2018 World Cup Top Goalscorer Odds
May 2, 2018
We’re coming towards the end of the European club football season and that means eyes are starting to drift towards the upcoming World Cup in Russia. The tournament will get underway with the hosts facing Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on 14th June.
As well as which country will end up lifting the famous trophy, the World Cup 2018 odds for which player is going to end up as the top goalscorer are extremely interesting and could actually provide plenty of value.
The current favourite with 888sport is Lionel Messi at 9/1. On the surface this should come as absolutely no surprise, considering he is arguably the best player ever to lace up a pair of boots and plays for one of the strongest teams in the tournament. However, there will be plenty of competition and Messi was the favourite to be the top scorer in 2014 as well, when James Rodriguez of Colombia ended up as the man with the most goals.
UK bookies are listing Neymar of Brazil and Antoine Griezmann of France as the joint second favourites at 11/1 (888sport). Both are likely to be among the goals and their respective sides are expected to go quite far in the tournament itself, with their nations hopes on their shoulders.
Though many football fans believe Messi is the best in the world, plenty think that Cristiano Ronaldo is the number one player on the planet. The Real Madrid star helped lead Portugal to glory in Euro 2016 and he is priced at 13/1 with 888sport to be the World Cup’s top scorer this summer in Russia.
England have been quietly getting along with their business under Gareth Southgate in the last few years and the hopes of the three lions will be resting on Tottenham striker Harry Kane grabbing enough goals to take them through the group stages and beyond. He is currently priced at 13/1 to outscore the rest.
There are plenty of other interesting options too, such as Gabriel Jesus (Brazil), Timo Werner (Germany) and Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) all at 20/1, while some other Premier League players that may come close are Alvaro Morata (Spain) at 23/1, Sergio Aguero (Argentina) at 25/1 and Mohamed Salah (Egypt) at 25/1.