With the FIFA World Cup 2018 only a month away, now is the perfect opportunity to attempt to beat the bookies and place some sports bets ahead of the international event. However, if you’re a newcomer to sports betting or haven’t been following international football lately, then it can seem difficult to know where to start.
The FIFA World Cup 2018 presents online gamblers with hundreds of new betting opportunities, with many sportsbooks offering new markets and in-play options. In this series of posts, we’ll be exploring some of these markets in more detail, to give you a better idea of which teams and players are the best to back.
Kevin De Bruyne will be going to Russia with the Belgium team, and thanks to his strong record both at league level and internationally, he seems like a very appealing player to back during the tournament. Read on to learn more all about the Kevin De Bruyne World Cup odds, including whether or not you should consider him as favourite to be the top goal scorer of the competition.
Who Is Kevin De Bruyne?
Kevin De Bruyne, as we just mentioned, is a Belgian international midfielder, who also plays for Manchester City at league level. He is often described as one of the most ‘complete’ footballers in the game right now, which basically means that he’s good at both defense and attack. In fact, he’s so good that in 2017, he placed fourth in The Guardian’s best footballers in the world rankings.
Kevin De Bruyne is also no newcomer to the World Cup. He was part of the Belgian squad in the 2014 World Cup, and also participated in the UEFA Euro 2016 competition, which means he’s got more than enough experience to play in Russia this summer.
If all of this information makes Kevin De Bruyne sound like an appealing player to back this World Cup, then why not check out the Kevin De Bruyne odds world cup information we’ve provided below.
Belgium World Cup Odds 2018
Before we can consider Kevin De Bruyne’s odds world cup, we have to take a brief look at how the Belgian team look set to perform. Thankfully, Belgium are looking very strong this year as they take a team full of star players over to Russia.
Moveover, Belgium are the favourites to advance out of their group (Group G which includes England, Panama and Tunisia). This means that the bookies expect the Belgium international team to progress quite far in the competition, giving the Kevin De Bruyne world cup odds some definite value.
Kevin De Bruyne Top Scorer Odds World Cup
At the moment, the odds on Kevin De Bruyne bagging the Golden Boot prize for top goal scorer stand at around 80/1, which may be much longer than you were expecting.
Although Kevin De Bruyne is definitely a very skilled and talented footballer, and Belgium have a good chance of progressing in the competition this year, we do have to agree with the bookies on this one.
This is thanks to the fact that Belgium have a very strong team, full of excellent strikers. Whilst Kevin De Bruyne is sure to score at least a few goals in the tournament we think that other Belgian players, such as the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Christian Benteke and Eden Hazard, will definitely rack up more winning shots.
Furthermore, Kevin De Bruyne is aware of this fact. Speaking about his position in the international squad, the Manchester City midfielder noted that with Belgium, he plays in a position where he doesn’t get many goals. He added that he thinks that ‘the people in from of [him] are more than good enough to make the difference’.
All this considered, whilst we think that Kevin De Bruyne’s team will definitely go far this summer, we’d suggest picking a different Belgian player if you want to make a top goal scorer bet this World Cup.