Who will win the World Cup Golden Boot? Paddy’s prices as Messi, Mbappe, Alvarez & Giroud battle for gong

Lots of goals among this lot!


*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

Argentina and France are set to clash for the biggest prize in team sport – but there is also personal glory on the line in the World Cup final.

Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe are bidding to add their names to the list of World Cup Golden Boot winners and the superstar duo head into Sunday’s showpiece at the top of the charts with five goals each.


It is a four-way battle for the top scorer gong, however, as Julian Alvarez and Olivier Giroud are also in contention having each bagged four times during the tournament.

If two or more players finish level on goals scored then the winner is decided by assists and then fewest minutes played if it is still tied.

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Who is the favourite to win the prize? Well, the latest World Cup Golden Boot odds can be found on the Paddy Power website, Paddy Power app or our snazzy betting widgets below.

Lionel Messi is the favourite with Paddy Power to win the Golden Boot. The 35-year-old, who is set to play his last World Cup match, is currently on course to come out on top with five goals and three assists. He has scored in all but one of his appearances at Qatar 2022 but has played nearly 100 minutes more than the next man in our betting.

Kylian Mbappe failed to score in France’s last two matches and trails Messi by one assist so he needs a goal involvement to stand any chance of claiming the Golden Boot. The 23-year-old has hit work cut out to register as Argentina have only shipped five goals in six games.

Julian Alvarez emerged as a late contender thanks to his brace in Argentina’s 3-0 demolition of Croatia in the semi-finals. The Manchester City hotshot probably needs to score another two goals to stand any chance of taking home the Golden Boot as he has yet to assist a goal in the tournament.

Olivier Giroud will probably end up looking back on his glaring miss in the semi-final against Morocco as the moment his chance of finishing as top scorer slipped away. The former Arsenal and Chelsea forward is also without an assist so a brace is likely required to stay in the race.

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