The biggest strikers in the World are ready for the World Cup, well, except for Erling Haaland.

Anyways, we’ve listed the top 5 poachers backed by the bookies to win the golden boot in Qatar. From the least favorite to the odds on favorite. Punters can get in on this early before the tournament starts, as the availability of these odds are limited.

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Harry Kane ( 8.00 Odds)

The bookies favorite to win the golden boot is Harry Kane. He is a viable option considering his central figure in all of England’s attacking play. 

The Nation’s captain was the golden boot winner at the last World Cup in Russia with six goals. His performances led them to the Semi-final, where they lost to Croatia. 

Kane’s form this season has been very impressive. 13 goals in 22 appearances for Tottenham but more importantly, he is on 51 goals for England, two behind the record scorer, Wayne Rooney.  The opportunity to surpass Rooney’s goals could be a major motivation. 

Neymar Jr  (13.00 Odds)

The legendary Brazilian attacker has what could very well be his final opportunity to win the World Cup after a few disappointing performances in recent editions. 

Neymar is in the form of his life, goals and assists overflowing in every appearance. He has managed to stay injury-free and the chance to lead Brazil to a World Cup triumph is definitely motivation enough. 

The PSG forward is 2 goals off Brazilian legend Pepe’s record of 77 goals and he will believe he can break it in Qatar. 

Kylian Mbappe (10.00 Odds) 

The PSG and French sensation has continued to bang in goals at Club level and even for the National team. 

For most experts, he has a solid chance of finishing with the World Cup golden boot. His explosive style of play and elite finishing make him a suitable candidate to win the award. 

He has 19 goals in 20 games this season and has scored 28 goals for France, at 23 years old. 

Cristiano Ronaldo (15.00 Odds)

The Portugal captain is going into this World Cup under a cloud of controversy after recent comments he made in an interview, regarding his situation at Manchester United. Nevertheless, He remains a goalscoring machine, when chances appear. His powers may be on the wane but he could still be a pivotal figure for Portugal. 

Priced at 15.00 odds, Cristiano Ronaldo could be a viable bet to place, especially as his record at international level suggests he will score the goals needed by Portugal. 

Lionel Messi ( 13.00)

This is definitely the last international tournament for the Argentinian talisman. Messi has evolved into more of a playmaker these days but he has the ability to score several goals out of nothing.

While he is probably more interested in winning the tournament itself, he is also a good shout for the golden boot.