Neymar has to be the most talked about footballer of the moment. If it’s not his incredible skill and goalscoring record it’s his debateable choice of haircut and whether he’s worth the money Barcelona paid for him. A superstar in his home country, Neymar doubters from Europe will be able to get their first real glimpse of the young striker as he joins up with the star-studded Barcelona squad for the 2013/14 season. Neymar appears to be the most likely goal scorer for Brazil, and can be backed at best odds of 14/1 to be Golden Boot with Coral.
Neymar World Cup top scorer odds
Neymar began his career at Brazilian club Santos and quickly became a national hero, scoring 134 goals from 220 appearances, giving him a goal ratio of 0.6 goals per game.
Many critics of Neymar have made comment to the quality of defending in the Brazilian leagues sparking debate as to whether he can score freely against the best clubs in the world. However, his international record is impressive, scoring 24 goals from 39 matches, already putting him 18th highest amongst the legendary players who have scored for Brazil at the age of 21.
Bet on Neymar at World Cup 2014
The Confederations Cup finally gave the doubters a real glimpse of Neymar’s talents. He scored four goals from the five games which saw Brazil win the tournament on home turf. He scored four goals, earning him the Bronze Golden Boot as third top scorer. It was his overall performance that caught the eye, though, as he was named player of the tournament, putting him alongside Brazilians Ronaldinho, Kaka, Adriano and Denilson, and Frenchmen Robert Pires and Thierry Henry.
What is clear to see is Neymar is still progressing as a footballer and we still haven’t seen the best of his abilities. He will be under scrutiny at Barcelona but he has already proven to be able to perform against some of the best international teams in the world. He will be a heavily backed player for the Golden Boot in 2014 and although there are better candidates, he could well add his name to the list of Brazilian World Cup legends. For more information about betting on the 2014 World Cup click here.