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2022 World Cup Top Scorer Odds

It doesn’t matter what fantasy game you play, there’s nothing more important than scoring goals – and the 2022 World Cup fantasy game is no different.

So, we’ve decided to share which players are favourites to win the World Cup golden boot trophy.

These players will be the premium options when the game launches, and as such will be the most expensive.

The World Cup top goalscorer odds show, invariably, who the best players in the fantasy game are.

These players will also play an integral role in your World Cup fantasy captain strategy.

World Cup Golden Boot Odds

Here are the players that are most likely to be the top scorer in the 2022 World Cup:

PlayerCountryChance of Winning
Golden Boot
Kylian MbappeFrance25%
Lionel MessiArgentina14%
Cody GakpoNetherlands8%
RicharlisonBrazil7%
Marcus RashfordEngland7%
Alvaro MorataSpain7%
Olivier GiroudFrance3%
Ferran TorresSpain3%
Cristiano RonaldoPortugal2%
Bruno FernandesPortugal2%
Bukayo SakaEngland2%

Kylian Mbappe is favourite to finish the 2022 World Cup as the top scorer with a 25% chance of doing so.

Read More: World Cup Predicted Starting Lineups

Just behind him is Lionel Messi (14%) and Cody Gakpo (8%).

Pre-Tournament Odds

PlayerCountryChance of Winning
Golden Boot
Harry KaneEngland10%
Kylian MbappeFrance9%
Lionel MessiArgentina8%
NeymarBrazil8%
Cristiano RonaldoPortugal5%
Lautaro MartinezArgentina4%
Memphis DepayNetherlands4%
RicharlisonBrazil3%
Vinicius JuniorBrazil3%
Antoine GriezmannFrance3%
Gabriel JesusBrazil2%
Kai HavertzGermany2%
Alvaro MorataSpain2%
Raheem SterlingEngland2%
Robert LewandowskiPoland2%
Romelu LukakuBelgium2%
Ferran TorresSpain1.5%
Darwin NunezUruguay1.5%
Paulo DybalaArgentina1.5%
Aleksandar MitrovicSerbia1.5%
Phil FodenEngland1.5%
Thomas MullerGermany1.5%
Steven BergwijnNetherlands1.5%
Julian AlvarezArgentina1%
Serge GnabryGermany1%
Heung Min SonSouth Korea1%
Leroy SaneGermany1%
Luis SuarezUruguay1%
Sadio ManeSenegal1%
AntonyBrazil1%
Ansu FatiSpain1%
Kevin De BruyneBelgium1%
Gareth BaleWales1%
Karim AdeyemiGermany1%
Arnaut DanjumaNetherlands1%
Marcus RashfordEngland1%
Dusan VlahovicSerbia1%

Who to Pick?

Of course, it’s not as simple as picking the players at the top of this list. It’s a viable strategy but there are other factors to consider. Price, position and even pick % need to be considered.

To help we’ve analysed who the best forwards are in the World Cup fantasy game.

Also, as experienced fantasy football managers will know, assists also play a big role in fantasy success.

That means players like De Bruyne, despite being unlikely to finish as the World Cup top scorer, will justifiably be among the more expensive.


At most, teams will play 7 games during the competition, which means there’s a lot of variance.

So, Kane might score zero goals, whereas Ronaldo, who is expected to score fewer, may end the tournament with 5+ goals.

This means selecting the right players, which is obviously easier said than done, is imperative. One wrong call and it can be hard to recover, given there are so few games/matchdays.