Away from the puzzle of working out who will win the World Cup, and which teams are going to progress through each round, the Golden Boot offers a way of focusing in on individual players, rather than their nations.
Our World Cup Golden Boot page will keep you up to date with the race in Qatar, including offering the latest standings, betting odds, and some fantastic betting offers that will be available around various players.
Latest Golden Boot Odds
We’ve now got six players tied on two goals at the top of the Golden Boot standings, and we are at the end of the first round of group games.
Two more to go, before the knockout round, and let’s see who can take advantage of those.
Odds correct as of 10am 26th November
- 9/2 - Richarlison
- 7/1 - Kylian Mbappe
- 10/1 - Olivier Giroud
- 14/1 - Lionel Messi, Ferran Torres, Cristiano Ronaldo
- 20/1 - Enner Valencia, Cody Gakpo
Latest Golden Boot Standings
Standings correct as of 10am 26th November
- 3 Goals - Enner Valencia
- 2 Goals - Bukayo Saka, Mehdi Taremi, Olivier Giroud, Ferran Torres, Richarlison, Cody Gakpo
Prior to the tournament kicking off, plenty of players will fancy their chances of winning this title, and the betting market is sure to be volatile when the games kick off.
Harry Kane is England’s main man, he’s going to play a lot of minutes, perhaps every minute, and will be the lone striker right at the top of the pitch.
However, England’s slightly defensive approach may go against him, especially in a group that could well have a lot of tight games in it. Kane won the award with six goals in 2018, scoring five of those in just two group games. Without that, his task becomes much more difficult here.
Kylian Mbappe was a teenager in France, now he’s in his prime and a fully fledged superstar. Can he lead France to back to back World Cup wins? They certainly have a chance, with him in the line up.
Lionel Messi will play in his last World Cup, and has a talented Argentinian team around him to go to war with. There’s a question over his role though. Often the best for both creating and scoring goals in his team, the emergence of Lautauro Martinez as a goal scorer may change Messi’s role in the team slightly. Could he be relied upon for assists, more than goals, which may prevent him from winning this?
Brazil are favourites to win the World Cup, and while they have a ton of attacking options. They look destined to score plenty, the question is, how many can one player score, enough to land this?
Cristiano Ronaldo is another player heading to his last World Cup. Arriving in the midst of controversy at club level, but that could actually be a good thing for his national team.
He comes with a point to prove, he’s trying to put himself in the shop window, and after struggles at Manchester United, perhaps most importantly of all, he’s back in a dressing room that loves and adores him.
Could all of that combine and deliver CR7 taking the World Cup by storm, one last time?
At bigger odds, there will no doubt be interest from punters around players such as Lautauro Martinez, Memphis Depay, Robert Lewandowski, Romelu Lukaku and many more, such is the open nature of this betting market, and the wealth of talent we have on show in Qatar.