Who Will Be The Top Scorer at The 2014 World Cup in Brazil?
The World Cup’s Golden Boot (a famous sports award)has been won by some of the greatest names to ever play the game. Eusebio, Gerd Muller and Ronaldo have all claimed the much sought after title that’s awarded to the highest goal scorer at the World Cup. But who will follow in their legendary footsteps in Brazil this summer?
If we take a look on now at the latest news of betting sites like http://www.world-cup-betting.me.uk/ , we can notice that Ronaldo and Messi are the top favourite to be the top goalscorer at the 2014 World Cup although the likes of Luis Suarez, Diego Costa and Neymar are all in the running for the prestigious award.
Leo Messi, Argentina
Despite losing his Ballon d’Or crown to Ronaldo this year, bookmakers have Leo Messi as odds on favourite to take home the Golden Boot. Messi is tipped to become the top goal scorer because, unlike Ronaldo and Portugal, his Argentina side are expected to progress to the latter stages of the tournament. Ably supported by the likes of Di Maria, Higuain and Aguero, Argentina and Messi are a strong outfit and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he departed Brazil with the Golden Boot.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal
Ronaldo and his Portugal team have been placed in a tough group alongside Germany, Ghana and the USA. They limped through qualifying and only just snuck past Sweden in the play-off so not a lot is expected of them in Brazil. However, they do possess Cristiano Ronaldo and the 29-year-old has the ability to single handily win matches. He’s scored a phenomenal 50 goals this season and he will certainly strike fear into any opposing side. The former Manchester United player’s Golden Boot chances rely on how far he can carry Portugal through the tournament.
Diego Costa, Spain
Diego Costa, the stud from Spain, has been in stunning form for Atletico Madrid this season. The 25-year-old has announced himself as one of Europe’s premier strikers as Atletico challenge for Champions League and La Liga glory. His pace, power and finishing prowess has attracted the interest of many of Europe’s elite clubs. With the talents of Iniesta, Xavi and Fabregas supplying Costa with chances he’s in with a great chance of claiming the Golden Boot.
Luis Suarez, Uruguay
Many believe that it will be a South American team that triumphs in Brazil. If Uruguay is to be that side then the enigmatic Luis Suarez will have to transfer his scintillating club form to the world stage. The Liverpool forward has netted 31 league goals this season and with the support of fellow countryman, Edison Cavani, Suarez could well end the tournament with the Golden Boot.
The hopes of a nation rest solely on Neymar’s shoulders. Despite not setting the world alight with Barcelona this season there’s no doubting the threat Neymar possess. The former Santos player has scored 30 goals in 47 appearances for the national side and he’s only 22 years old. Neymar was unplayable in last summer’s Confederations Cup. A repeat performance would almost certainly see him occupy the higher echelons of the goal scoring charts.
Sergio Aguero has been in blistering form for Manchester City this season, scoring 16 goals in 21 league games. He has, however, been blighted by injuries. A fully fit Aguero, being assisted by Messi, is sure to see the diminutive Argentine feature at the top of the goal scoring charts.
An outside bet for the Golden Boot is Bosnia and Herzegovina front man, Edin Dzeko. He heads into the tournament in great form and his side are tipped by many to cause a few upsets in their first visit to the World Cup finals.