World Cup Top Goalscorer Odds and Predictions
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At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, more than 500 players from 32 teams will match up against each other in the world’s greatest sporting event this summer. Millions of fans will be watching as their favorite sports stars will sweat it out for the ultimate glory – the World Cup trophy. But who will bag the greatest prize in soccer – the top-scorer’s crown? Will it be Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? Or will it be someone else? Bettingtop10 India separates facts from fiction and find out who has the highest probability of coming out on top and shooting the most number of goals in the big event.
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Lionel Messi (Argentina)
Will the superstar of Argentine soccer be able to add the Golden Boot award to his impressive array of titles? He has the enviable record of winning the European Golden Shoe four times in his career. In La Liga, the Barcelona star has impressed this year by scoring 34 goals and assisting in 12 others, thereby becoming the top performing striker. His playmaking and scoring ability took Argentina to the final of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, where they lost to Germany. He is the favorite to score the maximum number of goals this time.
However, on the flip side, he has already warned his fans that the Argentine side is neither the best nor the favorites. But who knows what the future has in store! With promising and talented players like Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria by his side, we might see a smashing performance from the legend in this exciting Russian summer.
The extremely talented Brazilian player is in contention for bagging the Golden Boot award because he has been performing consistently well over the last year or so. He scored 27 goals in 35 matches that he has played in European league tournaments as well as in the World Cup qualifiers. At just 26 years of age, he is close to emulating Brazilian legends such as Pele, Ronaldo and Romario.
However, his record has been much less fascinating in Copa America and the World Cup and he hasn’t lived up to the hype in the past. Another worrying factor for Brazilian fans is his fitness. He underwent surgery on his fractured left foot and by his own admission, he is not 100% fit for the World Cup. The world’s most expensive player hasn’t played for almost 3 months before the start of the World Cup, but is confident that he will be ready in time for the tournament.
Overall, we feel that Brazil has a balanced side and Neymar will get ample opportunities to showcase his attacking skills in Russia.
Antoine Griezmann (France)
Will the winner of Golden Boot at Euro 2016 repeat his goal-scoring feat in Russia? That’s the question in the minds of all French fans. Griezmann has scored 6 goals at UEFA Europa League and 19 goals at La Liga since last year. His spectacular form culminated at the Europa League final when he scored twice to power Atletico Madrid to the title victory.
Our analysis says that one has to look beyond the plain stats in order to understand and appreciate his talent as a playmaker. We feel that he will play an active role in bolstering the team’s performance and hence will be a key player for the French. He looks solidly in form to win the Golden Boot award.
Timo Werner (Germany)
He is a promising 22 year old who has a remarkable record of scoring goals in major tournaments. He debuted for the German national team in the 2017 Confederations Cup, which Germany won. He scored 3 goals and had 2 assists, including the solitary goal in the final, to win the Golden Boot award. At the club level, he has been a prolific scorer, helping his team reach the UEFA Europa League quarterfinals.
We strongly feel that he is one of the best contenders for the Golden Boot award at the World Cup. You can bet on him to deliver excellent results in Russia.
Gabriel Jesus (Brazil)
From the streets of Brazil to being the star player of the Brazilian national team, Jesus has had a magical journey. He has impressed at every level that he has played in, from junior club matches to the European league and international matches. His ball-controlling skills make him a delightful player to watch. In the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons of the English Premier League, he played 39 matches and scored 20 goals as well as assisting in 7.
We recognize him as a future superstar who will notch up impressive records and set up sterling performances. If you believe that this 20-year-old Brazilian will rule the world, then bet on him.