Fernando Torres Golden Boot betting
Fernando Torres odds for 2010 World Cup
Liverpool and Spain striker Fernando Torres is hotly tipped to be one of the star performers in South Africa this summer and the majority of bookmakers have put him amongst the front-runners to take home the coveted golden boot. With odds of 12/1 available (SKYBET) it will certainly prove to be one of the most popular World Cup bets.
The 26 year-old has had a mixed season with Liverpool having a torrid time with injuries. However, despite only having made 22 league appearances for the inconsistent reds this season, he has still managed an incredible 18 goals proving his goal scoring credentials. 8 of these goals have in his last 7 appearances showing he is finishing the season in great form, should he continue this form, it is likely he will go into the World Cup with great confidence and as a result the bookies may shorten his odds. Bearing this in mind, it might be worth placing a bet sooner rather than later. Having said that, given his continuing injury worries betting on him now may be a risky move. Should he fall foul to another long-term injury, he may not even make it to the South Africa.
At international level, Torres has 72 caps and 23 goals to his name. At the 2006 World Cup he equalled David Villa in scoring 3 goals. Considering they only reached the 2nd round of the tournament, this was a very respectable total, and with Spain expected to progress much further this time round, it is likely that he will improve on this tally making his 12/1 odds seem even more attractive. However, he did not manage to chalk a goal in Spain’s qualification this time which may be a worry for him and why many believe strike-partner David Villa is the more likely Spaniard to finish the tournament as top-scorer.
Taking everything into consideration, Torres will certainly be a strong contender for the golden boot this time round. The fact he has played a reduced amount of football this season may even play into his hands and mean he is fresher than many of the other players who have played more games. Odds of 12/1 offer good value should he remain injury free between now and the World Cup.
Fernando Torres Golden Boot betting odds
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