Which player are we recommending for our World Cup 2018 Top Goalscorer Tip for Russia 2018 (Thursday 14 June – Sunday 15 July 2018)?
- In order to decide which players are realistically likely to be the World Cup 2018 Top Goalscorer, it is important to consider the following: which teams are likely to go furthest in the 2018 World Cup, what sort of football they are likely to play (attacking football is more likely to produce the top goalscorer), how many other good players are in the team who are likely to provide assists, how likely the player is to play (are there many options, or will this player always start if fit), and the player’s form over the last few years.
- In 2014 in Brazil James Rodriguez, of Colombia, scored 6 goals and was the Top Goalscorer. In both 2010 in South Africa and in 2006 in Germany, 5 goals were enough to be the Top Goalscorer. In 2002 in South Korea & Japan, Ronaldo (Brazil) scored an incredible 8 times to become the Top Goalscorer. In 1998 in France it took 6 goals to be the Top Goalscorer. 1998 was the first year the tournament was expanded to 32 teams, so we are not looking prior to that.
- Each team can play a maximum of 7 matches, under the current World Cup format.
- Our World Cup 2018 Top Goalscorer Tip is PSG’s Neymar, who just happens to be the world’s most expensive footballer! We see the price of 12/1 (at Sun Bets – Odds checked on 17th January 2018, but may change at any time) as great value. Infact, Neymar might have already bagged a hatful of goals in Brazil’s Group E which we expect Brazil to win with ease (which contains Switzerland, Serbia, and Costa Rica), before we even get to the knockout rounds.