Belfast Telegraph

The Punter: Liverpool star Suarez has class to snatch Golden Boot

Dimitar Berbatov struck gold as the Premier League's top goalscorer last season, landing odds of 50-1.

It belied the notion that a Man United player is not a good bet for the Golden Boot because of the likelihood of goals being shared around.

Berba is 25-1 for a repeat, behind his Old Trafford team mates Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney, who share top spot in the betting at |8-1. And what's wrong with Nani, following last Sunday's show and at 66-1, he's worth an each-way punt with a quarter of the odds for the first four.

Arsenal's Robin van Persie (10-1) has to be given strong consideration as he scored in every away game last season and found the net 18 times for his best tally so far and only three behind Berbatov despite playing in fewer matches due to his perpetual injury problems. If only one could be sure he would play in 30 plus games.

Chelsea's Didier Drogba topped the pile in 2009-10 but has to be left out because of the African Nations Cup in early 2012, which means focussing elsewhere.

It would be no surprise to see Fernando Torres regain his confidence but he's short at 9-1 and Liverpool's Luis Suarez looks a better bet as he should improve after his four goals spell in 13 matches since January.

His scoring technique is renowned and being a free-kick specialist means he going to be on target more often than not and, at 14-1, he makes most appeal.

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