first_img 3. Antoine Griezmann (France) – 12/1 If Kane replicates his Premier League habit of humiliating the lesser teams, he should score a hatful against Panama in the group stage. The rest will come down to how far England progress which, according to many, isn’t likely to be further than the quarters. The world’s most prolific footballers have all kindly agreed to meet up in Russia and bang a load of goals.But who will score the most?talkSPORT have taken a look at who the bookmakers reckon will win the Golden Boot at the 2018 World Cup.Take your pick… 5= Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) – 16/1 Here’s an incredible stat: Lukaku has over 100 Premier League goals and is Belgium’s all-time record goalscorer. He’s 25. 10 The Paris Saint-German has come out of the shadows in France since Zlatan Ibrahimovic left the club and even with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe battling to get the ball in the back of the net he managed 28 in Ligue 1 last term. 5= Harry Kane (England) – 16/1 5= Gabriel Jesus (Brazil) – 16/1 While he is only 22, he has more than 150 appearances and 47 goals in the German top-flight, first for Stuttgart and more recently for Leipzig. Werner isn’t a total stranger to the big occasion, either. He scored three goals in Germany’s 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup triumph and went home with the Golden Boot. 10 4. Timo Werner (Germany) – 14/1 10 10 Suarez is bound to do something outrageous at the World Cup. In 2010, he denied Africa a first-ever semi-final by handling on the line in the 120th minute against Ghana. Then four years later he had a little nibble on Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder. Perhaps this time we’ll talk about his football. 10 France are many people’s favourites for the tournament, so it goes without saying that their most prolific player could win the Golden Boot. The goals may be shared out among Les Bleus, though, with several players capable of going big in Russia. 5= Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) – 16/1 As well as holding Portugal’s appearance record, the prolific Ronaldo has also scored more goals than any other player in the history of the Iberian nation. The five-time Ballon D’Or winner scored over 50 per cent of his nation’s goals in qualifying and carries the vast majority of their attacking threat. At 33 years of age, this is likely the last World Cup for Ronaldo and the last chance for him to guide Portugal to the greatest honour in the game. 10 Only Edinson Cavani scored more goals than the 21-year-old in South American qualifying and he has brought a new dimension to Brazil’s play. The Samba Stars are expected to go the distance, so he’ll have plenty of time to 10 9. Edinson Cavani – 22/1 10 10. Luis Suarez (Uruguay) – 25/1 2. Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 10/1 10 The Barcelona legend has 61 goals in 123 games for Argentina at almost exactly a goal every two games. But that’s nothing compared to his domestic record of 552 goals in 637 appearances. He has netted five times in three World Cups, including four in 2014 and a blank in 2010. Argentina will be hoping he replicates his Brazil form, rather than South Africa. 10 1. Neymar (Brazil) – 9/1 The phrase ‘Neymar dependencia’ has genuinely established itself in Brazilian football parlance, so you can imagine the panic when he suffered a fractured metatarsal and sprained ankle early in March. The hopes of an entire nation rest largely on his shoulders.last_img

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