In another thrilling Serie A season, it was Ciro Immobile who yet again scored the most goals. His 27 for Lazio was the 2nd time in 3 seasons that the Italian has been the top scorer in Italy’s top flight. As preparation for the new season is underway, we look at who will be challenging for supremacy.
Serie A Top Goalscorer Odds
Serie A Top Goalscorer Odds
Ciro Immobile - Lazio
It would be foolish not to start with the striker who has been heading up Serie A’s strikers for years. Lazio’s all-time top scorer with 150 goals again proved the striker to beat last season, with his 27 goals three clear of the next best.
Under the stewardship of former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, the team from Rome claimed a fifth-place finish, six points behind the Champions League and fourth-place team Juventus. Immobile, who’s now 32, has averaged 27 goals in his last three Serie A seasons, so you can count on the former Borussia Dortmund striker being a contender for the Golden Boot again.
Dusan Vlahovic - Juventus
In a season where Dusan Vlahovic became a household name beyond Serie A, the young Serbian showed massive potential. Fans of Fiorentina will have already known what a great goalscoring threat the 22-year-old was, with 21 goals for the Viola in 2020/21.
Last season, however, was where the Serb took off and became one of the most wanted strikers in Europe, after bagging himself 17 goals in 22 games for the Viola. This brilliant form made Juventus secure the striker for £66.6 million and helped a poor Juve side secure Champions League football, with seven more goals.
As the Old Lady will look to become a force in Italy once again, you can guarantee that Vlahovic will be at the forefront of their challenge in Italy this coming season.
Tammy Abraham - AS Roma
Five years ago, an English player moving abroad to try and get game time was almost unheard of. However, after the great success stories seen with Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham’s move to the continent, Tammy Abraham was next to take the plunge, moving to Jose Mourinho’s Roma for £34 million.
This move proved to be inspired for the former Chelsea striker, as he helped Roma have one of their best-ever seasons. Helping the side from the Eternal City win their first-ever piece of European silverware, claiming the inaugural Europa Conference League title, the Englishmen took to Italian football comfortably, scoring 27 goals in all competitions.
Second seasons under the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss prove to be the most fruitful for Mourinho’s sides. You can guarantee as Roma get better this season, with their aim being at least a Champions League spot, Abraham will flourish even more and look to grab the Golden Boot, with the first man from Britain to do it being former Leeds United striker, John Charles, doing so with Juventus in 1958.
Lautaro Martinez - Inter Milan
It was a season of what ifs for Inter Milan. Despite claiming the Coppa Italia title thanks to a thrilling 4-2 victory over Juventus, the Nerazzurri had to watch their bitter rivals AC Milan lift the Scudetto and claim their 19th league title, drawing level with their rivals.
Martinez personally had a successful season, with his 21 goals for Inter making him the third top scorer in Serie A last season. It shows the continuing improvement of the Argentina international goal scoring in Seria A, as he has scored more goals in each of the last four seasons in Italy (six, 14, 17 and now 21 goals respectively).
As the 24-year-old now looks to enter his prime years for Inter, a few more goals added to last years tally of 21 will definitely give him the chance of claiming the Golden Boot.
Victor Osimhen - Napoli
In an injury-hit season, Victor Osimhen proved what a threat he could be to defences in Serie A. His 14 goals in 27 games for Napoli helped Gil Azzuri into the title race. Injury however stopped Osimhen from being a contender for the Golden Boot and eventually hindered Napoli to win their first Serie A title since 1990, as they finished third.
Luciano Spalletti, manager of the Italian giants, will look to this season as a genuine chance of lifting their third Scudetto, and Osimhen could play a vital role in this title challenge. The Nigerian has improved in his two seasons so far in Serie A. So as the former Lille striker continues to improve, his name surely has to be mentioned as a contender to be the top scorer in Italy this upcoming season.
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