Super 6: Memphis Depay or Antoine Griezmann for Euro 2020 Golden Boot?

Could France's Antoine Griezmann earn the Golden Boot at the Euros for a second consecutive time? Netherlands forward Memphis Depay could prosper in a favourable group while Harry Kane is the favourite

Who will you be backing for the Euro 2020 Golden Boot?
Image: Who will you be backing for the Euro 2020 Golden Boot?

It is the one which all of the attackers will be after. The Super 6 team give their verdict on who are the six contenders to take home the Euro 2020 Golden Boot.

Aside from who is winning Euro 2020, the Golden Boot award is the next on the agenda of most from a viewer's outlook, while it is the most sought-after individual award from a player's perspective when competing for their country at a major tournament.

Of course, there are familiar names in the mix for the prestigious award, but there may be some who are priced much higher in Sky Bet's market who could be worth consideration.

If two players are tied on goals at the end of the tournament, the winner will be decided in accordance with who has the most assists. If this still does not separate the players, it will then go on fewest minutes played.

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The Super 6 team offer some stats from their domestic season and within the betting market to aid your selections going forward. Some of these players will feature in this week's Super 6 round, which closes at 2pm, Sunday June 13. Play here for free with £100,000 up for grabs.

Harry Kane

Premier League Golden Boot winner Harry Kane is the favourite for the Euro 2020 one too.
Image: Premier League Golden Boot winner Harry Kane is the favourite for the Euro 2020 one too.

You cannot say much more about Harry Kane, and the England captain is the 5/1 favourite for a reason. The striker netted 23 goals in the Premier League this season, earning the Golden Boot on the final day of the season after his goal at Leicester ensured he was the outright winner as Mohamed Salah failed to score against Crystal Palace.

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With assists playing a part if players are level on goals at the end of the tournament, this could play even more into the hands of Kane, who also took home the Playmaker award for the most assists in the Premier League with 14.

He is on penalties as we all know, but if he is level then I would expect Kane to topple whoever is in his way, due to how he has been dropping deeper for most of the domestic campaign. He even racked up four assists, all for Heung-Min Son, against Southampton earlier on this season.

Memphis Depay

Memphis Depay could be the value pick to land the Euro 2020 Golden Boot award.
Image: Memphis Depay could be the value pick to land the Euro 2020 Golden Boot award.

Memphis Depay could be a potential steal at a price of 16/1, which has been floating shorter and longer than that for a fair while. The Lyon striker, who could join Barcelona in the summer, looks set to play in a front two alongside Wout Weghorst, and he has certainly enjoyed some success from that role previously.

Depay scored twice against Scotland and found the net against Georgia too, which could bode well for the group stages. Nertherlands face Ukraine, Austria and North Macedonia, so he could move himself above the pack before the knockouts if the Oranje are in form.

Out of the last five European Championships, only one player has netted over five goals (Antoine Griezmann, 6, 2016), so if Depay can continue his form into the group stages he could be of real value at 16/1. When it comes to the deciding factor in assists he shouldn't be too worried, as he accrued 12 assists during the Ligue 1 campaign.

Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann is the current holder of the Euro 2016 Golden Boot.
Image: Antoine Griezmann is the current holder of the Euro 2016 Golden Boot.

The holder, the Euro 2016 Golden Boot winner. Antoine Greizmann will be a force to be reckoned with in my opinion, particularly if you saw his deflected bicycle-kick against Romania. How is that for confidence? He found the net six times during his win at Euro 2016, including just the one penalty and two headed goals.

Saying that, the Frenchman only scored just over a double of this total during La Liga (13), ranking eighth in the scoring tally. There is reason to believe that he will find his feet with the national team once more though during this tournament.

France are hot prospects for Euro 2021 (9/2 favourites with Sky Bet) and while Karim Benzema may miss the first fixture, he should be off penalty duties considering he missed one against Wales. Griezmann may be the favourite to be back on spot-kicks, and with three goals in his last three for Les Bleus, his 22/1 could be as good as you are going to get.

Burak Yilmaz

Burak Yilmaz may be the outsider but his price represents extreme value for him to earn the Golden Boot.
Image: Burak Yilmaz may be the outsider but his price represents extreme value for him to earn the Golden Boot.

Burak Yilmaz represents the 'outsider' or 'underdog' in the race for the Golden Boot, but another word I would throw in there is 'value'. At 40/1, he offers an unrealistic chance you may think, though his domestic and international form tell you otherwise.

Domestically, Yilmaz scored 16 goals in 23 Ligue 1 starts (28 appearances) for Lille, as they toppled French giants PSG to claim the Ligue 1 title. More importantly for Turkey and their fans, the 35-year-old has transferred his domestic form onto the international stage.

Yilmaz has notched five times from his last four outings for Turkey, including a hat-trick in their 4-2 win over Netherlands back in March and another goal in Turkey's latest warm-up match, a 2-0 win over Moldova. He is another player who will be taking penalties, two of which came in those five goals, so the 40/1 shot could be worth keeping an eye on over the tournament.

Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku is the second favourite for the Golden Boot behind Harry Kane. How will he fare?
Image: Romelu Lukaku is the second favourite for the Golden Boot behind Harry Kane. How will he fare?

Again, Romelu Lukaku is a real threat to blitz this award, as seen with his price in the market (13/2 with Sky Bet). The frontman has five goals in his last five Belgium appearances, scoring the winner in their final warm-up game against a strong Croatia outfit on Sunday.

The Inter Milan striker was second only to Cristiano Ronaldo in regards to Serie A goals this season, despite scoring 24 times on the way to landing his side the Italian title. It was his assists which will raise the eyebrows though too, having set up 11 goals during the course of the campaign. A worthy second favourite to take home the award perhaps?

It is the fixtures which are appealing in this aspect, and another way of distancing himself from those in the 'group of death'. Belgium face Russia, Denmark and Finland, so it provides a real opportunity for Lukaku to score goals in this free-flowing Belgium side, particularly if PFA Player of the Year, Kevin de Bruyne, is back for their match against Finland.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Will you dare back against Cristiano Ronaldo, a man who has over 100 goals for his country?
Image: Will you dare back against Cristiano Ronaldo, a man who has over 100 goals for his country?

A player who has been there and done it all before, captain of the current holders of the European Championship, none other than Cristiano Ronaldo.

He did just miss out on the Euro 2012 Golden Boot having netted three goals, but Fernando Torres, who also scored three, took home the award due to less playing time. It is surprising not to see Ronaldo as a winner of either of the Euros or World Cup Golden Boot during his illustrious career so far.

He topped the Serie A charts with 29 goals this campaign despite how Juventus underperformed domestically, and he was on the scoresheet against Israel in Portugal's final warm-up game. His country face Hungary first, so he could have a head start and gain confidence, if they are to cruise to victory, heading into the crunch clashes with Germany and France.

Whichever way you look at it, the odds of 12/1 could be too high for a man of Ronaldo's calibre, but if anyone can defy the odds, then this is your man. Who will you select to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot?

Verdict: Memphis Depay to win Euro 2020 Golden Boot - 16/1.

Super 6 is back for the Euros!

Harry Kane and Memphis Depay both feature in this Sunday's Super 6 round as they face Croatia and Ukraine respectively. Scotland's clash with Czech Republic is involved too, with only 23 per cent backing the Tartan Army for victory at Hampden Park.

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Austria vs North Macedonia
Netherlands vs Ukraine
Scotland vs Czech Republic
Poland vs Slovakia
Spain vs Sweden

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