Ronaldo Shoots To Top Of World Cup Top Scorer Betting

Cristiano Ronaldo is now the clear favourite to be top goalscorer at the World Cup following his heroics against Spain in Portugal’s opening match.

The Real Madrid star fired a late free-kick past David De Gea to complete a hat-trick and earn his side a point in the Group B encounter, which saw Spain close back in to 11/2 from 13/2 to lift the trophy despite their late setback.

Ronaldo is 15/8 from 14/1 to finish the tournament with more goals than anyone else, while Diego Costa’s brace could prove costly for BoyleSports after he was backed at 25/1 pre kick-off and is now only a 6/1 shot.

Lionel Messi drew a blank against Iceland after missing a penalty and is out to 11/1 from 9/1 while Neymar is 8/1 to top the scoring charts in Russia ahead of Brazil getting their campaign under way against Switzerland on Sunday. Argentina’s opening draw against Iceland also saw them suffer a drift in the outright market and they are now 11/1 from 9/1 to win the World Cup, with five teams now ahead of them in the betting.

Pre-tournament favourite Neymar has yet to take to the field but he’s already found himself with a three-goal deficit and it shows in the betting because…

Ronaldo is now a clear favourite at 15/8 from 14/1 to outscore the rest.

There was pre-tournament jitters in the Spain camp and they may only have got a point from their opening match, but they impressed nonetheless and they’ve gained plenty of support from our customers since the match closing into 11/2 from 13/2 to lift the trophy in Moscow next month.

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