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FIFA WORLD CUP Golden Boot betting

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FIFA WORLD CUP Golden Boot betting

FIFA WORLD CUP Golden Boot betting

 

  • FIFA World Cup golden boot: A history
  • Favorites for the Golden Boot
  • Outsiders who may offer value

FIFA WORLD CUP Golden Boot betting

WC Golden Boot winners – A history

The World Cup has taken an important place in football since its inauguration in 1930. FIFA began to award the top goal scorers at the World Cup in 1982. This award has been named Golden Shoe, and it was rechristened as the Golden Boot in 2010.

No player has ever been the top goal scorer at a FIFA WC twice, since Uruguay in 1930. Still closest was Thomas Muller and Miroslav Klose who have both come first and second.

Going deep in the competition and its importance cannot be understated. The winners of the Golden Boot out of the 10 countries that they played for, 7 of the players played the maximum number of games possible by making either to the final or third place playoff. Only one player can be a top goal scorer of a FIFA WC, of course not making it out of the group stage.

The World Cup record has been set by Oleg Salenko by coring five goals in one game in Russia’s group stage encounter against Cameroon, 1994. He reached six goals in the tournament.

 

 

Favorites for the Golden Boot

FIFA WORLD CUP Golden Boot betting

 

Lionel Messi

Messi’s best years were supposedly behind him hitting his thirties this summer. But the Argentinian reminded the world why he is one of the best players by outperforming his expected goals in the last two seasons. One of the great reasons why he is the favorite in the World Cup Golden Boot odds. This may be his last chance, at 30 years old, something that many hold against him when comparing him with Maradona and Pele. He is one of the betting’s favorites with 9.770*in the WC top scorer betting.

Neymar

Messi’s shadow is Neymar with 9.400*. When it comes to his goal scoring exploits are nothing short of incredible. Even though the journey hasn’t been so easy for the young Brazilian with his injury. It’s not the ideal situation while preparing for such a major tournament, but still, his goal scoring exploits are about to be seen. Neymar will see the World Cup as an opportunity to win the Golden Boot so he can get the recognition he feels he deserves.

Harry Kane

Harry Kane has been discussed a lot whether his 25 goals in 28mpremier Leagues were just a fluke, and soon he will fade into mediocrity as so many had done before him. England’s marksman scored 29 goals in 29 Premier League games the next season. Also got his second Premier League Golden Boot award. He is the biggest England’s goalscoring threat undoubtedly. Harry Kane at 17.440*is one of the front-runners for the Golden Boot.

 

FIFA WORLD CUP Golden Boot betting

Outsiders who may offer value

Germany, yet like most years are looking to be one of the front-runners for the FIFA World Cup trophy.  Many of their attacking options could offer value in the World Cup top scorer betting. They call on their new talisman of a player – Timo Werner. The young forward scored 21 goals in just 28 Bundesliga games 2016/17 for RB Leipzig, drawing some admirers from some of the biggest clubs in Europe.

In the three of the last tournaments a German has won the Golden Boot on the World Cup, and with Timo Werner’s odds for winning the Golden Boot which is 13.690*this could happen again.

Uruguay has the luck of being drawn in an easier group which can change everything. With this in mind Edison Cavani’s World Cup Golden Boot odds as high as 16.980*. Cavani has scored over 20 goals in his second consecutive season and managed seven goals in just eight appearances in the Champions League.

He finished World Cup internationally qualifying with 10 goals, topping the CONCACAF scoring charts and with three more goals than second place Lionel Messi, Gabriel Jesus, Alexis Sanchez, and Felipe Caicedo.

Robert Lewandowski ( 16.439*), Eden Hazard (48.350*) and Isco Alarcon (55.070*).

FIFA WORLD CUP Golden Boot betting