Top Goalscorer Predictions
Here you can find list of five of the top players at the tournament and their chances of clinching the Golden Boot in Russia.
Lionel Messi (10.00) is generally regarded as the world’s classiest player and it’s no surprise to see him prominent in the World Cup top goalscorer market. The Barcelona magician is to net the most goals in the competition and he looks to be the most sensible wager in this market. He comes off the back of a superb season at Barcelona, helping his side wrap up the La Liga title with 29 goals in his first 30 games. Argentina may not impressed in the build-up to this tournament but they are almost certain of group qualification and should reach the latter stages of the event. He netted four times in Brazil back in 2014 and although he missed out on the top prize to James Rodriguez, he looked sharp and should be able to create many more moments of magic for La Albiceleste. He is also likely to play every single minute of his side’s quest to be World Cup 2018 winners and he is undoubtedly the focal point of Jorge Sampaoli’s side.
Cristiano Ronaldo (13.00) made a slow start to the season for Real Madrid but the talented marksman has improved remarkably and has helped guide his side into the last four of the Champions League. He is the standout player in Portugal’s squad and was instrumental during their success at Euro 2016. He can always be relied upon during major tournaments. He ranks as the second likeliest player to finish as the tournament’s top scorer. His side crashed out during the group stage in 2014 but they are likely to progress alongside Spain from Group B.
Neymar 10.00 is the first of two representatives for Brazil in the upper echelons of the World Cup goalscorer market. He has missed the latter part of the season for PSG through injury but he has confirmed that he will be fit and raring to go ahead of the tournament. Tite’s side have a number of talented players but Neymar is the talisman and is capable of producing individual moments of magic which could potentially light up this competition. He is the second favourite in the market at 5Dimes and with his side likely to progress to the last four, he will get plenty of opportunities.
Antoine Griezmann (10.00) is also amongst our predictions in the World Cup goalscorer market and the Atletico Madrid star is likely to be heavily involved for France. Les Bleus narrowly missed out on the Euro 2016 title with the striker scoring six times in seven games. He also netted four times in ten qualifiers and with plenty of talent in the French squad, he is likely to get plenty of chances. He is the tournament’s most prolific marksman.
Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus (15.00) is our third and final prediction to be World Cup top goalscorer. Once again, Brazil are expected to easily achieve group qualification and progress to the latter stages of the competition and with Jesus playing through the middle, he is likely to be prominent amongst the goals. He should reward bettors with a few goals throughout the competition.
The 2018 World Cup looks set to be the most-watched sporting event of the year and many soccer fans are already counting down until the tournament begins on June 14th. There are a number of different betting markets and World Cup odds available in the run-up to the competition with top goalscorer one of the most popular. Bettors must decide which player will win the Golden Boot in 2018 and score the most goals throughout the month-long event.
This market will also be available throughout the tournament although the odds will get shorter if your chosen player is prolific during the group stage. Ideally, selecting a player who plays for one of the potential World Cup winners is the best way of finding a decent bet in this market.
Players such as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane and Antoine Griezmann are just four names who will be popular in this market and many bettors will have already backed one or more of this prolific foursome in the World Cup goalscorer market.
Top Goalscorer Odds
There are many players to choose from at the 2018 World Cup and a number of outsiders who could potentially make a name for themselves at the tournament. Our table displays the odds from online Canadian bookmakers available on the top 30 players who will be competing throughout June and July.
World Cup Top Goalscorer F.A.Q
Q. Who finished as Top Goalscorer at Brazil 2014?
A. James Rodriguez was a relatively unknown name coming into the tournament but the Colombian playmaker finished with the most goals after scoring six times. He will be back once again and is available at 60.00 after struggling for consistency over the past couple of seasons.
Q. Who Has Scored the Most Accumulative World Cup Goals?
A. Miroslav Klose is the current leading goalscorer at the World Cup with 16 goals across four different tournaments between 2002 and 2014. Germany never lost a competitive game in which he has found the net. He has retired and therefore won’t feature in Russia.
Q. Which player has scored the most goals in a single World Cup?
A. Just Fontaine holds the current record for the most goals in a single tournament when netting 13 times for France and that record has stood since 1958.
Q. What is the lowest amount of goals to have secured a World Cup Golden Boot?
A. In 1962, six players shared top honours with each players netting just four goals. They were Garrincha and Vava of Brazil, Hungary’s Florian Albert, Leonel Sanchez, Valentin Ivanov and Drazan Jerkovic.
Q. Has any player ever won more than one Golden Boot?
A. No player has ever managed more than a single golden boot and it’s a feat which is incredibly difficult to achieve. Thomas Muller has come close when finishing as joint top-scorer in 2010 before finishing a narrow second in 2014.