|Martin Odegaard||11/2||William Hill|
|Bukayo Saka||8/1||William Hill|
|Kevin De Bruyne||33/1||bet365|
*odds correct as of March 21, 2023
Erling Haaland has now scored an incredible 42 goals so far this season and seems heavily likely that the Norwegian will win the PFA Player of the Year award. The betting sites have reacted to his recent hat-tricks against RB Leipzig and Burnley by slashing his odds for this market and it seems a virtual certainty that he will land the accolade.
Haaland scored five times against Leipzig before plundering a further three goals against the Clarets in the FA Cup and it’s hard to look beyond the forward when it comes to the PFA Player and PFA Young Player award, with the votes being cast round about this point.
However, it’s Arsenal who are current favorites with the soccer betting sites to win the Premier League title, with Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka second and third in the betting respectively to pick up this award.
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Just as it appeared that Erling Haaland’s goal rate for Manchester City was slowing down, the 22-year-old has scored nine goals in his past three matches. The Norwegian signed off for the international break by scoring an amazing five goals in the Champions League against RB Leipzig, with the German side having no answer to his predatory finishes throughout the match.
Haaland was also started against Burnley in the FA Cup and did some damage when scoring his sixth hat-trick of an outstanding maiden season for City, with the player now likely to break the 50-goal mark in the coming games and you can check out other Haaland markets for the latest odds here.
The young forward will return after the international break hoping to fire the goals to help his team past Bayern Munich in the Champions League, while there’s the small matter of trying to catch Arsenal as far as the Premier League title race is concerned. The bookmakers have City as the slight outsiders right now
You could have bagged enormous odds at soccer betting apps for Martin Odegaard landing the PFA Player of the Year award before the season began, but the 24-year-old is now trading as second favourite in this market. The Arsenal player is one of the main reasons why the Gunners have a definite chance of challenging for this season's Premier League title.
Odegaard operates in the centre of an attacking trident for Arsenal, with 10 goals plundered in the Premier League this season, and he has also contributed six assists. His performances have been at a consistently high level, and the £30 million paid to Real Madrid for his services in the summer of 2021 is now starting to look like a relative snip.
If Arsenal are to become champions of England this season, they will need Odegaard to remain fit for the remainder of the campaign. He is arguably the first name on the team sheet and has the ability to operate well in tight spaces, with the supporters having warmed to him in a huge way. His goal in the north London derby forced the betting apps to cut his odds on winning this individual award, and he has remained short in the betting since.
Marcus Rashford has been a revelation for Manchester United this season. The England man has reached 14 Premier League goals for the campaign, which puts him fourth in the scoring charts. It is clear that the England international will get plenty of individual awards at Old Trafford for his exploits this season and might well make it on to the PFA Player shortlist as well.
After blanking at Selhurst Park, the 25-year-old then found the net with a virtuoso strike at the Emirates Stadium, before scoring in the League Cup semi-final, first leg against Nottingham Forest. More recently, he has bagged in five consecutive matches including a goal at the Camp Nou before a brace against Leicester.
Rashford has gone from a bit-part player to a guaranteed first-teamer this season, and this is the best form we've seen from someone who has been part of the furniture at Manchester United for a long time. After helping the Red Devils win the EFL Cup final, he could yet challenge for the PFA Award and isn't easily discounted right now.
Arsenal are now favourites in the Premier League title race, and Bukayo Saka is one of the key reasons why the Gunners are flying this season. The England winger has scored 12 goals and provided 10 assists this season, with the player continuing where he left off after some outstanding performances at the 2022 World Cup.
Saka is not only a hugely popular figure with Arsenal supporters but also among his peers. It's incredible to see him playing with so much maturity despite being 21, and there seems little doubt that the forward will end up landing plenty of individual accolades during his career. His PFA Player of the Year odds with Premier League betting sites have been shortening since the New Year, and he now appears to be a definite contender.
The fact that he plays for England could have a bearing on Saka winning the award, with the Arsenal forward having scored three goals for the Three Lions during the World Cup. If he can propel the Gunners to a title victory, then perhaps he is the value bet.
In four of the past five seasons, the PFA Player of the Year award has been won by either Mohamed Salah or Kevin De Bruyne. The latter won his first award in 2019-20, and the Belgian has helped Manchester City win four league titles in five seasons. The Belgian will play a key role if City are to win multiple trophies this season.
De Bruyne will admit that he's not set the Premier League alight this season, but Pep Guardiola continues to depend on the 31-year-old who is the beating heart of the team. His recent performance at Arsenal was outstanding with a brilliantly taken goal and an assist to secure a decisive victory.
De Bruyne continues to trade as one of the favourites in the market, despite being leapfrogged by Martin Odegaard and Marcus Rashford. The City midfielder will have to produce some special performances to overshadow his team-mate Haaland, who is plundering goals at a rate that has never been seen before in the English Premier League.
When Manchester United splashed the cash to land Casemiro from Real Madrid, there were question marks over this signing considering the age of the player. However, the Brazilian has helped transform the Red Devils and he earned the Player of the Match award after helping United win the Carabao Cup final.
Casemiro is widely regarded as one of the best midfield players in the world, with his positional awareness, tough tackling and eye for goal making him a complete all-rounder. Along with Marcus Rashford, we could well see the player feature in the PFA shortlist, although a red card against Southampton means he's now missing for four games.
Harry Kane has a fantastic Premier League scoring record, although the England captain has never won a PFA Player of the Year award. This is partly down to the fact that Tottenham have rarely been in contention to win a domestic title, but the forward was in sublime form towards the end of the previous campaign as Spurs sealed a Champions League spot.
Kane thrived from having Antonio Conte as manager despite wanting to leave the North London club last summer, with the Italian now basing the team's attacking play around someone who recently scored his 200th Premier League goal. The striker continues to be ultra-consistent in front of goal, and he has 20 goals in the top flight already this term.
It remains to be seen whether the England captain stays at Tottenham for the remainder of his career. There's always the nagging feeling that he wants to win trophies rather than simply be an outstanding forward in the Premier League and on the international scene.
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