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World Cup Betting: Top Goalscorer

World Cup Betting: Top Goalscorer

When you look at the history of Top Goalscorers in the World Cup, ever since 1966, the top goalscorer has played for a team who has reached at least the quarterfinals. The only exception is from the 1994 World Cup as Bulgaria´s Hristro Stoichkov shared the top goalscorer prize with Russia´s Oleg Salenko. Russia did not get out of their group but Salenko scored 5 goals in their last group match to tie the win.

So when looking at the top goalscorer, you look at the teams which have potential to make it to the quarterfinals, teams that play attacking football and players who usually give all their team`s free kicks and penalties.

Messi is the favorite with 9.50 odds and he is capable of scoring on an one goal per game average but Argentina themselves do not score many goals and they are so inconsistent that there are no guarantees they will make it to the quarterfinals so we will skip him.

Neymar Jr. is a better choice as Brazil is expected to go far and if Neymar stays fit, he will be the one taking all the penalties and free kicks for the team.

On top of him, a small bet should be considered also for Edison Cavani (23.00), Robert Lewandowski (31.00), Thomas Muller (31.00) and Christian Eriksen (76.00). Both Cavani and Lewandowski were the top scorers in South American and European World Cup qualifiers with a big margin. If either Uruguay or Poland can have a good run, it will be thanks to either one of these players.

Thomas Muller did not have the best season in Germany scoring only 8 goals but he is a big tournament player. Muller is only one of two players who has managed to score 5 goals in two consecutive World Cups. He has a knack of finding space and scoring goals. You can never rule out one of the best poachers in the world, especially as Germany is expected to go far.

Our last pick is a long shot but it has a chance of coming through. The top goalscorer in the last world cup was James Rodriguez of Colombia. He was their main guy and it was because of him the team made it to the quarterfinals. Now Eriksen is in a similar system. Denmark plays the way that brings out the best of Eriksen. Denmark should go through their group and in the last-16 anything can happen. Eriksen scored 11 goals in 12 games in the qualifiers so he is definitely capable of scoring with a 1.00 average.

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