World Cup Top Goalscorer Predictions
Who will be crowned the World Cup’s top goalscorer? The top scorer bet is one of the most popular markets throughout the World Cup tournament. This is where the world’s leading strikers battle it out to win the coveted Golden Boot. The odds change after each game is played and the goals are scored.
Top favourites for this year including Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Cristiano Ronaldo but Harry Kane, and Antoine Griezmann could offer value for Irish punters too. There’s just over two months to go till Russia 2018 kicks off and with 32 of the world’s greatest reams taking part that means plenty of goals and plenty of chances for top goalscorer betting.
Top Goalscorer Predictions
Below you’ll find our top goalscorers widget that will help you decide on who you want to bet on. The widget includes the top five favourites, the teams they play for, the probability of them winning the golden boot, and the odds.
Our predictions are based on the widget above but we are also including the latest odds from top betting sites for gamblers in Ireland. These are not the final odds and will be updated as soon as the games start and the goals are scored.
As you will see, it’s tight at the top of the table but Lionel Mess is the favourite to win the top goalscorer trophy at the moment. Messi plays for Argentina and his opponents in the group stages will be Iceland, Croatia, and Nigeria. Messi will be desperate to get his hands on the trophy after losing out in extra-time in 2014. The current odds from bookmakers accepting bettors from Ireland are:
- Boyle sports 9/1
- 10bet 35/4
- Betfair 8/1
- Betway 9/1
- Bwin 2.50
- Bet365 9/1
- William hill 9/1
- Paddy Power 9/1
- Ladbrokes 8/1.
Second on the list is Cristiano Ronaldo. He plays for Portugal and opponents in the group stages include Spain, Morocco, and Iran. Portugal won the Euro 2016 and Ronaldo will be hoping to add the Golden boot to this. Current odds for Ronaldo are:
- Boyle sports 12/1
- 10bet 43/4
- Betfair 12/1
- Betway 12/1
- Bwin 3.25
- Bet365 14/1
- William hill 10/1
- Paddy Power 12/1
- Ladbrokes 10/1
Neymar is the third favourite. He plays for Brazil and his opponents in the group stages include Switzerland, Costa Rica, and Serbia. He’s the most expensive player in the world but can he win the Golden Boot? Current odds are:
- Boyle sports 10/1
- 10bet 39/4
- Betfair 7/1
- Betway 10/1
- Bwin 2.75
- Bet365 10/1
- William hill 10/1
- Paddy Power 10/1
- Ladbrokes 9/1
Antoine Griezmann who plays for France takes the fourth spot on our top five goalscorer favourties. Opponents for the French team in the group stages include Australia, Peru, and Denmark. He was Euro 2016’s top scorer so can he take the Golden Boot trophy as well? Current odds are:
- Boyle sports 16/1
- 10bet 55/4
- Betfair 14/1
- Betway 14/1
- Bwin 3.75
- Bet365 14/1
- William hill 14/1
- Paddy Power 14/1
- Ladbrokes 16/1
The final name on our top goalscorer widget is Gabriel Jesus. He plays for Brazil and opponents in the group stages include Switzerland, Costa Rica, and Serbia. Current odds for Jesus are:
- Boyle sports 20/1
- 10bet 63/4
- Betfair 16/1
- Betway 16/1
- Bwin 4.25
- Bet365 20/1
- William hill 14/1
- Paddy Power 16/1
- Ladbrokes 14/1,
Top 30 Goalscorer Odds
Check out the list of top 30 goalscorer odds here. There are some great odds and bets to be placed. Harry Kane is a good choice for Irish fans and there are plenty of other interesting names on this list too.
FAQs About the Top Goalscorer
How many goals have been scored in the world cup in total?
Over 2,300 goals have been scored between the 20 World Cups that have been held to date. This total excludes penalties during shoot-outs.
Who scored the first ever World Cup Goal?
French player Lucien Laurent scored the very first goal at the 1930 World cup. He scored in the 19th minute on the game held on the 13th of July 1930.
Who scored the fastest every goal in the World Cup?
This was scored by Turkey’s Hakan Sukur, eleven seconds into the game against South Korea in 2002.
Who was the first player to score a penalty in the World Cup?
The first player to score a penalty goal was Manuel Rocquetas Rosas for Mexico in their game against Argentina on the 19th of July 1930.
Who has scored the most goals in a single tournament?
French player, Just Fontaine holds this record with 13 goals in only six games.
Who is the world’s top goalscorer?
This goes to German player Miroslav Klose who has scored a total of 16 goals.
Who is the oldest player to have scored a goal in the World Cup?
The oldest player to have scored a goal is Roger Milla who played for Cameroon. He was 42 when he scored against Russia in 1994.
Who is the youngest player to have scored a goal in the World Cup?
The youngest player to have scored a goal in the World Cup is Pele of Brazil. He was 17 when he scored against Wales in 1958.
Has any player scored in every match including the final?
Two players have scored in every match including the final. Jairzinho of Brazil in the 1970 World Cup, and Alcide Ghiggia of Uruguay in 1950.
Has there been any Olympic goals scored in the World Cup?
The only Olympic goal, which is a goal scored from a corner kick, came in 1962. It was scored by Columbian player Marcos Coll who beat the Soviet Union’s goalkeeper Lev Yashin.