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Euro 2020 Golden Boot Odds: Romelu Lukaku & Harry Kane Top Favorites

John Dillon

by John Dillon in Soccer News

Jun 10, 2021 · 8:49 AM PDT

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Belgium's Romelu Lukaku, center, celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the match during the international friendly soccer match between Belgium and Croatia at King Baudouin stadium in Brussels, Sunday, June 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
  • Belgium star Lukaku leads the contenders with Euro 2020 kicking off on Friday
  • England captain Kane was leading hitman in qualifying with 12 goals
  • See all the odds, best bets, analysis & predictions for the Euro 2020 Golden Boot winner below

England’s Harry Kane won the prize for being the top scorer at the 2018 World Cup and is hoping to repeat the feat at the Euros after another stellar season for Tottenham Hotspur.

But the slight favorite to land the Golden Boot is Belgium’s Romelu Lakaku who was Serie A’s second-top scorer last season – and is playing for one of the best teams in the tournament.

Meanwhile, Kylian Mbappe of France is another leading contender after hitting 35 goals for Paris Saint-Germain. And like Lukaku, he has a good chance of being involved until deep in the tournament with the French World Cup holders the strongest side in the competition.

Euro 2020 Golden Boot Odds

Player (Country) Odds
Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) +600
Harry Kane (England) +650
Kylian Mbappe (France) +1100
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) +1300
Memphis Depay  (Netherlands) +1400
Karim Benzema (France) +1400
Ciro Immobile (Italy) +1700
Antoine Griezmann (France) +2300
Robert Lewandowski (Poland) +2500
Alvaro Morata (Spain) +3000
Diogo Jota (Portugal) +3500
Wout Weghorst  (Netherlands) +3500
Serge Gnabry  (Germany) +4000
Timo Werner (Germany) +4000
Ferran Torres (Spain) +4000
Gerard Moreno (Spain) +4500
Burak Yilmaz (Turkey) +5000
Andrej Kramaric (Croatia) +5000
Olivier Giroud (France) +6000
Eden Hazard (Belgium) +6000
Thomas Muller (Germany) +6000
Kai Havertz (Germany) +7000

Odds taken on June 10 at DraftKings

Furthermore, Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo took his tally of international goals to an astonishing 104 when he scored in Wednesday’s 4-0 friendly defeat of Israel. And he makes up the quartet of leading hopefuls after topping Serie A’s goal-getting charts last season with 29 strikes.

At DraftKings, Lukaku of Inter Milan is favored to win the Golden Boot at +600 with England captain Kane at +650.

Then, subsequently, Mbappe is priced at +1100 – the best choice on offer here – and Ronaldo is rated at +1300.

Memphis Depay of the Netherlands and Lyon is at +1400 with Karim Benzema of France and Real Madrid at the same price and also offering very good value.

Robert Lewandoski of Poland his a remarkable 48 goals in all competitions for Bayern Munich last season. But he is priced only at +2500 because his nation seems unlikely to make it past the last eight at best.

Griezmann Lifted Prize in 2016

At the last Euros in 2016, the Golden Boot was won by Antoine Griezmann of France who scored six times in seven starts in the tournament in his homeland.

However, it is the imposing Belgian Lukaku who is rated as the leading contender after scoring nine times in the qualifying tournament.

He scored his 60th international goal in Sunday’s 1-0 friendly defeat of Croatia.

That was the latest strike in an impressive recent run in the national side – with Lukaku finding the net five times in his last five appearances.

He has, furthermore, been in impressive form in Italy as his goals helped fire Inter to a title triumph – with his 24 goals accompanied by six more in other competitions.

Kane won the EPL Golden Boot with 23 goals despite Tottenham finishing only seventh.

England’s Kane was the leading scorer in the qualifying tournament with 12 strikes.

And he won the English Premier League Golden Boot with 23 goals despite Tottenham finishing only seventh.

But although England is rated among the favorites to win the competition – with the semifinals and final in London – they may face an early exit with a potential meeting with France, Portugal or Germany in the last 16 looming.

Kane has scored 34 times while winning 54 international caps and has hit the net twice in his most recent four international appearances.

It required only three goals for Fernando Torres of Spain to win the Golden Boot at the Euros in 2012.

Similarly, David Villa of Spain was the prize winner at Euro 2008 with four goals.

In 2004, the winner was Milan Baros of the Czech Republic with five strikes.

In 2000, meanwhile, the prize was shared by Holland’s Patrick Kluivert and Savi Milosevic of Yugoslavia with five strikes each.

Mbappe Struck Four Times at 2018 World Cup

Number three contender in these Euros, Frenchman Mbappe scored four times as his side won the World Cup in Russia three years ago.

However, his chances may be limited early in this competition with France drawn in a tough group with Germany and Portugal.

He scored 42 goals in all competitions for Paris Saint-Germain last season – and has struck 17 times in 43 international appearances.

The veteran Ronaldo enjoyed his only international triumph when Portugal won the 2016 Euros.

Ronaldo cannot be discounted after scoring 36 times in all competitions for Juventus

It will be tough for his nation early on in a group also comprising of Germany and France.

But he simply cannot be discounted – even at the age of 36 – after scoring 36 times in all competitions for Juventus last season.

Holland’s Depay, meanwhile scored 22 times in all competitions for Lyon last season. He has scored 26 times in 64 appearances for his country.

Striker Benzema has been recalled by France after five years after scoring 30 times for Real Madrid last season.

But in conclusion, the best offer here looks to be the +1100 on offer for Mbappe with France, who in my view, is highly likely to win the tournament.

Pick: Kylian Mbappe +1100

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