Copa America 2019 Golden Boot odds: Barcelona, Liverpool, and Manchester United forwards among the favourites

14 Jun

The Copa America kicks off when Brazil take on Bolivia on Saturday.

The hosts will be without Neymar, who has been ruled out of the tournament with an ankle injury, but will have the attacking quality of Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho to lean on.

Lionel Messi will be hoping to lead Argentina to international glory in Brazil
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Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi is the bookmakers’ favourite to win the Copa America Golden Boot.

The 31-year-old has reached the last two Copa America finals, but has lost on penalties to Chile on both occasions.

Sky Bet have given Messi odds at 3/1 to take home the prize with Jesus at 6/1 and Luis Suarez at 15/2.

Edinson Cavani and Roberto Firmino follow closely behind at 8/1 and 9/1, respectively.

Copa America Golden Boot winner odds

Lionel Messi – 3/1

Gabriel Jesus – 6/1

Luis Suarez – 15/2

Edinson Cavani – 8/1

Roberto Firmino – 9/1

Lautaro Martinez – 10/1

Sergio Aguero – 10/1

Duvan Zapata – 14/1

Richarlison – 14/1

Philippe Coutinho – 16/1

James Rodriguez – 16/1

Paolo Guerrero – 16/1

Radamel Falcao – 16/1

Alexis Sanchez – 18/1

Paolo Dybala – 18/1

Angel Di Maria – 22/1

Salomon Rondon – 22/1

And Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez and Sergio Aguero are both at 10/1.

Barcelona and Uruguay striker Suarez has made a speedy recovery since suffering a knee injury against Liverpool last month.

Despite undergoing surgery towards the end of the season, the 32-year-old returned for Uruguay and scored in a 3-0 friendly win over Panama last weekend.

He said: “I felt very good, I am very happy.

Luis Suarez helped Uruguay to the World Cup 2018 quarter-finals.
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“I knew that, with time and hard work, I was going to arrive just in time, because there are almost ten days left for the first match [of the tournament].

“I am happy to play again and to feel physically good again,”

Golden Shoe 2019: Lionel Messi battling Kylian Mbappe, Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Aguero for top European goalscorer award

1 Apr

It’s the final stretch of the 2018/19 season as teams target major trophies.

However, there are also individual prizes up for grabs, including respective leagues’ Golden Boots.

Kylian Mbappe scored last weekend as Paris Saint-Germain beat Toulouse

But as Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Sergio Aguero continue to score for fun, who has the most domestic goals from all of Europe’s leagues?

Here, talkSPORT.com looks at the standings for the Golden Shoe award.

For those of you who don’t know how the Golden Shoe standings are calculated, UEFA’s definition is as follows:

The ESM [European Sports Media] Golden Shoe rankings are based on league goals scored multiplied by a figure denoting the difficulty ranking of each league, which is calculated using the UEFA coefficient list.

Only the top five leagues [Premier League, Serie A, LaLiga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1] have a x2 multiplier; middle ranked leagues have a x1.5 multiplier, while the lower-ranked leagues are x1.

11) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal, Premier League) – 19 goals – Golden Shoe calculation: 19×2= 38 points

Arsenal are the third-highest scorers in the Premier League this season

11) Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, Premier League) – 19 goals – Golden Shoe calculation: 19×2= 38 points

Salah hasn’t scored in his last six league matches

11) Nicolas Pepe (Lille, Ligue 1) – 19 goals – Golden Shoe calculation: 19×2= 38 points

Pepe has been linked with Arsenal and Manchester United

11) Sergio Aguero (Manchester City, Premier League) -19 goals – Golden Shoe calculation: 19×2= 38 points

Aguero equalled Thierry Henry’s Arsenal goalscoring record with a goal at Fulham

11) Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus, Serie A) – 19 goals – Golden Shoe calculation: 19×2= 38 points

Ronaldo joined Juventus in a £100m transfer in the summer

10) Luuk de Jong (PSV, Eredivisie) – 27 goals – Gold Shoe calculation: 27×1.5= 40.5 points

Luuk de Jong finished off a beautiful move for PSV
Luuk de Jong has been in good form for PSV

4) Mbaye Diagne (Galatasaray, Turkish Super Lig) – 28 goals – Golden Shoe calculation: 28×1.5= 42 points

Galatasaray are second in the Turkish Super Lig

4) Luis Suarez (Barcelona, LaLiga) – 20 goals – Golden Shoe calculation: 20×2= 40 points

Suarez is in his fifth season at Barcelona

4) Karim Benzema (Real Madrid, La Liga) – 21 goals – Golden Shoe calculation: 21×2= 42 points

Real Madrid star Karim Benzema has been in good form this season

4) Duvan Zapata (Atalanta, Serie A) – 21 goals – Golden Shoe calculation: 21×2= 42 points

Zapata has been linked with a move to Arsenal in the past

4) Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich, Bundesliga) – 21 goals – Golden Shoe calculation: 21×2= 42points

Lewandowski is the Bundesliga’s top goalscorer

4) Krysztof Piatek (Genoa/AC Milan, Serie A) – 21 goals – Golden Shoe calculation: 21×2= 42 points

Piatek moved to AC Milan from Genoa in January

3) Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria, Serie A) – 22 goals – Golden Shoe calculation: 22×2= 44 points

Quagliearella, 36, is the top scorer in Serie A this season

2) Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain, Ligue 1) – 30 goals – Golden Shoe calculation: 30×2= 60 points

Mbappe is second in the domestic goalscoring charts for Europe’s big five leagues

1)  Lionel Messi (Barcelona, LaLiga) – 33 goals – Golden Shoe calculation: 33×2= 66 points

Messi tops the charts, who else?