Luis Suarez Odds for Golden Boot Top Goal Scorer at 2014 World Cup
by Strike Point Sports - 4/8/2014
Talk of the world's best player undoubtedly is between Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo. Makes sense. These two talents are football's version of Michael and Magic. Kobe and LeBron. However, if you wanted to include a third name in the discussion, it would have to be Liverpool and Uruguay's Luis Suarez. The 27-year-old is simply magical. Is he a dirty player? One could argue. Does he dive and complain way too much? Absolutely. But not even his antics can take away from how gifted Suarez is as a footballer.
Relatively unscathed and floating under the radar prior to his big money move to Liverpool, Luis Suarez dominated Dutch football for Amsterdam's Ajax with 81 goals scored in 110 appearances. And he has wasted little time establishing himself as arguably the best player in the English Premier League since his arrival to the Reds in 2011. In 105 appearances he has scored 67 goals. Include his 38 goals from 77 caps with national side Uruguay and you simply have a resume as good as any player in the world.
Luis Suarez 2014 FIFA World Cup Golden Boot Top Goal Scorer Storylines
Suarez has been a lightning bolt of productivity for Liverpool this season. He also led South America's World Cup qualifying in scoring with 11 in 16 matches. Even consider his and Uruguay's run to the title at 2011 Copa America, where Suarez was named the tournament's most valuable player. On the football pitch, when it comes to putting the ball in the back of the net, Luis can do no wrong at the moment.
Luis Suarez 2014 World Cup Golden Boot Top Goal Scorer Betting Odds and Key Stats
At face value, the issue seems not if someone should wager on Suarez at 16/1 to win the Golden Boot, but the more realistic question appears to be how much to bet. Uruguay's chances to win the World Cup are realistic along with fellow South American opposition Brazil and Argentina, most especially considering that no European nation has ever won a World Cup in the Americas.
However, the argument could be made that Uruguay were perhaps a more well-rounded side back in 2011 when they bested Copa America with a squad that had players more on top of their game. Uruguay does not have the overall number of weapons that the likes of Brazil, Spain, Germany and Argentina boast, so undoubtedly the pressure to win falls on the back of Suarez with the idea of carrying his country's World Cup ambitions to a degree.
Luis Suarez 2014 FIFA World Cup Golden Boot Top Goal Scorer Picks and Predictions
Luis Suarez will thrive on continental soil this summer at the World Cup. I have no doubts about that. He is playing as well as any player in the world, and if Liverpool wins the English Premier League behind his fabulous individual efforts, momentum will surely be at an all-time high for the Uruguayan talisman. His country, however, are part of a tricky quartet given the task of navigating out of the group stages. Facing the likes of England and Italy will be no easy task. However, if Uruguay find themselves breathing easier with advancement into the knockout stages, Suarez and company can make the most of their chances as they did four years ago in South Africa as fourth-place finishers. A strong finish will run parallel with Suarez performing well on the big stage.
Strike Point Sports has established themselves as one of the top soccer handicappers with their success on the big tournament stage. From the 2006 World Cup, Euro 2008, 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012, SPS earned $100 clients over $8,200 in profit from these four major events. This summer's World Cup is going to be another moneymaking opportunity, and they are looking forward to their soccer selections and another winning tournament.
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