There have been plenty of ups and downs in the World Cup betting this year. There have been huge disappointments like the English team’s early exit after entering the World Cup odds action as one of the top teams. And who can forget France’s pathetic performance as they side failed to win even a single point or score a single goal in the 2010 World Cup odds action.
And of course there have also been plenty of wonderful surprises as well such as the inspired play of Uruguay, a team with very little hope entering the World Cup betting competition yet made it all the way the World Cup odds semi-finals.
But perhaps the most interesting betting story of the World Cup betting action so far has been the race for the Golden Boot. The Golden Boot is one of the most prestigious trophies in soccer betting is awarded at every World Cup odds competition to the individual that scores the most goals.
Heading into this year’s World Cup odds betting action everyone and their brother expected Messi to take this prize. Other names at the top of the soccer betting odds were Man U’s striker Wayne Rooney and the Portuguese winger Christiano Ronaldo. Between the three of them they managed just one goal in this year’s World Cup betting action and none even really came into the Golden Boot discussion.
Instead the likes of Spanish striker David Villa, Dutch assassin Wesley Sneijder and Germans Tomas Muller and Miroslav Klose have dominated conversation. All four of these players have dominated around the goal and converted almost every opportunity that they’ve had. Villa and Sneijder lead the pack with 5 goals apiece but Muller and Klose are right behind with 4 goals each.
And best of all for World Cup betting fans this race will continue all the way to the World Cup odds finals as Holland has already booked a spot and either Germany or Spain will join them there.
Villa leads all players in the race for the Golden Boot with impressive 8/11 odds. Klose is next on the list (2/7 odds), then Sneijder (3/1 odds) and Muller (18/1 odds).