Odds & Picks To Win The 2018 World Cup Golden Boot

2018 Odds & Picks To Win The Golden Boot

The 2018 World Cup kicks off on Thursday with the world’s top footballers invading Russia. Neymar is the betting favorite to win the 2018 Golden Boot with Messi as a close second favorite. Use my 2018 Golden Boot picks to cash in on your soccer prop bets.

Odds & Picks To Win The World Cup Golden Boot

Favorite Pick: Neymar +950

Brazil is looking to make amends this year. The 2014 World Cup in Brazil was supposed to be their stage. No South American squad had ever not won the World Cup in South America. By thumping Brazil 7 to 1, Germany ended that streak.

Oh, what could have been if Neymar had been healthy, right? Neymar got hurt in the 2014 World Cup. That’s why Brazil played so poorly versus Germany. Neymar is intent on proving to the world that he, not Messi, not Ronaldo, can lead his team to a World Cup title. To do that, he must kick the ball into the back of the net, right? Maybe not.

I think Neymar plays well. I don’t believe he scores enough goals to win the Golden Boot. Keep reading to find out why.

Smart Pick: Gabriel Jesus +1600

In addition to Neymar, Brazil also has one of the best young strikers in the world on their team, 21-year-old Gabriel Jesus. Jesus is as gifted as they get. Playing for Manchester City, Jesus scored 13 goals in 19 appearances this season. He also passed for 7 assists. In 7 UEFA Champions League games, Gabriel Jesus scored 4 goals in 7 appearances.

What’s the real reason to like Jesus? He’s the striker in Brazil’s formation. Neymar is likely to send the ball to Gabriel Jesus. If Gabriel Jesus gets free, and it’s difficult to see a player keeping up with him in the open field, forget it. A goal is guaranteed.

Longshot Pick: Diego Costa +2800

Spain is full of great soccer players. Isco, Iniesta, and David Silva should also get touches on the ball that lead to scoring opportunities. But, the player that should get the most touches on the ball that lead to scoring opportunities is striker Diego Costa. Costa wasn’t very effective with Atletico Madrid this past season. That should be plenty of motivation for him to step it up in the World Cup.

Odds To Win The Golden Boot

  • Neymar +950
  • Lionel Messi +1000
  • Antoine Griezmann +1200
  • Gabriel Jesus +1600
  • Timo Werner +1600
  • Cristiano Ronaldo +1600
  • Harry Kane +1600
  • Romelu Lukaku +1800
  • Edinson Cavani +2500
  • Luis Suarez +2500
  • Diego Costa +2800
  • Thomas Muller +3300
  • Robert Lewandowski +3300
  • Kylian Mbappe +3300
  • Sergio Aguero +3500
  • Mohamed Salah +4000
  • Olivier Giroud +4000
  • Gonzalo Higuain +4000
  • Eden Hazard +4000
  • Dries Mertens +5000
  • Radamel Falcao +5000
  • Isco +5000
  • David Silva +6000
  • Paulo Dybala +6500
  • James Rodriguez +6500
  • Roberto Firmino +6600
  • Philippe Coutinho +6600
  • Andre Silva +8000
  • Mario Mandzukic +8000
  • Jamie Vardy +9000
  • Kevin De Bruyne +10000
  • Paulinho +10000
  • Marcus Rashford +10000
  • Mesut Ozil +10000
  • Ousmane Dembele +10000
  • Paul Pogba +10000
  • Sadio Mane +10000
  • Christian Eriksen +10000
  • Raheem Sterling +10000
  • Fyodor Smolov +10000
  • Mario Gomez +10000
  • Leon Goretzka +10000
  • Hirving Lozano +12500
  • Nicolai Jorgensen +12500
  • Michy Batshuayi +12500
  • Ivan Perisic +12500
  • Javier Hernandez +12500
  • Nikola Kalinic +12500
  • Delli Alli +12500
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson +15000
  • Oribe Peralta +15000
  • Arkadiusz Milik +15000
  • Carlos Bacca +15000
  • Paolo Guerrero +15000
  • Moussa Sow +15000
  • Diafra Sakho +15000
  • Marcus Berg +15000
  • Kelechi Iheanacho +16500
  • Emil Forsberg +20000
  • Son Heung-Min +20000
  • Xherdan Shaqiri +20000
  • Keisuke Honda +20000
  • Aleksandr Mitrovic +20000
  • Shinji Okazaki +22500
  • Adem Ljajic +25000
  • Tim Cahill +30000
  • Luis Tejada +50000
  • Bryan Ruiz +50000
  • Joel Campbell +50000
  • Reza Ghoochannejhad +75000