Serie A Top Goalscorer Odds: Quagliarella catching up with Ronaldo

Serie A Top Goalscorer Odds: Quagliarella catching up with Ronaldo

Sampdoria striker Fabio Quagliarella moves from 16/1 to 15/8 in Serie A Top Goalscorer Odds

Following a practically confirmed title win for Juventus and realistic hopes of winning the Champions League, the Italian Serie A Golden Boot has been another objective for Cristiano Ronaldo, who’s always been a worthy frontrunner based on his record for presenting a prolific standard in front of goal wherever he plays.

A spectacular season for Krzysztof Piatek has seen him scoring thirteen goals for Genoa and continuing that form after signing for AC Milan in the January transfer window, taking his tally to nineteen in the Serie A, but it’s been veteran striker Fabio Quagliarella who’s posed the largest threat to Cristiano Ronaldo, currently standing as top scorer with twenty-one goals to his name.

We’ve been keeping tabs on how the Serie A Top Goalscorer Odds have altered this season, with Mauro Icardi’s move from 9/1 to 33/1 at the start of February being a shock in itself as the Argentine usually performs as one of the more prolific players in the division.

With Mauro Icardi now at a whopping 750/1 to win the Serie A Golden Boot, it’s clear to see that the fight will be fought between Cristiano Ronaldo, Fabio Quagliarella, and an outside shout for Krzysztof Piatek.

Fabio Quagliarella presenting his quality at thirty-six

After netting nineteen goals last season, very few fans of Italian football saw any chance of Fabio Quagliarella reaching similar heights this time around, but his current tally for twenty-one goals certainly says otherwise.

He kicked off the season with his Serie A Top Goalscorer Odds set at 33/1, drifting to 100/1 after a poor start to the term. By the time he reached the start of February, his odds had dropped to 6/1, battling with on-loan Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata and formidable Cristiano Ronaldo. Back then, Quagliarella had sixteen goals, Ronaldo had fifteen, and Zapata shared his tally.

Currently holding a record for scoring four goals in his last four games, Fabio Quagliarella is Serie A Top Goalscorer with twenty-one to his name. He leads ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, taking his price from 16/1 at the start of the March, to 15/8 after scoring past Sassuolo in Sampdoria’s impressive 5-3 away win last weekend.

Fabio Quagliarella Sampdoria

Fabio Quagliarella holds fifty-two goals for Sampdoria in his last three seasons, proving that age is just a number.

Cristiano Ronaldo without a goal in his last three league games

There’s no need to criticise Cristiano Ronaldo this season, as he’s practically already secured another Serie A title for Juventus and could be the difference in attempting to get The Old Lady their first Champions League win since 1996, but he could end up losing out on the Golden Boot to a man two years older than him.

All bookmakers providing their own Serie A Top Goalscorer Odds see Cristiano Ronaldo as a certain winner despite being two goals behind Fabio Quagliarella, with the option of the Portuguese forward sealing the Serie A Golden Boot being best priced at odds of 3/4 on 888Sport.

It could be possible to find some value in backing either of Cristiano Ronaldo or Fabio Quagliarella to be crowned Serie A Golden Boot winner this season, especially as Cristiano Ronaldo previously went as short as 1/7 to complete the term with the most goals before Quagliarella presented more consistency in the coming weeks, leaving Ronaldo with a more substantial 8/13 price.

Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo remains favourite in the Serie A Top Goalscorer Odds despite being two goals behind Quagliarella.