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World Cup 2018 odds at Betway

10th June 2018 / lee

The World Cup 2018 is going to be showcasing some of the greatest goalscorer talents on the planet from the likes of Lionel Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo to Neymar. Hopefully it turns out to be a high-scoring tournament and there is certainly enough quality in the World Cup 2018 odds at Betway in the top goalscorer market to suggest it will be.

You may be scratching your betting head over who exactly to go for in the World Cup 2018 top goalscorer market because it is a lot trickier to call the winner of this one than the World Cup outright winner market.

Lionel Messi- Argentina

Arguably the greatest player in the history of the world Lionel Messi will be turning up leading the front line for Argentina. Four years ago at the World Cup Messi was named best player of the tournament and he scored four goals as the Albiceleste finish runners-up. If Argentina are to go one better this time around naturally Lionel Messi is going to be at the forefront of everything good that Argentina does up front. The only slight doubt there really is that of the five teams who qualified from CONMEBOL Argentina were the lowest scorers of them all averaging just over a goal a game, barely. Messi isn’t in the most offensive minded but he is the 9/1 odds favourite* (betting odds taken from June 7, 2018 at 11:54 PM) in World Cup 2018 odds at Betway.

Neymar – Brazil

Brazil’s great hope is what Neymar is. Four years ago he was leading them down what look to be a successful title campaign, but with his injury and Brazil’s horrific collapse in the semi finals against Germany everything fell apart on home soil for them. You have to remember that Neymar is only just back from a broken foot which kept him out of action since March. He certainly has the goalscoring record behind him and he unquestionably has the talent, and he does have a bit of the selfish streak about him to be in contention for the Golden Boot. Will his fitness and match sharpness though stand the test?

Antoine Griezmann -France

It is a little difficult to pinpoint the one outright superstar in the French ranks and that is only because they have so many. Among them is Griezmann who is reportedly going to be off to Barcelona next summer, and he will be leading the line for France at the 2018 World Cup. He is at 12/1 odds in the Betway World Cup 2018 top goalscorer market* (betting odds taken from June 7, 2018 at 11:54 PM) and does have plenty of appeal ahead of the tournament. He was in great form for Atletico Madrid during 2018 and if that kind of scoring form carries over to the World Cup then he’s going to be in contention for this title. Griezmann has behind him a fantastic French midfield bursting with attacking quality to create him the chances that he will need.

World Cup 2018 top goalscorer odds at Betway*

Lionel Messi 9/1
Neymar 10/1
Antoine Griezmann 12/1
Cristiano Ronaldo 12/1
Timo Werner 14/1
Harry Kane 16/1
Gabriel Jesus 16/1
Romelu Lukaku 18/1
Diego Costa 20/1
Edinson Cavani 25/1
Luis Suarez 25/1
Robert Lewandowski 25/1
Sergio Aguero 25/1
Thomas Muller 25/1
Gonzalo Higuain 33/1
Kylian Mbappe 33/1
Eden hazard 33/1
Olivier Giroud 33/1
Radamel Falcao 40/1
Mohamed Salah 40/1
Bar 50/1

Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal

Well, Ronaldo is unquestionably one of the greats of the game, it is perhaps a little surprising to see him at this price in World Cup 2018 odds at Betway for the top goalscorer market. Why? It is because Portugal are very conservative side and while they do rely so heavily on the Real Madrid man to get them their goals, that doesn’t turn Portugal into a fantastic attacking side. Ronaldo will be taking free kicks and of course, any penalties that crop up during the campaign but Portugal are not likely to get too deep into the tournament to give Ronaldo a decent chance of winning the title outright.

Timo Werner – Germany

This is Germany’s next bright star and he showed up so well at the Confederations Cup last summer in helping a very young German side win the tournament outright. So there is going to be a lot of focus on him at the 2018 World Cup and considering that he is at a shorter price than his teammate Thomas Muller, says a lot about Werner. Muller has a proven track record in the World Cup whereas Werner is making his debut. Can the youngster upstage the old master? It will be interesting to see but regardless Germany have some serious firepower there and Werner at 14/1 odds* (betting odds taken from June 7, 2018 at 11:54 PM) will have his appeal.

Harry Kane – England

England’s hopes will be resting on the shoulders of Harry Kane and the more he is among the goals then the better chances of the Three Lions progressing deep into the tournament will be. He had a horror show of the campaign at Euro 2016 but as a chance to put all that behind him and help produce a lot of positives for England. The only issue for Kane now is that England may struggle to get past the quarter-finals and is going to have to do a lot of work in the group stage. But England go up against Panama and Tunisia where he should get chances.

That is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the World Cup top goalscorer odds at Betway. We have not even touched upon the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Robert Lewandowski, Gabriel Jesus, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez or Sergio Aguero to name but a few more, and once again it goes back to prove the point that there is an outrageous amount of world-class scoring talent that is going to be on show at the tournament and the goals should flow.

World Cup 2018 outright winner odds at Betway*

Brazil 9/2
Germany 5/1
Spain 6/1
France 13/2
Argentina 9/1
Belgium 11/1
England 16/1
Portugal 25/1
Uruguay 28/1
Croatia 33/1
Columbia 40/1
Russia 40/1
Poland 66/1
Denmark 100/1
Mexico 100/1
Switzerland 100/1
Sweden 125/1
Bar 150/1
* (betting odds taken on June 6, 2018 at 4:03 a.m.)

If one of those superstars can produce an outstanding tournament for the country then that will only naturally boost their country’s chances of getting their hands on the title. In World Cup 2018 odds at Betway it is Brazil who are the 9/2* (betting odds taken from June 7, 2018 at 11:54 PM) favourites to win the summer tournament. Now going back to the goalscorer market how big and impacts can Neymar have for them? The bonus that Brazil have though is that they have another young star in Manchester city’s Gabriel Jesus to back him up and Brazil certainly look of major force to be reckoned with here so much stronger than their lopsided setup was four years ago.

Germany are aiming for a title defence after getting their hands on the title last edition of the tournament. The Germans just look as strong as ever and they have plenty of depth in their squad, mobility, strength creativity and we have already touched on the goalscoring threat of Thomas Muller and Timo Werner. No one is going to want to run into Germany at any point and the way that the draw is set up there could potentially be Brazil versus Germany final. If the two were to meet again it will be interesting to see what happens and this time around it would probably be a much tighter matchup.

Spain, France and Argentina are the leading contenders behind the big two and all of them are will have their work cut out in trying to get past Germany and Brazil for the title. It is to each of their credit though that they are trading so strongly themselves in the Betway World Cup 2018 outright winner market. Spain and France look equally as strong as each other with their strengths coming in different areas. The Spaniards have been flying under the radar a bit but they look ready for a big assault on what would be their second World Cup title.

Then the biggest priced option of the big five are Argentina, who have an abundance of high quality attacking talent but it just doesn’t all come together for them often enough, which is to be down to the way they play. Four years ago Lionel Messi couldn’t lift Argentina past Germany in the final and they may have difficulty even going back to this summer’s showcase match. Just behind Argentina then come the real dark course chances who are basically Belgium, England and Portugal.

Betting options on the World Cup 2018

There are solid 2018 World Cup odds at Betway to be planned out and the action starts on June 14 with Russia taking on minnows Saudi Arabia. Interestingly just before the start of the tournament the new FIFA rankings came out and Russia are the lowest ranked side of all 32 nations taking part in the summer but that was largely down to not having played competitive football for two years but their results within that period haven’t been great to be fair. So could the World Cup potentially opened with an upset with Saudi Arabia avoiding defeat?

Will you be backing England to beat Belgium to the punch in the Group G winner market? There is so much going on in the group stage of the competition not only with all of the matches being played and therefore all the considerations that need to go into pre-match bets and match favourites, but you also have options the plan on how each groups will pan out. Who are going to be the winners of each of the eight groups? Who else will qualify from the round of 16? It is going to be a fantastic month of World Cup 2018 betting.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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