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World Cup 2018 Top Goalscorer Odds

Who will be the World Cup 2018 Top Goalscorer?

Some famous names have been crowned the top scorer at previous World Cup editions, like the great Eusebio in 1966 and Gerd Muller four years later. Paolo Rossi lit up Italy's campaign in 1982 and then Gary Lineker delivered for England at Mexico 1986. Brazil's Ronaldo topped the charts in 2002, before World Cup record scorer Miroslav Klose bagged himself the 2006 Golden Boot. Four years ago in Brazil 2014 with was Colombia's James Rodriguez who landed the prize with his six-goal haul across five games.

World Cup 2018 Top Goalscorer Odds* (at Bet365)

Player Goals Odds*
Harry Kane 6 1/7
Denis Cheryshev 4
Romelu Lukaku 4
Antoine Griezmann 4
Christiano Ronaldo 4

Odds for Harry Kane Last Update 8th August 2018, 3:41 p.m.

* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

There is an amazing array of attacking talent around at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and among them, England have a star player who has every chance of getting in on the race for the Golden Boot. That will be Harry Kane who is going to have all the pressure of getting England's goals on his shoulders after yet another highly successful season on both the domestic and European scene for his club Tottenham. It's been a while since England have not been let down by their main striker at a major tournament and Harry Kane is at 16/1 odds to win the Golden Boot* (betting odds taken at 3:44 p.m. on March 16, 2018).

Kane has been one of the top scorers in Europe this season along with other Premier League stars like Sergio Aguero, Romelu Lukaku and Mo Salah. It will be interesting to see how they both go, especially Salah for Egypt and this raises an interesting point. Do you back someone like Salah who could blitz early goals or go for the stronger, longer-term option on someone like Aguero who is likely to get a lot more games in at the tournament than Salah? That is just simply because Argentina are perceived to be a lot stronger than Egypt.

You are generally expecting the World Cup 2018 Top Goalscorer to come from one of the stronger teams at the tournament. You can't, of course, go into the World Cup 2018 betting without a mention of some of the absolute elite players in the world like Lionel Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo. Of all the depth of talent that is heading to the World Cup 2018 in Russia, heading up the market as the favorite is Lionel Messi at 9/1* (betting odds taken at 3:44 p.m. on March 16, 2018).

Messi's old rival Cristiano Ronaldo had a quiet start to the season but came back strong over the second half, while Messi's Barcelona's Luis Suarez will be putting in appearances for Uruguay. But both Portugal and Uruguay are long odds against to win the World Cup 2018 which could limit their chances of personal success.

Brazil's Neymar is at 10/1 odds* (betting odds taken at 3:44 p.m. on March 16, 2018) and is likely to be in the running as well if he is fit to carry the can for the Selecao and he has a tremendous record for his country. Then there is Antoine Griezmann, who after another highly profitable season for Atletico Madrid will be hoping to be heavily among the goals for contenders France.

That's all just scratching the surface really of World Cup 2018 Top Goalscorer Odds because that's without mentioning other big stars like Gabriel Jesus, Timo Werner, Thomas Muller, Alvaro Morata, Edinson Cavani, Diego Costa and Robert Lewandowski. Certainly, Lewandowski and Cavani will go to the World Cup with great domestic campaigns behind them.

The average number of goals needed to win the Golden Boot at the World Cup over the last ten years has been six. Seven of the last ten winners have landed the prize with that exact tally. Ten of the last thirteen winners have played seven games at the World Cup to win their prize, suggesting that you are going to be better off looking at backing a player from a team who is going to at least reach the semi-finals.

* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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