Sergio Aguero backed for 2016/17 Premier League Golden Boot

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero (R) controls the ball during the 2016 International Champions Cup football match between Manchester City and Borussia Dortm
Image: Sergio Aguero: Tipped to top the scoring charts in 2016/17

All four Soccer Saturday pundits and Jamie Redknapp are tipping Sergio Aguero to claim the Premier League Golden Boot this season.

The Manchester City and Argentina striker finished a goal off the top of the charts last term after netting 24 times despite missing eight games due to injury, with leading scorer Harry Kane playing in all 38 of Tottenham's games.

Sky Bet make Aguero the 7/2 favourite be the new campaign's leading marksman, with Kane (5/1) followed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (9/1) and Romelu Lukaku (12/1).

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The pundits are in full agreement that the bookies have got the odds right and are predicting Aguero will hit new heights this season...

Phil Thompson predicts: "Kane is once again his main competition but I think this will be Aguero's year to top the charts and I wouldn't be surprised if he hits the 30-goal mark.

Sergio Aguero
Image: Aguero struggled with injuries last season and that restricted how often he played

"For him to achieve that he obviously needs a full season, which is the main concern, but I think Pep Guardiola will give everybody a lift at Manchester City and get even more out of his star man."

Charlie Nicholas predicts: "I think the way Guardiola will make his side dominate possession and create even more chances which will only benefit Aguero.

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Image: Harry Kane: Could he be Aguero's main opposition for the Golden Boot?

"I don't see Ibrahimovic scoring bags of goals with the way Jose Mourinho sets up his team so for me it's between Aguero and Kane."

Matt Le Tissier predicts: "If Aguero stays fit then it's tough to see anyone beating him. However, looking at the odds I'd probably have an each-way bet on Romelu Lukaku at 12/1, especially if he goes to Chelsea."

Romelu Lukaku celebrates after opening the scoring
Image: Romelu Lukaku: Capable of scoring goals for and against Chelsea

Paul Merson predicts: "I have to go for Aguero. Usually I'd pick someone who is guaranteed to play every week and even though Aguero gets injuries, he can get bursts of goals.

"He will get hat-tricks or four goals in games and there's not too many others who can do that."

Jame Redknapp predicts: "I backed Aguero last season and the only reason he wasn't top scorer up was down to injuries. His goals per game ratio is simply outstanding and if he stays fit he surely must be top scorer."

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