Race for the World Cup Golden Boot! ⚽️

Race for the World Cup Golden Boot! ⚽️

 

The World Cup is upon us! With a month of football ahead of us, we have taken a closer look at who we believe will be in the running to be take home the Golden Boot at this year’s tournament.

 

Neymar – 8/1 with Betfair

 

After injury brought a premature end to his 2014 World Cup campaign, Neymar is going into the tournament with Brazil’s hopes on his shoulders. Neymar has recently come back from a long-term injury, suffered whilst playing for PSG and has scored two goals in his two games since his return, and is going into the tournament in devastating form.

Antoine Griezmann – 10/1 with Betfair

 

With 6 goals in Euro 2016, Antoine Griezmann will be looking to be the Golden Boot winner in back-to-back tournaments. After a prolific season with Atletico Madrid in La Liga, the Frenchman is going into the World Cup high on confidence and will be labelled as the main man in a frightening France attack. Didier Deschamp’s men get their campaign away to Australia on Saturday.

Lionel Messi – 11/1 with Betfair

The last World Cup the GOAT will ever play in? Lionel Messi looks set to announce his retirement from International Football once the tournament comes to a conclusion on the 15th July. Winning the World Cup is the only trophy Messi is yet to win, and would arguably put him down in history as the greatest player football has ever seen. The Barca forward has been in sensational form all season in La Liga, instrumental in Barcelona’s title win. Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria make up the rest of Argentina’s group and Argentina kick off their tournament on Saturday against Iceland.

Cristiano Ronaldo – 18/1 with Betfair

At the age of 33, it looks as though we won’t see Cristiano Ronaldo in another World Cup after this year. Ronaldo led Portugal to victory in Euro 2016, albeit in a defence orientated team. The forward has had another sensational season at Real Madrid, and has added a 3rd Champions League trophy to his collection, in 3 years. Along with Messi, the World Cup is the only trophy that is missing from Ronaldo’s cabinet. Portugal’s first game is Friday evening in a crunch game against Spain.

Harry Kane – 16/1 with Betfair

England’s latest ‘Golden-Boy’, Harry Kane. After scaring the nation with an injury towards the end of the season, Kane is back fit and has found his goalscoring touch again in his recent fixtures. The Spurs forward netted in his latest outing for England against Nigeria, and will no doubt be England’s main threat in Russia. An opening game against Tunisia is a perfect opportunity for Kane to get his first World Cup goal for England, and lay the foundations for the striker to have a successful tournament.