2018 World Cup Uruguay Top Goalscorer Predictions
Published on 14/01/18
If you’re looking for some entertaining side-bets at the 2018 World Cup Finals, then the top scorer markets for individual countries can provide it. Here we’re taking a look at the Uruguay Top Scorer Market.
2018 World Cup Uruguay Top Scorer Betting Guide
Luiz Suarez 5/4, Edinson Cavani 5/4, Diego Rolan 12/1, Abel Hernandez 14/1, Alvaro Periera 40/1
The Uruguayan striker is undoubtedly one of the most talented footballers in the world and, if he manages to score 4 goals at the 2018 World Cup Finals, he will become Uruguay’s all-time leading World Cup Finals scorer; overtaking the 8 scored by Oscar Miguez at the 1950 and 1954 World Cup Finals. Suarez scored three goals in South Africa in 2010, one against Mexico is the Group Stage, and two against South Korea in the Round of Last-16. He also scored two goals against England in 2014 in Brazil, before taking no further part in the competition after the famous biting incident against Italy. He has scored 48 goals in 95 games for Uruguay, and nearly 250 goals in less than 350 appearances for Ajax, Liverpool and Barcelona.
Cavani has been nearly as prolific as Suarez for Uruguay, with 40 goals in 98 appearances, but only 3 in 9 appearances in 2017. However, he has also averaged around 2 goals every 3 games since joining PSG. He has also scored 1 goal at each of the last two World Cup Finals, scoring against Germany in Uruguay’s 3-2 Bronze Final defeat in South Africa, and against Costa Rica in the Group Stages in Brazil in 2014.
The 24-year-old has scored 4 gals in 23 games for Uruguay, and he’s yet to be a prolific scorer for any of his club sides. He scored 10 goals in two seasons on the Uruguayan Primera Division, and just 33 goals in 5 seasons in France. On loan in Spain, he could find further improvement, but will do well to usurp the top two in the betting.
27-year-old striker who get amongst the goals, and has scored 11 goals in 27 games for Uruguay. That average is slightly better than his club average, with just over 30 goals in 90 games for English Championship side Hull, whilst he scored 31 goals in 11 appearances of previous side Palermo.
The 32-year-old wingback has scored just 7 goals in 83 appearances for Uruguay, and has an even lower strike-rate for the club sides he has played for. However, he deserves a mention as he scored twice in the 2010 World Cup Finals.
Uruguay are favourites to win Group A at the World Cup Finals, and they should score a few goals if justifying that position. If that’s the case, a shock result is unlikely. Therefore, this could turn into a straight shootout between Suarez and Cavani. There’s always a danger that Suarez will do something stupid and get himself banned but, with the motivation of possible becoming Uruguay’s top scorer at the World Cup Finals, and the fact he’s got the better record of the two – odds-against about Suarez looks more than fair.