World Cup Golden Boot odds: Harry Kane is favoured, Kylian Mbappe not far behind
Harry Kane won the Golden Boot at the 2018 World Cup. Photo by Alastair Grant/AP.

The World Cup has officially begun so let's take a look at the Golden Boot odds.

The latest: Harry Kane is the favourite but England has been struggling, Kylian Mbappe is a goalscoring machine and headlines a stacked French squad, while Argentina's Paulo Dybala has value as a long shot.

Here are the odds to win the World Cup Golden Boot.

World Cup Golden Boot odds

Check out the latest odds to win the Golden Boot. Click linked odds to add selection to betslip.

PlayerOdds (Nov. 2)
Harry Kane+850
Kylian Mbappe +1,000
Lionel Messi+1,000
Lautaro Martinez+1,800
Cristiano Ronaldo+2,000
Memphis Depay+2,200
Oliver Giroud+2,500
Paulo Dybala +15,000

Odds as of 2:16 p.m. ET on 11/20/2022.

Best World Cup Golden Boot odds

The favourite: Harry Kane (+850)

Kane is one of the best strikers on the planet so it shouldn't come as a surprise to see him atop the odds board.

He has scored 51 goals for England and is only two behind Wayne Rooney for the all-time lead.

His 0.68 goal average is the fourth-best in the history of England's national team. Kane scored four goals for England at the 2020 Euro Cup and won the Golden Boot at the 2018 World Cup (six goals).

The striker has also been a force for Tottenham Hotspur. He's won the Premier League Golden Boot three times and has scored 193 goals for the Spurs in his career.

With all that said, England is not looking good right now. For Kane to win the boot, his country will have to go deep in the tournament, and that's very much in question.

England recently crashed out of the Nations League with an awful 0-3-3 record. Its minus-six goal differential was among the worst in the tournament, and certainly the worst among established teams.

Other Golden Boot choices

Best value: Mbappe (+1,000)

France won the 2018 World Cup and that was largely thanks to a heroic performance from the then-19-year-old Mbappe.

He scored four goals in Russia, which was good for a share of the second most in the tournament. Mbappe is even better this time around and is sure to make noise.

The 23-year-old has scored 28 goals in his 59 national team caps and has 131 goals for PSG in his club career.

Mbappe has the ability to score from almost anywhere and is on a team that should go deep into the knockout rounds. France is currently +700 to win the tournament, behind only Brazil and Argentina.

Unfortunately for France, star striker Karim Benzema was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to injury. That means Mbappe will have even more opportunities to score.

Player to watch: Dybala (+15,000)

This will be Lionel Messi's last World Cup and we're looking to his teammate to have a massive tournament.

Dybala is a 150-to-1 long shot to win the Golden Boot but he has a chance to make some noise if Argentina goes deep. The Argentine scored 82 goals in 210 games for Juventus and has been lighting it up for Roma this season (five goals in eight games).

He hasn't had that level of success with Argentina but also hasn't had many opportunities. Dybala has dealt with injuries in the past and is finally healthy ahead of the tournament.

He's scored one goal in three appearances for Argentina this year and will be playing alongside Messi, one of the world's best creators.

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