Harry Kane was enjoying some excellent form ahead of the 2018 World Cup with the Tottenham Hotspur striker netting some eight goals in his previous eight appearances for the Three Lions. If there were any concerns about Kane getting the job done in Russia, these were soon dispelled as he bagged a brace in the 2-1 win over Tunisia and he followed this by banging-in a hat-trick in the 6-1 hammering of Panama in the penultimate group match. Kane didn’t add to his tally in the final group meeting with Belgium but he soon got himself back onto the goal-trail by opening the scoring from the penalty spot in England’s last-sixteen meeting with Colombia on Tuesday evening.
Kane now has six World Cup goals to his name – two ahead of closest rival Romelu Lukaku – and given that Belgium face tournament favourites Brazil in the next round of the competition, we don’t expect Lukaku to close the gap on his Premier League counterpart.
Kane is now 2/7 favourite to win the Golden Boot in this competition with Lukaku out at a distant 12/1. Kylian Mbappe bagged a brace against Argentina, taking his tally to three and the French starlet is 16/1 to finish atop the scoring charts in Russia, Brazil’s Neymar 25/1 after banging-in a mere two goals thus far.
World Cup Golden Boot – Bet365 Betting Odds
2/7 – Harry Kane
12/1 – Romelu Lukaku
16/1 – Kylian Mbappe
25/1 – Neymar
40/1 – Edison Cavani
40/1 – Antoine Griezmann
100/1 – Philippe Coutinho