It’s Brazil and France who are the joint 9/2 favourites to be the highest scoring teams at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Both sides are expected to go far into the tournament and both are worthy of consideration in this market.
Looking at some of the groups where one team can dominate, there are certainly some other teams that might achieve the feat at a bigger price.
Brazil hope to rack up the goals in Group G
Facing Cameroon, Serbia and Switzerland in Group G, Brazil are expected to finish comfortable winners before the all-important knockout stages.
With the likes of Neymar, Raphinha, Richarlison, Antony and Vinicius Jr in their attacking ranks, Brazil certainly have the potential to get amongst the goals early in the competition.
The Brazilians are in free-scoring form heading into the competition, having won all of their last seven games and scoring 26 goals in the process.
The Serbs and Swiss will look to make life difficult for Brazil and don’t expect the tournament favourites to have it all their own way.
However, if they do reach the latter stages of the tournament, expect Brazil to have notched up some goals along the way.
Benzema can spearhead French attack
With Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema in their ranks, France are understandably in contention to finish as the highest scoring team in Qatar.
Les Bleus boast some of the best attacking players at the tournament, with Kylian Mbappe also looking to shine on the biggest stage once again.
The French finished only second to Belgium for the team with the most goals at the last World Cup in 2018, with France scoring 14 to the Red Devils’ 16.
At this years’ tournament, France find themselves in a group consisting of Australia, Denmark and Tunisia.
The Danes should certainly provide a stern test but the French will fancy their chances of putting on big scores against Australia and Tunisia.
With a seemingly reasonable route to at least the quarter-final stage, France justify their tag as joint favourites in this team goals market.
Outsiders to consider
Looking down the prices and the Netherlands at 10/1 jump out as a potential contender. The Dutch were drawn in a favourable group and are expected to cruise past the likes of Ecuador, Senegal and Qatar on their way to the knockout stages.
The Netherlands are on a 15-game unbeaten run at present, scoring 41 goals in that time. With the likes of Memphis Depay and Cody Gakpo in their ranks, the Dutch could well pile on the goals in the group stages.
Meanwhile, Belgium will be looking to finish top of the scoring charts once again after their efforts in Russia four years ago and are 12/1 to do so.
Belgium are in Group F, along with Canada, Croatia and Morocco. While the Croats will prove a stern test, the Red Devils have the ability to put the Canadians and Moroccans to the sword.
This Belgian golden generation have one more realistic shot at major silverware and they should be in the mix for the highest scoring team in Qatar.