Top Goalscorer Euro 2021 Betting Tips & Predictions
Harry Kane was the top scorer at the 2018 World Cup and the England captain also pilfered the most goals during Euro 2021 qualifying, although in both instances it was a case of the Tottenham forward getting the chance to fill his boots against inferior opponents.
Kane is clearly a class striker and the Three Lions skipper will have been somewhat relieved to see Euro 2020 being postponed for twelve months considering he was currently sidelined when the COVID-19 epidemic broke, with the forward now having an opportunity to get himself right for the tournament in the following summer.
Interestingly, the player that finished second in the scoring charts in Russia was Romelu Lukaku and that meant a nice profit for each-way backers of the Belgian who also saw him get among the goals within the same group as the Three Lions.
The 26-year-old has an incredible 52 goals in 84 international appearances and the advantage for the Internazionale forward is that he’s part of an offensively-minded team who have chief assister Kevin de Bruyne capable of laying up opportunities on a plate.
There’s also the tricky Eden Hazard who can also unlock tight defences and we’re looking at Denmark, Russia and Finland as Belgium’s Group B opponents which appears to offer Lukaku a chance to pilfer a large number of goals.
Make no mistake, the winner of the Golden Boot at major tournaments tends to have a few goals on the board before the knockout stage, although there’s the possibility that leading forwards will continue to plunder goals in their last sixteen match considering the quality of the opponent won’t be great.
However, we are certainly against Cristiano Ronaldo in this market and that’s especially considering that the Juventus superstar will go up against Germany and France in two of his three group games.
Not only will the Portuguese forward struggle to score goals against these opponents, he will also have difficulties steering his team beyond the knockout stage and they are potentially likely to have a tough opponent at L16 level.
Kylian Mbappe can be opposed for similar reasons, while we’re not too struck on Alvaro Morata or Memphis Depay.
However, we think Ciro Immobile is an interesting prospect considering that Italy are no longer the defensively-minded team of yesteryear, with some bookies offering 21.00 (20/1) about the Lazio forward.
Italy will clash with Wales, Switzerland and Turkey and perhaps the Azzurri can get amongst the goals, with Andrea Belotti available at 51.00 (50/1) and he could be a decent value alternative.
BETTING TIP TOP SCORER
Romelu Lukaku @ 9.00 (8/1) with bet365