The Premier League 2022/23 season, starting on August 5, 2022, promises to be an exciting one with teams ready for the new challenge, and exciting transfers where we have seen new players settle into their new clubs.
The Premier League is the best and most competitive league in Europe and the most watched in the world. The Premier League was created in 1992, and it is the topmost football league competition in the United Kingdom. The league is contested by 20 teams who play 38 matches each against each other over the course of the season (usually from August to May), to determine the winner of the Premier League.
In the 30-year history of the Premier League, a total of 50 clubs have contested in England’s top division with Manchester United winning the most Premier League titles (13). The league has seen other world class teams win the Premier League, alongside other teams who won against all odds.
The other clubs to have won the Premier League include Manchester City with 6 titles and are current champions; Chelsea FC with 5 titles, whose last triumph was in 2017, Arsenal with 3 titles, and Blackburn Rovers, Leicester City, and Liverpool FC with 1 title each. The highest goal scorer in Premier League history is Alan Shearer, with 260 goals.
2022/23 Premier League season set to be exciting
The Premier League 2022/23 season promises to be exciting, as it will feature newly promoted teams (Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth, and Fulham), and newly signed players from top leagues in Europe.
The Premier League 2021/22 season ended with Mohammed Salah of Liverpool and Son Heung-Min of Tottenham jointly winning the Golden Boot award for being the highest goal scorers.
With new signings like exceptional strikers Erling Halaand and Darwin Nunez joining Manchester City and Liverpool FC, respectively, the race for the Golden Boot in the new season will be extremely competitive and one that will be hotly anticipated.
Indeed, according to online sport betting platforms, here are 5 players who are tipped to be favorites for the Golden Boot in the 2022/23 Premier League season.
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The Norwegian striker joined defending champions Manchester City from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2022. The young world-class striker has proven himself as one of the best in the world with his amazing stats. Erling Halaand played 89 games for Dortmund, scoring 86 goals and providing 23 assists. With odds of +275, Halaand is tipped to be the favorite to win the award in the new season.
Egyptian Captain and Liverpool FC forward Mo Salah cannot be excluded when it comes to the favorites for the Golden Boot, because of his consistent form. After joining Liverpool from Italian side Roma in 2017, the forward has scored a total of 157 goals alongside providing 64 assists in 255 games in all competitions. Mo Salah finished the 2021/22 season with 23 goals, which saw him take the award home alongside Spurs’ Son. In the new season, Salah is also a favorite to win with odds of +450.
The prolific English striker, Harry Kane, who plays for Tottenham Hotspur, is also one of the favorites. He is one of the best strikers in the Premier League and has a total of 183 goals and 43 assists in 282 games. In his highest goal-scoring season (2017/18), the striker netted 30 goals in 37 games. With 3 golden boots in the past, Harry Kane is tipped to be in the running to win it again with +600 odds.
Immediately adjusting to the playing style of Arsenal FC after his summer transfer, Gabriel Jesus has proven himself by netting a lot of goals in the just concluded pre-season campaign. The Arsenal forward is expected to perform very well and is among the list of the possible winners of the Golden Boot award with odds of +1000.
The Uruguayan forward joined Liverpool FC from Portuguese side Benfica in the summer of 2022. After having scored 34 goals in 41 games in his most successful season, he has moved to the Premier League for a new challenge. Darwin Nunez scored 47 goals and provided 16 assists in 84 games for Benfica and odds of +1200 make him a possible contender.
Naturally, there will be a lot of interest in who manages to score the most goals in the league this season, and while five of the most popular picks have been outlined above, there is no reason why it could not be another player as the league is full of star-quality.Follow paulmbanks