World Cup Top Goal Scorer
The top scorer bet for World Cup 2018 is a bet that you can place on who you think will score the most goals and win the coveted Golden Boot trophy. This is one of the most popular World Cup betting markets and that odds change as the tournament continues and more goals are scorer.
There are some favourites already listed and you can see their prices at all good bookmakers. So far, the favourites to take the leading striker fame are Messi, Neymar, and Ronaldo, but there’s plenty more to choose from too. On this page of our BettingTop10 South Africa World Cup guide we have all the information you need when choosing which of the strikers to put your money on.
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2018 World Cup Top Goal Scorer Odds
Below you will find our top scorer odds table with the latest prices from all the top bookmakers on who will be crowned the goal scoring champion. The competition is tough and as you can see, Lionel Messi has taken the lead in this table. He scored a whopping 7 goals in the qualifiers playing for Argentina and fans are hoping he’ll do a lot more once the group matches kick off in June.
Neymar takes second place and with 6 goals in the qualifiers he is one to watch too. Ronaldo scored 15 goals in the qualifiers and is also a favourite for the Golden Boot. The next two positions are taken by Griezman and Gabriel Jesus. Be sure to keep an eye on this table as it will be updated after every match in the championship and these are not the final odds.
How it Works
The top scorer bet is where you place your money on who you think will win the Golden Boot trophy. This is for the player who scores the most goals throughout the competition. There are a number of aspects to it and it’s not just the goals that are counted.
Penalties are also included and if there are two players with the same amount of goals scored, the trophy goes to the player who has contributed the most assists. If a tie-breaker is still in place after this, the prize will go to the player who has spent the least amount of time on the pitch. Remember to keep an eye on the favourites and the prices given by your bookmakers as the odds change after every game is played and goals are scored.
Lionel Messi takes first position playing for Argentina with a probability of 12% to win the Golden Boot. His odds are currently 10.00. He is by far one of the best players in the world and scored 360 goals while playing for Barcelona. He averages at least one goal every two matches.
Cristiano Ronaldo is in second place and plays for Portugal. He comes in at an 11% probability and odds of 10.00. To date he has scored over 500 goals and in international appearances he has a better striker rate than Messi.
Neymar takes third position on our table and is Brazil’s star player. He has a probability of 9% and odds of 10.00. One thing that works for him is his age and he’s still in his twenties. He has already scored over 50 goals for Brazil as well as 100 goals when playing for Barcelona. He won the Golden Boot in 2014 too.
Antoine Greizmann is in fourth place and plays for France. He has a probability of 8% his current odds of winning the top goal scorer trophy are 10.00. He has scored an average of one goal every two games for the last two seasons. In the European Championships 2016 he was the winner of the Golden Boot.
Gabriel Jesus takes fifth place with a probability of 7%. He also plays for Brazil so will be competing against Neymar for this trophy. His odds are 10.00.
There are a number of players who may just surprise everyone and it is worth checking what price bookmakers have them at. Two of these players are Harry Kane who plays for England and Germany’s Timo Werner. Both are players to watch and they could jump up the table very quickly after the opening games.
Quick Guide to Betting
The top goal scorer bet is where you bet on the player you think will receive the Golden Boot trophy at the end of the competition. There are a number of things that you will need to take into consideration including how far their team is likely to go in the competition.
If his team doesn’t qualify for the Round of 16 then they are unlikely to win this trophy. You will need to watch the matches closely especially in the group rounds and it is also important to stay up to date with country predictions as well. We have all this information available in our World Cup pages so be sure to check them out before you make your bets.
Top Scorer’s Interesting Facts
There are some very interesting facts that you may not be aware of in the Golden Boot competition. We have included some of the most interesting below.
1st Player to Score in a WC: The first person to ever score in a World Cup tournament was Lucien Laurent who played for France. He scored in the first world cup game on the 13th of July 1930 after 19 minutes.
Fastest Goal: This title goes to Hanna Sukur who played for Turkey. He scored 11 seconds into the game against South Korea back in 2002.
Latest Goal: This goes to Del Piero who played for Italy. He scored in the 121st minute helping Italy to beat Germany 2-0 in 2006.
Most Goals: Just Fontaine a Frenchman holds this record. He scored 13 goals in 1958 in six games.
All Time World Scorers: The best goal scorers of all time are Miroslav Klose for Germany with 16 goals. Ronaldo for Brazil with 15 goals, and Gerd Muller for Germany with 14 goals.