Robert Lewandowski - Poland
Another stunning season for Bayern Munich has spawned the annual rumours that Robert Lewandowski may be on for a big-money move in the summer.
The Bayern Munich hit-man struck 29 times in 30 Bundesliga games to win his third domestic Golden Boot, with his tally some 14 ahead of second-placed Nils Petersen.
Although he has never been to the World Cup as this is Poland's first tournament since 2006, Lewandowski netted 16 times in qualifying - the most in the European section - to affirm his place as one of the world's best strikers.
World Cup Top Goalscorer Odds - 28/1 (29.0)
Lewandowski's odds of 28/1 (29.0) make him one of the lively outsiders to win the Golden Boot, but that does not mean he should be written off.
Along with his 16 goals in qualifying, Lewa boasts 52 strikes in 93 international appearances and is Poland's only real goal threat in what is a tough group.
The Europeans will be expected to qualify for at least the last 16, giving the Bayern man plenty of time to stake his claim for the Golden Boot title.
|Bayern Munich appearances (2017-18)||48|
|Bayern Munich goals (2017-18)||41|
|World Cup appearances||0|
|World Cup goals||0|
|World Cup top scorer odds||28/1 (29.0)|
|Poland top scorer odds||4/7 (1.57)|