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EURO 2020 Golden Boot Betting Tips and Top Contenders

Euro 2020 Golden Boot Predictions

Football, with all its intricacies and fairy tale stories, will always eventually come down to which team manages to score more goals than the other in a match. Over the last few decades we have seen some of the best players across the pitch make a name for themselves, but the most popular and decorated footballers have always been the forwards. A testament to that fact is that between 2007-2019, 11 of the 12 Ballon D’or awards were won by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, both forwards. In this article, we will provide you with odds on the top contenders as well as our best Euro 2020 top goal scorer prediction.

Historically, a list of best-ever players will always have forwards at the top first, such as Pele, Maradona, Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and the Brazilian Ronaldo. Strikers will always be the most important and heralded players of every squad, and their goals are worth their weight in gold. 

Some of the finest strikers in world football will be on display at the 2020 EURO Championships, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski probably playing their last ever tournament for their respective countries. Let’s take a look at the top 10 contenders for the prestigious Golden Boot award, which was won by Antoine Griezmann in the previous edition with 6 goals, along with our specific betting tip as well. The odds for this football betting tips will be provided by Bet 365 India

Our EURO 2020 Top Goal Scorer Betting Tips

This our best Euro 2020 Golden Boot betting tips with motivation further down in this article:

Euro 2020 Top Goal Scorer Betting Tips: Kylian Mbappé to win the Golden Boot
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Strongest Squad Around Him – France are the favourites for this edition of the EURO Championship, with a star-studded squad. They are the current World Champions as well, after dominating their way to the 2018 Title. The squad is filled with immense creative talent such as Griezmann and Paul Pogba playing around Mbappe, so he will definitely benefit from some great service.   

Return Of Karim Benzema – Karim Benzema is arguably the best target man in the world, known for his excellent link-up play with fellow forwards. He was a major contributor of a lot of goals scored by Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid as well, and will definitely add a lot more chances for Mbappe to score. 

Form Of His Life -  Mbappe is the most sought-after player in the world right now, with the PSG youngster recently won the Ligue1 Golden Boot with 28 goals, and scored a further 7 goals in the Champions League as well, his best ever season in terms of stats. He would be looking to repeat his 2018 World Cup feat where he scored 4 goals, including a brilliant strike in the final. 

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EURO 2020 Top Goal Scorer - Top 10 Contenders

EURO 2020 Top Goal Scorer betting tips

10. Burak Yilmaz – Turkey 

A burly yet prolific striker, Burak Yilmaz is a force to be reckoned with. With his massive frame he is a nightmare for defenders to play against, and his link up play is right up there among the top forwards of the continent. Yilmaz is famous for scoring a variety of goals, and is a huge aerial threat as well. His powerful shooting and long-range ability gives him an edge over other forwards. 

Despite turning 35 this year, the legendary Turkish striker remains in top form, having just guided Lille to an incredible French League Championship, beating PSG in the process. Yilmaz emerged as the champions' most significant striker, scoring 16 league goals and assisting nine others. There were some big ones, too, like his brace in a 3-2 triumph against Lyon that helped Lille come back from a two-goal deficit. He also assisted the other goal in that game. A true big-game performer.

He has also been in top form for Turkey, scoring a hat-trick in their recent 4-2 World Cup qualification triumph over the Netherlands. He is the second-highest goal-scorer in Turkish history, and his odds of winning the Golden Boot are 41.00.

Bet on Burak Yilmaz to be the EURO 2020 top goal scorer

9. Andre Silva – Portugal 

Andre Silva would have ended the 2020/21 Bundesliga season as top-scorer if it hadn't been for a certain goal machine known as Robert Lewandowski. The Portuguese attacker scored 28 goals in 32 Bundesliga games for Eintracht Frankfurt, an average of 0.91 goals per 90 minutes that only five players bettered across the continent. 

Despite a failed move to AC Milan early in his career, Andre Silva was regarded as the next big thing in Portuguese Football, by none other than Cristiano Ronaldo, and he is now realizing his full potential in the Bundesliga.

He is a complete striker, known for his all-round gameplay and his composure in front of goals. He is also a brilliant header of the ball, and links up beautifully with the forwards around him, which bodes well for Portugal as they have Cristiano Ronaldo and Joao Felix playing around him and Bruno Fernandes behind him, who will definitely create loads of chances for him. Silva is 51.00 to finish as the top scorer in this tournament. 

Bet on Andre Silva to be the EURO 2020 top goal scorer

8. Gerard Moreno – Spain 

Gerard Moreno is the hottest striker in Spain’s La Liga currently, with 23 league goals for an erstwhile struggling Villarreal side. He was also instrumental in the Europa League final against Manchester United, as he scored in regular time before also scoring his penalty in the eventual penaly shootout, as Villarreal caused a huge upset by defeating the favourites Manchester United. The goal in the final was his 30th in all competitions this season, making him the most prolific striker in the country, ahead of the high-profile Alvaro Morata. 

Gerard is not young however, as he has just turned 29 and despite that has only played 10 times for Spain. However, he averages a goal every other game, and with Morata’s struggles in front of goal, and an exceptionally creative midfield behind him, Moreno could well be the prolific number 9 Spain have severely missed since the days of David Villa and Fernando Torres. Moreno is a brilliant all-round striker with pace to burn, and his overall gameplay is very crucial for Villarreal’s attack. He is 51.00 to win the Golden Boot at EURO 2020. 

Bet on Gerard Moreno to be the EURO 2020 top goal scorer

7. Antoine Griezmann – France

Greizmann has long been one of the best players to come out of France. He is the current holder of the EURO Golden Boot award with 6 goals at the 2016 edition of the competition.

Despite Barcelona's dismal season, the striker has managed to scored 19 goals across all competitions and has a stellar international record.

His World Cup qualifying campaign saw two goals in three appearances, and though he only scored three goals in Euros qualification, his massive record of nine assists demonstrates how significantly he was involved in France scoring.

While Kylian Mbappe is the more favoured forward option in the market, , Griezmann's track record at key events makes him the value play of the French attackers - both he and Mbappe were equal in the scoring charts at the 2018 World Cup with four goals apiece.

The advantage of backing Griezmann is that he has taken penalties in the past and scored the majority of his World Cup goals from the spot. Posing a danger from open play while also being a penalty option is an excellent mix in this market. With VAR in-play for the first time at the EUROS, plenty of penalties are expected to be given. Hence, Griezmann is a great shout at 21.00 to retain his Golden Boot award. 

Bet on Antoine Griezmann to be the EURO 2020 top goal scorer

6. Timo Werner – Germany  

Timo Werner has had the most extraordinary debut season for Chelsea, since his $55 million move from Leipzig to London in 2020. Despite being harshly criticized for missing several sitters across the season, Werner still ended the season as the club’s highest scorer as well as the highest assists provider, with 27 goal contributions in all competitions, a very respectable number. 

Werner is a very unique kind of player. He is not the most technically brilliant, he gets tackled very easily, he is not skillful either. However, is a warrior on the pitch who simply never gives up. His work rate is second to none, and he makes constant runs off the shoulder of the defenders that troubles the opposition to no extent. In the Champions League final, it was his decoy run that took Ruben Dias out of play for the goal that was scored by Kai Havertz.

Werner will be playing ahead of several creative talents such as Kai Havertz, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane and even Thomas Muller, and hence 21/1 are very tempting odds on him to be the top goal-scorer. 

Bet on Timo Werner to be the EURO 2020 top goal scorer

5. Robert Lewandowski – Poland 

Arguably the best player in the world right now, t Lewandowski was effectively robbed last season as he fully deserved the Ballon D’or trophy for his exploits, but the title was cancelled last time. 

Lewandowski is the most complete striker in European Football right now. His heading, ability on the ball, finishing, long-range shooting as well as playmaking, all skills are on par with the very best of them. 

The Bayern Munich icon established himself as one of the world's top attackers few years ago and has continued to flourish for the Bundesliga giants this season. Despite his age of 32, the Pole enters the competition with one of the most productive records to date, having scored 48 goals in 40 appearances for Bayern Munich this season.

While he is certainly a better goal-scorer than everyone else on this list, Lewandowski is often let down by the lack of quality in the Poland squad. He is forced to take up the burden on his shoulders to attack and score goals in every match, with little or no support from the fellow forwards. Lewandowski is 23/1 to win the Golden Boot, which are extremely tempting odds, and could be worth a punt. 

Bet on Robert Lewandowski to be the EURO 2020 top goal scorer

4. Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal 

Along with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo is widely regarded as arguably the best player of all time. He is certainly the greatest European Footballer of all time, and is also just 4 goals away from being the highest scoring player ever in international football.

Ronaldo has scored 103 goals in 171 matches for Portugal, a modern-day record, while he also holds the record for the most goals ever scored in the European Championships, with 9. Despite his prolific exploits, Ronaldo has never won the EURO Golden Boot till now, and will be looking to set that right this summer. 

Portugal have a very talented squad, full of creative talent. Ronaldo will be flanked by the likes of Joao Felix, Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva and Andre Silva around him, and they will definitely try to be there at their creative best to help him score more goals.

Ronaldo finished as the top scorer in the Serie A this season, and even at the age of 36, the phenom is showing no signs of slowing down. He scored 4 goals in the last EURO tournament, as his side ended up winning the trophy despite Ronaldo getting injured in the final, and being forced to get off the pitch. Ronaldo is 11.00 to finish as the top scorer of EURO 2020. 

Bet on Cristiano Ronaldo to be the EURO 2020 top goal scorer

3. Kylian Mbappe – France

The new poster boy of French Football, Mbappe is a freak of nature. Arguably the best player in the world this season, Mbappe caused defences across Europe tremendous issues in the Champions League, most notably a stunning hattrick to eliminate Lionel Messi’s Barcelona in the UCL Quarter Final. In 31 Ligue 1 matches, the pacy striker scored 27 goals for PSG with another 7 assists.  He added another 8 goals in the Champions League to have his best ever season in terms of stats. 

Mbappe, widely considered as the world's greatest young talent, will be seeking to add a European Championship winner's medal to his gleaming collection this summer. France is in a dreadful group with Germany, Portugal, and Hungary, but that won't deter the courageous Paris Saint-Germain striker. His pace, ability on the ball, and composure in front of goal gave the mighty Argentina’s back line nightmares at the 2018 World Cup.

This year he would be keen to repeat that feat against the likes of Germany and Portugal. Mbappe is 10/1 to finish as the Golden Boot winner and that makes him our top choice for being the Europe 2020 top goalscorer

Bet on Kylian Mbappe to be the EURO 2020 top goal scorer

2. Romelu Lukaku – Belgium 

Romelu Lukaku is the most physically dominant striker in European Football. Lukaku has been a standout for Inter Milan this season, and he is expected to keep it up in the Euros this summer. With Roberto Martinez's team playing Russia, Denmark, and Finland in Group F, it appears like Lukaku will have plenty of chances to score. 

Lukaku will also benefit from consistent service from Kevin De Bruyne and Youri Tielemans, increasing his chances of winning the Golden Boot this summer. He has Eden Hazard playing off him as well, and the Real Madrid winger is known for his brilliant link-up play with the target man. Hence, the quality of the forward players providing service for him is in his favour. The Belgian international will be keen to add to his 2018 World Cup score, which he shared with Griezmann, Mbappe, Ronaldo, and Cheryshev.

As things stand, Lukaku is on course to provide a summer upset for the other contenders, having averaged an incredible 1.56 goals per 90 minutes throughout the European qualifiers, making him one of the competition's most dangerous attackers. Lukaku is the second favourite at 8.50 to finish as the top scorer in this tournament, but he is our second preferred betting tips for the Golden Boot. 

Bet on Romelu Lukaku to be the EURO 2020 top goal scorer

1. Harry Kane – England 

Harry Kane, the reigning Golden Boy of English football, is the league's most consistent productive forward since Alan Shearer. Despite his club's struggles in the league this season, Kane has had a fantastic season. Kane became the first player in Premier League history to earn both the Golden Boot and the Playmaker awards for scoring the most goals and giving the most assists, a stunning accomplishment that emphasizes his significance to the club.

The English captain has improved his skills to become one of the top players in the world right now. He earned the Golden Boot at the 2018 FIFA World Cup with six goals, leading England to their first semifinal appearance in 28 years.

Kane is coming off his finest Premier League season, in which he earned the Golden Boot with 23 goals and the best playmaker award with 14 assists, a spectacular and unmatched achievement that assures he is approaching this tournament in top condition and will aim to lead by example once again. Kane will enter the competition full of confidence, having topped the scoring statistics in the European qualifications with 12 goals from 22 shots, a goal conversion percentage of 55%. Kane is the favourite at 6.50 to win the Golden boot

Bet on Harry Kane to be the EURO 2020 top goal scorer

Who won the Golden Boot at the 2016 EURO Tournament ?

France’s Antoine Griezmann won the 2016 EURO Golden Boot with 6 goals, as hosts France succumbed to Portugal in the final. He was also awarded with the Golden Ball award for being the best player of the tournament. 

Who is the all-time highest scorer in the European Championships?

Michel Platini and Cristiano Ronaldo both share the record for the most goals scored in this tournament, with 9 strikes each. 

Who is the favourite to win the Golden Boot award for EURO 2020?

Harry Kane is the current favourite to win the Golden Boot with odds of 6.50, a feat he achieved at the 2018 World Cup as well.   

Who is the current highest international goal scorer among European teams ?

Out of the current crop, Portugal Captain Cristiano Ronaldo is the top goalscorer, with 103 international goals for his country, winning the EURO 2016 title in the process.   

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