BOOKMAKERS rate Jay Rodriguez a better bet to end up as the Premier League’s top scorer than new Saints striker Graziano Pelle.

That is despite the fact Rodriguez could miss a large chunk of the season as he continues his rehabilitation from a cruciate knee ligament injury.

Rodriguez is rated at 50/1 by bookies Boylesports to finish top gun in 2014/15, with Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero the 4/1 favourite.

Ex-Saints hero Rickie Lambert is rated 40/1, while Pelle doesn’t even figure in Boylesports’ top 26 Golden Boot possibles.

He is in the section marked ‘66/1 bar’ for everyone else.

Boylesports top Premier League scorer 2014/15: Sergio Aguero 4/1, Robin Van Persie 9/2, Diego Costa 6/1, Daniel Sturridge 6/1, Wayne Rooney 14/1, Alexis Sanchez 14/1, Olivier Giroud 16/1.