Free tips The stars set to battle it out for the Confederations Cup Golden Boot
With the Confederations Cup having kicked off in Russia in the build up to next seasons World Cup, we take a look at the favourites to compete for the tournament’s top scorer accolade.
Whilst uncertainty remains with regards to his club future, no one would bet against the Chilean giving his all for his nation in the competition.
The former-Barcelona winger has netted 37 times in his 108 international appearances and is a hot favourite with bigfreebet.com to end the tournament as top scorer.
The Arsenal star comes into the tournament in good personal form, scoring 24 times in an ultimately disappointing 2016-17 campaign for the club.
Germany boss Joachim Löw has opted for youth as he enters this tournament and the stand-out talent Timo Werner is the player most likely to lead the front line for the current world champions.
Werner had a break-out season in the Bundesliga, playing a key role in RB Leipzig’s march to second place, netting an impressive 21 times in his 31 appearances.
Still just 21 years of age, expect the German prodigy to be hungry for goals in Russia.
Another 21-year-old starlet of the game, Andre Silva has followed a stellar season at FC Porto with a big money transfer to Italian giants AC Milan.
Both technically gifted and a physical presence, the Portuguese striker will be looking to build some goalscoring form as he looks forward to a maiden season for i Rossoneri following his €38 million move.
Having made his international debut last year, Silva has gone on to score a staggering seven times in his eight international caps, winning the plaudits of his international team mate Cristiano Ronaldo, who has stated:
“When I retire, Portugal will be in good hands because they’ve already found a great striker: Andre Silva”.
The youngster has struck up a fierce partnership with his fellow countryman in recent appearances, with the duo combining to score 17 times in their last five fixtures.
Despite his tumultuous off-the-field issues having been accused of tax fraud and expressing his ambition to leave European Champions Real Madrid, it is still difficult to look past the player as the hot favourite to end the tournament as top scorer.
The four-time Ballon d’Or winner has netted 73 times over his 14 year international career and will likely be leading the line for his country in the upcoming tournament.
Having spent most of his career out on the wing, the 32-year-old has perfectly adapted his game to fulfil the number nine role for his club and we can expect a continuation of that form into the tournament.