Serie A top scorer betting latest – Can Inter lock out the podium?

As Juventus and Inter tussle for the Scudetto, there is another race taking place in Serie A, for the Capocannoniere. 

Serie A top scorer betting latest – outright odds

This is a contest in which Lautaro Martinez has taken a rather decisive lead. The Argentine striker has scored 18 Serie A goals already, seven more than second placed Dusan Vlahovic’s 11 goals. Olivier Giroud completes the current podium with 10 goals.

Such have been Inter’s goalscoring exploits that there is an outside chance they could totally dominate the podium, with Marcus Thuram and Hakan Calhanoglu on eight and nine goals respectively.

Lautaro Martinez leads our Serie A top scorer betting
Lautaro Martinez has risen clear of all competitors for the Capocannoniere – Photo by Icon Sport

Lautaro Martinez – 1/8

Bookmakers have dramatically shortened Lautaro Martinez’ odds to finish as Serie A’s top marksman, and it’s not hard to see why.

Martinez is already seven goals clear of his nearest competitor Dusan Vlahovic, plays for the most potent side in the league going forward and also leads the league in expected goals.

The 26-year-old has been nothing short of phenomenal this season. He is averaging 1.07 goals per game, a rate not even bettered by Erling Haaland. Barring a season-ending injury, which would be the cruellest of blows to a special campaign, expect Martinez’ predatory movement and explosive finishing to secure top spot in the scoring charts.

Dusan Vlahovic has been in fine form lately – Photo by Icon Sport

Dusan Vlahovic – 12/1

Valiantly trying to keep up with Martinez is Serbian striker Dusan Vlahovic. The 23-year-old has scored 11 so far, putting him on track to score over 20 goals. Often this would be enough to be in the mix for the Capocannoniere, but Martinez has been so prolific that Vlahovic is some way off the pace.

Vlahovic’s tally is particularly impressive given that he receives considerably less service at Juventus than Martinez does at Inter. The Old Lady are a far more conservative side, and have an expected goals tally that is 12 lower than the Nerazzurri. If Martinez was to get injured, or experience a severe drop off in form, Vlahovic is best placed to take advantage.

Domenico Berardi is beloved in Sassuolo – Photo by Icon Sport

Domenico Berardi – 14/1

One of the great mysteries of European football in the last decade is why no elite sides have taken a punt on Sassuolo’s captain and talisman, Domenico Berardi. The Italian right-winger is a creative passer, skilful and possesses a venomous left foot capable of striking from any range.

He has shown that ability aplenty this season, with nine goals for a poor Sassuolo side that currently languish in 15th place. If Lautaro Martinez picks up an injury, Berardi has the opportunity to record a remarkable achievement.

Olivier Giroud has been key for AC Milan – Photo by Icon Sport

Olivier Giroud – 16/1

Olivier Giroud is often compared to a fine wine, such is his ability to improve in subtlety and character with age. It is an apt comparison. 

The World Cup winner, 37, has been in superb form this season, and is scoring and assisting at the second-best rate in his long and storied career. Remarkably, he leads AC Milan in both goals and assists.

The veteran striker has the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of fellow mature strikers to pick up the Capocannoniere. Fabio Quagliarella won the award at 36 and Cristiano Ronaldo won it at 35. Like Berardi, Giroud will need things to fall his way, but he could make history if he wins.

Only Lautaro Martinez has had better chances than Marcus Thuram this season – Photo by Icon Sport

Marcus Thuram – 40/1

With only eight goals this season, Frenchman Marcus Thuram is highly unlikely to catch his teammate Lautaro Martinez. Particularly when the 26-year-old sets up a large chunk of Martinez’ goals!

However, Thuram could still quite conceivably finish on the podium, particularly when looking at his expected goals tally. Thuram, son of France legend Lilian, has actually underperformed his expected goals of 10.1, which is actually only second to Martinez in all of Serie A. If he sharpens up his finishing, he could easily overtake the likes of Berardi and Giroud, such is the quality and quantity of chances he is receiving.

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