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Any Ligue 1 player 44/1 to be World Cup top scorer

| 29.04.2014

Coral’s best value bet in the World Cup countdown has arrived! Gets odds of 44/1 on any player from Ligue 1, still contracted to a French top-flight team when the tournament has ended, being the top scorer in Brazil.

This is such a sensational price because punters can double the odds on Monaco and Colombia striker Radamel Falcao. He is 22/1 in the top scorer market on his own.

Although sidelined by a knee injury, all reports say he will be fit to fire Colombia through what looks an easy group on paper. Falcao netted nine en route to the finals – only Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi scored more in the South American section of qualifying.

If punters are concerned that claims he will make Brazil are too optimistic or that Falcao might move on from Monaco before the World Cup final, there are alternatives to consider who also enjoy enhanced odds.

PSG pair Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani are both 40/1 on their own to be top scorer, so once again this comes in at a better price.

Both have points to prove on the international stage and, like Falcao, are used to the climate in Brazil because they come from countries, Argentina and Uruguay respectively, on the same continent.

Cavani’s six in qualifying supplemented strike partner Suarez and his efforts nicely.

Lavezzi, meanwhile, may struggle to get into a team which also contains Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain and Messi, but has proved a fruitful impact substitute both for club and country. He scored three as Argentina topped the South American section.

Keeping checking Coral’s site every day in the run to the World Cup finals, as we will have many more specials.



Jamie Clark

Athletics aficionado, die-hard snooker fan and Crystal Palace supporter Jamie has written for Coral since February 2014 after spells with Soccerlens and the Press Association as a digital journalist and copywriter. A former East Midlands sports correspondent and Bwin tipster, he is a graduate of both the University of York and University of Sheffield, with a Masters in web journalism from the latter.