The betting for the top goalscorer outright has been swinging all over the place as the goal-filled group phase saw all the top strikers fire and put themselves in the frame. As the World Cup quarter finals approach we take a look at the current top scorer standings and offer our predictions and betting tips for who will be the outright winner of the Golden Boot.

The goals dried up a little in the Round of 16 and Colombia’s James seized the chance to move top of the goalscorer charts with his brace against Uruguay. He has five goals, with Thomas Muller, Neymar and Lionel Messi on four whilst still in contention are Netherlands duo Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie with three each and France’s Karim Benzema with the same total.

Our early prediction was for Messi to be the man to plump for in the outright top goalscorer market and we stand by that betting tip. Our each way pick, Fred at 33/1, has not done so well but with up to three games left there is still time for much to change so why not have a bet on who you think will lift the Golden Boot this year?


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