In just a few weeks’ time, the FIFA World Cup 2018 will commence in Russia, bringing with it hundreds of new sports betting markets. However, did you know that you can also place some World Cup 2018 wagers ahead of the beginning of the event, which makes for the perfect opportunity to beat the bookies?
Many UK bookmakers are already offering a plethora of different odds for this World Cup, including who will be named top goal scorer, and therefore win the Golden Boot prize. In this series of posts we’re taking a closer look at the front runners for this prize, and weighing up their chances of winning. In this discussion, we’ll talk about their international record, how they’ve performed in the past season at league level and how likely it is that their national team will lift the trophy in Moscow too.
Kevin De Bruyne is a talented Belgian footballer, who will be travelling to Russia with the Belgium international team – naturally. Due to the fact that Belgium are currently considered to be one of the favourites to win the competition outright, and De Bruyne’s strong record, he can seem like a very attractive player to back this year. Read on to learn more about the Kevin De Bruyne World Cup odds, including whether or not he’s a contender for top goal scorer of the competition.
Who Is Kevin De Bruyne?
Kevin De Bruyne, as we just mentioned, is a Belgian international midfielder. De Bruyne also plays for Manchester City at league level, and has often been described as one of the world’s most ‘complete’ footballers. This means he is good at both defence and attack, which are both attributes which will surely help him succeed in Russia this summer. He has also recently been named the fourth best footballer in the world right now by The Guardian.
|Kevin De Bruyne|
|League Club||Manchester City|
|No. of Appearances for International Club||54|
|No. of Goals Scored for International Club||14|
|Goals Scored in World Cup 2018 Qualifying Rounds||0|
As you can see from the table above, Kevin De Bruyne has made 54 international appearances, and he was part of the Belgian squad for both the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 UEFA Euros. This means that he has plenty of international experience.
Kevin De Bruyne Odds World Cup 2018
If Kevin De Bruyne’s impressive record has convinced you that he would be a good player to back this World Cup, then why not take a look at some of the most popular Kevin De Bruyne betting options that we’ve highlighted below.
Belgium World Cup Odds 2018
Before we can look at Kevin De Bruyne’s personal odds this World Cup, we must also consider how his team, Belgium, will perform too.
Belgium will be taking a strong squad to Russia and thanks to this they are the current favourites to advance out of their group (Group G which also includes England, Panama and Tunisia). What’s more, they’re also considered to be one of the favourites to win the competition outright, with current odds of around 10/1. This puts them within the top ten teams most likely to lift the trophy, which will definitely give the Kevin De Bruyne World Cup odds some value too.
Kevin De Bruyne Top Scorer Odds World Cup
Although, as we’ve just mentioned, Belgium look set to go far in this year’s World Cup, the odds on Kevin De Bruyne winning the Golden Boot prize for top goal scorer currently stand around 80/1.
These are probably much longer than you were expecting and this is thanks, in part, to the fact that Belgium have a squad full of excellent strikers. Whilst De Bruyne is anticipated to rack up at least a few goals for his international team, players such as Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard and Christian Benteke are much more likely to be the top scorers of the team.
This means that whilst we would argue that there is value in backing Belgium this summer, we would advise you refrain from placing a bet on Kevin De Bruyne to be the top goal scorer of the competition.