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Who will be 2018-19’s Serie A top Goalscorer?

 

At Odds of 1.8, Cristiano Ronaldo is obviously the top contender for the top goal-scorer’s spot. Expectations are running high among Juventus fans for the Portuguese goal-scoring machine to emulate his phenomenal feats at Real Madrid. The 33-year old striker wasn’t able to complete the full quota of 38 games in the past couple of La Liga seasons owing to fitness issues, but still managed 26 goals from 27 appearances in the 2017-18 La Liga season. CR7 will have competition on the goal-scoring front from club-mates Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic.

Mauro Icardi at 7.00 is the next in line for the Italian League’s top goal-scoring honours. The 25-year old Argentine striker was last season’s second highest scorer behind Lazio’s Ciro Immobile, getting 28 goals for his club, Inter Milan. With the Milanese club being considered a serious contender for the Serie A title, Icardi’s chances of emerging the League’s top scorer are bright.

Gonzalo Higuaín at 13.00 is 3rd as far as top-scorer odds go. After a muted 2017-18 season at Juventus, the prolific Argentine striker is now headed for AC Milan where he doesn’t face much competition on the goal-scoring front like he did at Turin and can start afresh. Higuain’s best season was in 2015-16 for Napoli when he scored as many as 36 goals from his 35 appearances before Juventus snapped him up.

Ciro Immobile: Serie A’s top scorer for 2017-18 with 29 goals for his club Lazio is surprisingly tipped to be fourth in line with odds of 13.00. It was owing to Immobile’s goal-scoring feats that Lazio, despite being placed 5th on the table, were astonishingly able to rack up more goals than champions Juventus (89 vs 86). The 28-year old Italian striker should do much better than his odds indicate.

Edin Dzeko at 17.00 is the 5th as far as goal-scoring odds go. The 32-year old Bosnian striker will have to re-produce his form of the 2016-17 season if he wants to stay in contention for the upcoming season’s top goal-getter. Dzeko got 29 goals and emerged as one of Serie A’s top scorer that season. He could face competition on the goal-getting from younger club-mates Patrik Schick, Cengiz Ünder and new acquisition Justin Kluivert from Ajax.  Dzeko had a quiet 2017-18 season comparatively getting just 16 goals from 36 Serie A aoppearances.

Other big-name contenders for the Italian league’s top scoring honours are Dries Mertens at (26.00), Paulo Dybala (34.00), Ivan Perisic (101.00) and Mario Mandzukic (151.00), odds which seriously do not do justice to their goal-getting abilities and need looking into.

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