Nearly a month of World Cup betting action, dozens of top flight games, a handful of injuries and millions of disappointed fans later, the stage is finally set for the Golden Boot Award. For those World Cup odds fans not in the know, the Golden Boot Award is one of the most prestigious individual awards in soccer betting and is awarded every four years to the top scoring player in the World Cup betting.
Aside from being a hug individual honor it’s also one of the most popular types of World Cup odds competition at the tournament. It’s also one of the most difficult to predict as the favorites in this World Cup betting competition always seem to come up short, with perhaps the exception of the all time leading goal scorer in World Cup betting history, Ronaldo.
This was especially disappointing for World Cup betting fans that bet the favorites heading into the tournament. Wayne Rooney, Christiano Ronaldo, Lio Messi and Kaka were the early favorites in the World Cup odds to capture the scoring title. But when the dust finally settled these their respective teams were sent packing quite early and between the four soccer betting superstars they scored just one measly goal (Ronaldo knocked in a botched score in 7-0 rout of North Korea). No one could have predicted that the great Rooney and Messi wouldn’t even score a goal but that’s what makes the World Cup betting so interesting.
But there were a handful of players a bit lower on the list of Golden Boot odds favorites that had no trouble finding the back of the net in the World Cup betting action. The defending Golden Boot winner, Miroslav Klose of Germany, was stupendous once again netting 4 goals before being ousted by the Spanish side and coming within one goal of tying the all time World Cup betting record (15 goals). His teammate Tomas Muller was also outstanding scoring 4 goals in his World Cup odds debut.
But the top two scorers David Villa and Wesley Sneijder (5 goals apiece) come from the two World Cup betting finalists and the they’ll battle it out on Sunday to see who will be crowned the 2010 Golden Boot Award winner.