We’ve been talking a lot about Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe, and Harry Kane. They’re the top strikers in the world, expected to shine in Qatar 2022. Let’s be honest, admitting none can win the World Cup by themselves. That’s why it’s time to focus on the betting online favorites to win the Golden Glove award, given to the best goalkeeper in the tournament, also known as the Golden Glove. With Gianluigi Donnarumma out, since Italy didn’t qualify, the field is wide open.
Let’s check the latest World Cup odds, stats, injury reports, and World Cup lines. We’ve plenty of World Cup betting odds for you to consider.
Thibaut Courtois (Belgium)
Thibaut Courtois leading the way (+450) shouldn’t surprise. He’s the Real Madrid goalie, and last season, he was crucial in Los Blancos winning La Liga and the UEFA Champions League. This season, he’s one of the main reasons they remain contenders in all of the competitions. He was the 2018 Golden Glove winner, where Courtois helped Belgium finish third, the team’s best-ever result in a World Cup.
Manuel Neuer (Germany)
It’s not fair that Manuel Neuer and Marc-Andre ter Stegen are both on the Germany squad, because only one can be the starter. Neuer is the favorite to start. He’s been one of the best goalkeepers in the world over the last decade, and, at 36, this is probably his last Cup. He recently revealed he has undergone surgery for skin cancer three times. Priced at +600, the 2014 award-winner was crucial in Germany’s title that season.
Unai Simon (Spain)
Forget about David de Gea, Unai Simon is Spain’s goalkeeper. De Gea wasn’t even included despite a good season with Manchester United. Simon did lead Spain during the qualifiers, having surrendered just five goals. As part of the Athletic Club, Simon had to work twice as hard to have this opportunity. Simon, who was Spain’s goalkeeper during the 2020 EURO, is also offering a +600 price in the sportsbook to win the Golden Glove in Qatar.
Hugo Lloris (France)
We couldn’t leave out the goalkeeper of the defending champion. Plus, Hugo Lloris has a very respectable career with Le Bleus, winning the 2018 World Cup and 2020-21 UEFA Nations League. He was also on the team that finished second in the 2016 EURO. As if that wasn’t sufficient, he is having a very good season with Tottenham, one of the main reasons the Spurs are in the top four of the English Premier League (Round of 16 of the UCL). In the Golden Glove, he’s a +650 price. Considering he’ll be accompanied by Raphael Varane, Jules Kounde, Theo Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard, that’s very tempting.
Damian Martinez (Argentina)
Here’s another goalkeeper playing in the EPL, at Aston Villa. Damian Martinez, also known as Dibu, was crucial in helping Lionel Messi and Argentina conquer the 2021 Copa America. That was the team’s first major trophy since 1993. He was also crucial as La Albiceleste finished the Cup qualifiers undefeated, having surrendered just eight goals in 17 games. Only the Brazilians allowed fewer (five). Dibu has a +700 price to win the Golden Glove.