Soccer Sportsbooks Favor Harry Kane to Win the 2022 FIFA World Cup Golden Boot

| May 16, 2022 8:19 am PDT

  • England’s Harry Kane is the bookies’ favorite to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup Golden Boot.
  • Romelu Lukaku, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, and Karim Benzema are also among the favorites.
  • The World Cup is scheduled to take place in Qatar from November 21 to December 18.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup may be six months away, but many of the best soccer betting sites have already released their odds for the Golden Boot.

The early prices indicate that Harry Kane is the favorite to finish atop the scoring charts in Qatar. But with countless world-class names on the bookies’ Golden Boot odds list, the England striker won’t have it all his own way.

Can Romelu Lukaku or Neymar outscore Kane? Will Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema dominate for France? What about Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo? Let’s check out the odds.

Latest 2022 World Cup Golden Boot Odds

Harry Kane6.50
Romelu Lukaku8.00
Kylian Mbappe10.00
Karim Benzema11.00
Lionel Messi13.00
Cristiano Ronaldo13.00
Lautaro Martinez13.00
Alvaro Morata17.00
Memphis Depay19.00

If the 2022 FIFA World Cup Golden Boot odds at 10Bet are anything to go by, Kane (6.50) is in pole position to finish as the top goalscorer for the second tournament running.

Belgium’s Lukaku (10.00) is the bookmakers’ second favorite, with Mbappe (10.00), Neymar (10.00), and Benzema (11.00) rounding out the top five.

Despite their age, Messi (13.00) and Ronaldo (13.00) are among the favorites to claim the Golden Boot in Qatar. This will likely be their last World Cup, so they will be desperate to go out on a high note.

Lautaro Martinez (13.00), Alvaro Morata (17.00), and Memphis Depay (19.00) complete the top ten. Other notable names outside the top ten include Robert Lewandowski (21.00), Vinicius Junior (26.00), and Raheem Sterling (34.00).

So, what makes Kane the bookies’ Golden Boot favorite?

Why is Harry Kane Favored to Win the Golden Boot?

First and foremost, Kane knows what it takes to win the Golden Boot. The England striker will head to Qatar as the reigning Golden Boot winner after scoring six goals in seven games at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

After bagging a brace against Tunisia in the opening match, Kane netted a hat-trick against Panama before scoring in the knockouts against Colombia. His goals helped the Three Lions to reach the semi-finals.

Since then, Kane has not stopped scoring. The Tottenham Hotspur star has racked up 15 goals across his previous 12 international appearances, scoring three against Albania and four against San Marino.

The 28-year-old’s international record stands at 49 goals in 69 games. He sits level with the legendary Bobby Charlton on England’s all-time leaderboard and is only four goals shy of Wayne Rooney’s record.

Follow the link below to find out where Kane ranks among all 21 World Cup Golden Boot winners.

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Who Else Could Score the Most Goals at the 2022 World Cup?

Having netted a whopping 68 goals in 101 games for Belgium, Lukaku is among the players who could break Ronaldo’s international goalscoring record. Naturally, that makes him a genuine Golden Boot contender.

Let’s not forget that Neymar boasts an outrageous international record, too. The PSG superstar has bagged 71 goals in 117 appearances for Brazil, proving that he’s got what it takes to win the Golden Boot.

The France duo of Mbappe and Benzema could also run riot in Qatar. Although they are at opposite ends of their careers, Mbappe and Benzema are both capable of scoring goals at a frightening rate.

You would be foolish to write off Messi and Ronaldo, as well. Messi is undoubtedly one of the greatest players in FIFA World Cup history, while Ronaldo scored one of his best-ever goals at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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Ben Morris
Ben Morris

Ben is a sportswriter and tipster who specializes in soccer. Currently based in the UK, he has traveled all around the world watching – and betting on – his beloved sport.

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