Top Goalscorer odds at Betfair
- Morata @ 5.50
- Lukaku @ 8.00
- Payet @ 13.00
- Bale @ 15.00
A Cristiano Ronaldo Top Goalscorer Bet was a very popular choice at
online sportsbooks in the UK before the Euros, with the Portuguese legend beginning the tournament as favourite. After failing to score in the first two matches he has sunk to fifth favourite, as other contenders now have a lead.
However, he is yet to play minnows Hungary, and Portugal are still likely to progress and may well do so a group leaders. Could a Ronaldo Top Goalscorer Bet still be good value? Here are reasons why it might!
Portugal could score a lot against Hungary
Ronaldo Top Goalscorer Bet odds: 17.00 @ Betfair
Hungary have been a success story of Euro 2016, with an impressive win against Austria followed by a hard-fought against Iceland. Portugal have drawn against both these teams, so could Hungary be favourites for this tie? Basically… no. Portugal have dominated both teams, and if luck had gone their way both matches could have been thrashings.
Hungary will progress even if they lose, so they might not fight too hard and run the risk of injuries or suspensions for their second round clash. Portugal, after the frustration of two draws, will be eager to score as many as they can. And Ronaldo will be keener than anybody on the pitch!
Ronaldo dominates the Portugal attack, and shoots all the time
If you bet on sports, you’ll know that when it comes to betting on top goalscorer it’s important to pick a player who is central to their team’s attack. Bale and Payet, leading the charts, are central to their teams attacking systems, while Morata is the focal point for Spain.
However, no team is as dominated by one player as Portugal by Ronaldo. After two round he had taken double as many shots as anyone else in the tournament. He has taken 20 shots, with the nearest competitors at 9. He hit the woodwork and missed a penalty against Austria, and his luck his soon to turn. If he continues taking 10 shots a game, he could race to the top of the scoring charts in no time!
Portugal could go far
While online sportsbooks in the EU don’t have them as favourites, Portugal’s performances so far suggest them they might actually do well in the tournament. A win against Hungary would send them to the top of the group, which would set up an easier first match in the knockout round. Teenager Renato Sanches (LINK) impressed against Iceland, and they have a great selection of other attacking options. Aside from one slip-up against Iceland, their defence has looked solid. There may be plenty matches left to come for a Ronaldo Top Goalscorer bet to come good.
Ronaldo is actually a nice guy!
While many the stadium (and the world) laughed at Ronaldo’s failure to score against Austria, he proved his humanity when a fan ran on the field at the end of the game. Many would have been afraid at the intruder sprinting toward him from, especially with all the security surrounding the championships. However, Cristiano gave him a hug and shared a selfie with him: what a nice guy!