Will Haaland Be the Premier League's Best Ever Striker?

Manchester City's Erling Haaland has already broken several long standing records in his first season in the English Premier League.

The question being asked here is, will Haaland be the Premier League's best ever striker? Find out more right here.

Erling Braut Haaland

Who is Erling Haaland?

Erling Braut Haaland is a 22-year-old men's professional footballer who currently plays for English Premier League side Manchester City, wearing the number 9 shirt. He is the son of Alfie Haaland, who also played for Manchester City.

Haaland is a left-footed striker who joined Manchester City in July 2022 on a five-year contract after leaving German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.

Since making his debut on July 30th in an FA Community Shield match, in which they lost 3-1 to Liverpool, the prolific player has broken several incredible records, and it looks as though there is no sign of him slowing down.

A closer look at some of Erling Haaland's astonishing stats

Even when you read these astonishing statistics, many of them will likely be out of date. To stay on top of things, this page would need to be altered each week. Anyway, let's dive straight in:
  • In his first 28 Premier League appearances, he has scored an incredible 32 goals. This smashes previous records set by over 20 of the Premier League's best ever strikers in the history of the league
  • He looks set to beat the all-time record for the most number of goals scored in a season (Andy Cole and Andy Shearer, 34 goals). He still has 8 more games to play
  • Michael Owen was the quickest player to score 3 hat-tricks in 48 games. Haaland has already managed to get five hat-tricks in the league in an almost unbelievable 8 games (+1 in the FA Cup against Burnley). This is a record that will surely never be beaten.

Where can I bet on Haaland and Manchester City?

If you're looking to place a wager on any upcoming Manchester City games featuring Erling Haaland, one of the best sites you can turn to is the official 32red bet website.

It's free to sign up to and has the latest and most competitive sports betting odds for the Premier League and most other top-flight football leagues from around the world.

More crazy Haaland stats

Erling Braut Haaland is the first Premier League player to score three successive home game hat-tricks. When he scored three goals in a derby match against local rivals Manchester United, he was the first Man City player to net a hat-trick in this tasty fixture since 1970. He has scored one goal approximately every hour he has played.

On average, Haaland scores a goal every one in 20 touches of the ball he has. Under Manchester City's manager, Pep Guardiola, Haaland is the fastest player to score 25 goals, which beats various other 'greats' of the game that Pep has managed, such as Thierry Henry (41 goals), Samuel Eto'o (30), Lionel Messi (28), and Sergio Aguero (35).

Haaland has already outperformed many of the best Premier Strikers in the history of the league. He surpassed the previous record for the most goals scored in a season by a Manchester City player in mid-March.

He has also broken several similar records in the Champions League, which we will go into further detail about next time.

Can Manchester City still win the league?

Yes. There's still a very good chance that Manchester City can leapfrog league leaders Arsenal and win the 2022/23 Premier League campaign, especially since Arsenal drew 3-3 with Southampton.

If you were to look at some of today's most trusted sites, such as 32Red, you will see that Manchester City are currently priced at around 1/4 in UK fractional odds to win the league. They are the odds-on favourite, and they have an 80.00% implied probability rate of winning.

In comparison, Arsenal are currently priced at 3/1, which means they only have a 25.00% implied probability rate of winning.

What about the UEFA Champions League?

To win the UEFA Champions League, you are currently looking at average odds of around 8/11, which means they have a 57.90% implied probability rate of winning over Real Madrid's 15/4 odds (only a 21.20% implied probability rate).

In other words, Manchester City look set to win both the Premier League and the Champions League! However, don't forget that no bets are guaranteed.
Tarique Buttz is a retired Kosovar Albanian who writes about football and betting for fun. He has followed football as a supporter since the 80s. Favorite team number one is Barcelona, but also feels a little extra for Newcastle.