The 2022 FIFA World Cup is rapidly approaching, and many internationals will be ready to help lead their team to glory. Check out our picks for who will win the 2022 World Cup Golden Boot award.
One of the most interesting betting markets for the 2022 FIFA World Cup is the Golden Boot award. The honor goes to the player who scores the most goals during the tournament. England’s Harry Kane was the recipient for the 2018 World Cup thanks to his six goals.
With England looking to make a long run in the competition after finishing second in Euro 2020, Kane should once again be in the running to emerge as the top goalscorer.
Who Will Score The Most Goals During The 2022 World Cup?
Harry Kane (+650)
Kane has scored 50 goals for England in just 71 games, making him a strong bet in any setting.
During England’s journey to the Euro 2020 final, Kane scored various crucial goals, including the winner against Denmark to send The Three Lions to the final. He scored all four of his goals during the knockout rounds after failing to score any during the group stage.
Kane enjoyed another successful Premier League campaign in 2021-22, registering 17 goals to finish behind only teammate Son Heung-min, Mohamed Salah, and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The continued growth of young English players Bukayo Saka, Phil Foden, and Mason Mount should only provide Kane with more opportunities to find the back of the net during the 2022 World Cup.
Karim Benzema (+1000)
Perhaps Benzema’s greatest challenger for the Golden Boot is teammate Kylian Mbappe. However, with the 23-year-old’s odds at a shorter +750, we’ll ride with France’s elder statesman up front.
Benzema led one of the most inspired comebacks in Champions League history during Real Madrid’s second-leg match against Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain, scoring three times after the hour mark to bury the French juggernauts. That was only the beginning, too, as he went on to decimate Chelsea with four goals across both legs. He then scored three more times across both legs against Manchester City, finishing off the English giants with a penalty in the 95th minute.
Benzema will ride that momentum into the upcoming La Liga season and bring his scoring prowess to Qatar with redemption on his mind after not representing France in their 2018 World Cup victory.
Cristiano Ronaldo (+1200)
The Euro 2020 Golden Boot winner finished the tournament with five goals and one assist despite Portugal’s early exit in the Round of 16.
Ronaldo also finished third in the Premier League in 2021-22 with 18 goals for Manchester United. Additionally, he has the most international goals of any male with 117, and despite his advanced age and a deteriorating level of dominance, he’ll still be a force to be reckoned with in Qatar.
Portugal are chalked full of dangerous scoring options, which should only aid Ronaldo’s chances to emerge as the tournament’s top goalscorer once again.