With this 12 months’s first winter World Cup drawing nearer, the betting markets are actually starting to take form and there are some thrilling ante-post costs on provide.
The race for the Golden Boot is at all times an enthralling one and this winter the world’s finest attacking gamers will probably be vying for the final word private prize, which Harry Kane gained in Russia in 2018.
Right here, we check out every of the early front-runners.
World Cup 2022 top-scorer odds (favourites)
Harry Kane is 7/1 favorite to win the World Cup Golden Boot in Qatar, forward of Kylian Mbappe (9/1), Karim Benzema (12/1) and Cristiano Ronaldo (12/1).
All odds courtesy of bet365 are appropriate on the time of publishing and are topic to vary.
Who will win the 2022 World Cup?
As implied by the most recent bookmakers’ odds.
These implied odds have been calculated utilizing a betting calculator instrument.
England’s Kane the bookies’ favorite
Unsurprisingly it’s Harry Kane who heads the market at 7/1. The England ahead is arguably the most effective striker on the planet proper now and at 29 years of age is in his prime.
The Spurs centre-forward has scored 50 objectives for his nation in 73 appearances and is on target to go Wayne Rooney’s document of 53, and what higher solution to do it than at a tWorld Cup.
Kane gained the Golden Boot in Russia in 2018, scoring six instances as England reached the semi-finals, and will probably be determined to repeat these exploits in Qatar, however he faces stiff competitors from the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema amongst loads of different high-profile names.
Mbappe is 9/1 second favorite within the ante-post market on the time of writing and can nonetheless be solely 23 on the finals. His France team-mate Karim Benzema reminded the world what a gifted goalscorer he’s final season for Actual Madrid, scoring 42 instances as they gained La Liga and the Champions League.
The veteran marksman is a 12/1 probability available in the market as issues stand – the identical worth because the world’s main worldwide goalscorer in historical past Cristiano Ronaldo (117 in 189 matches and counting), for whom this can in all probability be a final shot at profitable both the World Cup or Golden Boot.
Ronaldo’s arch-rival Lionel Messi is in the identical boat as he creeps nearer in the direction of retirement. The Argentine is 14/1 to win the Golden Boot in Qatar, the identical worth as Brazil’s Neymar and only a contact forward of Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku (14/1).
World Cup teams in full
Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
Group B: England, Iran, USA, Ukraine/Scotland/Wales
Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
Group D: France, Australia/UAE/Peru, Denmark, Tunisia
Group E: Spain, Costa Rica/New Zealand, Germany, Japan
Group F: Belgium, Ghana, Morocco, Croatia
Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
Group H: Portugal, Canada, Uruguay, South Korea