Harry Kane Leads the Way in the Race for World Cup 2018 Golden Boot
Harry Kane is on course to become England’s first Golden Boot winner since Gary Lineker in 1986. The Spurs striker has netted fives times in this opening two matches and will be determined to add to his tally against Belgium. The 24-year old has called upon Gareth Southgate to avoid making changes in England’s third and final group game with the Three Lions hoping to carry some momentum into the knock-out rounds.
Kane will face stiff competition from Romelu Lukaku, who has netted four times for Belgium with the powerful frontman firing in a double against Tunisia. The Manchester United striker has caused plenty of problems for the opposition and is likely to get adequate service throughout the remainder of the competition. With England having conceded in both games so far, he will fancy his chances of finding the back of the net in their final group game.
William Hill have priced Harry Kane up as the 7/4 favourite to finish as the tournament’s top goalscorer with Romelu Lukaku available at 9/2. The pair are separated in the market by Cristiano Ronaldo – the Portuguese playmaker has netted four times so far, including a hat-trick against Spain in their opener. Ronaldo is the only player to have scored for Fernando Santos’ side at the tournament so far and he is extremely handy from set-piece situations.
Other possible contenders include Diego Costa who has scored three goals in 168 minutes of football and Neymar Jr who is finally off the mark for Brazil. They are priced at 6/1 and 20/1 respectively with Bet365.
Poland Crash Out of the Competition with a Whimper
Poland were expected to qualify from Group H with relative ease but Adam Nawalka’s side are the first team to be eliminated from that particular section. Defensive errors have typified their recent performances including Grzegorz Krychowiak’s horrendous error which gifted Senegal a soft goal in their opening fixture. Despite a spirited fightback, they weren’t able to secure a point, slumping to a defeat in Moscow. They were then easily beaten by Colombia on June 24th with goals from Yerry Mina, Juan Cuadrado and Radamel Falcao ending their short stint in Russia.
888sport make Japan favourites to win Group H after they picked up four points from a possible six. The Blue Samurai can be backed at 23/17 whilst Colombia are available at 24/13. Senegal have also looked dangerous so far and they can be supported at 9/4.