Cristiano Ronaldo Odds World Cup 2014 Golden Boot Betting
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was struggling with injuries towards the end of the domestic season in Spain, but the Portuguese star is still trading strongly to put in a spectacular showing at Brazil 2014. Cristiano Ronaldo odds World Cup 2014 Golden Boot Betting has the former Manchester United star trading alongside the likes of Neymar and Sergio Aguero at 14/1 to land the coveted title of most goals in the tournament.
Four years ago at South Africa 2010, Ronaldo only managed to find the back of the net once in four games. That was largely down to Portugal’s style of just sitting back, blocking midfield and not really doing anything with the ball when they got it. Ronaldo was instrumental in getting Portugal to the World Cup, even though he only managed four goals during his country’s qualifying campaign. It was a hattrick away in Sweden in the second leg of their play-off, adding to his strike (the only goal of the game) in the first leg, which booked Portugal safe passage to Brazil.
Can he finish as top scorer at Brazil 2014? Arguably the best player in the world at the moment, confirmed by his Ballon d’Or title at the start of the year, Ronaldo should shine on the world stage. The Golden Boot winner at the World Cup usually comes out on top with a five or six goal haul. Ronaldo is good enough to get in amongst the mix in just the group stage, but the issues which may concern punters in backing him heavily, is that Portugal aren’t that strong of a side, nothing more than average really without him.
In the Group Stage of World Cup 2014 betting, Portugal are running as second favourites to top their group, as they have to deal with Germany. They then go onto play Ghana and the USA, both of those looking like winnable matches. So there is a decent chance that Portugal will get through to the knockout stage, and if they can get a point out of their match with Germany in their opening game, then that will probably happen as Ghana and the USA don’t look big threats at all.
A match in a round of sixteen would therefore most likely put Portugal up against Belgium or Russia. Not too bad of a challenge, but then in the quarter finals, the most likely opponent would be one of the outright favourites, Argentina. Therefore the value of Cristiano Ronaldo odds World Cup 2014 Golden Boot Betting is going to be summed up in how far you think that the Portuguese are going to get. The more games Ronaldo gets, the more chances of netting goals obviously.
If they get to the quarter finals that that is five games under their belt. Could Ronaldo average a goal per game along the way at Brazil 2014? He probably could. You can see him getting plenty of chances in the group against the weak USA side, that’s for sure. As he takes free kicks and spot kicks as well, any opportunity to have a crack at goal from dead ball situations will be his. It is a testament to his abilities that Cristiano Ronaldo odds World Cup 2014 Golden Boot Betting are at 14/1.
The same price can be taken on Brazil’s Neymar and Argentina’s Sergio Aguero, both of whom are being favoured to make it all the way to the World Cup final, which would give them seven games each. Cristiano Ronaldo’s great rival, Lionel Messi is trading as 7/1 favourites in the World Cup 2014 Golden Boot market. Will Cristiano Ronaldo be able to top the entire field though?
World Cup 2014 Golden Boot Odds
Lionel Messi 7/1, Neymar 14/1, Cristiano Ronaldo 14/1, Luis Suarez 14/1, Sergio Aguero 14/1, Diego Costa 25/1, Gonzalo Higuain 20/1, Fred 22/1, Romelu Lukaku 33/1, Robin van Persie 25/1, Karim Benzema 25/1, Thomas Muller 33/1