As the conclusion of the 2023-24 Premier League season appears on the horizon, the race for the Golden Boot is intensifying alongside the battles for the title and survival.

While Haaland blew away his opposition to win the prestigious award last season, the fight for this year’s Golden Boot appears to still be hanging in the balance at the time of writing — with just a few goals separating a host of players.

That said, let’s look at the current top scorer standings and assess the betting on English Premier League markets to discover who is likely to take home the lucrative Golden Boot. 

Erling Haaland – Manchester City (17 goals)

Haaland’s sensational debut season in the Premier League last year saw him rewrite the record books with an astonishing 36 goals.

Although the Norwegian striker hasn’t maintained that blistering pace this season, his tally of 17 goals in 21 games keeps him firmly in contention for another Golden Boot.

However, a recent dip in form, with just three goals in his last eight appearances, could see him challenged in the coming weeks.

Mohamed Salah – Liverpool (15 goals)

Salah’s absence due to international duty and injury appeared to hand Haaland a significant advantage in the race for the Golden Boot.

However, the ‘Egyptian King’ is poised to make a triumphant return for Liverpool as the Reds aim to give Jurgen Klopp the perfect send-off with another Premier League title.

With just two goals less than Haaland, Salah will be eager to reignite his scoring spree and propel his team towards both top-flight glory and a personal accolade of a fourth Golden Boot.

Dominic Solanke – Bournemouth (14 goals)

Solanke’s resurgence in front of goal has been a revelation for Bournemouth over the last couple of seasons, and he has been a real surprise package this campaign.

The 26-year-old has already well surpassed his previous best-scoring season for the Cherries in the Premier League with 14 goals in 25 appearances.

While he trails Haaland by three goals, Solanke’s contributions could prove crucial in Bournemouth’s bid to retain their top-flight status — as they are still in danger, according to the Premier League relegation odds.

Ollie Watkins – Aston Villa (14 goals)

Watkins has been instrumental in Aston Villa’s resurgence under Unai Emery, with the midlands outfit becoming European football contenders since the Spaniard replaced Steven Gerrard.

With 14 goals and 10 assists in 26 games, the 28-year-old striker has been a potent force in attack for the Villans.

With a recent scoring spree, including five goals in as many games, Watkins is in red-hot form and poised to challenge for the Golden Boot.

Beyond the leading quartet, the likes of Bukayo Saka, Son Heung-Min, and Jarrod Bowen are also making waves with their goal-scoring exploits.

Arsenal’s Saka, Tottenham’s Son, and West Ham’s Bowen have notched 13, 12, and 11 goals respectively.

As the season reaches its climax, the battle for the Premier League Golden Boot promises to provide a thrilling spectacle.

With Haaland, Salah, Solanke, and Watkins leading the charge, and a host of other contenders in pursuit, fans can expect plenty of drama and excitement in the weeks ahead.