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World Cup Awards Odds – Golden Boot, Golden Ball & Golden Glove Picks

Quinn Allen

by Quinn Allen in Soccer News

Updated Nov 19, 2022 · 8:27 AM PST

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Sep 27, 2022; Harrison, New Jersey, USA; Argentina forward Lionel Messi (10) celebrates his goal Argentina goalkeeper Andre Blake (1) with forward Angel Correa (16) during the second half at Red Bull Arena. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
  • The 2022 FIFA World Cup begins on Sunday in Qatar and there are many WC futures bets you can make on the tournament
  • There are numerous awards up for grabs at the prestigious tournament, including the Golden Boot, the Golden Glove, and the Golden Ball
  • Who will receive each honor? Read on for the full odds and picks for all three awards

After a long, grueling four years, the 2022 FIFA World Cup is finally here. The tournament officially begins on Sunday as hosts Qatar face Ecuador. In arguably the biggest competition on the globe, there are typically three awards that steal the spotlight: The Golden Boot, the Golden Ball, and the Golden Glove, handed to the top goal-scorer, top player, and top keeper, respectively. Find the odds and World Cup best bets for each award below.

World Cup Golden Boot Odds

Player Odds
Harry Kane (ENG) +800
Kylian Mbappe (FRA) +850
Lionel Messi (ARG) +1100
Neymar (BRA) +1200
Karim Benzema (FRA) +1400
Lautaro Martinez (ARG) +2000
Memphis Depay (NED) +2300
Romelu Lukaku (BEL) +2300
Cristiano Ronaldo (POR) +2300
Richarlison (BRA) +2900

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World Cup Golden Boot Prediction

2018 Golden Boot winner Harry Kane is the frontrunner at +800 after bagging six goals in Russia four years ago as England progressed to the semifinals. The Tottenham Hotspur talisman will be key for the Three Lions in the final third and has been firing on all cylinders in the Premier League, already netting 12 times in 15 appearances.

Mbappe is another intriguing name to keep an eye on at +850. Of course, he was the main man behind France’s World Cup triumph, scoring four times in the tournament. The midfield is depleted for Les Bleus, but Mbappe is going to be extremely important up top alongside Karim Benzema.

Lionel Messi has the third-best odds but could be a solid pick to win Golden Boot. He’s thriving at the moment with PSG (seven goals, 10 assists) and is chasing that last elusive trophy with Argentina: The World Cup. Messi is in the form to do damage.

I think it comes down to these three players for the award. England has been playing poorly and I don’t see them getting that far in Qatar. My pick is Messi because not only does Argentina have a manageable group, but I see them going deep into the knockout stages. That’s more chances for Messi to put his brilliance on full display in front of goal.

Pick: Lionel Messi to Win Golden Boot (+1100)

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World Cup Golden Ball Odds

Player Odds
Lionel Messi (ARG) +750
Neymar (BRA) +1000
Kylian Mbappe (FRA) +1100
Kevin De Bruyne (BEL) +1400
Karim Benzema (FRA) +1400
Vinicius Junior (BRA) +1600
Harry Kane (ENG) +1600
Cristiano Ronaldo (POR) +2900
Pedri (ESP) +3400
Memphis Depay (NED) +4000

World Cup Golden Ball Prediction

There’s an argument to be had for a few different players. It’s no surprise to see Messi at the top with +750 odds to also win the Golden Ball. Aside from scoring goals, he’s also a world-class playmaker who is the heartbeat of the Argentine attack.

Neymar (+1000)  is another star who is expected to do big things for the tournament favorite in the World Cup odds, Brazil. The PSG standout had eight goals and eight assists in World Cup Qualifying and usually shines for Selecao. Plus, he’s bagged 11 goals and laid on another nine this term in Ligue 1.

Belgium isn’t the same force as in the past, but they have arguably the best-attacking midfielder on the planet pulling the strings in the middle of the pitch: Kevin De Bruyne (+1400). The Manchester City star continues to get better and better every year and already made his presence felt in the 2018 edition, scoring a goal and tallying two assists as the Red Devils finished in third. With Romelu Lukaku doubtful to feature in the early stages in Qatar, it’ll be up to De Bruyne to run the show for Belgium in more ways than one.

Brazil’s squad is so, so strong and Neymar is one of their most important players. I think he’ll live up to expectations and win this award.

Pick: Neymar to Win Golden Ball (+1000)

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World Cup Golden Glove Odds

Player Odds
Allison (BRA) +440
Thibaut Courtois (BEL) +600
Manuel Neuer (GER) +650
Emiliano Martinez (ARG) +700
Hugo Lloris (FRA) +850
Unai Simon (ESP) +850
Rui Patricio (POR) +1400
Jordan Pickford (ENG) +1400
Diogo Costa (POR) +1400
Remko Pasveer (NED) +1800

World Cup Golden Glove Prediction

Two of the top keepers in the world headline the list, with Brazil’s Allison at +440, and Thibaut Courtois of Belgium at +600. While it’s been a shaky campaign for Allison with Liverpool, he’s taken home the Premier League Golden Glove honors twice and as previously mentioned, Brazil is the favorite to win it all in Qatar. This is his first World Cup.

Courtois is in solid form for Real Madrid, conceding just 12 goals in 10 appearances while making 26 saves. He’s a veteran for the Red Devils at this point and played an integral part in their run to the semifinals in Russia, ultimately winning the award.

How can you count out Manuel Neuer? He’s a German legend and one of the best keepers to ever grace a pitch. The Bayern Munich man is still a beast in between the sticks and has allowed only 11 goals in 12 outings for the Bundesliga giants in 2022-23. He also took home the Golden Glove in the 2014 World Cup, where Germany beat Argentina in the grand finale.

It might seem like a mediocre pick, but I’m riding Allison. Brazil is that good and he’ll be up for the task in net. Whether Selecao wins it all or crashes out in the latter stages of the knockouts, expect the 30-year-old to make a difference.

Pick: Allison to Win Golden Glove (+440)

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