bet365's PR man Steve Freeth has his say on the race for the Golden Ball and Top Goalscorer which will be decided during the World Cup Final on Sunday.
Argentina's captain Lionel Messi and France's main man Kylian Mbappe are leading the charge for both individual awards ahead of Sunday's showdown at the Lusail Stadium.
Joint leaders in the race to finish as the tournament's Top Goalscorer on five goals, Messi is priced at 10/11 to cement this status with Mbappe given odds of 21/20.
As far as Steve Freeth is concerned, the betting value in the Top Goalscorer market could be found elsewhere, with Argentina's Julian Alvarez and France's Olivier Giroud also both on four goals heading into the final. Both strikers are priced at 10/1 to usurp the much-lauded Messi and Mbappe, with dead heat rules applying should any players finish level at the top of the standings.
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Messi has come in as far as 1/5 to win the Golden Ball for the second time in his career, with Mbappe next in the reckoning at odds of 9/2.
Steve Freeth likes the look of Antoine Griezmann in this market at a price of 8/1, with the Atletico Madrid man having starred in an atypical box-to-box midfield role in Qatar.