The forwards leading the lines of the European nations will be hungry to continue their domestic form into Euro 2020, while others will be looking to recapture their goalscoring knack.
The outcome of such an open tournament is difficult to predict, with the golden boot award having a similar unpredictability.
Betting markets have been open since the 24-nation line-up was confirmed back in November 2020 but the form of players in the second half of the season means selections have altered.
Romelu Lukaku is a player who has come of age under Antonio Conte, firing them to the Serie A title last season. But who are the other names that are heading the charts for the golden boot award? Here, Mirror Sport takes a closer look at the betting market.
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Similarly to Lukaku – Harry Kane has obliterated the Premier League in 20/21 – topping the charts for both goals and assists. The pair have a combined mammoth 47 goals in their respective leagues, so there is no surprise to see them as joint-favourites for the golden boot award with Grosvenor at odds of 7/1.
22-year-old Kylian Mbappe is available at 10/1 and despite his side surrendering the Ligue 1 title to surprise package Lille, his 27 goals in 31 appearances adds great value to his odds.
Poland’s group of Spain, Sweden and Slovakia is arguably winnable and Robert Lewandowski will be the centerpiece of their attacking powers. The Pole broke the record set by Gerd Muller that was labelled ‘impossible’ to beat by scoring 41 goals in a single Bundesliga season. He will be looking to carry this super-human form into the Euro’s at odds of 20/1.
The Dark Horses
Antoine Griezmann – 25/1
Timo Werner – 25/1
Diogo Jota – 40/1
Burak Yilmaz – 50/1
Griezmann is the ‘best of the rest’ in the bookmakers odds.
The former winner of the golden boot in Euro 2016 had an indifferent season for Barcelona but he will look to defy his odds of 25/1.
Fresh from winning the Champions League with Chelsea, Timo Werner is a different entity for country compared to club. The talismanic German is available at 25/1 and he will hope to write off a disappointing season on a personal note under the guidance of Joachim Low.
After winning Ligue 1 with Lille, Burak Yilmaz is in the form of his life and so are Turkey. They recently put three past Germany and beat the Netherlands 4-2, with Yilmaz available at odds of 50/1.
Turkey’s group of Italy, Wales and Switzerland give them a great chance of advancing and the 16-goal Yilmaz will be at the forefront of any success they have.