Looking for an outside shot at a futures bet on who can win the Golden Boot? Belgian star Romelu Lukaku left Manchester United and came to Inter Milan where he provided the shot in the arm that club needed. Earlier this month, Inter was crowned as the Serie A Champions with a three-way tie for second place between Atalanta, Juventus, and AC Milan keeping any of those clubs from keeping pace with Inter.
Lukaku has been the best player on the best team in Serie A this season, some even calling him the “MVP of the scudetto”. Lukaku is also still in the mix for the Golden Boot trailing none other than Cristiano Ronaldo’s 27 goals for Juventus. Can Lukaku still catch Ronaldo four games left in the season? With the way Lukaku scores goals we wouldn’t put it past him, and that is why we believe he can be considered a dark horse for the award at the Euro 2020.
All eyes will be on players like Kylian Mbappé, Harry Kane, and Cristiano Ronaldo when the tournament starts, but here is why Lukaku should be in that same mix. As the top ranked team in Europe, Belgium received a fairly easy draw in its Pool, with Denmark being the next highest ranked team. Belgium should have their way with Russia and Finland, and have a good chance to go deep into the tournament, another element you want when backing a player for scoring the most goals.
Lukaku finished tied for second for the award at the 2018 World Cup, and scores at a torrid pace at the international level averaging just under two goals per match. You would be hard pressed to find a national team that is more close-knit than the Belgians, as the core of the squad have grown up together, and will be determined to improve on their third place finish at the 2018 World Cup. The team is young, hungry, and led by their leader Lukaku, who at the age of 27 will look to lead his country to glory. At 8/1 odds offered by market leading bookmakers like PaddyPower & William Hill, Lukaku makes for a great bet as most of the public money should be on the names with the bigger mainstream followings.