World Cup tips: Our best bets for Qatar 2022 Player of the Tournament

Three out of five ain't bad.

Kevin De Bruyne Belgium


The Qatar World Cup is very nearly here so, to celebrate the impending kick off to this unique tournament, Paddy’s assembled a crack team of tipsters, legends and pundits to give you a steer or two in the outright betting markets.


Our superstar line up consists of Phil Thompson, Charlie Nicholas, Mark Lawrenson, our top football trader Jason Murphy and the main man himself, Mr Paddy Power.

Tthe lads have been discussing who they think is going to win the Golden Ball, or Player of the Tournament to you and I. There’s a lot of love for Kevin De Bruyne but a couple of shouts for some other players as well. Let’s take a look.

Lionel Messi, Argentina


I think Belgium will go far and, with that in mind, I can’t look past the absolute star, and long-term leading light of Manchester City, in KEVIN DE BRUYNE. If they do well he’ll have played a big part in that.


I’m going big on Argentina so will say LIONEL MESSI. If there’s still any debate about him or Diego Maradona being better he can end those by being their key player in winning the whole thing.


I’ll go for Belgium’s midfield machine KEVIN DE BRUYNE. He’s big, strong, and absolutely at the top of his game. Simply the best midfield player in the world at the moment.


The young player of Euro 2020, PEDRI, can take the tournament by storm. Both Barcelona and Spain are noticeably worse when he’s not playing. Honourable mention to Kevin De Bruyne.


Although it seems unlikely Belgium’s ‘Golden Generation’ will deliver a trophy, whatever they achieve will be down to KEVIN DE BRUYNE pulling the strings. We get used to his brilliance in the Premier League but we shouldn’t take it for granted. He’s a generational talent.

World Cup Player of the Tournament Betting Tips

Thommo – Kevin De Bruyne
Charlie – Lionel Messi
Lawro – Kevin De Bruyne
Jason – Pedri
Paddy – Kevin De Bruyne

*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

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