Euro 2020 Golden Boot: Betting Tips, Odds & Predictions
Welcome to the Euro 2020 Golden Boot betting tips, odds and predictions page on 101 Great Goals.
Showcased below are our tips and insights into all of the predicted Golden Boot winner, dark horse picks, and even a couple of long shots to take home the top goalscorer prize.
Cristiano Ronaldo: 9/1 to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot
This one goes almost without saying. If Cristiano Ronaldo is participating in a tournament, he is an automatic candidate to emerge as the leading goal-getter.
- Despite having recently turned 36, Ronaldo has shown absolutely no signs of slowing down thus far this season, en route to (late season stats). Provided he is fit, it is therefore a given that the veteran will be an automatic starter in each of Portugal’s fixtures.
- Ronaldo, as his country’s leader and talisman, is expected to take on both spot-kick and free-kick duties this summer.
- An added motivation, if one was needed, meanwhile, comes in the form of Ronaldo’s aim of becoming the all-time leading international goalscorer. He currently sits on a tally of 102, seven goals adrift of record-holder Ali Daei.
- One potential stumbling block worth taking note of when it comes to Ronaldo’s Golden Boot chances, however, is the fact that Portugal will face a tough task in simply navigating their way to the knockout rounds. Fernando Santos’ men have been drawn alongside France and Germany in the latest ‘Group of Death’.
- It’s also worth noting that, whilst we expect Ronaldo to take on set-piece duties, his dismal recent record from free-kicks could see such responsibilities passed to Bruno Fernandes as the competition progresses.
Romelu Lukaku: 13/2 to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot
Also likely to take his place in the upper echelons of the top-scorer charts at the Euros is Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku.
- Former Manchester United man Lukaku stands as, by some distance, the leading goalscorer in his country’s storied history, having netted an eyewatering 57 times across 86 international appearances.
- ‘Big Rom’ has also continued to light up Italian football thus far in 2020/21, with Antonio Conte having evidently found the ideal formula to get the best out of Inter Milan’s record signing.
- As such, with Belgium having been handed a relatively straightforward group to navigate, and Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard amongst those primed to supply for Lukaku this summer, expect the goals to flow for one of Europe’s deadliest hitmen.
- If the aforementioned Eden Hazard is fit, Lukaku may miss out on the chance to add to his Euros tally from the penalty spot.
Harry Kane – 6/1 to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot
Where Harry Kane goes, goals follow.
The Spurs hitman is currently viewed as the bookmakers’ favourite to take home the Golden Boot this summer, and it is not exactly hard to understand why.
- Kane was of course the top scorer at the last major international tournament in which he played, when Gareth Southgate’s England made it all the way to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
- This time around, backed by the likes of Jadon Sancho and Raheem Sterling, and with penalty-taking duties under his belt, the prolific attacker will be in with a solid shot of beating out the competition once again.
- One considerable sidenote worth taking note of when it comes to Kane’s chances this summer, though, is the fact that he has actually failed to find the net in any of his last 6 international appearances, dating back to last summer. This comes with the 27-year-old having taken on a more prominent role when it comes to creating for club and country alike, as evidenced by Kane’s haul of *Premier League assists to this point in the campaign.
- Another potential issue, meanwhile, is Kane’s fitness. The Englishman has struggled with persistent ankle problems once again this season, with the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin ready to step up if Kane is not 100% at the races.
Kylian Mbappe – 9/1 to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot
Any of France’s lethal front-3 could of course have been included here, with Didier Deschamps’ world champions amongst the favourites to add to their silverware cabinet once again this summer.
Following careful consideration, though, we have opted for Kylian Mbappe.
- Don’t let PSG sensation Mbappe’s tender years sway you. He is far from inexperienced, having already lined out for his country on 39 occasions, bagging 16 goals in the process.
- The 22-year-old has already showcased his ability to perform at the very top of international football, having notched 4 goals en route to glory at the 2018 World Cup.
- Despite criticism surrounding his conversion rate in front of goal at times this season, Mbappe has nevertheless found the net on (updated total) occasions. And herein lies the reasoning behind the explosive attacker’s place on our favourites list. No matter his form, positioning or any other extenuating factors, the Frenchman WILL, when all is said and done, score goals.
- Mbappe shares a remarkably similar international ratio with attacking partners in crime Griezmann and Giroud, meaning Les Bleus’ goalscoring load could well be shared.
- He is also unlikely to be handed responsibility for either set-piece or spot-kick opportunities.
Alvaro Morata – 20/1 to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot
The fifth and final name on our top-5 shortilst is Alvaro Morata.
Juventus star Morata is of course something of a polarising figure, in that many have simply never rated his talents, whereas others – evidently based on a career club list of Real Madrid, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and the Bianconeri – see goalscoring potential each and every time he steps on the pitch.
The truth of the matter? He lies somewhere in the middle.
- Morata, on his day, can score goals with the best of them. The 28-year-old has maintained a ratio of one strike every other game for Spain to this point in his international career, and has often impressed with Juventus this season, managing 6 goals across the Italian giants’ Champions League group stage campaign alone.
- The pacey frontman’s chances of taking his goalscoring exploits to a whole new level, though, look greater this summer than they ever have before. This comes with Morata, unlike at club level where he is forced to play 2nd fiddle to Cristiano Ronaldo, now Spain’s attacking spearhead, and central attacking threat.
- Under Luis Enrique, meanwhile, La Roja looked nothing short of frightening in their most recent competitive fixture, en route to a 6-0 Nations League drubbing of Germany.
- Morata is, and always has been, a form player. If he does not hit the ground running this summer, the former Chelsea man’s head could well drop, with others ready to step in in his place.
- Morata is also unlikely to be on either set-piece or penalty duties, with Sergio Ramos primed to take charge of the latter.
It could be successfully argued that the first name on our ‘dark horse’ list probably shouldn’t even come under such a category.
However, as outlined above, we felt it fair to only include one of France’s potent frontline in our favourites list.
In turn, the aforementioned Griezmann will from herein enter the conversation.
Antoine Griezmann – 20/1 to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot
The last couple of seasons, since departing Atletico Madrid for Barcelona, have of course proven far from straightforward for gifted attacker Griezmann.
The 29-year-old, though, remains a solid if unspectacular goalscorer, both at club and international level.
- Griezmann is back to playing with a smile on his face. The Frenchman is an emotional character, who evidently needs to be in the right headspace to perform at an optimal level. This bodes well ahead of the Euros, with a strong close to the season at club level likely to be replicated on the international stage *May require editing by end of season*
- His goals tend to come in bunches, as evidenced by a haul of 7 strikes in 7 appearances for Barcelona following the turn of the year.
- Another important sidenote is that Griezmann is expected to remain Les Bleus’ first-choice from the penalty spot this summer.
- As mentioned above, the former Atletico Madrid man could see his goalscoring potential reduced by the presence of the likes of Mbappe and Giroud.
- Griezmann has also taken on something of a creator role at the Camp Nou this season, which could be utilised by Didier Deschamps as another weapon to provide for his wealth of other attacking stars.
Timo Werner – 20/1 to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot
One of the more perplexing cases of the 2020/21 season to date, Timo Werner has of course endured a less than ideal start to life in the Premier League with Chelsea.
A paltry haul of just * goals in * league outings in the colours of the Blues has led many to question whether the 24-year-old’s scintillating form in his home country may have come as something of a fluke.
The fact of the matter, though, remains that Werner is an excellent goalscorer.
- An international record of a fraction shy of a goal every two games speaks for itself, with Werner, if he can find his shooting boots at club level by the time the European Championships roll around, a solid outside bet to take home the top-scorer accolade.
- Any player being provided for by the pairing of Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry will be presented with plenty of opportunities in front of goal.
- The Germans have not looked at their best for some time now, with Die Mannschaft in something of a transitional period at present. The very real possibility therefore exists that they could be sent packing from a group containing both France and Portugal.
Ciro Immobile – 20/1 to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot
Immobile, unlike the aforementioned Werner, has enjoyed another stellar season to date in front of goal.
- The 30-year-old has directly contributed to * goals across all competitions, continuing to prove pivotal for an always dangerous Lazio side.
- Perhaps most noteworthy when it comes to Immobile’s exploits in 2020/21, though, is the fact that he produced on the European stage, with 5 goals in 4 outings in a tricky Champions League group containing the likes of Borussia Dortmund and Zenit St. Petersburg. The Biancocelsti star may finally be ready to step away from his ‘only does it in Serie A’ tag.
- Italy are a real dark horse contender to go all the way this summer, with Roberto Mancini’s men having not fallen to defeat since all the way back in 2018.
- Immobile, across 42 international caps, has managed just 10 goals.
- The Lazio standout could also be rotated in and out of the Azzurri’s starting XI, with Andrea Belotti likely to be utilised against more deep-sitting opponents.
Memphis Depay – 20/1 to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot
Another enigma on our list, Memphis Depay is currently ranked as 5th favourite with many bookies to take home the Golden Boot.
- Such odds come with the talented Dutchman having often been utilised in a more central role by his country of late.
- Depay, along with his haul of * goals for Lyon thus far this season, has managed to find the net in both of his last two appearances for the Oranje.
- The Netherlands’ spot in Group C, alongside the Ukraine, Austria and North Macedonia, meanwhile, should see Frank de Boer’s men secure table-topping status with relative ease.
- The only real concern when it comes to Depay’s Golden Boot chances are his current odds. The former Manchester United man, despite being something of a long shot, currently sits at 16/1 to take home the prize, shorter odds than other more recognised goalscorers on our list.
Olivier Giroud – 33/1 to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot
Placing Chelsea hitman Giroud in the dark horses category, like in the case of Griezmann, proved a tough call.
This comes with the veteran simply too consistent a finisher to ignore.
- Giroud is fresh off the back of a brace in his last outing for France, and inching ever closer to breaking Thierry Henry’s all-time record of 51 goals for Les Bleus.
- His form, in limited minutes at club level this season, has again been superb.
A couple of points worth taking note of, though:
- At his last major tournament, en route to the World Cup title in 2018, Giroud not only failed to find the net, but didn’t even manage a shot on target. This came despite the former Arsenal man’s first-choice status.
- Giroud is the most likely of France’s front-3 to be dropped to the bench, in the case that Didier Deschamps opts for a more fluid, measured approach.
Below is a further selection of attackers with the potential to upset the predicted Golden Boot pecking order:
Raheem Sterling – 28/1 to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot
- Always a goal threat, but will be forced to share opportunities with the likes of Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Harry Kane.
Robert Lewandowski – 25/1 to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot
- Would of course be considered amongst the Golden Boot favourites, if not for Poland’s slim chances of a deep tournament run. Still, the Bayern Munich man is arguably world football’s finest centre-forward, and always worth a punt.
Ferran Torres – 33/1 to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot
- Bagged a hat-trick in Spain’s Nations League hammering of Germany, but remains, for the most part, an unknown quantity at international level.
Serge Gnabry – 20/1 to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot
- Loves the big stage, and boasts a sensational record in front of goal for his country, but could well be hampered by the fact that Germany remain in something of a transitional phase, and may fail to make it out of a group containing both the reigning European and world champions.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 66/1 to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot
The first name on our long shot list will no doubt come as a surprise.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic of course retired from international football back in 2016, on the back of, coincidentally, the last European Championships.
He had since made himself unavailable for selection to his country, but, amid a staggering season to date at the ripe age of 39, recently hinted at a sensational return.
- If he does opt to pull on the yellow of Sweden for one last hurrah, the country’s chances of emerging from a group containing both Poland and Slovakia will increase tenfold.
- Ibra would undoubtedly take charge of spot-kick duties for the Blagult.
- At this moment in time, it remains unclear whether there is any real chance of a comeback actually coming to fruition.
Bruno Fernandes – 50/1 to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot
One player who appears to be garnering very little attention when it comes to the chatter surrounding the Golden Boot is Bruno Fernandes.
The time may therefore be ideal to strike while the iron is hot, and take a chance on the Manchester United star.
- If Fernandes can carry his stellar club form onto the international stage this summer, a glut of goals could well be on the cards.
- At eye-catching current odds of 40/1 with SkyBet, meanwhile, the midfielder looks well worth a punt.
- Fernandes has managed just two international goals to this point.
- He is also, despite a fine record for United, likely to be shunted off penalty duties by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Andre Silva – 50/1 to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot
Another outsider worth taking note of when it comes to the Euro 2020 top scorer race is Fernandes’ international teammate, Andre Silva.
- The former AC Milan man is enjoying a new lease of life this season, having managed * goals in the Bundesliga, 2nd only to Robert Lewandowski.
- Silva also boasts a fine record of 16 strikes in 37 appearances for his country.
- The 25-year-old faces stiff competition to simply secure a starting berth, with Portugal boasting the attacking talents of the likes of Ronaldo, Diogo Jota, Bernardo Silva, Paulinho and Francisco Trincao.
Gini Wijnaldum – 50/1 to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot
The penultimate inclusion on our list of long shots is Dutch star Georginio Wijnaldum.
- Though the midfielder is no longer renowned for his prowess in front of goal, Wijnaldum has enjoyed a number of prolific seasons across his career to date, including one which saw him find the net on 14 occasions in the Eredivisie alone.
- The two central factors behind his status as punt-worthy to secure the Golden Boot, however, come in the form of his penchant for big-game heroics, and recent exploits for the Netherlands. Remarkably, across his last 20 international appearances, Wijnaldum has notched 13 goals.
- The future Barcelona star remains a midfielder by trade, and could well be dropped into a deeper role by manager de Boer as the tournament progresses.
Phil Foden – 50/1 to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot
The final name in our piece comes in the form of Manchester City prodigy Phil Foden.
The 20-year-old has of course long been viewed as one of European football’s brightest young talents, but it has been his exploits thus far this season which have seen Foden emerge as a potential breakout star at Euro 2021.
- He has managed 9 goals in a title-winning City side, despite being forced to battle it out with a host of more experienced stars for a starting berth.
- Add to this an international record of 2 goals in 3 outings for England, and Foden looks a solid outside bet for the Golden Boot.
- The most obvious drawback when it comes to a potential punt on Foden comes in the form of his place in Gareth Southgate’s plans. Will Foden be a first-choice starter for England this summer?