World Cup futures betting: Awards odds and best bets
Alex Buck previews the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022, including futures betting picks for the Golden Ball winner and Golden Boot.
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FIFA World Cup Player of the Tournament
2022 World Cup Golden Ball Award Odds
Lionel Messi (Argentina) +575
Neymar (Brazil) +900
Kylian Mbappe (France) +1100
Karim Benzema (France) +1600
Vinicius Junior (Brazil) +1600
Harry Kane (England) +1600
Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) +1800
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) +2500
Lautaro Martinez (Argentina) +2800
Raphinha (Brazil) +3300
Christian Pulisic (USA) +10000
Odds are subject to change*
World Cup Golden Ball Predictions & Pick
With Brazil expected to go all the way, Neymar will be the man who flourishes. In such an attack-minded Brazil team, the PSG star will be at the heart of everything they do.
The Brazilian attacker has already started the domestic season very well this year, with 11 goals and nine assists in PSG’s Ligue 1 campaign. Neymar appears to be back enjoying his football, linking up with Lionel Messi in the French league.
Three goals at the tournament would take Neymar beyond Pele as the all-time leading goalscorer for Brazil, and if he scores any more than that as Brazil advance through the tournament, he’ll surely be a favorite for the Golden Ball award.
Top Goal Scorer World Cup 2022 Odds
Harry Kane (England) +700
Kylian Mbappe (France) +800
Lionel Messi (Argentina) +1000
Neymar (Brazil) +1000
Karim Benzema (France) +1200
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) +1600
Richarlison (Brazil) +2000
Lautaro Martinez (Argentina) +2000
Alvaro Morata (Spain) +2200
Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) +2200
Memphis Depay (Netherlands) +2200
Christian Pulisic +10000
Odds are subject to change*
Top World Cup Goal Scorer Prediction and Pick
England have a very good chance of advancing to at least the quarter-finals of the tournament without facing major opposition. With Iran and Wales in their group, there will be plenty of chances in front of goal for England, and Harry Kane is the finisher. He’s the man on the end of every cross and finishes every attack, as well as being a clinical penalty taker.
Tottenham striker Kane has already scored 12 goals in 14 Premier League games this season and is on pace to score 30 by the end of the year. He was the Golden Boot award winner at the 2018 World Cup, netting six goals.
Even if England are unable to advance much further than the quarter-finals, four games against teams who England can most certainly score goals against means that Kane opens as the tournament favorite for the Golden Boot.