2018 World Cup Prediction – Top Goalscorer
Are you wondering who will be the top scorer of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia? The only thing we can do is speculate. This is a tournament that’s held after every four years and it brings together a host of experienced and strong football players. At the World Cup, we will see the main global stars in football.
There are only two that we will not see and these are Gareth Bale and Alexis Sanchez since their national teams did not qualify for the tournament. This list will only grow if injuries happen but we hope that none will happen. in this article, we will talk about some of the top players that bookmarkers are speculating to take the prize home.
Lukaku is Belgium’s golden generation of football players. They were unable to make it past the semi-finals in France two years ago but they hope to make it farther in this year’s World Cup. He cannot become the top scorer by himself but he has a team of hopeful players who he will be playing with on the pitch and these are Eden Hazard, Axel Witsel, Dries Mertens, Kevin de Bruyne, Thibaut Courtois, Radja Nainggolan and Jan Vertonghen who are all at the prime of their careers.
This is a great combination in the team that will take the Belgian team ahead in the league. This is the team that might propel Lukaku to being the top scorer of the league and this is something that he tends to do when he is in the Belgian shirt.
Belgium was the group winners and in their World Cup group stage, they will meet the likes of Tunisia and Panama. To emerge as the best in their qualifying games they scored 43 goals. Panama conceded six against Switzerland and four against the United States in the past year. Winners in the group will face the runners-up of Group H in the last 16 of the competitions.
Lukaku has scored 30 goals in 63 appearances for Belgium and this isn’t a bad record at his age; 24years. In the last six international appearances, he has scored 10 goals and he has a great record where he has scored 26 goals for Manchester United. We look forward to having Lukaku score a couple of goals in Russia and we believe that he will be of great value for the Golden Boot.
Germany is coming into the 2018 World Cup as the second favourites and reigning champions after being successful in Brazil four years ago. Maio Gotze was the player who scored the final goal that made them win the prestigious trophy in the world of football. This was propelled by the 7-1 demolition of the host and this was started by Thomas Muller.
Muller is a great Bayern Munich attacker who hasn’t had a great scoring season by his standards. He has managed to score 15 goals for the Bundesliga champion and 16 assists. This form does not make him the best pick for the Golden Boot but we hope that things will work out for him in the World Cup.
Muller is 28 years and this will be his third time getting into the field for his nation for the World Cup. He has scored 38 goals in 90 appearances for this country and ten of these goals come in the world cup finals where he scored five goals in each of his two tournaments. These goals and three assists were enough earning him the Golden Boot in South Africa in 2010. At this time he also won the Best Young Player award.
Neymar had to make it to the favourites list of 2018 World Cup best scorer. Neymar is expected to play at least six matches in Russia or seven if Brazil makes it to the final. Brazil has a lot way to go to prove themselves after they were humbled by Germany in the 2014 World Cup. Neymar has scored more than 50 goals for Brazil and 100 for Barcelona.