Part of the fun of betting on football is that you can place season-long bets that can keep you excited from August until May – and one such bet is predicting which team will top the Premier League Scoring Charts. So let’s take a look at the 7 teams most likely to top the scoring charts in the 2016/17 Premier League season.
Manchester City 2/1
City have topped the Premier League scoring charts in 4 of the last 5 seasons, which is pretty impressive considering they’ve won only two Premier League titles in that time. They have scored 71, 83, 102, 66 and 93 goals in the last 5 seasons, meaning they only failed to be the top-scorers in the 2012/13 season.
Manchester United 9/2
United topped the scoring charts in 2012/13 when they last won the Premier League title, and were also just 4 goals behind Manchester City in 2011/12. However, their tally has fallen dramatically since with 64, 62 and a pathetic 49 goals last season, and Jose Mourinho’s teams aren’t renowned for scoring loads of goals.
The Gunners are one of the most consistent teams in the Premier league, and have scored between 65 and 74 goals in each of the last 5 seasons. However, all of those performances saw them finish as the third and fourth highest scorers each season and, despite Giroud and Sanchez scoring nearly 30 goals between them in the last 2 seasons, they probably lack a goal-scorer who can shoot them to the top of the charts.
Spurs hit their highest total for many a year last season on their way to finishing third, and in Harry Kane they have a strike who can bag them at least 25 goals. Alli is also expected to improve last year’s total of 10 goals, but that may still see them fall just short if one of the perceived bigger clubs hits a hot streak.
The Blues may have only notched-up 59 goals in an apathetic season in 2015/16, but they had been a model of consistency in the three previous seasons – scoring 73, 71 and 75 goals, which saw they finish second, third and second in the goal-scoring charts. However, quite how the blues will perform this season is open to debate.
Their 101 goals in 2013/14 would have been enough to top the goal scorers in any other season, but let’s not forget that they had the brilliant Suarez and a fully-fit Sturridge in tandem that year. They look likely to beat their 63 goals of last season, but may still fall short.
Last season’s Premier League champions have so far managed to keep their lethal attacking partnership of Vardy and Mahrez together, but statistics suggest they are unlikely to hit quite the same heights again. Leicester have also bought some other useful players, but were only the third highest scorers last season.
Manchester City have such an outstanding record over the last 5 seasons, that even 2/1 looks a value-bet, especially considering that new manager Pep Guardiola likes his teams to attack, something which his record at Barcelona and Bayern Munich highlights.
Manchester City To Be Premier League Top Goal Scorers @ 2/1 (Betfred)