By News Team
4th June 2021
There should be goals galore this summer and we’ve gathered a list of Euros top scorers and their odds on who will be the 2020 favourite.
With so many contenders, who will take the Golden Boot this tournament?
Harry Kane, England – 54 caps, 34 goals. ODDS: 6/1
England’s captain and a central figure on the pitch – Kane was the top scorer at the 2018 World Cup and has just won the Premier League’s Golden Boot award with 23 goals in 35 appearances.
The 27-year-old also claimed the Premier League’s Playmaker of the Season award with 14 assists in a standout season.
10 of Kane’s goals for the national team have come from the spot and he will surely add to that spotkick tally if England go deep into the tournament.
Kane is a worthy favourite given the fact England will play to his strengths and should make it to the semis at the very least.
Romelu Lukaku, Belgium – 91 caps, 59 goals. ODDS: 7/1
Since the 2018 World Cup, Lukaku has scored 18 goals in 14 competitive internationals for Belgium, including scoring in all seven Euro 2020 qualifiers with a return of nine goals.
Their all-time record scorer also comes into the Euros on the back of a great season at Inter Milan where he found the net 30 times in 44 games, whilst helping his side to win their first title since 2010.
With Belgium having been drawn in a group alongside Denmark, Finland and Russia, you can easily imagine Lukaku notching up three or four goals here before the knockout stages gets started.
Kylian Mbappe, France – 43 caps, 16 goals. ODDS: 9/1
The wonderkid – Mbappe has just enjoyed his best ever season in terms of scoring, with a mind-boggling 42 goals in 47 games.
In case you might be thinking of a padded record with that amount of goals in the French league, it’s worth noting that eight of Mbappe’s goals came in 10 Champions League matches.
Yet, there may be a small matter of goals when drawn in such a tough group, with edgy games coming up against two former Euro champions in Portugal and Germany.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal – 173 caps, 103 goals. ODDS: 14/1
One of the greatest of all time and looking to cement himself as the best once again – Ronaldo may be 36, but his numbers remain truly immense.Just another standard season in which he scored 36 goals in 44 games for Juventus, with a total of 29 coming in the league, leaving him as the third-highest goal scorer in Europe.
However, Ronaldo has only scored one in three games for Portugal this year, but since the start of 2019, he has 17 goals in as many games.
Portugal may arguably have a better team now than when they won Euro 2016 but now find themselves in the ‘Group of Death’ with France and Germany.
Karim Benzema, France – 81 caps, 27 goals. ODDS: 16/1
Slick, clinical and deadly – Benzema is back to his brilliant best for Real Madrid after scoring 30 goals in 46 games last season.
After a long-term absence, the 33-year-old been rewarded with a return to the French national team and looks a solid bet where he will be keen on showing his nation what they may have been missing up front.
Memphis Depay, Netherlands – 63 caps 24 goals. ODDS: 20/1
The 27-year-old scored 20 Ligue 1 goals in 37 games for Lyon, in what was his best scoring season to date.
The Netherlands seem to be a good team on paper and have rebuilt strongly since failing to qualify for the World Cup.
They have been drawn in a weak group compared to the others on this list, and if all things go to plan – you can expect them and Depay to leave their mark this summer at Euro 2020.
Ciro Immobile, Italy – 45 caps, 12 goals. ODDS: 22/1
Immobile’s record for Italy does not compare with his fantastic form for Lazio, where he scored 20 goals in 35 matches just last season – with a total of 150 goals in 219 games across the last five years.
Italy have not lost since September 2018 and have been handed a favourable draw as they face Turkey, Wales and Switzerland in Group A.
Serge Gnabry, Germany – 20 caps, 15 goals. ODDS: 22/1
Yes, 15 goals in 20 caps – you read that right. Gnabry’s goals-per-game record for Germany stands toe-to-toe with any of the best forwards in Europe.
However, the biggest argument against Gnabry – like Ronaldo and Mbappe – is Germany’s draw, with the World Cup holders France and European Champions Portugal, waiting in Group F.
Antoine Griezmann, France – 89 caps, 35 goals. ODDS: 22/1
Griezmann scored four goals to help France win the World Cup in 2018, but opportunities may be harder to come by with Benzema potentially starting as the lone-striker.
Although, this may allow for the 30-year-old to operate in his favoured deeper role in order to initiate attacks – finding the right pass or to curl one into the top corner in signature style.
Robert Lewandowski, Poland – 118 caps, 66 goals. ODDS: 25/1
Every team at the Euros would love to have Lewandowski in their team.
Quite simply he is the best striker in the world and the record-breaker comes into the tournament on a high having scored 48 goals in 40 games for Bayern Munich.
With Lewandowski leading the line, Poland are a decent dark horse in the tournament and they should be able to navigate their way past Spain, Sweden and Slovakia in Group E.