The Premier League Golden Glove is awarded to the goalkeeper with the most clean sheets at the end of the season. Last year, the award went to Manchester United’s shot-stopper David De Gea who, despite all the criticism, finished the 2022/23 term with 17 clean sheets in 38 appearances.
With the Spaniard having left Old Trafford, we are bound to have a different Golden Glove winner in 2023/24. To get a hint who is considered the favourite to the award, we may have a look at the Premier League Golden Glove odds.
List of Premier League Golden Glove 2023/24 Betting Odds
Ederson, who has won the award in the past, is leading in the Premier League Golden Glove betting odds. Man United’s new goalkeeper Andre Onana is on the list too, but he’s only third.
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Last season, the Manchester City goalkeeper conceded 32 goals in 35 league matches which was the second-best per-game result in the Premier League. De Gea, for example, let in 43 goals in 38 appearances. However, Ederson kept just 11 clean sheets, and it is this parameter that counts when determining the Premier League Golden Glove winner.
Nevertheless, Ederson knows what it means to win the Premier League Golden Glove, having been named the best goalkeeper in England’s top flight for three consecutive seasons between 2020 and 2022. In fact, the 30-year-old Brazilian is just one Golden Glove short of matching the all-time records of Petr Cech and Joe Hart, which should serve as a motivational boost for him.
Considering how secure Man City have been at the back in recent seasons, it is easy to see why Ederson is the Premier League Golden Glove favourite.
Alisson, too, is no stranger to winning the Premier League Golden Glove. The Brazilian international claimed the award in his first season at Liverpool (2018/19) when he kept 21 clean sheets. And in the 2021/22 season, he shared the award with Ederson, as both keepers had 20 goalless matches at the end of the term.
Alisson had a decent showing last season too, keeping 14 Premier clean sheets and ranking joint-second in the overall Premier League Golden Glove standings. Compared to Ederson, though, he allowed 43 goals in 37 appearances, and many of those goals came because of Liverpool’s defensive fragility. The Reds did not address the backline issues over the summer as they focused on other areas, so it would take a lot of individual effort from Alisson to repeat his feats from previous years.
The 2023/24 season will be Andre Onana’s first in the Premier League as he completed a move from Inter Milan worth around £47 million this summer. It remains to be seen how the Cameroonian will perform in England, but in the four opening games, he had a record of seven goals conceded and one clean sheet.
At Inter last term, Onana had a total of 36 conceded goals and 19 clean sheets in 41 matches across all competitions – half of the clean sheets were in the Champions League. Compared to Serie A, the competition in the Premier League is much higher and it is not guaranteed that the 27-year-old will be able to repeat De Gea’s numbers. After all, Erik ten Hag brought Onana in for his skills on the ball – as a shot-stopper, De Gea is significantly better.
Also joint-second in the Premier League Golden Glove race last season was Aaron Ramsdale. The 14 clean sheets aside, the 25-year-old English goalkeeper allowed 43 goals in 38 league matches.
Predicting Ramsdale’s performance in the 2023/24 term is not an easy task, though, because Arsenal signed David Raya from Brentford over the summer. The Spaniard beats Ramsdale when it comes to passing, and their shot-stopping abilities are on the same level. So, it would be no surprise if Aaron loses his starting spot in Mikel Arteta’s possession-based team. And even if Arteta decides to rotate regularly between the two, this would still decrease Ramsdale’s chances to the award.
And, just in case, we have to mention here that Bet365 give 51.00 odds on David Raya winning the 2023/24 Premier League Golden Glove. Last season, the keeper recorded 12 clean sheets and 46 conceded goals in 38 games at a Brentford side that finished in the ninth place. For now, though, Ramsdale has remained the starter at Arsenal.
Nick Pope’s inclusion on the list of Premier League Golden Glove odds is no accident. Last season, the 31-year-old Englishman kept 14 clean sheets in 37 matches for Newcastle United and allowed just 32 goals. If we consider the goals conceded per game ratio, Pope was the best goalkeeper in England in 2022/23.
Of course, a lot of the credit here should go to coach Eddie Howe too, whose Newcastle had the joint-best defensive record in the league, only matched by champions Man City. In the 2023/24 term, Newcastle will have it harder because their rivals are already familiar with Howe’s style of play.
So, unlike last season, more heroics will be required of Nick Pope if he is to win the Premier League Golden Glove race.