Cristiano Ronaldo Odds World cup 2014 Golden Boot Betting
Cristiano Ronaldo. Some believe that he finally surpassed Lionel Messi as being the greatest player on the planet at the moment. That would seem to have been confirmed with the former Manchester United player winning the 2013 Ballon d’Or. After scoring from the penalty spot in Real Madrid’s Champions League final win over rivals Atletico Madrid, the next tour of duty for CR7 is to carry Portugal’s main threat at Brazil 2014.
His Portugal side are 28/1 shots to land the World Cup title, around the same mark as England. So while they certainly have one of the best players in the world to help their cause, they certainly don’t carry as much of a collective threat as the likes of Brazil and Argentina do. So how does that affect Cristiano Ronaldo odds World Cup 2014 Golden Boot betting. It affects it quite a bit, because there is a big chance that Ronaldo won’t get as many games in which to shine as some of his other main contenders in the Golden Boot market will (Sergio Aguero, Lionel MEssi and Neymar).
So the chances could be limited for Cristiano Ronaldo. There is also the factor that Portugal were handed a relatively tough draw in the group stage, where they have to take on 5/1 third favourites to win the World Cup outright, Germany. That should be a tough game for the Portuguese, perhaps only leaving two realistically strong chances against Ghana and the USA in the other group matches to really make his mark. During World Cup 2014 qualification, injuries and Portugal struggling as a unit, saw Ronaldo return only four goals. Not the high return that was expected of him, as Portugal finished second behind Russia.
However, in their play off against Sweden, he showed his merit. After scoring the only goal of the first leg, in a thrilling second leg in Sweden, Ronaldo single handedly saw off the comeback of Sweden, trumping Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s brace in the game with a stunning hat trick of his own. That is what Ronaldo can do, four goals in two matches. So he will get chances in the group stage, and that alone means that Cristiano Ronaldo odds World Cup 2014 Golden Boot betting is still tempting enough to have a wager on. The Golden Boot is usually won with five or six goals.
In order for him to win the Golden Boot title at Brazil 2014, he will probably have to come out of the blocks firing in the group stage. What will enhance his chances of course is that he will take all free kicks around the box, and any penalty kicks as well during matches. That could boost his tally. It is a huge credit that he is trading at 14/1, alongside the likes of Aguero and Neymar, who are likely to get more games than he is and are in better, stronger all round teams. That shows Ronaldo’s tremendous talent and with a strike rate of 49 goals in 110 caps for Portugal, then you can’t argue with his goalscoring record. Can he deliver at Brazil 2014?