Manchester United’s Robin van Persie can be backed at odds of 5/4 to retain the Premier League golden boot after netting in the Red Devils’ 3-1 win against Sunderland.
RVP’s effort saw him strike for a fourth consecutive league match and draw level with Swansea City hitman Michu at the top of the scoring charts with 12 goals this season.
The Dutch finisher seems to be forming an effective partnership with Wayne Rooney – ominously so for United’s title rivals.
Rooney remains as long as 14/1 for the Premier League top-scoring honours despite striking his seventh goal of the season in Saturday’s win.
The duo may well have a point to prove when they head to the Liberty Stadium to face the Swans on Sunday.
They will be lining up against Michu, who remains a 12/1 bet to finish the season as top scorer after failing to build further on his 12 strikes as the Swans were foiled in a 1-0 defeat at Tottenham.
Sergio Aguero’s odds have been cut from 12/1 to 10/1 after the Manchester City front man fired his team’s first goal 3-1 win at Newcastle.
More importantly than that, Roberto Mancini’s men played arguably their silkiest attacking football of the season in an impressive victory.
Aguero and his team-mates must be looking forward to another chance to hone their shooting at home to hapless Reading this weekend.
Another goal or two would no doubt bring Aguero’s odds down further, but the Argentine does have some catching up to do with only six goals to his name in total this season.
Demba Ba continued his impressive scoring form in Newcastle’s defeat at the hands of the champions, getting his 11th league goal.
Ba’s odds of 14/1 to finish top scorer would look great if the rest of the Newcastle side hadn’t been so woeful recently. Alan Pardew’s side have lost six of their last seven Premier League encounters, fueling reports that Ba might leave the north-east in January.
And if he does move on to the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal, that 14/1 price on the Senegal striker could suddenly become a very interesting proposition indeed.