Golden boot spread betting

THE GOLDEN Boot Index is just one of the long-term markets offered by Sporting Index. It awards points on the following basis: Winner: 60pts, Runner-up: 40pts, Third: 30pts, Fourth: 25pts, Fifth: 20pts Sixth: 15pts, Seventh: 10pts, Eighth: 5pts.

With 12 goals already, Sergio Aguero heads the market, trading at 43-46. Buyers at 46 would make a 14 times stake profit if the Argentinian continues his hot form and scoops the top-scorer prize.

However, the Manchester City man has seen injuries disrupt his time at the Etihad and with 27 games to go he may not be the certainty his current streak suggests.

There are generally a few surprises with strikers appearing from nowhere to mount a strong challenge. Those that trusted Southampton’s new forward Graziano Pelle to deliver the goods at the start of the campaign are looking at a decent windfall.

The Italian was available to buy at just 6 back in August, but his spread is now 16-19 after six goals. Bettors can cash out for a profit of 10 times their stake.

But it’s bad news for Daniel Sturridge fans. The Liverpool man hit 21 league goals last season, but has yet to appear for the Reds this time around. Those who sold him at 20 are looking at a nice profit, while buyers at 23 need him to return with aplomb.