Bookies unsure where the Championship Golden Boot is heading

Bookies unsure where the Championship Golden Boot is heading

An array of prices on the leading players. Find out where the best prices are on who you think will finish top of the pile.

The Championship 2018/19 is still very young and after just six games, it’s proving difficult for the bookmakers to judge who will win this year’s Championship top goalscorer award. We have taken a look at four players who are more than capable of scooping the prize.

West Brom pulled off a superb coup, managing to loan Newcastle’s Dwight Gayle for the entire season. A proven goalscorer at this level, he has already bagged three and shown early signs he has his sights set on not only taking West Brom back to the Premier League, but also in scoring the most amount of goals.

The lethal striker is as big as 10/1 to do so, although certain firms have him as short as 6/1. When last seen in the Championship, the 27-year-old bagged 23 goals for Newcastle, who ultimately won the league as well.

Middlesbrough have high ambitions this season as they look to return to the Premier League. If they are to achieve this, they’ll be hoping £15 million Britt Assombalonga can fire in the goals for them.

The Congo DR international striker scored 15 goals in his debut season for Middlesbrough and has already bagged twice this campaign.

The 25-year-old is as short as 8/1 to come out on top, although if you shop around he is available at double that price, with other firms confident he won’t have as much success in front of goal.

Tammy Abraham has just recently signed for Aston Villa and has some catching up to do if he is to win the award. However, with certain firms offering a pay out on four places, his biggest price at 40/1 could well be the value pick.

Considering he scored 23 goals for Bristol City when last seen in the Championship, there is no surprise to see him as short as 18/1 – still a huge each-way bet if he can continue where he left off.

The fact West Brom were able to keep hold off Jay Rodriguez was huge news for the club from the Black Country, who managed to scare off other teams by slapping a £20 million price tag on him.

A player who was on the verge of the England side before breaking his leg only a couple of years ago, there is no doubt that he is of Premier League quality.

With four Championship goals already to his name, some firms have remained brave and are as big as 11/1. Others, who aren’t willing to take the risk, are as short as 13/2 – which may turn out to be a sensible decision if he stays fit.