World Cup 22: study reveals predicted Golden Boot rankings

New data reveals that Robert Lewandowski is the player most likely to win the Golden Boot at the world cup, scoring 95.90 out of 100 in the golden boot index.

That’s according to who have created a points-based index system looking into the top 50 most expensive players travelling to the World Cup. The index analysed goal to appearance ratio so far this season, and each player’s FIFA23 shooting stats.

Most likely Golden Boot winners 

Rank Player  Nation Goals per appearance (22/23) FIFA 23 shooting stats Golden boot likelihood score /100 
1 Robert Lewandowski Poland 0.95 91 95.90
2 Kylian Mbappé France 0.95 89 92.85
3 Harry Kane England 0.57 91 91.85
4 Lionel Messi Argentina 0.67 89 89.80
5 Neymar Brazil 0.79 83 81.65
6 Dušan Vlahović Serbia 0.53 85 80.65
7 Karim Benzema France 0.50 88 79.60
8 Marcus Rashford England 0.41 87 75.50
9 Cody Gakpo Netherlands 0.57 82 71.40
10 Serge Gnabry Germany 0.41 84 70.45
11 Sadio Mané Senegal 0.48 83 69.40
12 Leroy Sané Germany 0.56 81 68.40
13 Christopher Nkunku France 0.53 81 65.35
14 Lautaro Martínez Argentina 0.40 83 65.30
15 Aleksandar Mitrović Serbia 0.75 79 63.25

Lewandowski is most likely to score according to current form data

Poland striker, Robert Lewandowski, is predicted to be among the top goal scorers at the World Cup, scoring a staggering 95.90/100 in’s Golden Boot index. Lewandowski ranks on the list alongside Bayern Munich teammates Thomas Muller, Leroy Sané, Sadio Mané and Serge Gnabry whoranks the closest in 10th position scoring 70.45 out of 100, a 25.6% decrease from Lewandowski. The Polish striker has a staggering 0.95 goals for every appearance.

Following closely behind with a score of 92.85/100 is French international striker and PSG wonderboy, Kylian Mbappe. Mbappe outscores PSG teammate, Neymar JR (81.65/100) by 13% and footballing icon, Lionel Messi (89.80/100) by just 3%.

Three Lions captain, Harry Kane, ranks thirdwith a Golden Boot likelihood score of 91.85/100. Kane also ranks alongside Marcus Rashford (75.5/100) with Rashford scoring 17.8% less than Kane in the index, who prior to this season was in question for his position in the World Cup squad.Harry Kane has scored 0.57 goals per appearance so far this season, the 6th highest of all players analysed

Alexander Mitrovic ranks 15th

Aleksandar Mitrović ranks 15th scoring 63.25 out of 100. Boasting confidence in Serbia’s potential success alongside team mate Dušan Vlahović in sixth place, scoring 80.65 out of 100.

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