Best Bets for Top Goalscorer at the 2022 World Cup

Among football fans, betting on the top scorer is also very popular and is one of the most common World Cup bets. We reveal what to look out for when playing at top favorite players.

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The 2022 edition of the Football World Cup is rapidly approaching and a flurry of bets are being placed ahead of the tournament. Much of the speculation surrounds the teams involved and which of them is most likely to lift the trophy on December 18th.

The wider betting community understands that there is more to the World Cup, with a host of futures markets and match options to assess. One of the more popular long term bets relates to the players, and who will win the Golden Boot award as the competition’s leading goalscorer.

Here are the names in the frame along with a judgement on their credentials.

Harry Kane: England

According to the bookmakers, England’s Harry Kane is the favourite to win the Golden Boot at Qatar in 2022. The Tottenham Hotspur striker will actually be defending his title after finishing as the leading scorer at the previous tournament in Russia back in 2018.

Kane has all the credentials of a worthy favourite. He is in prolific form for club and country and his England team are expected to go deep into the tournament. He also takes penalties for his team and those spot kicks can certainly add to his tally.

The odds for the Golden Boot winner are supplied by the best Qatar 2022 World Cup betting sites as sourced by The market is already in place and it will go ‘live’ as soon as the tournament is underway.

As the competition develops, odds will adjust and any changes to the figures will be reflected on the ArabianBetting website. Readers can assess those updates while taking on board any news articles and opinion posts that appear here.

It’s also possible to get directly involved with the World Cup markets. Any sportsbook referenced will be ready to take on new customers from those that are eligible. In return for completing a secure online registration form, many will have a generous welcome package on the table.

A choice of deposit options gets the account moving while there will be other benefits in the near future. Efficient customer service, a choice of other sports and the capacity to stake on the go with a mobile app can be found.

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Kylian Mbappe: France

France are the defending world champions and are expected to make a strong defence of their trophy in Qatar. Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe was a part of the squad that lifted the trophy in Russia four years ago and he’s likely to be the first choice starter this year.

Mbappe is the second favourite to win the Golden Boot and his scoring statistics show that he has a strong chance. In his first 57 games at international level, the 23-year-old has found the net on 27 occasions.

Neymar: Brazil

Brazil are favourites to win the 2022 World Cup and that could make Brazil’s Neymar an interesting proposition in the Golden Boot betting. He’s a colleague of Kylian Mbappe’s at PSG but his scoring returns in the international game are better than any of his rivals.

In 119 senior games for Brazil, Neymar has found the net on no fewer than 74 occasions.

Outside Bets

Away from the top three, there are a host of additional players who have been prolific at international level. Their issue, in terms of the Golden Boot, is the fact that their teams are not expected to go deep into this tournament.

Included in that bunch are Poland’s Robert Lewandowksi, Romelu Lukaku of Belgium and Lionel Messi from Argentina. All three could make a challenge, but their teams would need to upset the odds and make a mark on the competition.

Then we have Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo who has banged in no fewer than 117 goals in 189 international matches. The current Portuguese side are not expected to make an impression in Qatar but much of the squad were part of the successful Euro 2016 unit and they should not be written off.

It’s an interesting battle, but Neymar could be the best bet, providing that his Brazil team can justify their position as pre-tournament favourites.

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