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Jamie Vardy Now -400 Odds to Win Premier League Golden Boot With Three Matches Remaining

Quinn Allen

by Quinn Allen in Soccer News

Jul 13, 2020 · 10:43 AM PDT

EPL Matchday 20
Leicester City's players celebrate following the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Chelsea at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Leicester City won the match 2-0. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, Pool)
  • With three matches left, Jamie Vardy holds a three-goal lead in the Premier League Golden Boot race
  • The Leicester City striker has scored 23 times this season, while Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is stuck on 20 goals
  • Is Vardy a safe bet to take home the Golden Boot honors? Get the best bet below

As the hunt for a top-four finish and the relegation fight heats up in the Premier League, the Golden Boot is also a topic of interest with just three matchdays left. Jamie Vardy has led the race for most of the season and his impressive form lately leaves him comfortably in first place with 23 goals in 32 appearances this term.

Premier League Golden Boot Odds

Player Odds to Win Golden Boot
Jamie Vardy -400
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang +600
Mohamed Salah +1200
Danny Ings +1600
Raheem Sterling +4000
Anthony Martial +20000
Marcus Rashford +20000
Raul Jimenez +20000
Sadio Mane +20000
Harry Kane +35000

Odds taken July 13

The latest EPL Golden Boot odds clearly favor Vardy at -400, with Aubameyang the next closest at +600. The Arsenal star has scored just three goals since the restart. At this point, he would be the only player who could reach Vardy, but with just a few matches remaining, it seems unlikely.

Vardy Finding His Form

In Vardy’s first four fixtures after football returned in England, he continued to struggle in the final third. Regardless, he still held the goal-scoring lead. In his last three Premier League appearances, the 33-year old has found his scoring touch once again, scoring twice against Crystal Palace, then bagging a goal against Arsenal and Bournemouth. Although the Foxes have looked dismal in their hunt for a Champions League spot, it’s a clear positive that Vardy is back to his normal self on the attack.

Aubameyang and Ings Making a Case

It’s no secret that Aubameyang is a world-class finisher, having scored a boatload of goals in three of Europe’s top five leagues. He starred in Ligue 1 for St. Etienne to begin his career, then moved on to Borussia Dortmund, where the Gabonese striker became one of the most clinical finishers in club history. Now, he’s made quite the name for himself with Arsenal.

Last season, Aubameyang finished in a three-way tie for the Golden Boot with Sadio Mane and Mo Salah with 22 goals. He’s not far off that total this term, with 20 tallies. With three matches remaining and two of them being against relegation-threatened sides in Aston Villa and Watford, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him reach 22 goals once again.

Southampton frontman and former Liverpool striker Danny Ings has found himself a home at St. Mary’s as Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men continue to impress. The 27-year old has netted 19 goals and although he realistically won’t catch Vardy, it’s been a career-defining season for the Englishmen. He’s a vital part of the Saints attack and without him, they simply wouldn’t be around the middle of the Premier League table right now.

Mo Salah also has 19 goals, but motivation will be lacking for the Egyptian, who won the Golden Boot last year as previously mentioned.

Best Bet

It won’t get any easier for Vardy, with Sheffield United, Tottenham, and Manchester United remaining on the schedule. However, given his current form, it would not be a surprise to see the speedy striker score at least once within these last three matches.

Aubameyang could also snag some goals against the likes of Villa and Watford, but in the end, Vardy’s lead will prove to be a daunting task for the Gunners’ star, who is the only one who could catch Leicester’s main man at this point. It’s a safe bet to put your money on Vardy as the 2019-20 Premier League Golden Boot winner.

Pick: Jamie Vardy -400

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