4 most in-form strikers in Europe’s top five leagues right now (January 2023)

Strikers are primarily tasked with a responsibility that is generally considered to be the most difficult in football — putting the ball in the back of the net. This is why they are usually the most sought-after, with powerful goalscorers among the most highly-valued players in the transfer market.

The ongoing 2022-23 campaign has been fascinating and intense across Europe’s top five leagues and several strikers have proven their ability to score goals week-in and week-out.

In this article, we will look at four of the most in-form strikers across Europe’s top five leagues currently.

4 most in-form strikers in Europe

#4 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)

Real Valladolid CF v Real Madrid CF - LaLiga Santanderreal Madrid and is the club’s top-scorer in the ongoing 2022-23 La Liga campaign.

Given his impressive run of form, he deserves a spot on the list and it will be interesting to see if he remains consistent for the rest of the season.

#3 Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona)

Robert Lewandowski - Real Betis v FC Barcelona - Super Copa de España 2023Barcelona‘s attack.

Lewandowski has netted four goals in his last five appearances across all competitions for Barcelona and is the current La Liga top-scorer with 13 goals in 14 starts.

The 34-year-old has netted at least one goal in every game that he featured for Barcelona in 2023 and has scored 22 goals in all competitions since joining the Catalans in the summer.

#2 Victor Osimhen (Naples)

Victor Osimhen - SSC Napoli v Empoli FC - Serie A 2022-23Naples i know how to do

Osimhen has netted four goals in his last five games across all competitions for Napoli and he is the current Serie A top-scorer with 13 goals.

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His impressive display this season has definitely put him on the radar of several top European clubs and it will be interesting to see if he can win Serie A’s Golden boot at the end of the season.

#1 Erling Haaland (Manchester City)

Manchester United v Manchester City - Premier League 2022-23Manchester City‘s attack this season.

Haaland has netted four goals in his last five appearances across all competitions for the Cityzens. The 22-year-old has broken a number of goal-scoring records in the Premier League, having already netted 25 times in his debut season.

The former Borussia Dortmund marksman recently broke Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record of fewest games to four Premier League hat-tricks, achieving the feat in 46 fewer appearances.

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Haaland is most likely to break the Premier League’s single-season goal-scoring record — currently held by Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (32) — and his contributions will be pivotal in Manchester City’s pursuit of a maiden Champions League title.

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