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World Cup Top Goal Scorer Odds, is El Classico a preview?
Recently in the Copa Del rey Final match between Real Madrid and Barcelona, the three players with the best betting odds to win the top goal scorer in the World Cup were involved.
Lionel Messi remains the top betting choice in World Cup top goal scorer odds at Bet365. He was 7/1 after the April 16 Barca loss to Real Madrid. Brazil's Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal are tied for second at 12/1 odds.
Much like the earlier El Clasico matchup, not only did Messi, Neymar, and Ronaldo all play in the big match, but also all were key in the outcome where Barcelona won 4-3 in a thriller.
Lionel Messi had the best betting odds to win the top goal scorer this summer in Brazil at +750 at Bet365 and he had a hat trick in El Classico. OK, so two of the three goals came on penalties, but he ranks third in La Liga in goals, as of March 24th, even though he has missed several matches due to injuries.
Messi has great betting odds and not only because is one of if not THE best striker in the world, but he plays for Argentina, which has a stacked offense.
Because of this, teams can not only concentrate on containing Messi, as the squad also features Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain, who each in the top six when it comes to top goal scorer odds.
While Messi has a lot of help the same cannot be said for Christiano Ronaldo, who has betting odds of +1200 at Bet365 to be top goal scorer. He leads La Liga in goals and in the El Classico match he scored off a penalty. However, he does not have a lot of help up front, as the second best betting odds for top goal scorer from Portugal is Helder Postiga and he is posted at +10000.
Still, Ronaldo is magical with the ball and scored all four goals in the European World Cup playoff tie with Sweden including a hat trick in the second leg.
Neymar is one of the best young strikers in the world and playing for Barcelona he was taken down in the box in the El Classico match, which led to a penalty goal from Messi.
Like Messi, Neymar has some help on offense with Hulk and Fred each having good top goal scorer betting odds. On top of that Brazil does not play in a tough group with Croatia and Mexico each having suspect defenses.
Luis Suarez, the Uruguay international who dominated with Liverpool this season is 16/1, tied with Argentine Sergio Aguero. Countryman Gonzalo Higuain is next at 20/1.