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Who Will Be England’s Top Scorer at the World Cup? 33/1 Outsider Pick!

Having reached the semi-finals in 2018 and the final of Euro 2020, there’s a genuine belief amongst England supporters that the long wait for another World Cup could soon be over.

England head to Qatar as one of the favourites, having cruised through qualifying undefeated with eight wins and two draws from their 10 games. But 2022 has seen the Three Lions struggle, winning just two of their eight games this year, neither of which were competitive matches.

Gareth Southgate will be hoping for a strong start from his squad as they face Iran, the USA and then Wales, and there is every chance England could rack up a few goals over these three games.

England captain Harry Kane is bound to be a popular bet to notch up the goals in Qatar, having landed the Golden Boot in Russia with six goals, five of which came in the group stage.

And the Tottenham striker has already hit double-figures in the Premier League and currently sits on 51 England goals from 75 appearances.

But you won’t get rich backing Kane to top England goalscorer at the World Cup unless you’re willing to risk a big stake - he’s a best price of 4/6 with Paddy Power.

However, given the sometimes unpredictable nature of tournament play, a small wager on Jude Bellingham could offer some betting value against Kane’s short price.

The ex-Birmingham City star is thriving at Dortmund and will surely be a definite starter for England in the group stages, given Kalvin Phillips is only just returning from injury.

He’s bagged nine goals in 22 appearances for his club this season via various types of finishes, showcasing his all-around attacking ability.

Bellingham will fancy his chances of getting on the scoreboard in the group stages and looks overpriced at 33/1 with Betfair to top the scoring charts for England.

Of course, we have you covered with everything England at Freebets, both ahead of the World Cup, and during the tournament. Head over to our dedicated England World Cup odds page where you will find the latest betting odds, both for their next game, and outright in the tournament.

We’ll also have a range of England special free bets on there, which can also be found on our World Cup betting offers page, the main hub of our World Cup content, putting you at the heart of the action from Qatar.

Scott McGlynn

Famed for his Acca of the Day and Bet Builder selections, Scott provides tips across many sports on Freebets, and is our lead Scottish football writer