World Cup Top Scorer odds look wide open on first inspection, but by looking at past World Cup Golden Boot odds and trends we can narrow down the field.
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The World Cup top scorer odds listed were those available at the start of the tournament.
|2010||South Africa||Spain||Muller/Villa/Forlan/Sneijder||8/1 - 150/1||Ger/Spa/Uru/Hol|
|1994||USA||Brazil||Hristo Stoichkov/Oleg Salenko||33/1 / 100/1||Bulgaria/Russia|
|1990||Italy||West Germany||Salvatore Schillachi||-||Italy|
|1974||West Germany||West Germany||Gregorz Lato||-||Poland|
|1970||Mexico||Brazil||Gerd Muller||-||West Germany|
|1962||Chile||Brazil||Six Way Tie||-||Six Way Tie|
|1954||Switzerland||West Germany||Sandor Korcses||-||Hungary|
|1938||France||Italy||Leonidas de Silva||-||Brazil|
What to look out for when placing your top scorer bets.
The winner of the World Cup Top Scorer is likely to play more than just the group games. More games mean more opportunities to score so backing a player that plays for a side that should reach the semi finals at least is a good idea. So check out teams latest world cup odds before choosing your striker for the golden boot bet.
In seven of the seventeen World Cups where there has been a clear Golden Boot winner, the Golden Boot winner's nation has played in the final.
The team tactics are also important to consider. A defensive side is not likely to score too many goals which is going to make it hard for that side to provide the Top Scorer, however good their main striker is.
Brazil are often the most attack minded team which is why they score plenty of goals and have provided the World Cup Golden Boot a record three times.
Always have a look at the group fixtures. There are often some very weak teams in the World Cup Group Stage and a game against the tournament whipping boys is an opportunity for a potential World Cup Golden Boot to grab two or three goals.
That could be half the goals they will need to become Golden Boot, from just one game. If you are after a really big payout, some bookies offer a double where you have to name the world cup winner and the top goalscorer. This maybe easier than it sounds as often the golden boot winner plays for the winning world cup team. Check out current world cup odds to help you pick your team and striker.