World Cup Top Goalscorer Betting Preview: Neymar

The world's most expensive player is expected to deliver for Brazil this summer despite an injury-hit end to his first season at Paris Saint-Germain

Neymar - Brazil

Having scored his first senior goal for Brazil in August 2010, Neymar has already racked up 54 international goals in just 84 appearances. That's a tally that could increase significantly with a group draw that has pitched one of the tournament favourites against Serbia, Costa Rica and Switzerland.

At just 26, few would bet against the PSG forward breaking Pele's national record of 77 during his career.

Having notched four times in five matches at the last World Cup, it's understandable to see Neymar as a frontrunner for the Golden Shoe betting for Russia, although he trailed Gabriel Jesus by six goals to seven during South American qualification.

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World Cup Top Goalscorer Odds - 10/1 (11.0)

The world's most expensive player will be one of the poster boys of the tournament.

His first season at Paris Saint-Germain saw Neymar score 19 Ligue 1 goals in 20 starts (26 goals in 29 games in all competitions) during what was an unsettled campaign in the French capital and speculation about his future is likely to continue as the new domestic season approaches.

The 26-year-old has been out of action since late February with a broken toe so punters putting their faith in him in the World Cup top goalscorer market will be doing so on the assumption that the Brazil forward is back to full fitness ahead of this summer's tournament.

Player Name  
Paris Saint-Germain appearances (2017-18) 29
Paris Saint-Germain goals (2017-18) 26
Brazil caps 84
Brazil goals 54
World Cup appearances 5
World Cup goals 4
World Cup top scorer odds 10/1 (11.0)
Brazil top scorer odds 23/20 (2.15)

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