Manuel Neuer And David De Gea Joint Favourites For World Cup Golden Glove Award

There will be some exceptional goalkeepers on display at the World Cup this summer and we take a look at who might win the 'Golden Glove' accolade awarded to the best stopper in the tournament. We've perused the World Cup betting markets for Russia and we are finding it difficult to look beyond the favourites when it comes to the Golden Glove...

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David de Gea to win    Best Bet 7/2

Latest Golden Glove Betting

The Golden Glove award was previously known as the 'Yashin Award' when it was first introduced in 1994. Four of the past five winners were part of the team that went on to win that year's World Cup so it goes without saying that you'll want to select a keeper who has a chance of going the distance in Russia.

The Golden Glove (as it has been known since 2010) went the way of the brilliant Manuel Neuer in 2014 and the German keeper is at the head of the market at 7/2 this year. The Bayern Munich keeper has endured a tough campaign with injury as he has played just three Bundesliga games and he hasn't represented Germany since October 2016, albeit it is 378 minutes of game time and counting since he last conceded a goal at international level!

David de Gea joins Neuer at the head of the market at 7/2 and he goes into the tournament off the back of an exceptional season - on a personal level at least - with Manchester United. The 27-year-old won the Premier League Golden Glove with 18 clean sheets and he has been exceptional for Spain, keeping six clean sheets in his last ten international outings.

De Gea forms an integral part of a Spain team that conceded just three goals in ten games during qualifying for the World Cup and we fancy the 2010 World Champions to do well this summer as they bid to erase memories of their embarrassing group stage exit of four years ago. For us, De Gea looks to be the best bet in this market.

The Rest Of The Golden Glove Odds

The highly-rated Alisson was a man mountain for Roma in Serie A last term and was arguably the best player in the division. The 25-year-old is 4/1 for the Golden Glove with Ladbrokes but he is part of a Brazilian side that has shown in the past that they are capable of throwing in a dreadful performance out of nowhere (Germany 6-1 Brazil, anyone?).

France's Hugo Lloris is as short as 11/2 despite his indifferent form for Tottenham, while Belgium's Thibaut Courtois (6/1) also had a difficult campaign with Chelsea.

England's Jordan Pickford is 18/1 with Ladbrokes.com but he is yet to nail down the No.1 jersey as he battles with Jack Butland and Nick Pope for the starting role in Gareth Southgate's team.

Posted: Thursday, 24th May 2018
Author: Chris Knight

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