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World Cup Top Assister Betting

Much of the focus on World Cups is always on the Golden Boot race. But those players who score the goals cannot do so if they don’t have creators behind them. When looking at the Golden Boot award, you may wish to think about the potential Top Assisters in the tournament when looking at World Cup Betting.

Assist stats are often maligned in modern football but they are a reliable indicator of who the most creative players in world football are.

In Russia four years ago, no one particularly stood put in terms of assists with 16 players all getting a brace each but in regards to online betting, it did mean everyone that backed any of the 16 players received a payout.

However, some of the best playmakers on the planet will be heading to Qatar and many will be vying to top the charts come the 18th of December.

World Cup Potential Top Assister: Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne is widely expected to have a fantastic tournament for Belgium and despite now reaching the age of 31, he is showing few signs of slowing down.

The Manchester City man was in wonderful form last season and grabbed eight assists along with the 15 goals he scored.

De Bruyne’s range of passing makes him an almost unique player – he is just as good raking 60-yard diagonals as he is threading neat one-twos on the edge of opposition areas.

Belgium are a high-scoring team, netting 25 times in eight qualification matches and De Bruyne got two assists in the four games he started.

He is priced at 11/1 to be the top assist maker in Qatar.

Kevin De Bruyne Top Assister: 11/1

World Cup Potential Top Assister: Lionel Messi

Messi may be renowned for his outrageous goal record but he is also one of the finest playmakers to ever play the game.

While Messi may have scored 86 goals in 162 games for Argentina, he has also been instrumental in his link-up play and setting up others.

After his phenomenal five-goal haul against Estonia in a friendly last month, Messi became the first player in history to surpass the 1100-goal contribution mark – his record after the game stood at 769 goals and 331 assists.

Given Messi takes free kicks and corners to great effect, expect him to be leading the chase of top assists in Qatar – 11/1 is the price for the 35-year-old Argentinian to be top of the pile.

Football betting odds suggest that backing Lionel Messi is always a wise move on paper but will he manage to set the World Cup alight in Qatar?

Lionel Messi Top Assister: 11/1

World Cup Potential Top Assister: Kylian Mbappe

Aside from Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe is probably the player people will be keen to watch the most, especially after his exploits in Russia.

Four years ago, the then-teenage prodigy exploded onto the scene with a series of stunning performances as France went on to win the World Cup.

At the age of 23, Mbappe is now a more mature and rounded player as evidenced by his assist haul in Ligue 1.

As well as 28 goals which was a league-high, Mbappe registered 17 assists and, given the scale of the talent in the French team, it would be no surprise to see him teeing colleagues up as well as scoring himself.

He can be backed to get the most at this winter’s World Cup at 15/1.

Mbappe top assister: 15/1

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