World Cup Betting Tips: Edinson Cavani a worthy Golden Boot candidate in Russia

The Uruguay frontman was the top scorer in South American qualifying and a fortunate Group A draw means he's an attractive selection to star once more

One of the most popular betting heats at the World Cup this summer will be the Golden Boot.

With Lionel Messi the 9/1 (10.0) favourite in dabblebet's latest top scorer market, backing the winner will prove a lucrative investment - but that is easier said than done with the vast array of candidates to choose from.

dabblebet also have a great offer available for punters aiming to identify the leading marksman in the tournament. Place a £25 single bet on your chosen player before the action gets underway and get a £2 free bet for every goal that they score in Russia, including extra time. T&Cs for this offer can be found here.

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For example, if your player nets a hat-trick then a £6 free bet wil be credited to your account before 5pm the day after the match in question has taken place. The online bookmaker are also betting each way on this market at a ¼ the odds for the first four places.

Messi (9/1), Neymar (10/1), Antoine Griezmann (10/1) and Cristiano Ronaldo (14/1) lead the market but a shrewd bet could be Edinson Cavani at 25/1 (26.0) with dabblebet.

The top scorer in South American qualifying with 10 goals, Cavani comes into this tournament off the back of a 28 goal Ligue 1 season for Paris Saint-Germain.

Uruguay are favourites to top Group A over Russia, Saudi Arabia and Egypt so the 31-year-old should be able to capitalise in the first three matches.

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Should the South Americans qualify as winners, a potential last 16 clash with Portugal is far from the toughest assignment, assuming the European champions finish second to their Iberian neighbours Spain in Group B.

Capitalising on a relatively soft group is essential for Cavani given Uruguay are unlikely to make a genuine run to the semi-finals and beyond, but with Russia much the weakest side from Pot 1 plus two other very winnable matches, he could may hay in the early stages.

A record of 42 goals in 100 appearances for his country is very solid and the form shown over the past two years for Oscar Tabarez's side means Cavani is a worthy selection at a much bigger price than the market principles.

Players also available further back in the betting include Diego Costa (20/1), Sergio Aguero (25/1) and Robert Lewandowski (28/1).

Betting Banner - Best Bet Edinson Cavani to win the Golden Boot at 25/1 (26.0) for a 1.5pt stake with dabblebet 
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