of-age Immobile has already played for a number of top clubs including Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla but has failed to settle at a club. Now is the time for the Italian to start showing what he can do on a consistent basis. Playing for a Lazio team that on their day can trouble anybody, Immobile will score quite a few this season but will likely come up just short of the Golden Boot award.
5. Carlos Bacca 9/1
The Colombian is a proven goal-scorer and has been a top signing by AC Milan. Bacca had an exceptional career with Sevilla where he scored 34 goals in 72 appearances. At 30-years-of-age, Bacca will feel that now is the time for him to really light up his career and playing at AC Milan, one of the world’s most glamorous teams, he will be up for the challenge.
Since arriving at the club last year he has produced a brilliant goal-scoring record and if AC manages to perform throughout the season, he could be an excellent dark horse for the golden boot award.