Who could be the top goal scorer at the FIFA World Cup

The FIFA World Cup in Qatar will begin in November and many top strikers will be competing at the tournament with some, unfortunately, missing out after the likes of Norway and Italy failed to qualify.

When considering who could be the top goalscorer at the World Cup we have to consider the quality of a forward's team as a whole as realistically they must reach the latter stages to have a chance of winning the Golden Boot.

The main candidates

Karim Benzema has been in stunning form for club and country over the last few years; he does not just score at an excellent rate but he often pops up with goals of vital importance to Real Madrid.

Benzema won the UEFA Champions League with his club this past season and scored important goals in the latter stages against Chelsea and Manchester City to help his side through.

Bodog offers best Canada World Cup odds in which Benzema is one of the favourites to win the golden boot, and with the tournament little more than 3 weeks away, he is 14/1 to outscore anybody else in Qatar.

The Frenchman has just been awarded the Ballon d'Or as a result of his prolific goal-scoring throughout 2022, and his form has shown no signs of slowing down as he will look to lead his nation's title defence later this year.

Harry Kane is the out-and-out favourite to win the Golden Boot offered at 8/1 in Bodog's World Cup betting and it is no surprise considering his extremely consistent form in front of goal throughout his career.

Kane also captains an England team which is expected to navigate its way to the latter stages of the competition.

The Tottenham Hotspur striker is very much a playmaker and not just a goalscorer, and as much as this benefits his team it could harm his chances of being the leading goalscorer at the tournament.

England have been in poor form recently being relegated from their UEFA Nations League group and if this is not turned around quickly then an early exit would, of course, hamper Kane's chances.

The other tournament favourite is Brazil and they are expected by most to perhaps win the competition. Their talisman Neymar Jr represents the greatest hope of producing a top-scorer and it is certainly his time to step up and build a legacy that can match past Brazilian heroes.

The outsiders

It is definitely possible that an outside option could claim the Golden Boot in Qatar; Cristiano Ronaldo will need to step up for Portugal following Diogo Jota's injury while playing for Liverpool.

Ronaldo has had some off-field controversies at Manchester United this season after reportedly refusing to be subbed on against Tottenham Hotspur.

And the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has struggled for consistent game time this season so far and will perhaps take a little time to be fully firing from the outset in Qatar.

But the world knows how exceptional a finisher Ronaldo is, and it is impossible to rule him out of the running; after all, he has carried club and country on his back in the past.

Romelu Lukaku is a huge danger for any defence and will be vital for an ageing Belgium side this winter; chances are that his nation moved past its peak and the chance of silverware is slipping away.

But the Belgian has started to find form back at Inter Milan after a poor Chelsea return, and if he can capture some of his form of previous years he could certainly fire Belgium to the latter stages as well as maybe have a run for the top-scorer's crown in Qatar.
Bert Mint was born in Birkenhead near Liverpool and has had Everton as the team in his heart since childhood. The favorite player is Wayne Rooney who he followed from the stands already when he made his debut in the Premier League. Bert also has a great interest in football betting and likes to write about both subjects.