James Rodriguez Favourite To Be World Cup Top Scorer

Despite being out of the World Cup, Columbia’s James Rodriguez is still the favourite to be the tournament’s Top Scorer at a best price of 8/11 with bet365.

Rodriguez (6 goals) is currently 2 goals ahead of his closest rivals, Messi, Muller and Neymar (who all have 4 goals), and then comes Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben both on 3 goals.

Obviously Neymar is out of the tournament, while the others now have a guaranteed 2 matches to try and catch Rodriguez.

Rodriguez remains the favourite, probably due to the fact that tight matches are expected throughout the rest of the World Cup, but the 3rd place play-off would see a less pressurised match, and who knows what might happen there?

It’s not impossible to see Muller or Messi scoring one goal a game in their remaining two fixtures, whether the second match be a final or the 3rd place play-off, so a dead heat isn’t out of the question.

For Arjen Robben and van Persie, it looks a bit more difficult. It’s hard to make a case for either man scoring the 4 goals required to possibly win outright, and it looks hard for either of them to even score the 3 required for a (possible, depending on what Messi and Muller do) dead heat with Rodriguez.

If you are a real optimist, Higuain (1 Goal) and Fred (1 Goal) are 200/1, although in Fred’s case I think he should be more like 100,000/1.

If you are betting on each-way first goalscorers in the remaining World Cup fixtures, it is worth noting that bet365 pay out on unlimited goalscorers (on each-way bets), which means you could have the last goalscorer in a 3-3 draw and still win. New bet365 customers can also get a £200.00 Welcome Bonus and a £50.00 free mobile bet.

Both new and existing bet365 customers can also get a refund on losing World Cup Outright Winner bets if your team gets knocked out on penalties. So far it has refunded on Greece, Chile and Costa Rica, and with more tight matches expected, I expect to see it come into force again.

Full Top Scorer Betting is as follows,

6 Goals – Rodriguez 8/11
4 Goals – Messi 10/3
4 Goals – Muller 9/2
3 Goals – van Persie 16/1
3 Goals – Robben 20/1

3/1 Argentina OR 13/2 Belgium with Titanbet

Brazil and Germany got through to the semi-finals yesterday, and today sees Argentina and Belgium looking to join them in the last four when they square up at the Estádio Nacional de Brasilia in Brasília at 5pm (UK time). And as usual, we have a selection of sign up offers on the big match.

Anybody opening a new Titanbet account here can choose from an enhanced price of either 3/1 on Argentina OR 13/2 on Belgium to win in 90 minutes.

This is a new accounts only offer, and the maximum bet is £10.00. All new Titanbet accounts can also get a £5.00 free bet every day that they place £50.00 worth of bets, and you can also get a refund of £10.00 on your first losing mobile bet (refund comes in the form of a free bet).

Personally, I think 13/2 on Belgium sounds huge, but if you don’t like either of those offers, you could instead get an enhanced price of 3/1 on Lionel Messi to score anytime in the 90 minutes with Titanbet.

Remember, you can only choose one of these Titanbet offers at the enhanced price, either Argentina at 3/1, Belgium at 13/2 or Messi at 3/1.

Moving onto other offers and don’t forget that bet365’s Penalty Payback offer means that you can get your money back on losing Outright Winner bets if your team gets knocked out of the World Cup on penalties, as Chile and Greece did. This offer is open to both new and existing bet365 customers.

New bet365 customers can sign up here for a £200.00 Welcome Bonus and a £50.00 Free Bet on your first mobile bet.

Coral also have some enhanced prices available on this match. These offers are also available to both new and existing customers, with a maximum bet of £20.00.

To start with, you can get 9/4 on Messi to score anytime in 90 minutes and Argentina to win in 90 minutes.

The second offer is an appealing looking 8/1 on Hazard to score anytime and Belgium to win in 90 minutes.

And the final offer from Coral is 4/1 on Argentina to win in 90 minutes and both teams to score.