Euro 2024 Golden Boot

There are four clear market leaders in the Euro 2024 Golden Boot odds, with all others given a best price of 25/1 or greater through oddschecker. 

Starting with Real Madrid’s latest Galactico and the captain for the bookmakers’ tournament favourites, I will look at the odds for each and then go through the four in more detail before naming my favourite bets.

Euro 2024 Golden Boot Odds

Golden Boot Best Price Worst Price
Kylian Mbappe 5/1 4/1
Harry Kane 11/2 4/1
Cristiano Ronaldo 14/1 8/1
Romelu Lukaku 16/1 11/1
Jude Bellingham 25/1 16/1

 

Who will be top scorer at Euro 2024?

Kylian Mbappe

Expected to be the star man at Euro 2024, Real Madrid's latest signing is the 7/1 favourite to win Player of the Tournament and doubles up as the 5/1 favourite to finish as the top scorer (best odds on Betway).

The 25-year-old has topped the Ligue 1 goalscoring charts for the last six seasons (averaging 27 goals) and scored nine goals for France in eight qualifiers.

He also became only the second player after Geoff Hurst in 1996 to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final at Qatar 2022.

Harry Kane

England are the pre-tournament favourites and they are spearheaded by the prolific Harry Kane (11/2 on bet365). The Three Lions are expected to make it deep into the tournament, leaving Kane with ample opportunity to score a few goals. 

Kane’s first season at Bayern Munich may have failed to provide him with his first piece of silverware but the blame doesn’t lie with the England striker. He scored 36 league goals from an xG of 30.63. Kane is as sharp as ever in front of goal.

Cristiano Ronaldo

It is no secret that Cristiano Ronaldo’s (14/1 Betway) powers are waning but he remains a force in front of goal. He is chasing down a career tally of 900 goals and should get plenty of chances in this Portugal side that loves to attack.

Ronaldo scored 10 goals in qualifying, only Lukaku managed more. He scored 35 goals in 31 matches in the Saudi Pro League last season and there is less pressure on him coming into this tournament. Ronaldo has carried the nations hopes on his shoulders for much of his career but he has a strong supporting cast ahead of this tournament.

He is the third favourite for the Golden Boot. Portugal are the third favourites to lift the trophy and Ronaldo will get plenty of chances to bag some goals should they go all the way.

Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku (16/1 Betway) is also the all-time top scorer for his country and his price appeals here. Belgium endured a disastrous World Cup campaign in Qatar but many fancy them to have a good tournament with Domenico Tedesco in charge. The striker has scored 85 goals in 115 matches for his country. 

The Belgians have also been drawn in a favourable group. They are expected to record three comfortable victories so Lukaku could rack up the goals before the knockout stages even begin. He scored 14 goals in qualifying, more than any other player. This accounted for over 60% of the goals scored by Belgium.

With his club future still uncertain, Lukaku will be keen to show he can compete with Europe’s best this summer.

Euro 2024 Golden Boot Predictions

My first bet is on HARRY KANE (0.5 pts @ 11/2 on bet365).

Gareth Southgate’s side will rely on Kane to get the goals in a similar manner, he is England’s all-time top scorer with 63 goals. 

Kane won the Golden Boot at the 2018 World Cup, while he also scored four goals in Euro 2021, finishing just one goal behind winner Cristiano Ronaldo.  

You can back Scott Thornton’s Golden Boot tips directly through oddschecker at a guaranteed best price by clicking on the odds directly below.

My second small stakes bet at a bigger price is KAI HAVERTZ (0.5 pts @ 33/1 on Betway).

The German national team has prided itself on having a clinical number nine since the days of Gerd Muller, but nobody has stepped up to fulfil the role since Miroslav Klose hung up his boots. Instead, Havertz is likely to carry the brunt of the goalscoring burden this summer.

Havertz made the switch to Arsenal from Chelsea last summer and the move has been a resounding success. Mikel Arteta initially used Havertz in midfield and there were some teething issues to say the least.

The German international has strutted his best stuff when starting as a striker, and he made that position his own in the latter stages of the Premier League season. He scored 13 goals in the top tier of English football last season and just 16 of his appearances came as a forward.

The Arsenal man has also performed well for Germany (16 goals in 46 caps) despite playing a range of positions. He scored the team’s equaliser against Greece, while he also netted the second in the morale-boosting win over France back in March. 

There is a feeling that Niclas Fullkrug is best placed to make an impact off the bench so the number nine spot belongs to Havertz ahead of the first game against Scotland.