Ladbrokes World Cup 2014 Top Scorer
Online betting site Ladbrokes have come up with a superb promotion to take advantage for your World Cup 2014 betting and it focuses on the top scorer market. In the field and in contention to finish with the Golden Boot at Brazil 2014 are Neymar, Lionel Meiss, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez. Between them they should provide some real highlights at the tournament and the capacity to return a high amount of goals between them.
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So in the race to finish as Top Scorer at the World Cup, with Ladbrokes World Cup 2014 Top Scorer odds, as players try to emulate what Germany’s Thomas Muller did four years ago in South Africa, we take a look at the main contenders in the field.
Lionel Messi, Argentina 8/1
He hasn’t really done it yet on the World stage, so is this his time? One of the greatest players ever to grace the game, has never really seemed to fit into the Argentinean team. More to the point, no-one has really known how to use him. That is until now, with Alejandro Sabella building the attack around him as a focal point. Because of the presence of Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain in the attack as well, defences are going to have their hands full trying to keep them out. Messi, used correctly, should get plenty of chances to weigh in with a few goals, especially in the group stage where Argentina face only Bosnia, Iran and Nigeria. He will take penalty kicks and free kicks too.
Cristiano Ronaldo 12/1
The former Manchester United Man has already fired in 49 goals in 110 interinatal appearances for Portugal. He is the star, the key man in their attacking line up. The problem with backing Ronaldo heavily in the World Cup 2014 is that Portugal may not get as far, and therefore won’t play as many games as the likes of Argentina and Brazil will. There could be a tricky path ahead for Portugal and that will naturally put a damper on backing Ronaldo, no matter how brilliant he is. He can only carry an average looking Portugal side so far. If he was playing for Brazil or Argentina, then he’d be as short as Messi in the Golden Boot market.
He has a better strike rate at international level than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Can the golden boy of Brazilian football turn in on when it matters most for his country? His record stands at 30 goals from 47 caps in his young career. The goals didn’t flow in his first season with Barcelona at the Nou Camp, not even when he got his chance in the spotlight with Messi out injured. But on the World stage, he shines. He won the Golden Boot at the 2013 Confederations Cup and Brazil use him to his strengths. He is backed up by a powerful midfield and journeyman efforts of Fred. He rolled out an put a low scoring season for Barcelona behind him with a hattrick against South Africa in a friendly in March. He’ll handle the pressure and produce.
Sergio Aguero 16/1
The Manchester City hitman looks tremendous value with Ladbrokes World Cup 2014 Top Scorer odds, he really does. If he feeds off the space that Lionel Messi leaves, then Aguero could flourish. He has netted at a rate of almost a goal every other game for his country and during 2013 he banged in five goals in six internationals, helping Argentina win the CONMEBOL qualification zone. There is every chance that Aguero is simply going to explode with form at the World Cup, and his ability to finish from outside the box could carry him close to being top scorer.
Luis Suarez 20/1
When he underwent minor knee surgery in May ahead of the World Cup, the odds on him finishing the tournament as top scorer drifted a little bit. However, if he is fit and he is on fire then he should get amongst the goals. Suarez has scored 38 in 77 appearances for Uruguay, and with the strength of Uruguay going forward, then he should have a massive influence. The England defence are probably going to be very concerned about meeting him in the group stage. Four years ago, Uruguay landed a top four finish at South Africa 2010. That’s unlikely to happen again, they aren’t as good as they were four years ago. So Suarez’s big chance could come in the group stage.
There are great other names around in such a rich attacking crop of players that are heading to South American. Brazil’s Fred at 20/1 could be some decent value, he’ll fall into the shadow of the flair of Neymar, but he’s always in the right place at the right time. Argentina not only have Messi and Aguero, but Gonzalo Higuain as well, with a phenomenal record of 21 goals and 11 assists in 36 caps. Spain will be looking for Diego Costa, who has yet to play a competitive international match, and will be hoping that he can follow through with his immense form for Atletico Madrid, filling the number nine void that Spain have.