Who will win World Cup Golden Boot? Latest odds as Messi, Mbappe, Giroud & Alvarez contest for top scorer

THE fight for the World Cup final is down to just two and the bookmakers can’t split them.

But there’s another battle unfolding between Argentina and France that involves FOUR big hitters from the event, with Betfair again anticipating a tight conclusion.

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The nations meet in Sunday’s Qatar showpiece where millions around the world will tune in.

It’s set to be a tight finale to the competition, with France just favourites as the bookies struggle to split them.

The race for the Golden Boot still has four contenders, all with very live chances of lifting it, and Betfair see a tense battle between the top two unfolding here, too.

Of course, they’d trade that personal accolade in to be sure of winning the World Cup.

But why not win both?

That’s the aim anyway, with Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe leading the charts with five goals each.

Messi just slightly has the edge as the first tie breaker is assists, to which he has three and Mbappe two.

That sees him going into the game as the 4/5 favourite to lift the award, ahead of PSG team-mate Kylian Mbappe at 11/8.

World Cup Golden Boot

Betfair odds

Lionel Messi: 4/5
Kylian Mbappe: 11/8
Olivier Giroud: 16/1
Julian Alvarez: 16/1


But you can’t discount the two centre forwards from either nation.

Olivier Giroud became France’s all-time leading goalscorer earlier in the competition, before planting a winning header to knock England out.

Manchester City’s Julian Alvarez bagged a double in the semi final win over Croatia and joined Giroud on four goals for the competition.

Another brace from either player in Sunday’s final and they’re firmly in with a shout of winning top scorer.

Both players are 16/1 with Betfair.

Betfair spokesperson Sam Rosbottom said: “France are the 5/6 favourites to successfully defend their World Cup crown against Argentina ahead of Sunday’s final.

“Lionel Messi will look to lift a first World Cup with his country and they are 10/11 to do just that.

“Meanwhile, Messi is the odds-on favourite to bag the Golden Boot at 4/5, with Kylian Mbappe, who has gone two games without a goal, 11/8.”



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