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Prediction for Euro 2020 Golden Boot Winner

prediction for golden boot winner for euro 2020

After being unable to organize the European Championship (Euro 2020) at the scheduled time, last summer, due to the pandemic. The competition is all set to begin this summer. The Euro 2020 will commence from 11th June with the Group A clash between Turkey and Italy.

The football fans are eagerly waiting for the Group F matches. In the group of death World Champions France, Europe Champions Portugal and the four-times World Champions Germany will be battling out alongside Hungary to secure their place in the knock-out stage. 

However, we are going to talk about the potential Golden boot winner for the 16th European Championship. There are plenty of names to choose from, then let’s take a look at who could become the highest scorer for Euro 2020. 

The potential names to win the Golden boot for Euro 2020:

Burak Yilmaz: The 35-year-old Turkish forward has the necessary qualities to become the highest scorer in this competition. The forward had a great domestic season in Ligue 1 with LOSC Lille where they became the French Champions, beating mighty PSG. 

Yilmaz has a great right foot and can shoot off his left as well. He can score long rangers and also eye-catching free-kicks. If Turkey go deep into the competition then the veteran can become a contender to win the Golden boot this year. 

Alvaro Morata: Following the coronavirus disruption in the Spanish squad, the whole squad are currently isolating just two days before the competition. This could hamper the preparation ahead of the competition. 

However, in the friendly games, they looked good against Portugal. And Morata could have scored a hat-trick. If the forward can keep his cool in front of the goal then he can win the Golden boot as the chances will surely come given the quality Spain has in their arsenal. 

Timo Werner: The German has a pretty similar situation as Morata in terms of finishing the chances. If Werner can regain his confidence and score goals then Joachim Low’s team can go deep into this competition. 

Even though, many pundits are not counting Germany as a potential candidate to win the competition. The Germans still have a great squad. And if Werner can finish off his chances then he could be a contender for the Golden boot. 

Robert Lewandowski: There is no doubt in terms of his quality in front of the goal. However, with Poland, it will be hard for him to replicate the same performance as he did for Bayern Munich. Unless Poland can show something unpredictable, it will be hard for the Polish striker to win the Golden boot. 

Underdogs to Win the Golden boot:

Karim Benzema back in France national Team for Euro 2020.

Karim Benzema: After returning to the national team, he is another player who can be the highest scorer in this competition. If Benzema starts every game and takes the penalty then he can certainly win the Golden boot this year.

Ciro Immobile: The Italian forward has everything in his armoury to win the highest scorer award in this competition. Italy even got a strong squad as well to go in the latter stages of the competition. 

However, Immobile has a reputation of missing easy chances with his national team. The forward has won several golden boots in Serie A in recent times. And if he can put away chances then there is no doubt Immobile can win the Golden boot in Euro 2020.

Memphis Depay: The only thing that can restrict him from becoming a contender to win the highest scorer award, is the Netherland coach Frank De Boer’s unnecessary defensive approach. Depay has everything to score goals but it will depend on the performance of the Dutch team. 

Antoine Griezmann: The Euro 2016 Golden boot winner has struggled with his form since moving to Barcelona. And his lack of confidence in front of the goal has forced Didier Deschamps to remove him from the penalty duties as well. So, it will be hard for him to win back to back golden boots in European Championship. 

ronaldo is among the favourites to win the euro 2020 golden boot winner

The favourites to win the Golden boot in Euro 2020:

Cristiano Ronaldo: The Portuguese legend is on the verge of becoming the highest scorer of all time in international football. And Ronaldo will be looking to do that by winning the Golden boot in Euro 2020. Portugal have a great squad full of attacking talents. And this is a better Portuguese squad than the Euro 2016, where they won the competition. 

Harry Kane: The world-cup Golden boot winner will be trying to replicate the same in the Euro 2020. England have an excellent squad and that should help the English team to go all the way in this competition and help Kane to win the Golden boot this term. 

Romelu Lukaku: The Belgian forward has had a great season with Inter Milan and won the Scudetto after over a decade. So, if he can carry on that form in this competition as well. Then Lukaku might win the Golden boot. 

Kylian Mbappe: The French wunderkind has been winning the Ligue 1 Golden boot since the 2018-2019 season. And can be the golden boot winner in Euro 2020. Mbappe has to be more clinical if he wants to win this award. The World Cup winner can be wayward in front of the goal at times. 

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