Beat The Bookies: World Cup Top Scorer


We all want to make a few off of the World Cup this summer, and there’s no reason why we can’t.

There are some great odds on offer for this years top scorer award.

On average a World Cup top goalscorer will bag 6 goals, if a player reaches the final he will have played 7 games and will obviously have an advantage over players who have been knocked out in the earlier rounds.

Lets look at some players who have a good chance of making it to the latter stage of the tournament with their countries. We should also take into account their groups, as there are some poor teams in this tournament who will concede their fare share before going home.

Robin Van Persie:

Price 33/1

The Dutch striker was top scorer in the European qualifying stages with 11 goals and is well capable of banging in over 6 goals in Brazil.

Holland’s first game is against Spain will more than likely end up nill all or something close to that, however RVP should smash in a nice few goals against Australia and possibly one or two against Chile - he also takes penalties as Robben doesn’t have the bottle for it anymore.

If you feel that The Netherlands will finish top of their group then by all means put your money on Van Persie for top scorer, because they will be avoiding Brazil in the next round of the competition and have a great chance of progressing to the latter stages of the tournament, meaning RVP will most likely there or there abouts in the end.



The Barcelona star hasn’t been overly impressive following his big money move to the Nou Camp. However he is a different prospect when playing with Brazil.

The home nation will more than likely make it to at least the semi-finals and Neymar should be able to score a few against Mexico and Cameroon in the group stages.

He has scores 30 goals in 47 games for his country, and had a great Confederations Cup, definitely worth throwing a few quid on.

Sergio Aguero:


The South American teams should do quite well in this tournament, and Argentina are certainly strong contenders to lift the cup.

Aguero is the type of player who relishes big games, and could possibly find himself with more space on the pitch  during The World Cup as defenders will be doubling and trebling up on Lionel Messi.

He had a few injury problems this season but still managed to score 17 goals in 20 Premier League starts, and is 8th on the all time Argentina scorers list with 21 goals.

Argentina have Nigeria and Iran in their group, and should demolish both sides. However the Bosnia game may well be tight.

At 26 years old the deadly Argentinian is entering into the prime of his playing career and should have a great World Cup campaign.

 Marco Reus:


The 25 year old German midfielder could well be in the mix for this years top scorer award and you can’t go wrong with the price.

He scored 6 goals for Germany in the World Cup qualifiers and has a keen eye for goal bagging 30 in 53 appearances in the league for Borussia Dortmund, since joining the club.

The only problem here is that the German’s have a tough group with U.S.A, Portugal and Ghana.

However they were top scorers in the European World Cup Qualifiers and should still smash a few in during the group stage.

Expect Germany to do well in this tournament, they always turn up for the big occasions and Marco Reus should have an explosive World Cup.





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