World Cup odds
World Cup odds, Harry Kane won the Golden Boot title at the conclusion of Russia 2018, and the England striker is the favorite to win it again in Qatar. As the World Cup odds in Qatar approaches, one of the most fascinating markets around the event is the winner of the Golden Boot.
Two elements are critical in determining a worthy pick to back as the competition’s top scorer: group stage opponents and tournament length at the World Cup odds. A player whose country was drawn in a favorable group stage with lower-ranked, unfancied competition is more likely to score a lot of goals. Similarly, unless his side advances to the latter rounds of the World Cup, a talented player is unlikely to end as top scorer.
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The most recent World Cup odds top scorer
England captain Harry Kane won the Golden Boot in Russia 2018 at the World Cup odds, and the Tottenham striker is OKBET’s favorite to finish the championship as the most prolific marksman once again. The 29-year-old is available at 7/1 (8.00), and the Three Lions should be able to dominate their group, which includes the United States, Iran, and Wales.
Kane finished the last tournament with six goals, which seems to be the magic amount for the Golden Boot. The leading scorer in eight of the past eleven World Cups has finished with six goals.
Kylian Mbappe is next in the betting at 9/1 (10.00), with the Paris Saint-Germain striker looking to help France become the first side to successfully defend the championship since Brazil in 1962.
Les Bleus will like their chances against Denmark, Tunisia, and Australia in Group D, and if Mbappe is on form, he may be in line for the Golden Boot after the group stages.
Mbappe will have competition from his own team, with Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema looking to make an impression in just his second World Cup.
Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo is placed at 12/1 (13.00), the same as Neymar and Lionel Messi.
Messi will be keen to perform in what is likely to be his last international appearance, and the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner might lead Argentina off to a great scoring start against poor Saudi Arabia.
Cristiano Ronaldo is always close behind whenever Messi goes, and the experienced striker is placed at 16/1 (17.00) to finish the tournament with the most goals.
Ronaldo has been in bad form for Manchester United this season, and with Portugal facing a challenging group that includes Uruguay, South Korea, and Ghana, there is little reason to believe the 37-year-old can win another individual award.
Value bets on World Cup top scorers
There are lots of fascinating value bets available, both outright and each way, with each way picks seeing the odds quartered but paying out if the player finishes in the top four goal scorers.
Vinicius Junior seems to provide spectacular value at 33/1 (34.00) for an outright value bet, with the Real Madrid attacker having developed enormously in front of goal over the previous year at the World Cup odds. The 22-year-old scored 21 goals for club and country this season and was the matchwinner in the Champions League final in May, demonstrating his ability in big games.
Backing Spain striker Alvaro Morata at 40/1 (41.00) appears like a very appealing choice for an each-way bet. The former Chelsea striker is Atletico Madrid’s leading scorer this season, and he scored three goals in six games in the European Championships last summer.
A similar performance in the World Cup might propel him into the top four goal scorers.
For even higher World Cup odds, Uruguayan striker Darwin Nunez at 50/1 (51.00) may be an appealing choice, with the Liverpool man in form and playing in a strong La Celeste squad with high chances of reaching the knockout rounds.
At the time of writing, the odds were accurate. Please play responsibly.