John Aldridge picks his Premier League top scorer for charity bet

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Who will be top scorer in this season's Premier League?
Who will be top scorer in this season's Premier League?

Liverpool and Republic of Ireland goal scoring great John Aldridge has been gifted a free €500 bet from Paddy Power to predict this season's Premier League top scorer - and he has gone for a proven marksman to claim the prize.

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero was the class of the striker set in the Premier League last season, as he finished the season as the leading marksman with 26 goals from just 30 starts.

"It is hard to look beyond Aguero holding on to the Golden Boot," Aldo told

"This guy is a proven performer and with City looking to get back into contention for trophies this season, I reckon Aguero will be a potent weapon so long as he steers clear of injuries."

Here is Aldo's bet that will hopefully give a worthy cause another windfall at the end of the season - and thanks to Paddy Power for their generosity.

€500 on Sergio Aguero to finish as the Premier League's top scorer at 3/1 (possible winnings €2000)


Sergio Aguero (Man City) 3/1

Diego Costa (Chelsea) 13/2

Wayne Rooney (Man Utd) 9/1

Christian Benteke (Liverpool) 12/1

Harry Kane (Tottenham) 14/1

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) 20/1

Alexis Sanchez (Chelsea) 20/1

Radamel Falcao (Chelsea) 25/1

Get tomorrow's Sunday World for Aldo's lowdown on the top strikers in this new Premier League season.