Cristiano Ronaldo hot favourite to win World Cup Golden Boot



UPDATE 22.06.18
Cristiano Ronaldo is trading as the 7/4 favourite to win the World Cup Golden Boot after scoring his fourth of the tournament against Morocco.

The Real Madrid star previously banged in a hat-trick against Spain, with Ronaldo set to play against Iran before competing in a last sixteen clash, potentially against Uruguay or Russia.

Diego Costa is a 5/1 chance and he's scored three goals to date, with Harry Kane a 13/2 chance with bet365 and those odds might shorten immeasurably if he's able to get amongst the goals against Panama. There will then be the clash against Belgium before a last sixteen tussle against Senegal or Colombia.

Romelu Lukaku is a 9/1 poke and the Belgian goes up against Tunisia hoping for goals, with Neymar next at 20/1 despite failing to hit the net against Switzerland. Perhaps he will have more joy in a clash against Costa Rica.

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Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Cristiano Ronaldo produced an inspirational performance on Friday night to help Portugal to a 3-3 draw against Spain, with the Real Madrid star scoring a hat-trick.

It means that Ronaldo is the 2018 World Cup’s leading scorer, with bet365 offering 15/8 that he finishes top of the pile and there’s the chance he will score further goals against Iran and Morocco during the group stage.

In the same match, Diego Costa notched a brace for Spain and the former Chelsea forward has been trimmed to 7/1 with bet365, with the Atletico Madrid forward likely to continue playing in the lone forward role for La Roja.

Neymar failed to score for Brazil in his opener and has drifted out to 16/1, although Antoine Griezmann scored a penalty for France against Australia and the Atletico Madrid player is a 16/1 poke with bet365.

Lionel Messi is out to 16/1, with Sergio Aguero the same price after getting off the mark, while you can get Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku at similar odds before the pair open their World Cup campaigns on Monday.