Sergio Aguero Odds for Golden Boot Top Goal Scorer at 2014 World Cup
by Strike Point Sports - 4/8/2014
When you discuss Argentina's prospects of winning the 2014 World Cup, the debate understandably begins and ends with Barcelona's Lionel Messi. The all-world talent is clearly the man in the middle that stirs the South American power's drink. But he is hardly a talent alone on this squad. Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, son-in-law to Argentina legend Diego Maradona, is a deliciously talented footballer in his own right, and he is one that will have a huge say in Argentina's prospects at this tournament.
Currently plying his trade for the blue half of Manchester, Aguero is a silky finisher who has a knack for being in the right spot at the right time. Compact and low to the ground like his compatriot Messi, Aguero is strong on the ball and ruthless when it comes to fending off opponents en route to finishing in the final third of the pitch.
Sergio Aguero 2014 FIFA World Cup Golden Boot Top Goal Scorer Storylines
Argentina are among the favorites to play for the World Cup title alongside fellow South American power and host Brazil. That should give Aguero and company all the chances to progress and to score goals. And let's be honest, the group Argentina are in lacks a quality side to challenge them in any way. Argentina should score goals for fun against the likes of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nigeria and Iran.
In just 47 games for his national team, Aguero has netted 21 times. But that should come as no surprise. Everywhere "Kun" has played, he produces. Prior to arriving in Manchester, Aguero scored 74 goals in 175 appearances for Atletico Madrid. Since putting on the City jersey in the Premier League, his goal-scoring rate has been even better with 50 goals from 81 matches.
Sergio Aguero 2014 World Cup Golden Boot Top Goal Scorer Betting Odds and Key Stats
At 16/1, Aguero is no doubt an outsider yet still to some a sexy underdog option considering all the attention is on Lionel Messi as well as others such as Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo. And if you follow Argentina, you know Messi is a catalyst and true playmaker for his side. But he also has all the pressure to perform. Aguero, thus naturally flying under the radar, is a classy finisher and will have plenty of chances to be as lethal as anyone in this tournament.
Playing sparingly because of injury during World Cup qualifying, Aguero scored five times in just eight matches. And considering there hasn't been an occasion he hasn't shown up for, don't count out Brazil this summer to shine alongside his talented teammates.
Sergio Aguero 2014 FIFA World Cup Golden Boot Top Goal Scorer Picks and Predictions
One could make the argument that with Messi, Aguero and even Gonzalo Higuain, there are too many choices for Argentina, and thus they will cancel each other out. I do think the leading goal scorer in the 2014 World Cup comes be from this trio. I guess the difficult part is picking one of the mentioned three. However, Aguero has not disappointed for his country. The argument can be made Messi has more to prove playing for Argentina and the safer bet is with the team's top striker Sergio Aguero.
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