- 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
|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|
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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.
___________ will win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot ⚽👟 pic.twitter.com/CXkJnTQuNE
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 9, 2021
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.
Can Ciro Immobile emulate Totò Schillaci’s heroic Italia ‘90 campaign?
Schillaci became the Azzurri’s star in the 1990 World Cup – going on to score 6 goals and win the Golden Boot. Will Immobile be able to replicate his club goalscoring form for Italy in #EURO2020? pic.twitter.com/o0m8BUTJA5
— Sicilian Football (@SicilianCalcio) June 10, 2021
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.
🗓️ @Cristiano scored his first international goal when his current team-mate Nuno Mendes was 1 year old 👶
🤯 A phenomenal run of 43 goals in his last 42 caps has Ronaldo just 5 goals short of equalling Ali Daei's men's world record. Will this machine ever slow down? ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/K9dqA91xBF
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) June 9, 2021
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.
Memphis Depay has now scored the same amount of goals for the Netherlands as Marco van Basten (24).
Levelling up with a legend. 🦁 pic.twitter.com/kD56IdnQPx
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) June 2, 2021
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