Netherlands’ striker Wout Weghorst is going to usurp the odds and win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot — according to a supercomputer study carried out by bookmaker Casumo.
The 28-year-old, who has earned just four caps for his country thus far, won the competition’s top scorer accolade in five separate simulations of the tournament — averaging over five goals — making him a very tempting choice for those looking for a top scorer Euro 2020 bet, where he can be found at 30/1 to win the Golden Boot.
The likes of Harry Kane (8/1), Romelu Lukaku (10/1) and Kylian Mbappé (10/1) are currently leading the way in the betting market.
However, the prolific Wolfsburg striker, who hasn’t appeared in a Dutch shirt since 2018, looks set to upset the favourites.
He has been included in Frank de Boer’s provisional squad ahead of the tournament and with the Netherlands being pitted against Ukraine, Austria and North Macedonia in Group C, you’d imagine he will be presented with a hatful of chances should he be rewarded with a place in the final 26-man squad.
“He’s in very good shape, let that be clear,” de Boer told ESPN. “It looks good for him. Ultimately, we still have to make a decision, but the chances are he will be there [in the squad].
“It’s astonishing, what he’s doing this season, and also already last season.”
Number crunches at the bookmaker have predicted the top scorer through a unique statistical model. Their series of complex calculations looks at variables that include: age, xG, squads, fixtures and more.