Competition: World Cup
Market: Messi to win the WC Golden Boot
Odds: 4/1 @ Ladbrokes
After producing a piece of magic in Argentina’s maiden 2014 World Cup group game against Bosnia-Herzegovina, forward Lionel Messi is now eyeing up the Golden Boot given to players who score the most goals.
The 26-year-old, who currently plays for FC Barcelona, scored a brilliant solo goal to wrap up the victory for his country, and has finally shown he can deliver on the world stage. While not at his best against Bosnia-Herzegovina, Messi produce the goods when it mattered the most, and his celebration following the goal showed how much it meant to finally be able to break his World Cup drought.
While he’s currently one goal behind the likes of Arjen Robben (Netherlands), Neymar (Brazil), Robin Van Persie (Netherlands) and Karim Benzema (France), who all have two goals in this summer‘s tournament, Messi is still being backed by Ladbrokes to win the Golden Boot, with odds of 4-1.
His World Cup slump had been well documented, with the talented forward having only scored one goal in total in the last two tournaments prior to this summer, but now it appears he’s going to set the competition alight as many had hoped.
Bet: Argentina‘s Lionel Messi to win the World Cup Golden Boot @ 4/1 with Ladbrokes >>