The FIFA World Cup will be upon us in just under a month, which also means it’s about time you started swotting up on who will be competing! Sure, you could start nostalgically collecting Panini stickers right now, but that takes both a lot of time and money, not to mention the feeling of crushing disappointment when you rip open a pack and reveal ten stickers you already own.
So, to avoid all that, here at GoWin we’ve put together our own extensive guide to World Cup 2018. In this series of posts we’ll be looking at all the teams traveling to the world cup in detail, all the most popular betting markets, and all of the most prominent players that you should be watching out for.
Antoine Griezmann is one of these players. Griezmann will travel to Russia with the French international team, where his skill and talent as a striker is sure to be helpful in their World Cup 2018 journey. Read on to learn more about the Antoine Griezmann odds World Cup options, including more information about his current form and whether or not he’s in the running to be the top goal scorer of the competition.
Who Is Antoine Griezmann
As we’ve just mentioned, Antoine Griezmann is French striker, who also plays from Atletico Madrid at league level. After starting out his adult footballing at Real Socieded, Griezmann moved to Atletico Madrid in 2014, for a then record breaking £27 million. He has since made 206 appearances for his club, and scored 110 goals, making him one of Atletico’s best scoring players in history.
Griezmann also has a very impressive international record. He has made 51 appearances for France since his debut in 2014, and has scored 19 goals for Les Bleus too. He is also no stranger to the World Cup, having been part of the French squad in the 2014 tournament and also in the UEFA Euros 2016 competition, where he gained both the award for top goal scorer and was voted Player of the Tournament.
If Antoine Griezmann’s remarkable record has convinced you to back him this World Cup 2018, then read on to find out more about the most popular Antoine Griezmann odds world cup options.
France World Cup Odds 2018
Before we can look more in-depth at Antoine Griezmann’s personal odds in this year’s World Cup, we need to first examine how his native team France look set to perform too.
France will begin the World Cup in Group C, alongside Denmark, Peru and Australia. Luckily for Griezmann, France are by far the favourites to advance out of this group. That being said, they could face competition from both Peru and Denmark, and so Griezmann’s goal scoring ability will be definitely called into action.
As the bookies are backing France to progress quite far in the competition, there’s definitely some value in placing a wager on both the team and Griezmann this World Cup. If France can advance out of the group stages then there will be ample opportunities for Griezmann to score.
Antoine Griezmann Top Scorer Odds World Cup
At the moment, the odds on Antoine Griezmann winning the Golden Book prize for top goal scorer in the World Cup 2018 stand at around 14/1. This puts him as the fourth favourite player in the whole tournament likely to win the prize, falling just behind Harry Kane, Neymar Jr and Lionel Messi.
His strong position as a favourite to win the top scorer prize will be due to his 2016 UEFA Euros success, which was the last time the France national team competed in an international tournament. That being said, Griezmann has endured a tough season at Atletico Madrid and his form has been much more modest compared to when he played in the Euros.
Moreover, France have a team full of great strikers. Players such as Kylian Mbappé, Alexandre Lacazette and Olivier Giroud will be sure to score some goals for the team, and whilst this takes the pressure off Griezmann, it may give him less opportunities to rack up the amount of goals needed to compete with other Golden Boot hopefuls.
All things considered, we would definitely say there is some value in backing Griezmann to win the Top Scorer prize this World Cup, but if you want to place a wager we would advise doing so sooner rather than later. Once the group stages get underway, it will become more apparent which teams are likely to advance and therefore which players are most likely to score the most goals.