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Euros Top Goalscorer Odds: Kylian Mbappe and Harry Kane head the market

Kylian Mbappe and Harry Kane look set to battle it out for Top Goalscorer honours ahead of this summer’s Euros, with the pair heading the market at 9/2 and 5/1 respectively.

bet365’s Steve Freeth said: "We’ve seen this world class pair land the Golden Boot at the last two World Cups and we have them some way clear of an in-decline 14/1 shot Ronaldo, a regular near the top of the European Championships scoring charts over the years.

"Romelu Lukaku, who finished one behind the Portuguese goal-getter and Patrik Schick at the last Euros, is a 16/1 chance and we’re 33/1 about Kai Havertz after his goal against France at the weekend."

In years past, punters could fill out their tournament predictors, having a pretty good idea who would finish first and second in most groups and plot a path to the final. At the 24-team Euros, however, that’s nigh-on impossible.

Should England win their group – which they’ll expect to do – they’ll face the third-placed team from Groups D, E or F, which could be almost anyone from Georgia to France.

The likelihood is that the Three Lions will face inferior opposition in the last-16 before a probable quarter-final with the runner-up of Group B (containing Spain, Italy and Croatia) before colliding with France in the semi-finals.

With so many unknowns, it’s perhaps unwise to spend too much time considering who each side might play in the knockouts and focus on the group stage. While France do have the Netherlands, they also have Austria and Poland, neither of whom should pose many problems, while England have Serbia, Slovenia and Denmark, presenting an ideal chance for Kane to fill his boots early on, as he did in the 2018 World Cup, scoring five of his six goals in the first two games.

Mbappe deserves favouritism as arguably the world’s best player, looking to be named top goalscorer in back-to-back international tournaments, and having scored nine goals in Qualifying (third behind Romelu Lukaku and Cristiano Ronaldo), there’s no reason to think he won’t be there or thereabouts.

The concerns around how many goals Kane will score are perhaps more down to manager Gareth Southgate. While international tournaments are often won by the most defensively resolute sides who have the individual brilliance to win games, Southgate has encountered much criticism for his safety-first set-up, with many fans feeling the handbrake should be let off.

Nevertheless, England scored nine goals in two group games at the last World Cup and could bag plenty more this time around.

Further down the list is Ronaldo who, at 39 and having spent the last 18 months in Saudi Arabia, will surely struggle to contend for the Golden Boot. Next at 16/1 is Jude Bellingham, who’s gone from strength to strength since moving to Real Madrid where he’s been deployed as a goalscoring number 10.

Next at 20/1 is the mercurial Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian was the second highest scorer at the 2018 World Cup and Euro 2020, before his disasterclass against Croatia at the 2022 World Cup as the Red Devils were sent packing early. The 30-year-old was the top scorer in Qualifying, however, and may well be amongst the goals once more.

All odds correct at time of publishing and subject to change.

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