The FIFA World Cup: The Favourites To Top Score In Russia?
The build up to Russia 2018 has certainly been an interesting one. While the world’s best strikers have been firing on all cylinders for club, there have been some interesting results in the pre-tournament friendlies.
Of course, the bookies will clearly have their favourites on the players who will top score at the World Cup. And naturally, so do we.
With the Group Stage about to kick off, we take a look at the players most likely to be among the goals this summer…
Griezmann has been in incredible form for Atlético this season and has been a key man for France in recent years.
He’ll be the man to produce the end product in a very talented side, and after a top scoring tournament at Euro 2016, he looks incredible value to take a punt on. The Top Scorer market is always good to have fun with Coral betting and the like, and at 12/1 he could be worth betting on.
Neymar returned to action in style just a few days ago, bagging a splendid effort in Brazil’s pre-tournament friendly against Croatia.
The Brazilian perhaps would have taken the top scorer award four years ago if it wasn’t for injury and is second favourite to do so his summer. He’ll be key to Brazil’s hopes and will be on set pieces to boost his chances of claiming the Golden Boot.
It’s expected that the Germans will be a nation that makes it to the latter stages of the tournament. They’ve been useful in front of goals in major tournaments of late, with the likes of Miroslav Klose and Thomas Muller being among the highest goalscorers in tournament history.
This summer Timo Werner will be leading the line for the Germans and if they’re to produce as many goals as they have, he’s a sure fire pick to be among the top scorers.
There will be a bit of pressure for the Belgians to produce given their golden generation has yet to really produce at a major tournament.
Once again, they have one of the strongest squads in the tournament and with so much creativity behind Romelu Lukaku, he could really get among the goals, particularly in the Group Stage.
The chance to get among the goals against Tunisia and Panama is certainly there. Which, of course, applies to Harry Kane too.