Can Anyone Beat Mohamed Salah and Win Player of the Year?

Salah has scored eleven goals in twelve Premier League games this season and this means he’s on course to pilfer around thirty-seven goals this term which means that the Liverpool would be certain to scoop the prize. However, the big question is whether his team can finish ahead of the Manchester City’s and the Chelsea’s of this world.

Manchester City are currently Premier League title favourites and it’s plausible that several of their players will be on the shortlist including Kevin de Bruyne. However, it’s Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva who have been earning rave reviews, with the latter’s odds having shortened in recent weeks.

Cristiano Ronaldo was trading among the betting favourites to become Player of the Year shortly after being signed by Manchester United and the former Juventus and Real Madrid forward has been finding the net regularly, especially in the Champions League where he has notched in every game.

Who are the 2021-22 Player of the Year Dark Horses?

Everyone is talking about full-backs right now, with Trent Alexander-Arnold having been an assist machine for Liverpool this season. The Liverpool defender is a 66/1 shot, while Reece James has been finding the net regularly for Chelsea and the England man is also available at 66/1 despite the fact that he has been tearing it up for the Blues.

Joao Cancelo has probably been the stand out player for Manchester City and there could be some merit in backing the 50/1 about the Portuguese defender, with Ruben Dias also regarded as being a rock at the back and we have seen more focus on defenders than ever before in the Premier League.

Who are the Leading Contenders for PFA Player of the Year

One of the most interesting antepost betting markets for the Premier League is Player of the Year, with Kevin de Bruyne, Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah among the more recent winners. Those three players are among the favourites for the 2020/21 award, although we like the look of a Tottenham forward at a much bigger price.

Heung-Min Son is currently trading at 40/1 with William Hill to be announced PFA Player of the Year and we think the South Korean could be a brilliant bet at those odds, with the forward having already scored six goals in a Tottenham shirt this season.

Son scored four goals at Southampton before bagging a brace as part of a 6-1 drubbing of Manchester United and we think that his odds will get a good deal shorter if Tottenham continue to have a successful season.

Who are the PFA Player of the Year Favourites?

Kevin de Bruyne belatedly received the 2019/20 PFA Player of the Year award and bet365 have the Belgian as their 9/2 favourite to win the award for a second consecutive year, although you can’t say that the midfielder has enjoyed a strong start to the campaign and he played noticeably deeper against Leeds.

De Bruyne’s Manchester City team-mate Raheem Sterling is trading at around 10/1 to win his first Player of the Year award and the England forward clearly has the potential to land this accolade although much depends on whether his team regain the title this year and whether Razza is popular enough to land the award.

Mohamed Salah is a previous winner of the award and he looks the most likely Liverpool FC winner of the Player of the Year award, with the Egyptian currently trading at 10/1 and he already has five goals on the board, although Sadio Mane could return after COVID-19 and make an impact, with the Senegal player available at 16/1.

Midfielder Thiago is another player for Liverpool who could make waves although we’ve barely seen the Spaniard in action thus far and he might not enjoy too much game time over the next few matches, while Van Dijk is a 28/1 shot and perhaps it’s too much to see him winning again as a defender.

Who are the PFA Player of the Year Value Outsiders?

Our main bet is going to be on Heung-Min Son although there are several other interesting players including a couple of Everton attacking players who are making a big impression at this early stage of the season.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is among the favourites to win the PFA Young Player of the Season although the Toffees and England striker could land the senior award too, with DCL currently trading at 25/1 and those odds could shrink if he continues to pilfer the goals.

James Rodriguez is a best price 16/1 and the Colombian has played a central role in the Everton FC renaissance, with the midfielder having scored and assisted plenty of goals already, although it is a question whether Everton’s early-season form is sustainable.

One other player worthy of a mention is Jack Grealish who has shone spectacularly for Aston Villa thus far and might go close despite playing for a team who are unlikely to challenge for major honours. The attacking midfielder has worked his way into the England squad and is now finally getting recognition for the player he is.

What are the Best Bets for PFA Player of the Year?

We going to back Son Heung-Min and Jack Grealish at tasty prices. We think they are a good pair to have against the field, with the Tottenham forward hopefully capable of his best-ever season under Jose Mourinho and he’s already among the leading scorers.

Grealish also has a decent chance now he’s broken into the England team and we think the Aston Villa is capable of actually starting on a regular basis for the Three Lions.


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