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Published on August 7th, 2011 | by Sportingly Better Tipster


Premier League Top Goalscorer Predictions 2011/2012

Last season Dimitar Berbatov and Carlos Tevez  topped the goalscorer charts with 20 Premier League goals a piece and this season looks another deciding close contest for some of the world’s leading strikers in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot.

Tevez and Berbatov look unlikely to repeat their feat this season. Carlos Tevez’s off field problems have been widely reported with the Argentine keen on a switch away from Manchester, whilst the Bulgarian looks increasing likely to take a back seat this season following the emergence of Mexican Hernandez last term.

Hernandez had a big impact at Old Trafford last season and rightly deserved the plaudits and is currently the favourite for the Premier League Golden Boot. Whether the Mexican will start or feature in enough games remains to be seen, with Sir Alex Ferguson favouring squad rotation due to the demands of the Champions League and domestic cups. Berbatov played 32 games last season (8 as a substitute) and only reached 20 goals through several goal hauls, something Hernandez looks unlikely to repeat.

Chelsea’s Spanish forward Fernando Torres is joint second favourite, but this is more as a result of his international standing and reputation at Liverpool than his past 2 seasons in English football. Roman Abramovich will not tolerate his £50m investment not returning and manager Andre Vilas Boas will surely get more goals out of ‘El Nino’ than the Spanish forward has managed in his last two terms.

Darren Bent is a proven Premier League scorer. The Aston Villa striker picked up 17 goals last term and 24 during the 2009/2010 campaign and the England international is a proven penalty taker at this level also. With both Downing and Young departed, Bent will need to increase his goal tally even further this season, although whether this happens under Alex McLeish remains to be seen.

Uruguayan Luis Suarez was crowned the most valuable player at this summer’s Copa America and was unlucky not to finish as leading goalscorer. Even back in his Ajax days, Suarez showed his goalscoring touch with campaigns of 20, 24 and 35 goals from 2007-2010. If Liverpool emerge as force this season then Luis Suarez will play a leading role in Kenny Dalglish’s new look side.

Dutchman Robin Van Persie should come close this season, providing the Arsenal forward stays fit and injury free. Van Persie was 2 goals short of Berbatov and Tevez’s total last term and had the Dutchman played more than his 25 games would have surely topped the goalscoring charts.

Best Bet: Robin Van Persie @10.0
Value Bet: Luis Suarez @13.0

Betting Odds

Javier Hernandez – 7.5
Fernando Torres – 9.0
Wayne Rooney – 9.0
Robin Van Persie – 10.0
Carlos Tevez – 12.0
Darren Bent – 12.0
Luis Suarez – 13.0
Sergio Aguero – 15.0
Didier Drogba – 17.0
Andy Carroll – 17.0
Edin Dzeko – 23.0
Mario Balotelli – 26.0
Dimitar Berbatov – 26.0

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10 Responses to Premier League Top Goalscorer Predictions 2011/2012

  1. Jeff says:

    An intelligent point of view, well expressed!

  2. Kelani shuaib says:

    Van persie is d star in d epl

  3. Mohamed says:

    the Dutchman Roben van Persie is the brilliant striker!I predict he can win the title if he will be in this form!

  4. Marpen says:

    I think Rooney will be right up there. Hernandez is good but Rooney is in a different league of his own. We can never count out Drogba too. About Van Presie and Suarez I doubt they will be the highest scorer.

  5. Srjac says:

    Uruguayan Luis Suarez has been enjoying highest vote in the bet. Instead Javier Hernandez appears to be more consistent in his performence. Darren Bent may surprise all…

  6. pankaj garg says:

    I am pretty convinced by your predictions. I do not know if it is an experience based result or based on an algorithm. By the way I will like to see Wayne Rooney as the top goal scorer this season…

  7. arzoo786 says:

    I dont take much interest, but I think Luis Suarez will be the Premier League Top Goalscorer 2011/2012. He played very well so I think he will win this time.

  8. An interesting ante-post long term bet is multiples on team top goalscorers. Players of interest are Darren Bent of Aston Villa, Hugo Rodallega of Wigan, Asamoah Gyan of Sunderland and Peter Odemwingie of West Brom, who are proven goalscorers in the Premier League and who will be hardly troubled from other members of their team. Be aware that African players like Ba, Gyan and Odemwingie will miss a glut of games in January because of the Africa Cup of Nations.

  9. Prognozi Dnes says:

    I think Luis Suarez will prove his cost this year and thanks to him Liverpool will have better chance to win something at last.

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