Serie A top scorer betting: Can anyone catch unstoppable 23 goal Lautaro Martinez?

Much like the Scudetto itself, Inter Milan are running away with the Serie A top scorer betting market, in the shape of Lautaro Martinez.

Serie A top scorer betting: latest outrights

Despite Lautaro Martinez being eight goals clear of his nearest rival, Dusan Vlahovic, bookmakers are still offering a range of outside options to pip the Argentine striker to the Capocannoniere.

Olivier Giroud and Paulo Dybala are amongst them, as well as what would be a remarkable comeback from Victor Osimhen.

Lautaro Martinez is leading the Serie A top scorer betting market by a distance
Lautaro Martinez is enjoying his best season yet – Photo by Icon Sport

Lautaro Martinez – 1/80

But, Lautaro Martinez will take some catching. The 26-year-old has netted 23 goals in 26 Serie A games, eclipsing his previous career best of 21 league goals scored in 2021/22 and 2022/23. 

Martinez is not the quickest or most powerful striker, but he is blessed with fantastic striking technique, as shown by his four goals from outside the box this season, a ferocious workrate and attitude that gives him an edge, and an excellent understanding of space and where to find it.

However, recent weeks have shown that Martinez is not invincible. The striker has failed to score in his four games in March, and recently suffered the humiliation of missing a make-or-break penalty for Inter against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last 16.

This could potentially knock Martinez’ confidence and open the door to his Capocannoniere rivals. Chances are though, that with his towering lead over the competition, he will still walk away with the famous old trophy.

Dusan Vlahovic is quietly having a great year – Photo by Icon Sport

Dusan Vlahovic – 20/1

Martinez’ goalscoring heroics have meant that Dusan Vlahovic’s impressive season at Juventus has largely flown under the radar.

The 24-year-old Serbia international has notched 15 goals in 25 appearances, five of which have come from the bench, for a rate of 0.81 goals per 90 minutes this season.

A mightily impressive return, given how much more defensive Juventus are compared to Martinez’ Inter Milan. The Bianconeri have scored 26 goals fewer than Inter, as Massimiliano Allegri’s style of play has come under criticism once again. 

Vlahovic has had far fewer chances to sink his teeth into than Martinez, but is still the most likely candidate to catch him, should the Argentine break stride.

Paulo Dybala is thriving under Daniele De Rossi – Photo by Icon Sport

Paulo Dybala – 250/1

A player coming into his own of late is Paulo Dybala. Now 30 years old and with 122 Serie A goals under his belt, the Argentine forward could yet make a late charge to snatch his countryman’s Capocannoniere from under his nose.

Dybala left Juventus for Roma on a free in summer 2022, and when fit, has been a revelation for the Giallorossi. Dybala has a wondrous left foot, is supremely skilful, possesses deceptive pace, and can play pretty much anywhere in attack. He now has the perfect foil to play alongside him in Romelu Lukaku.

Dybala has 12 goals in just 20 starts this season, already matching his haul from last season. He has also looked refreshed under the tutelage of Roma legend and new manager Daniele de Rossi. Since de Rossi took charge, Dybala has scored eight and assisted one.

It is unlikely that Dybala can catch Martinez this late in the season, but keep an eye on him nonetheless. With a release clause to non-Italian clubs of just €12 million, the Argentinian could be hot property come the summer transfer window.

Victor Osimhen, despite facing many challenges, is still scoring at an excellent rate – Photo by Icon Sport

Victor Osimhen – 250/1

Speaking of players who are wanted across Europe this summer, Victor Osimhen still has the slightest chance of making a late charge to retain his Capocannoniere crown.

Osimhen scored an incredible 26 goals last season as Napoli won the Scudetto in remarkable fashion, but this season has not gone so swimmingly for the Nigerian striker. Osimhen has just 11 Serie A goals at time of writing, but there are many extenuating circumstances for the Super Eagle. 

Firstly, he has had a succession of niggling injuries and knocks that have prevented him from building up a head of steam. Secondly, he was away for the Africa Cup of Nations. And finally, Napoli are simply not the side of 2022/23 and have felt the absence of former manager Luciano Spalletti deeply.

As a result, Osimhen has not had the same service in 2023/24. That said, Osimhen is still managing 0.74 goals per 90 minutes in Serie A this season, and with five goals in his last seven appearances, there is still a glint of hope for him to defend his Capocannoniere yet.

For more Serie A tips, check out our regularly updated Serie A 2up and win predictions.

William Evans is a football and politics fanatic. A first-class graduate of UEA's Broadcast and Digital Journalism MA course, he also achieved a first class degree in politics and media studies during his time at UEA.