The leading scorer in the Premier League following week 10 matches is Diego Costa. The Chelsea attacker has 8 goals on the season so far, the most recent of which came against Southampton on Sunday in what was a 2-1 victory for his side. He has enjoyed an injury-free season thus far although he did have a hamstring problem back in May. If he remains injury free then he promises to be a central figure in the top goal-scoring markets for the Premier League.

Current favorites to score most goals

Despite currently leading the Premier League in scoring, Diego Costa is the 2nd favorite in terms of betting odds.

The outright favorite right now is Sergio Aguera, a player who has seven goals to date for Manchester City. Here's a look at him and the top-five favorites with their goal totals to date listed ahead of their betting odds to be the top goal scorer (note: players are listed according to shortness of betting odds as opposed to how many goals each has scored).

  • Aguera (Man City), 7 goals, 9/5 with 888Sport
  • Costa (Chelsea), 8 goals, 4/1 with BetVictor
  • Romelu Lukaku (Everton), 7 goals, 9/1 with bet365
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United's), 4 goals, 14/1 with BetVictor
  • Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal), 6 goals, 16/1 with BetVictor

The biggest anomaly in the group is Manchester United's Ibrahimovic. The attacker has drawn some criticism for his play in the Premier League with just his 4 goals in 10 matches.

For example, Jamie Jackson, writing at the Guardian.com on November 1st stated the following:"In an age of single-striker systems Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Premier League goal drought may have already ended Manchester United’s title hopes. This is the stark truth of the one-up-top ploy adopted by those with championship pretensions: the centre-forward has to deliver in most games."

Manchester United, despite some rashness out of Jackson, aren't out of contention yet, however as fourth favorite Ibrahimovic certainly looks overblown.

You take your chances when you sign 35-year olds and this risk doesn't appear to be working out for Man U this season. The attacker is well off the pace he had for PSG last season where he scored 38 goals in 31 appearances.

One-goal advantage plus 4/1 odds

A one-goal scoring-race advantage isn't much, but any kind of lead coupled with long odds is interesting.

Surely Aguera at 9/5 and facing a deficit right now isn't a great play. While Costa at 4 to 1 may not be the 17 to 1 value that's out there in another markets backing him as the top scorer looks like the correct move in this market in the Premier League's betting futures (see Stoke City for top-finish as well).

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