England striker Harry Kane is the favourite to be top scorer at this summer’s European Championships with the Three Lions among the frontrunners in the Euro 2020 betting.
The Spurs man has been in blistering form for his club, scoring seven Premier League goals and a remarkable eight assists in the first eight league games of the season.
The 27-year-old was given the night off as England beat Republic of Ireland 3-0 on Thursday and although forwards Jadon Sancho and Dominic Calvert-Lewin got on the scoresheet, captain Kane’s place in Gareth Southgate’s starting XI is assured.
His formidable record of 32 goals in 49 caps for his country puts him well on course to beat Wayne Rooney’s England record of 53 goals, which the former Manchester United striker achieved in 120 appearances.
Kane will expect to top up his tally in the group stages at Euro 2020 with England 2/5 favourites to win Group D, which also contains Croatia (3/1), Czech Republic (12/1) and Scotland (16/1).
Southgate’s side will be favourites in each of their games, which are scheduled to take place at Wembley, and Tottenham’s talisman is therefore 5/1 to top the goalscoring charts come the end of the tournament.
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Indeed, he is already a World Cup Golden Boot winner and considering he takes England’s penalties, it’s quite clear why bookmakers have earmarked him for favouritism in the wildly popular top scorer marker.
Romelu Lukaku is Kane’s closest contender in the eyes of the odds as the Belgian forward, who has an impressive 55 goals in 87 appearances for his country – a national record.
The Inter Milan striker has enjoyed a new lease of life since leaving Manchester United and with Belgium facing Denmark, Finland and Russia in Group B he is expected to hit the ground running when Euro 2020 finally gets up and running.
France and England are joint-favourites (7/2) to win the tournament, according to multiple betting apps, and therefore Kylian Mbappe is third favourite in the top scorer betting at 9/1.
Indeed, Betfair make Cristiano Ronaldo joint third favourite at 9/1 but it’s worth noting that Portugal are 6/1 outsiders to win the tournament’s group of death – Group F which also features France and Germany as well as rank outsiders Hungary.
Big outsiders to keep tabs on include Robert Lewandowski, a 25/1 chance given Poland’s low expectations. That won’t stop the Bayern Munich striker from fancying his chances against Slovakia, Sweden and Spain in Group E though and Lewandowski is arguably the best No.9 in world football right now.
Meanwhile, Ciro Immobile is sure to attract plenty of interest at 25/1. The Lazio striker doesn’t have the best international record with just 10 goals in 42 games but he’s been consistent in Serie A across five consecutive seasons now and can expect to lead the line for dark horses Italy (14/).