The outright market for World Cup odds will be the main topic for debate, but the World Cup Golden Boot odds add plenty of intrigue as well. Which key personnel will contend for the tournament’s top goalscorer? This will be the focus of some of the world’s best attacking talent.
With the Golden Boot being a prize that is always keenly contested, we are going to look at the world-class talent that will hope to earn this personal accolade in Qatar.
2022 World Cup Golden Boot Odds
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Harry Kane – England +800
After winning the Golden Boot in Russia four years ago, Harry Kane will not be looking to hand over possession of it in 2022. With the England forward also eyeing up an international record of his own, the World Cup may offer him the perfect location in which to break it.
Wayne Rooney’s current tally of 53 international goals is now within striking distance. Kane will look to surpass the former Manchester United star, and in doing so, become England’s record scorer.
Kane is also on penalty duty for England, and this played a considerable part in him winning the Golden Boot prize four years ago.
The Tottenham forward should be driven by disappointments in both the 2018 World Cup and last summer’s European Championships. Consider also he was in fine form with Tottenham at the end of last season. If it continues this season into the World Cup break, look out.
Kylian Mbappe – France +800
Another genuine contender when it comes to this year’s Golden Boot is Kylian Mbappe and after the French forward burst onto the scene in 2018, his precocious talent played a huge part in France winning the World Cup in Russia.
Now though Mbappe is four years older from that success in Russia and in that time, his talent has morphed from precocious to bordering on outrageous – a development that caught the eye of Spanish giants Real Madrid.
However, for all their overtures, Mbappe decided to stay with PSG this summer and the less rigorous nature of Ligue 1 may also do France a huge favour. Keep Mbappe fresh before November and he will then be ready to fire on all cylinders – something that will be bad news for everyone else.
Karim Benzema – France +1400
While the only thing to consider when weighing up a bet for Kylian Mbappe, is the fact that the French scoring burden may be shared. A burden that Karim Benzema is just as capable of placing on his shoulders.
Because with the Real Madrid forward seemingly ageing like a fine wine, the 34-year-old has recently reminded everyone just how fearsome he can be, and it was this attacking prowess that helped he and his club teammates win last season’s Champions League.
Now though, Benzema will look for one last hurrah on the international stage and were it not for having to share this platform with Mbappe, his odds of winning the Golden Boot would arguably be a lot smaller.
BEST OF THE REST
If the winner of this year’s Golden Boot is going to be outside of these three candidates, then Cristiano Ronaldo at odds of +1400 should not be overlooked. Because although his superpowers might just be beginning to fade, he will be front and centre of everything that Portugal look to do.
Which is the same that can be said for Lionel Messi at +1400 and with the World Cup being the one major trophy that still alludes him, he would love nothing more than to finally lead Argentina to the promised land in 2022.
A promised land that Brazil have not reached in 20 years and if they are to reign supreme once more, than goals from Neymar will need to be in regular supply. At odds of +1000, it is worth some consideration, but I am not sure whether there is much in the way of value.