Harry Kane is aiming for a hat-trick of Premier League Golden Boot titles but the latest odds suggest the Tottenham striker has his work cut out to catch Mohamed Salah.
The Liverpool frontman has been a revelation since returning to England and hit his 30th top-flight goal of the campaign in the Reds’ 3-0 win over Bournemouth.
Kane failed to muster a shot on target against Manchester City at Wembley and is now 8/1 (9.0) to retain the award according to dabblebet’s latest Premier League odds.
Salah is red-hot 1/20 (1.20) favourite thanks to a five-goal advantage albeit his nearest rival has a midweek trip to Brighton to potentially trim that lead.
With Liverpool facing a two-legged Champions League semi-final against Roma, there is also a chance that the Egypt international misses some of the final four games of the Premier League season to ensure his fitness for the European encounters.
While Spurs are still in the FA Cup, that risk of rotation is not a factor Kane will likely have to deal with in his pursuit of the Golden Boot, something he clearly takes very seriously after successfully appealing the decision not to award him a dubious goal against Stoke recently.
Liverpool’s final four fixtures see them take on West Brom (A), Stoke (H), Chelsea (A) and Brighton (H). Spurs have matches against Watford (H), West Brom (A), Newcastle (H) and Leicester (H) to round off the Premier League campaign plus Tuesday’s trip to Brighton.
The man likely to lead England’s attack in Russia this summer is 4/7 (1.57) to score anytime at the Amex Stadium on Tuesday evening while dabblebet go 13/5 (3.60) that he nets two or more and 17/2 (8.50) about a hat-trick.
While the 8/1 (9.0) on Kane overhauling Salah’s total suggests a comeback is unlikely, the 24-year-old did fire eight times in three league games at the end of last season (four of which came against former club Leicester City) to overtake Romelu Lukaku and claim this accolade for the second consecutive year.
With Spurs having an extra game to play, plus Liverpool’s attention likely to be focused on their European ambitions more than domestic affairs, another late flurry of goals from Kane certainly shouldn’t be completely ruled out.