Stan James World Cup Goalscorer Match Bets

9th June 2010 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup Betting & Odds
World Cup Betting & Odds

Here are a selection of some the Goalscorer Match Bets that Stan James are offering on South Africa 2010. These are great alternative bets to enjoy, instead of just putting all of your money down on the outright winner of the Golden Boot. Stan James’s Goalscorer Match Bets, pits some of the world’s greatest football stars against each other in a head to head betting contest. Suddenly it is not about who will score the most goals at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but who will score more than their match bet rival? There are some interesting World Cup odds to sort through on this one, and ones which could bring some decent returns. The race for the World Cup top goal scorer will be a fascinating one, with a plethora of stars all vying for the position of being World Number One. There are a lot of players who have a lot to prove to other rivals. But these Stan James bets are not about the overall tally in beating the world, it’s just about beating the Goalscorer Match Bet opponent.

Lionel Messi (Argentina) v Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
First up we have two of the most exciting forward players on the planet. Argentina’s Lionel Messi goes up against Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo in this first bet. Remember, you need to pick who you think will score the most goals out of the two of them, or whether you think they will hit the same amount of goals. Both are in teams from which a lot is expected, but also which have their flaws and weaknesses. Messi has been accused of not bringing his A game to the national side, and Ronaldo has not quite been his proficient, free flowing self in his first season at Real Madrid. This is a battle between two of the genuine world stars, but who will have the most goals in them?
Messi Evens
Tie 3/1
Ronaldo 7/4

Arjen Robben (Holland) v Franck Ribery (France)
Next up we have the Bayern Munich pairing of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery. After picking up an injury and becoming a doubt over participation at South Africa 2010, Robben seems more and likely to strap on his boots and play. Whether Holland will rest him at the start of the tournament to make sure, it is not exactly clear, but all the same Robben has been in startling form this season for his club and country, and the ex-Chelsea man is expected to be amongst the goals. But will French star Ribery upstage him? Ribery has the world at his feet, but will he be able to deliver in a France side that seems to be stumbling blindly around looking for the right attacking formation? Les Blues are lacking goals despite all their talent, but if they fire, then so can Ribery.
Robben 6/4    
Tie 2/1    
Ribery 13/8    

Jermaine Defoe (England) v Peter Crouch (England)
Who will make more of an impact as England’s secondary scoring source? Well, it could actually be their third main source after Rooney and Lampard, but in the battle of the England strikers, will Jermaine Defoe or Peter Crouch prevail at South Africa 2010. Defoe showed his worth through England;s successful qualification campaign, looking sharp and full of speed. But Peter Crouch is the current active England player with the best goalscoring record for his nation. There are still some doubts as to who will get the nod to start alongside Rooney at the World Cup. Will it be Crouch or Heskey? Defoe is more likely than not to be used only in a substitute capacity, so does that tip the favour in Crouch’s direction? What if Heskey starts? Who will be the first choice substitute for him? All sorts of connotations in this one, but take your pick whether Defoe will score more than Crouch, or the other way around at the World Cup.
Defoe 7/4    
Tie 2/1    
Crouch 11/8  

David Villa (Spain) v Fernando Torres (Spain)
Next the two deadly Spaniards go head to head in a World Cup goal scoring battle. This pretty much could be the race for the Golden Shoe right here, but there is a chance to pick up some extra World Cup Odds, just by pitting the two against each other. Villa, the first choice striker with the better international goalscoring record, is being tipped all over the place to top the goal scoring chart, but can his international team mate get the better of him? Will the two Spanish striking stars end up with parity? The two form a deadly partnership, and Torres brings out the best in Villa. But can the Liverpool star shine again as he did at the European Championships, where he netted the crucial winner that gave Spain the cup?
Villa 10/11    
Tie 3/1    
Torres 15/8

Wayne Rooney (England) v Fernando Torres (Spain)
How about a Manchester United v Liverpool striker battle? England’s Wayne Rooney goes up against Anfield hero Fernando Torres in this Stan James Goalscorer Match Bet. Rooney is Fabio Capello’s big hope at the tournament, and England’s World Cup dreams pretty much rest upon his shoulders. That means he should be amongst the goals to continue his prolific goalscoring year for club and country. But Fernando Torres is clearly no slouch, and there is not too much to chose between the two of them when it comes to picking out a top goal scorer. Torres has all the finesse and quality of finish, while Rooney is a more of a brute force direct handful for defences. Which style will win out at South Africa 2010?
Rooney 5/4    
Tie 3/1    
Torres 11/8

Those are just a selection of the great Goalscorer Match Bets that Stan James are putting forth. There are other major players and pairings to look over, such as David Villa v Wayne Rooney, Lionel Messi v Wayne Rooney and David Villa v Lionel Messi. This is a great market to explore with some though provoking selections to be decided up. The list at Stan James goes on in the fairly unique method of betting on the goaslcoring heroics at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Milito v Eto’o, Higuain v Ronaldo, Aguero v Forlan, Gerrard v Lampard, Messi v Higuain, Tevez v Robinho and Torres v Gerrard can all be bet upon. Who will be the higher scorer out of the pairing? Six goals is usually enough to win the Golden Boot, and not all of these stars will hit that many. But who will hit the tally necessary to beat their rival in these pairings? Online Bookmaker Stan James are offering up to £25 in free bets on new accounts. Just sign up to Stan James and when you first bet on that new account is settled, the online bookmaker will credit your account with a matched bonus to the value of your original stake (up to £25).

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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