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In the World Cup tournament, each team has a secret weapon that they use to achieve the desired results. Apart from cunning tactics and a good coach, great teams usually employ some top-class individuals.
Speaking of individual players, it is strikers that are in the spotlight most of the time. Owing to this fact, this article includes the top bookmakers’ World Cup 2022 top scorer odds.
Having in mind some of the best strikers in the world, we discuss their chances of topping the scorer list. Moreover, we also provide a table with the World Cup 2022 top scorer odds, including player names.
More precisely, the table ranks the World Cup Golden Boot odds from the lowest to the highest ones.
|Player||World Cup Top Scorer Odds*|
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*Importantly, we should note that the World Cup 2022 top goalscorer odds are correct at the time of publishing. However, the World Cup 2022 top scorer odds are also subject to change. So, to find out the most recent up-to-date odds, fans should visit the bookmakers’ websites.
As with any other football tournament, football fans are enthusiastic about predicting the World Cup golden boot odds. Therefore, we give a top five contender list based on the best bookies’ World Cup 2022 top scorer odds.
To be more specific, the top five contenders to win the Golden Boot are Kane, Mbappe, Ronaldo, Benzema and Lukaku.
To begin, Harry Kane ranks as the player who is most likely to be the World Cup 2022 top scorer. Scoring his 30 goal career-high during the Premier League 2017/2018 season, Kane showed the world his immense potential. What is more, this player also scored as many as 12 goals during the World Cup 2022 qualifiers.
The fact that he won the golden boot award during the World Cup 2018 gives this player more advantage compared to other players. Another crucial factor according to which the World Cup 2022 odds favourise this player is his success in his national team. Currently, Kane takes the highest place in the national team England’s history when goal scorers are taken into account.
Being a very young and extremely talented player, the Frenchman’s chances of being the top scorer are close to Kane’s. Surprisingly, according to some bookmakers’ World Cup 2022 top scorer odds, the two players’ chances of being the top scorer are equal. Moreover, Mbappe finished the French Ligue 1 2019/2020 season as the player who scored the highest number of goals.
During that season, Mbappe scored the same amount of goals as Yedder. However, Mbappe won the award because his goals per game ratio was better. Not only that, but the Frenchman also owns the record for the youngest player scoring 30 goals in the Champion’s League. Before him, it was Lionel Messi who kept this record.
Admittedly, Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best players of all time. This player’s mindset and longevity have been keeping him among the top players for ages. Speaking of his career, Ronaldo holds the record for most goals and assists in the Champions League. On top of that, the Portuguese player also holds the record for most goals scored by a male player internationally.
Amazingly, this player has also scored more than 300 goals in the Spanish La Liga. In addition to this, he scored more than 100 goals in England’s Premier League. Accordingly, Cristiano Ronaldo easily takes the third spot when the World Cup 2022 top goalscorer odds are considered.
The player whose chances of scoring the greatest number of goals are also high is Karim Benzema. Unbelievably, this player managed to score more than 20 goals in each of the last four La Liga seasons. Even more, he did the same during the 2015/2016 La Liga season. Like Ronaldo, the Frenchman has a very long and rich career.
Additionally, Benzema played five matches during the World Cup 2022 qualifiers and scored three goals. Exceptionally, he played only four matches in the Euro 2020 and scored an equal number of goals. Primarily, this player’s form during the past few seasons is what makes the World Cup 2022 top goalscorer odds rate him this high.
Having played in some of the world’s best football leagues, Lukaku is well-respected for his experience among fans and players. Incredibly, he reached a total of 24 goals in Serie A during the 2020/2021 season. Similarly to Ronaldo, the Belgian has scored more than 100 goals in the Premier League in England. Apart from this, Lukaku ranks as the Belgium national team’s top scorer as well.
As for the other records, Lukaku got to score 50 Premier League goals before turning 23. Interestingly, not many players have managed to do this in the past. Not surprisingly, Lukaku outshined his teammates and was his team’s top scorer in the World Cup 2022 qualifiers, too. Clearly, these are the reasons why the World Cup Golden Boot odds regard Lukaku as one of the top candidates.
As we know how curious football and betting enthusiasts are, we show another table with the top scorer award pretenders. This time, we also include each contender’s probability of winning the Golden Boot prize.
|Player||World Cup Top Goalscorer Odds||Probability|
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Notably, we should bring fans’ attention to the fact that the odds above are correct at the time of publishing. Further, fans should be aware that the odds are subject to change.
To finalise, we provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions by our fans.
If we take the World Cup top scorer records into consideration, we may say that there are many joint-top scorers. To elaborate, there are a couple of players with the same number of goals scored. Once players’ goal records are equal, they take the same ranking position.
Aside from this, we list the current top five World Cup scorers in the history of this tournament. From first to last, the list involves players such as Klose, Ronaldo Nazario, Muller, Fontaine, and Pele. Namely, the number of goals are the following: Klose 16, Ronaldo Nazario 15, Muller 14, Fontaine 13, and Pele 12.
Curiously, there are a lot of bookmakers and betting experts making their predictions on this. Knowing that the favourite player to score the most goals at the World Cup 2022 is Harry Kane. There are several reasons for this, some of them being Kane’s amazing past performance, goal records, recent form, etc.
Since the qualifiers imply matches between the teams from the same part of the world, we display the top scorer from each continent. Firstly, in Europe, the joint-top scorers are Memphis Depay and Harry Kane, with 12 goals each. Next, Africa’s Islam Slimani takes the number one spot when the qualifiers' goal scoring is considered.
Thirdly, Ali Mabkhout lists as the Asian top qualifiers scorer with 14 goals. Further, in North and Central America, the Canadian Cyle Larin ranks first with 13 goals. Going south, the top scorer in Latin America is Bolivia’s Marcelo Moreno. Lastly, Chris Wood from New Zealand was the player who scored the most goals within the Australia and Oceania region.
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