With the 2014 World Cup nearly upon us, a question that is on many football punter’s minds is “Who will get the Golden Boot?”.
The top goalscorer betting is one of the most popular betting markets in the Football World Cup. The 2014 World Cup promises to be no different, and there are a number of players who will be looking to dominate and bag lots of goals for their respective teams.
In this article we’ll take a look at the top contenders for the top goalscorer betting market. There are always usually a few short odds favourites leading into the World Cup, with several players demonstrating good form during the regular season before the competition gets underway.
Of course, given that it’s much more difficult trying to pick winners of the top goalscorer award, the betting for this market is going to provide better odds compared to the betting odds for the team that wins the tournament.
The top five front runners in the top goalscorer betting market need no explaining and include Lionel Messi (Argentina), Neymar (Brazil), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Luis Suarez (Uruguay), and Sergio Aguero (Argentina).
Not only are all these players individually brilliant, they also feature in very strong teams. Both Argentina and Brazil are touted as being the best teams in South America and South American teams typically do very well in World Cups hosted in a South American country.
So with it being expected that Argentina and the host nation Brazil will progress from the group stages and go deep in the competition this favours contenders that are part of World Cup teams likely to play more games, such as Messi @ 7-1, Neymar @ 10-1, and Aguero @ 14-1.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been in devastating form for his club side Real Madrid in recent months is @ 14-1 but there may not be as much value here as Portugal are unlikely to go deep in the tournament. In addition to betting on the “Tournament top goalscorer”, you might want to consider also betting on the “Top goalscorer for their team” market.
Here we list the very latest – 2014 World Cup Betting Offers..!