The 2013/14 Premiership season is well under way. Let’s revisit the topic of top goal scorer. Robin Van Persie romped home with the top scorer title in 2012/13, with the backing of Alex Furgesson, he was sweating goals. Now, with a change of manager fans will question if he can make it into the top three. The same goals for Wayne Rooney. Something to be said for the strength of the Man United team, in that, they do not have to rely on just one or two key strikers but have a war chest of talent. Still it’s not helping Man U’s league position right now.
Daniel Sturridge, Sergio Aguero, and Luis Suarez, are currently sitting at first, second and last position in the top goal scorer table. Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez are making Liverpool full of goals, and, are giving Rooney and van Persie a run for their money. The so called SAS partnership have been blessed with speed and are the name sake of the British Forces SAS due to their ability to carry out difficult and high risk maneuvers. Something Brendan Rogers has given them free rain to do. David Moyes has played Rooney further forward and to the right of van Persie. A position which may take some time to get used to, possibly explaining why the old guard are lagging the SAS strike force.
Who will be 2013/14 top goal scorer? Suarez missed the first 5 matches due to suspension. If he had played every game he would surely be top right now. We’d favour Suarez over Sturridge, and, the SAS partnership over, Rooney and Van Persie.
Suarez is the bookmakers favourite, followed by Aguero, then, van Persie. Sturridge sits at fourth favourite. Olivier Giroud of Arsenal sits at fourth top goal scorer but is 5th favourite. Make of that what you will. Making prediction about top goal scorer may be easier if team form is taken into account. Man City have lost a few away matches recently which could be affecting the confidence of their star striker. Aguero could be the surprise top goal scorer of 2013/14.
Punters with more experience may want to make a Dutch bet with the top 3 preferred top goal scorers. We would choose, Suarez, Aguero and Giroud, for a top goal scorer Dutch. That’s right van Persie doesn’t get a look in. Just because he’s Dutch doesn’t make him a top goal scorer in 2014.
|2||Sergio Agüero||Manchester City||7|
|4||Loïc Remy||Newcastle United||5|
|4||Robin van Persie||Manchester United||5|
|5||Christian Benteke||Aston Villa||4|
|5||Wayne Rooney||Manchester United||4|
|5||Roberto Soldado||Tottenham Hotspur||4|
|5||Yaya Touré||Manchester City||4|
|6||Robert Brady||Hull City||3|
|6||Álvaro Negredo||Manchester City||3|
|6||Gylfi Sigurdsson||Tottenham Hotspur||3|
|7||Dwight Gayle||Crystal Palace||2|
|7||Adnan Januzaj||Manchester United||2|
|7||Ravel Morrison||West Ham United||2|
|7||Ricardo Vaz Te||West Ham United||2|
|7||Danny Welbeck||Manchester United||2|