Following his exploits when leading the line for the Three Lions back in 2018 at the FIFA World Cup in Russia, Tottenham Hotspurs forward, Harry Kane has been placed as quite the outright favorite to land his consecutive World Cup golden boot.
Kane, who could only guide the England national side to the semi-final stage in 2018, managed to find the net on 6 separate occasions throughout the group and knockout stage in Russia, before the previous winners were dumped out after extra time against finalists, Croatia in a 2-1 loss.
Failing to net on the opening weekend of the Premier League earlier this month, Kane rescued a point for Antonio Conte’s side at Stamford Bridge last weekend in a 2-2 draw, finding the back of Eduard Mendy’s net in added time.
The men’s side, led by former Middlesborough center half and England international, Gareth Southgate, suffered further major tournament woes in the summer of last year – falling at the final hurdle of EURO 2020 on home soil at Wembley, with Roberto Mancini’s Italian side winning on penalties after a trio of misses from Manchester United duo, Marcus Rashford, and Jadon Sancho – while Bukayo Saka saw his deciding penalty stopped by PSG keeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Attempting to fire his country to World Cup honors for the first time since 1966, Kane has been tipped as short as 6/1 to land his second consecutive golden ball at this winter’s Qatar tournament, with free spins no deposits offered for the Spurs striker to become the first player in World Cup history to land consecutive honors. Determine your best way to bet and wager at Casino with Neteller.
Backed behind Kane to land the golden boot in Qatar come the close of December is recent Internazionale returner, Romelu Lukaku – who has been placed as high as 13/2 to land the award as he looks set to lead the Belgium side, following a less than successful big-money return to Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea side last season.
The 2018 bronze boot winner has found the net 68 times in 102 caps for the Belgian national side. And hopes a loan move back to Italy where he previously linked up with Argentine forward, Lautaro Martinez inspires form. The former Everton and Manchester United frontman recently netted on his second debut for the Simone Inzaghi side.
In 2018, French talent, Antoine Griezmann managed to land the silver boot off the back of 4 goals for the national side, however, has been placed even higher than Lukaku in markets at 17/1 to spring what would come as a surprise golden boot win – following a string of faltering form in seasons with Barcelona and a loan spell with Atletico Madrid.
Paris Saint Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe has garnered much attention ahead of his winter’s Middle East tournament, with the FIFA 23 cover star placed at 8/1 behind just Kane to land the golden boot. The French sensation had been linked with UEFA Champions League winners, Real Madrid earlier this summer, however, has penned a lucrative new deal with PSG to remain in the French capital.
Expected to have quite the outsiders chance in what likely comes as their World Cup swansongs, the iconic frontline duo of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi can be fluttered as high as 10/1, and 11/1 respectively – in Portuguese and Argentine sides which are viewed with a distinct outside chance of success.
The duo both made surprising moves to Manchester United and Paris Saint Germain recently – both experiencing varying degrees of success in the process.