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Van Persie Golden Boot odds slashed as amazing form continues

| 01.11.2011

With his personal confidence at a peak, Robin Van Persie believes he will score in every game, and it’s hard to argue with him…

Heading into November, Van Persie will be wishing that the year 2011 never ends.

Following his sensational Stamford Bridge hat-trick on Saturday, the Dutchman’s record for the calendar year stands at 28 goals in just 27 Premier League games.

Ladbrokes have reacted accordingly to such impressive statistics by slashing the odds on Van Persie to be the leading Premier League goalscorer from 9/2 to 5/2.

Seemingly finally over the injury woes that have plagued the most recent years of his career, the mercurial forward still looks big at those odds as he continues to thrive in his captaincy role at the Emirates.

Perhaps the most appealing aspect of Van Persie’s recent performances is the fact that he scores goals of all types.

And he couples the poachers instincts of the likes of Javier Hernandez with the ability to drop deep and shoot from distance in the same way we could expect to see from a player like Wayne Rooney or Sergio Aguero.

This ability to perform as both an orthodox centre forward or operate in a slightly deeper role sets apart Van Persie from the majority of his fellow Golden Boot competitors, and the fact that when fit, the Arsenal skipper is an automatic choice, makes the 5/2 odds seem yet more appealing.

A free-kick specialist and penalty taker to boot, RVP tends to have an abundance of chances in each game he plays, and Arsenal’s attacking nature both home and away makes the Dutchman look a terrific bet to finish the season as the Premier League Golden Boot winner.

Of his leading competitors, Rooney is still 9/4 in the Premier League odds to be top scorer despite drawing a blank against former club Everton, while Sergio Aguero is the same price as Van Persie at 5/2.



John Klee