Premier League Golden Boot Watch - Gameweek 2

Premier League Golden Boot Watch - Gameweek 2

This article is part of our Betting on Soccer series.

The second gameweek of the 2020/21 Premier League season had some significant fireworks, the biggest of which came from Spurs attacker Son Heung-Min, who bagged four goals in their 5-2 win over Southampton, a match that also saw Danny Ings register a brace of his own. Unsurprisingly, both saw their Golden Boot odds improve significantly, with Son moving from +6600 to +2000 on DraftKings Sportsbook and Ings from +2500 to +1600. Son's four goals co-lead the Premier League, tying him with Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who moved to four on the season thanks to a hat trick against West Brom. That effort moved Calvert-Lewin from +5000 to +1400, a figure that puts him with the ninth-best odds to take home the award.

Five other players scored multiple goals in Gameweek 2: Wilfried Zaha against Manchester United (at Old Trafford!), Aleksandar Mitrovic, Sadio Mane, Helder Costa and Neal Maupay. Of that group, Maupay had the biggest jump in his Golden Boot odds, moving from +10000 to +3300, putting him on equal footing with Sergio Aguero, Bruno Fernandes and Alexandre Lacazette. Not bad, Neal. Meanwhile, Zaha has three goals this season, level with Mohamed Salah, but he only saw his odds improve from +15000 to +10000. It's also worth noting that he took a penalty this past weekend after Jordan Ayew had an attempt saved (Zaha was over the re-take because David de Gea left his line), with those opportunities surely to be helpful in his goal quest if he keeps the role.

We also see the Golden Boot odds debut of Gareth Bale, who re-joined Tottenham this past week, though he is out for up to a month because of a knee injury. Bale would have to have an absolutely insane season to actually finish as the league's highest-scorer, with his +10000 reflecting that.

Here's the updated breakdown, including total goals and penalties (all columns are sortable):

PlayerTeam

Total 

Goals

Penalties9/21/20209/15/20209/2/2020
Mohamed SalahLIV32 +400 +350+600
Pierre-Emerick AubameyangARS10 +500 +450+500
Harry KaneTOT10 +700 +700+500
Gabriel JesusMCI10 +1200+2000+1600
Sadio ManeLIV20 +1200 +1600+1400
Raheem SterlingMCI00 +1200 +1200+1100
Jamie VardyLEI22 +1200 +900+1400
Timo WernerCHE00 +1200 +800+1000
Dominic Calvert-LewinEVE40 +1400+5000+6600
Danny IngsSOU21 +1600+2500+2000
Raul JimenezWLV20 +1600+2000+2500
Son Heung-MinTOT40 +2000+6600-
Anthony MartialMUN00 +2500+2000+2000
Marcus RashfordMUN00 +2500+2000+2000
Sergio AgueroMCI00 +3300 +1200+600
Bruno FernandesMUN00 +3300+2500+1600
Alexandre LacazetteARS20 +3300+4000+4000
Neal MaupayBHA21+3300+10000+10000
Roberto FirminoLIV00+4000+4000+3300
Mason GreenwoodMUN00+4000+3300+2500
Kevin De BruyneMCI11+5000+5000+5000
Kai HavertzCHE00+5000+5000-
Callum WilsonNEW10+5000+4000-
Michail AntonioWHU10 +6600+8000+8000
Rhian BrewsterLIV00 +6600+6600-
Aleksandar MitrovicFUL21 +6600--
Christian PulisicCHE00 +6600+5000+5000
RicharlisonEVE00+8000+6600+6600
Ollie WatkinsAVL00+8000+8000-
Chris WoodBUR10+8000+8000+8000
Hakim ZiyechCHE00+8000+5000+5000
Gareth BaleTOT00+10000--
Patrick BamfordLEE20+10000+8000+10000
Olivier GiroudCHE00+10000+6600+6600
Diogo JotaWLV00+10000+15000+15000
Riyad MahrezMCI00+10000+8000+8000
Edward NketiahARS10+10000+10000+10000
Wilfried ZahaCRY31+10000+15000+15000
Che AdamsSOU00+15000+20000+20000
Phil FodenMCI10+15000+10000+10000
Jack GrealishAVL00+15000+10000+10000
Sebastian HallerWHU00+15000+10000+10000
Donny van de BeekMUN10+15000+15000-
James RodriguezEVE10+15000+15000-
Dele AlliTOT00+20000+20000+20000
Jordan AyewCRY00+20000+20000+20000
Ashley BarnesBUR00+20000+15000+15000
Jarrod BowenWHU00+20000+20000+20000
Moise KeanEVE00+20000+15000+15000
Oliver McBurnieSHU00+20000+20000+20000
Lucas MouraTOT00+20000+20000-
Paul PogbaMUN00+20000+20000+20000
Jay RodriguezBUR00+20000+20000+20000
Bernardo SilvaMCI00+20000+20000+20000
David McGoldrickSHU00+25000+25000+25000
Allan Saint-MaximinNEW00+25000+25000+25000
Leandro TrossardBHA10+25000+25000+25000
Miguel AlmironNEW00-+25000+25000
Dwight GayleNEW00-+20000+20000
Kelechi IheanachoLEI00-+15000+15000
JoelintonNEW00-+20000+20000
Naby KeitaLIV00-+25000-
Nicolas PepeARS00-+15000+15000

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Andrew M. Laird
Andrew M. Laird, the 2017 and 2018 FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's Head of DFS Content and Senior Soccer Editor. He is an eight-time FSWA award finalist, including twice for Football Writer of the Year.
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