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World Cup Top Goalscorer Betting Preview: Edinson Cavani

3:31 PM IST 08/06/18
Edinson Cavani Uruguay
The 31-year-old was the top scorer in South American qualification and the PSG frontman could enjoy plenty more joy in front of goal in Russia

Edinson Cavani - Uruguay

28 Ligue 1 goals plus 12 more in cup competitions - seven of which came in the Champions League - was a solid return for the 31-year-old at Paris Saint-Germain.

Cavani found plenty of joy in South American qualifying too, topping the scoring charts with 10 goals, three more than anyone else on the continent including the likes of Lionel Messi and PSG teammate Neymar.

Uruguay's issues at the back often mean their strikers need to find the net multiple times in order to win a match and Cavani has been at the forefront of that, together with Luis Suarez who netted five times.

World Cup Top Goalscorer Odds - 25/1 (26.0)

Oscar Tabarez's side are favourites to top Group A at the World Cup ahead of Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the hosts Russia. Such an open looking set of teams could afford the various strikers plenty of opportunities to find the back of the net in the early stages of the competition.

Given their impressive results in qualification and Cavani's impressive scoring form both domestically and en route to the tournament, the 31-year-old may well be a popular selection for punters looking to side with a player who could well rack up several goals before the knockout stages.

Player Name  
PSG appearances (2017-18) 48
PSG goals (2017-18) 40
Uruguay caps 100
Uruguay goals 42
World Cup appearances 10
World Cup goals 2
World Cup top scorer odds 25/1 (26.0)
Uruguay top scorer odds 11/8 (2.38)