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?

TOP FREE BETS OFFERS

100 Bet Bundle
New customer offer. Place 5 x €/£10 or more bets to receive €/£20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum €/£100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply.
New customers only. 18+. T&C's Apply. begambleaware.org
Bet €/£10
Get €/£30
New customers who register, deposit & bet via Mobile only, min £10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets credited as 2 X £15 (30 day expiry), free bet/player/payment method/country restrictions apply. *By entering the Promo code in the box above you agree to the full terms and conditions of this promotion as displayed below.
New customers only. 18+. T&C's Apply. begambleaware.org
Bet £10
Get 3 X £10
18+. UK+IRE only. Min first bet £10 at odds 1/2 or more. Tote and Pool excluded. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £30 credited as 3 x £10 free bets. Not valid with CashOut. Free bet valid for 7 days. Free bet stake not returned. T&Cs apply.
New customers only. 18+. T&C's Apply. begambleaware.org
Up To €/£50
In Real Cash
18+ | Play responsibly www.begambleware.org | Min deposit £20. Bonus expires 7 days from registration. For every £100 wagered £5 will be credited. Restrictions apply. See terms and conditions.
New customers only. 18+. T&C's Apply. begambleaware.org
Up to €/£50 Bonus
New customers only. Min Deposit £10. Deposit & bonus amount must be wagered 6 times (min odds 4/5) prior to withdrawing bonus funds and any winnings. Wins from real money bets withdrawable at any time. Bonus on sports betting only.T&Cs apply.
New customers only. 18+. T&C's Apply. begambleaware.org