Mo still a Red
There has been a collective sigh of relief echoing through the red side of Merseyside in recent days. Despite swirling rumors of a massive world record bid from Saudi Arabia for Liverpool's star player, Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian forward has opted to stay put at Anfield for the time being. While the transfer window will open again in January and the summer transfer saga looms on the horizon, Salah remains a Red, and he's off to an impressive start this season, with two goals and two assists, playing a pivotal role in guiding his team to third place after four games.
At 31 years of age, Salah continues to prove that he's a reliable goal scorer. This weekend, as Liverpool takes on Wolves in an early kickoff, the odds of him finding the back of the net once again are enticing, coming in at -121 to score a goal. However, it's worth noting that Salah's record against Wolves stands at 5 goals in 13 games, which is a tad lower than his usual standards. But, if you consider his recent goal against Aston Villa as a sign of things to come, along with the fact that he enjoyed a well-deserved rest during the international break with Egypt, then the odds of Salah scoring two or more goals at +340 might just be a tempting wager. For those looking for a bit more thrill, a hat-trick bet offers a tantalizing +1300.
Looking ahead to the entire season, Salah's ability to find the net consistently is a trademark that Liverpool fans have grown accustomed to. He has surpassed the 21.5 League goals mark in four of the past six seasons for the club, earning him odds of -125 to achieve this feat once again. On the other hand, those who believe he might fall short can bet on under 21.5 goals, which comes in at -112.
As for the race for the Premier League Golden Boot, Salah is a strong contender, listed at +1600 to clinch the top scorer's title. However, there's a catch to consider. Salah is likely to be absent for a significant portion of January due to international commitments, potentially missing almost a month of football action. Given this, it's prudent to consider betting on under 21.5 goals at -112 as the more favorable option.
In conclusion, Mohamed Salah's decision to stay at Liverpool has eased the nerves of fans, and he's already making an impact early in the season. While the odds favor him continuing to score consistently, his potential absence in January should be taken into account when placing bets for the season. Whether you believe he'll surpass the 21.5 goal mark or not, one thing is certain: Salah's goal-scoring prowess is something that should never be underestimated.