Top Goalscorer Betting Odds
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
It’s effectively a 5 horse race now with Neymar out injured, and despite being eliminated from the World Cup, Columbia’s James Rodriguez is still odds on favourite to be Top Scorer with bet365.
Don’t forget, all remaining four teams still have two games left to play with the 3rd place play-off, and with it being more of a novelty fixture, there will be no real pressure on this fixture, which could result in an open match.
It could also be a drab 0-0 that no one wishes to play in, but it’s worth taking this into consideration if betting on this market.
About The World Cup Top Scorer Market
The Brazilian World Cup is finally upon us and there are plenty of markets to be bet on, and one of the most popular markets – outside of the World Cup outright winner market – is the World Cup top scorer betting odds market.
When looking for a winner in this market it’s worth looking at a striker from one of the sides you expect may reach the semi-finals. This gives your player the chance to play in the maximum 7 matches, as both the losing semi-finalists will play in a 3rd place play-off match.
The 3rd place play-off match will arguably throw up more goalscoring opportunities than the final, given there is little or no pressure on that match, compared with the final, which will inevitably be a tight low scoring affair.
The Top Goalscorer market is not to be confused with the Golden Boot. Although both the Golden Boot and the World Cup Top Goalscorer are essentially the same thing, from a betting perspective their is a difference.
The Golden Boot cannot be shared, it has to have an individual winner. For example, Germany’s Thomas Muller won the Golden Boot at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Muller scored 5 goals in South Africa, as did David Villa, Diego Forlan and Wesley Sneijder. The reason why Muller got awarded the Golden Boot was because he had more assists than the other three.
So if you had (for example) backed David Villa to be Golden Boot winner in 2010, you would have lost, despite Villa being joint top goalscorer. If you had backed Villa to be Top Goalscorer you would have won under dead heat rules.
Bookmakers generally only offer Top Goalscorer markets, but it’s worth knowing that there is a slight difference before placing any bets.
Top Goalscorer Each Way Betting
This year, all the major bookmakers are offering each-way at 1/4 of the odds for the first 4 places.