The last whistle of the World Cup is yet to be blown. Only the group stage games have been ended today. The complete list and schedule of the last 16 were just found on tonight. But in the meantime, the discussion about the most prestigious Golden Boot has been on its way. Let’s take a look at the list of this Golden Boot candidates.
1. Harry Kane (England) 5 goals
So far, England captain Harry Kane is on the top of the list of the most discussed Golden Boots. The English forward Kane is on top of the run for the golden boot with 5 goals in just two matches.
Kane was the hero of England’s win in the first match against Tunisia. Then England celebrated a goal festival in the next match. And Harry Kane made a hat-trick as the 3rd Englishman of them. But the first 2 goals of this hat-trick came from penalties and the last goal was ridiculously luckily one, the shot was taken by someone else but it takes Kane’s heel on its way to Panama’s net.
However, at the end of the day, people will remember the number of goals, nothing else. Even he didn’t score in the last match, it’s not hard to predict that England’s probably long run will extend his number of goals. In fact, he is probably the best contender for the Golden Boot of this year.
The betting market is also considered him as the best claimant for Golden Boot. His betting odd for the Golden Boot is 9/5.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) 4 goals
Cristiano Ronaldo is probably playing his last World Cup in Russia. And he may not have imagined that the start of his end will be something like this. Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Rinaldo had a flying start with a hat-trick in the B group’s high voltage match against Spain. In the next match, he took the total number of his goals to 4 goals with an early strike. But he missed on a penalty kick in the last match against Iran. That’s why he is in the 2nd position of that list.
However, according to the betting market, this Portuguese is little behind in the race of being the highest goalscorer. The betting odds for him is 11/2.
3. Romeo Luaku (Belgium) 4 goals
Belgian forward Romelou Lukaku is in the joint 2nd place of this possible list of the Golden Boot with his 4 goals in 3 matches. In their first match against Panama, he scored 2 goals out his team’s 3 goals. And in the next match against Tunisia, he scored 2 goals in Belgium’s 5-2 win. He couldn’t able to score against England in the last match. But it’s expected that the number 3 ranked Belgium will go farther and his chance of Golden Boot will increase in numbers.
His betting odd is not bad either. His odd is considering at 19/4 in the betting marketplaces.
4. Diego Costa (Spain) 3 goals
Diego Costa started the World Cup with two goals in their first match against Portugal. His team Spain has also won the next game against Iran with his single goal only.
But the chance of being the highest scorer is not discussing in the betting marketplaces as well. In that case, his odd is 17/2.
5. Denis Cheryshev (Russia) 3 goals
Host Russia has been able to put 8 goals into their opponents’ net in their first two matches. And out of this 8 goals, Villareal’s Russian winger from Denis Cheryshev has scored 3.
Considering how much the Russian race will progress in the World Cup, the betting price is too poor for him. The betting odds for him is 150/1.