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Top Five Contenders for the FIFA Golden Boot Award

As the FIFA World Cup date is getting closer, different predictions are flying around. Some bettors are beginning to stake on those they think would win the competition, while others look at the players and who will likely take home most of the awards. You can also join in on the action as you make your NFL draft picks or bet on your favorite to win the NBA playoffs.

Thanks to their incredible performance in their respective leagues, many players are in contention for the FIFA World Cup golden boot award. We have some regular suspects and a few new faces to look at, but we want to spotlight the five we believe are most likely to win the award in this post. 

Kylian Mbappe

The budding youngster has already tasted a FIFA World Cup victory, and he’s the second teenager after Pele to score and win in a WC final. Mbappe is known for his blistering pace and precision alongside his keen eye for goal. We can’t say this enough, and we believe every soccer will agree that he is the most talented youngster on the planet.

Mbappe was pivotal to France winning the FIFA World Cup in Russia, and he would remain a focal point in the come November. Therefore, there is a good chance that he will have plenty of scoring opportunities, and given his talent, he is likely to convert a huge chunk of them throughout the competition. 

Karim Benzema

After getting iced out for a long time, coming back to the team is an incredible feat for Benzema. Undoubtedly, it is quite unfortunate that he wasn’t part of the French team that won the FIFA World Cup in Russia. It would have been a great story for his entire professional career. However, he has the chance to do it for his country in Qatar.

Benzema is a known cold-blooded goalscorer that only needs half a chance to score goals, and with the French attacking force, we see him getting lots of chances. As a result, he will score plenty in the competition. In that case, we see him contending for the golden boot and even the best player awards.

Dusan Vlahovic

The budding striker, who has shown a strong sight for goals, is another formidable goalscorer going to Qatar. Dusan Vlahovic is likely to lead the line for Serbia, and although his country doesn’t have a strong squad, we think Vlahovic can light up the competition and recreate a run similar to James Rodriquez in 2014. 

Vlahovic would need the support of his teammates, and thankfully, Dusan Tadic and Mitrovic would be part of the attacking force to help the youngster. Therefore, we might see him snatch the award from top players. 

Harry Kane

Harry Kane is one of the greatest goalscorers in Europe, and he has shown that he can do it on the world stage after bagging the golden boot in 2018. Although Kane’s priority would be to win his first top-flight professional trophy, he’d still want to add the golden boot to his collection. 

He would have enough support from the English team, and we believe that the top Tottenham man has all it takes to score as many goals as possible. In that case, we expect to see him on the podium at the end of the competition. 

Cristiano Ronaldo

Tagged the greatest goalscorer of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo, even at 37, is still bagging goals, and we think he would do what he does best in Qatar. Ronaldo currently holds the official record for the most goals in men’s professional soccer, and he is likely to improve his tally in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Unfortunately, this might be his last World Cup finals, and we think he has a chance to increase his tally. However, his main goal would be to lift the FIFA world cup trophy in Doha. We look forward to how far he and his team will go and if he can repeat his Euro 2020 golden boot-winning feat. 

Bottom Line

The FIFA World Cup is still a few months away, but you can start making your predictions on different markets. Ensure that you research before choosing a bet, and don’t bet based on emotions. If you’re looking for top goalscorers to back, these are likely the players to score the most goals.

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