Who will be the hottest candidate?
Eighth place: odds of 1 to 25, a three-way tie
The eighth ranked odds of 1 to 25 are tied by three, namely Brazil's Vinicius Júnior, Netherlands' Memphis Depay and Argentina's Lautaro Martinez. Among them, Vinicius Júnior and Lautaro Martinez are second in the team after Neymar and Messi in Brazil and Argentina, and are deserving of the second chair of the team. The Netherlands' Depay is currently recovering from injury and is expected to return from injury early next month in time for the World Cup. Depay's pivot role in the Dutch team is obvious, is the undisputed arrowhead and attacking core of the Tulip Army.
Seventh place: odds of 1 to 18 on Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)
As the striker of the Belgian team, Lukaku's play is not stable, which is the reason why the Belgian team has not achieved impressive results despite being ranked second in the world. But never underestimate the strength of the Belgian team, the world's first "midfield engine" De Bruyne will be able to provide strong firepower support for Lukaku, plus Lukaku's own strong physical quality, so the bookies are still optimistic that Lukaku is a strong contender for the World Cup Golden Boot award.
Ranked fifth: odds of 1 to 14, Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi tied
Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi are the two most outstanding superstars in world football in the past decade or so, whether in the national team or in the club, they both play the role of the pins in the team. However, the heroes will eventually be late, this World Cup will become the 37-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo and 35-year-old Messi's final song. The betting companies set the odds for both of them to win the Golden Boot at the same price, which is the best interpretation and respect for their achievements in the football world, and it can be said that they are equal to each other. Although they are not as brave as they used to be, fans still hope that they will finish their World Cup journey with a perfect performance and become a fond memory for fans forever.
Fourth place: odds of 1 to 12 on Neymar (Brazil)
Neymar in this year's Ligue 1 in 12 games in the league to hand in 9 goals and 7 assists, the state is very hot. But it seems that once to the national team, Neymar is always not in the club when the performance is good, has reached the age of his time for the national team is increasingly limited, as the key figure in the front line of the Brazilian team, Neymar will undoubtedly have the opportunity to score more goals.
Third place: odds of 1 to 10 for Karim Benzema (France)
Not long ago, Benzema won this year's Ballon d'Or for his outstanding performance at Real Madrid. Getting this award at the age of 35 seems to prove that Benzema is at another peak of his career. This year is most likely the last World Cup of Benzema's career, can he win the Golden Boot of this year's Cup with the courage of the Golden Ball Award? Let's wait and see.
Second place: odds of 1 to 9 for Kylian Mbappe (France)
Mbappe, the French striker, is only 24 years old, but he is already the most expensive player in the world. His physical strength and keen sense of smell give every defender a headache, which is why he can be the favorite for the Golden Boot. I believe his performance will directly determine how far the defending champions France can go.
RankingFirst: odds of 1 to 8 on Harry Kane (England)
Who is the favorite to win the Golden Boot over Mbappe? That is England's Harry Kane. In the last World Cup, Kane scored 6 goals in 6 games and won the Golden Boot; in this World Cup, he is still the biggest favorite for the Golden Boot. After all, England's strong midfield can help Kane keep the firepower. Kane has scored 10 goals in 12 rounds of EPL this season, which is enough for fans to expect his good performance in the World Cup.
There is a direct correlation between these top-ranked strikers in terms of odds, whether they can win the Golden Boot and how far their national teams can go in the World Cup. That's why the bookies have made the leading strikers of Brazil, France, Belgium, Argentina, England, Netherlands and Portugal the biggest favorites, because these countries are generally stronger on paper than other teams and have a better chance of playing all 7 games. For example, Poland's Lewandowski and Senegal's Mane have strong scoring ability, but the general weakness of their countries limits their possibility of winning the Golden Boot.