Who will win the Golden Boot at the 2022 FIFA World Cup?

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The most peculiar World Cup in history is almost upon us which means that millions of bets are about to be placed on the goings-on in Qatar. From the potential group winners, semi-finalists, and eventual winners, punters from every part of the globe will try and predict which way proceedings will go in the Middle East. Below, we’ll discuss who the Golden Boot winner might be in the hope of settling on a name that will ensure a tidy profit. 

Harry Kane

There’s only one player to start with and that is Harry Kane who is the bookies’ favorite. The England captain was, of course, the 2018 Golden Boot winner in Russia after netting six goals en route to the semi-finals with England where their journey ultimately ended against a very good Croatian side. So, can Kane do it again? It’s time to put one’s head on the chopping block by saying no, he can’t.

Although, there will, undoubtedly, be many fans who feel the same owing to the disastrous form that England come into the tournament with. Essentially, the Three Lions look like a shadow of the team they were in 2018 and indeed 2021 when they reached the Euro Championships final which ultimately points towards Kane being short of service, and England being eliminated from the competition in the early knockout rounds. 

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Before moving on, it’s worth saying that the odds on the Golden Boot winner will naturally vary from bookie to bookie here in the US, as well as across other countries. In essence, this is why reading expert reviews before signing up for a site is a wise practice in the build-up to the World Cup. For instance, the above link does a deep dive into everything bookmaker BetMGM offers, which includes a $200 no-deposit free bet when joining. With this large opening offer in mind, it's clear that it pays to do your research before finding a bookmaker this winter.

Lionel Messi

This is the last hurrah for the great Lionel Messi at the FIFA World Cup and you can be certain that the little magician will pull out every stop to make sure Argentina wins the event. As for claiming the Golden Boot award for himself, punters can be certain that Messi will come close, mostly because he is part of an extremely good Argentinian team that should qualify for the semi-finals at least. However, at 35 years old, you can’t help but feel that Messi is just too long in the tooth to pull off a feat as extraordinary as this one. 

Karim Benzema

Having just written Messi’s chances off on the grounds of being too old, this will certainly sound contradictory given that Karim Benzema is 34, but the Real Madrid striker is an intriguing option to back for the Golden Boot at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. To start with, the Frenchman is hovering around odds of 12/1, which presents significant value. On top of that and as of early November, Benzema has five goals in seven La Liga matches this campaign and has just been crowned as the world’s best player due to his sensational exploits over the course of the 2021/2022 season.

Simply put, there isn’t a man in better form on the planet, and in this thrilling French side, Benzema is well-placed to score enough goals to win the 2022 Golden Boot award at the FIFA World Cup.


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