10th Jun 2018 | World Cup
World Cup Golden Boot - Each Way Tip: David Silva
The last two World Cup Golden Boot winners were midfielders - James Rodriguez and Thomas Muller. Spain play a system which means Silva gets as many chances as a number 9 and the Man City maestro is really thriving under this coach.
The leading goalscorer at the World Cup only leaves with a winner’s medal 20% of the time, but you can expect them to play plenty of matches regardless.
David Silva represents one of the tournament favourites but still won’t be many people’s pick for the Golden Boot, but at best odds of 100/1 with Ladbrokes he offers superb value, particularly with that firm paying out at ¼ odds if he finishes as one of the top 4 scorers in the competition.
Spain outlined their credentials by beating Argentina 6-1 in March and under head coach Julen Lopetegui, the Manchester City playmaker is really thriving. Silva went on a run of 9 goals in 12 matches after the new boss arrived in 2016, and 2017 was his most productive ever year in terms of goals for the national side.
Lopetegui plays Silva in an even more advanced role than he plays for City and La Roja’s fluid system means that attacking midfielders are likely to get as many goalscoring opportunities as a traditional striker.
Silva is already the 4th highest scorer in Spain’s history and nothing will faze a man who has already won all the major honours in international football.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 06:35 10th Jun, 2018 but subject to change