Sergio Aguero has been cut to 9/4 favourite in bwin’s Premier League top scorer odds after netting in Manchester City’s 3-1 derby defeat of United.
The 30-year-old striker fired a ferocious shot past David De Gea to go top of the scoring charts with eight goals this season.
Sporting a new silver hair-style, Aguero boosted his hopes of a second Golden Boot success, having previously prevailed four seasons ago.
Former team-mate Pablo Zabaleta was at Etihad Stadium as a pundit for Sky Sports and he believes Aguero can continue his rich vein of form.
“Simply because he’s the best striker in the league,” declared the full-back, now with West Ham.
“He’s in great form and, believe me, when Sergio is at his best, nobody can stop him.
“I’m not sure about his haircut but I’m sure he’s thinking about scoring goals, definitely.”
United winger Anthony Martial maintained his hot streak by grabbing a consolation goal from the penalty spot.
The young Frenchman made it six strikes in his last five Premier League appearances and is 40/1 to finish at the summit.
Salah starting to sparkle again
Defending champion Mohamed Salah can be backed at 5/1 in bwin’s Premier League top scorer odds after also moving up to six when scoring in Liverpool’s 2-0 triumph over Fulham.
Former Anfield star John Aldridge believes the Egypt winger is benefiting from playing alongside summer signing Xherdan Shaqiri.
He told the Liverpool Echo: “Mo Salah is getting better again and showing signs of recovery, but what sticks out for me is that Shaqiri has got something going on with him.
“They click together. Every time Shaqiri is on the pitch he makes something happen for Salah and vice versa, when he’s out there, there’s a better balance to the side.
“He creates opportunities and looks like he’s got the key to unlock defences.”
Harry Kane, the Golden Boot winner in 2016 and 2017, failed to add to his tally of six and is quoted at 3/1.
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