Kane never looked like scoring against Sweden and was presented with very few opportunities to do so, although history suggests that six goals will be enough to win the Golden Boot.
Indeed, Ronaldo is the only player to have won the award with more than six goals since 1978 and no player has scored more than six goals but failed to be top scorer since Jairzinho in 1970.
The nearest challenger to Kane is Premier League rival Romelu Lukaku, who is stuck on four goals after failing to net in Belgium’s two knockout matches so far.
Lukaku can be backed at 8/1 (9.0) to oust Kane, whilst three-goal Kylian Mbappe is out at 18/1 (19.0) after missing a glorious chance in France’s win over Uruguay that would have moved him level with the Belgian.
The Paris Saint-Germain striker badly mistimed a free header from the edge of the six-yard area with the score still at 0-0, although he will have two more games to attempt to surpass Pele’s six goals as a teenager in 1958.