The 2022 Qatar World Cup is still a few months away but one question that always arises in these tournaments early on is which player will end up with the Golden Boot?
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane and Karim Benzema are all frontrunners in the betting to net the most this winter.
Kane is now on 49 goals for England after netting the winner against SwitzerlandAFP Ronaldo has 807 career goals, more than anyone else in historyAFP
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It will come as no surprise to see Ronaldo top the list at a modest 7/1.
He got the top-scorer at EURO 2020 with five goals and has got an illustrious career filled with important goals.
But England fans could be clawing at the odds of 17/2 for Kane to bag the most goals in a competition that sees the Three Lions the third favourites to win the whole thing.
Kane won the Golden Boot in the 2018 World Cup and is at great odds to get that accolade once more.
Messi makes it into the top three to lift the golden boot at the end of the World Cup this year but Argentina have a mixed record when facing European nations.
France won 4-3 against Argentina in the Round of 16 of the World Cup in 2018 and Kylian Mbappe netted two to put the French ahead and then out of reach in the space of four minutes.
The PSG forward in 8/1 to win the Golden Boot this year ahead of Karim Benzema who has been averaging nearly a goal per game this season with Real Madrid.
Golden Boot odds list (Paddy Power)
- Cristiano Ronaldo 7/1
- Harry Kane 15/2
- Lionel Messi 15/2
- Kylian Mbappe 8/1
- Neymar 9/1
- Karim Benzema 9/1
- Romelu Lukaku 9/1
- Diogo Jota 16/1
- Vinicius Jr 16/1
- Raheem Sterling 18/1
- Alvaro Morata 20/1
- Memphis Depay 20/1
- Timo Werner 25/1
- Robert Lewandowski 28/1
- Ferran Torres 33/1
Sterling is also an outside chance at 18/1 on Paddy Power and that is largely due to his consistency in England shirt, including at the EURO’s.
Sterling was a star for England, netting three goals at Euro 2020GETTY
Jota is also tempting for punters that support Liverpool, he’s scored 13 goals so far in the Premier League and five goals in the World Cup Qualifiers for Portugal.
Torres could also be considered to be an incredible outside price given his goal record for Barcelona in just eight appearances he’s netted four and bagged three assists which can help bump you up the list.
Man City fans will remember that in the 2020/21 season in the Premier League he netted seven times in just 24 appearances – with many as substitution cameos.
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