Which of Real Madrid players will be really shining in Brazil, and which selection could provide punters with the best payout?
Real Madrid are the winners of this season’s Champions League and arguably the best team in the world right now. Their dramatic win over neighbors Atletico Madrid in the Porto final sealed the record 10th Champions League title, further increasing the gap between Los Blancos and the rest of the pack (next in line are Milan at 7 wins).
A whopping number of 12 players from the King’s team will be playing for their national teams in Brazil, more than any other European or world team. Naturally, punters under Spanish gambling laws will be putting some of their money behind their favorite players at the upcoming World Cup.
But choosing the best of the twelve will not be easy considering Real Madrid’s rooster going to South America. Let’s look at the most prominent candidates from the squad to shine in Brazil and see which players have the best odds on them at online sportsbooks in Spain.
Betting on Real Madrid players at the World Cup
Betting odds for Real Madrid’s top scorer at the World Cup
• There are 12 Real Madrid players going to Brazil
• Online sportsbooks in Spain provide rewarding odds on all of them
• Backing Sergio Ramos to become the best of Los Blancos is a high-value wager
Who’s the favorite to be the topscorer out of the 12 Madridistas in Brazil? Well, you’ve guessed right, it’s Cristiano Ronaldo with 1.72 odds from Bet365. But Portugal’s worries are growing by the hour that CR7’s injury might prevent him from participating in the World Cup.
Let’s hope Cristiano does play, as it will be a shame not to see the Ballon d’Or winner, topscorer in La Liga and the Champions League, as well as co-winner of European Golden Shoe (together with Luis Suarez), show his superb skills at the upcoming World Cup.
Next up is the man playing for Les Bleus, Karim Benzema. His price for those who bet on sports in Spain to be the best of Real is 3.00. The draw for the French has been pretty favorable with all three opponents in the group easily passable, moreover, with a great possibility of goal showers. All this makes Mardid’s No.9 chances of outscoring the rest of Madridistas pretty good.
Angel di Maria
Argentina boasts an extremely long list of potential Golden Boot winners, it’s simply enough to mention Lionel Messi. But we’re looking at Real Madrid’s Angel di Maria, who received 11.00 odds to be the best of Los Blancos this summer. El Fideo will of course have to not only score lots of goals, but he will also have to outperform his fellow countrymen in this respect.
The best value for money is backing Sergio Ramos to top the Madridistas scoresheet in Brazil. The 26.00 odds Betway gives the Spaniard are frankly not reflecting his capabilities, and thus are a try gem for a smart punter.
Yes, Ramos is a defender, and yes there are a lot of strikes on La Roja rooster, but he is on his best form ever this season. Sergio netted six goals during the final seven Real Madrid matches alone. It is only natural that lots of Vicente del Bosque team’s supporters including Spanish secret police will be backing Sergio Ramos at the World Cup.
He’s considered to be one of the most attacking center-backs in history and always is a headache for opponents both from the spot, free kicks, and from normal play. His 16 goals for Spain are pretty impressive, taking into consideration the position he is playing at.
Looking at the remaining potential goalscorers coming from Real Madrid we will find 17.00 odds given to Luka Modric, but Croatian group is pretty tough, and it’s unlikely they will be able to score lots of goals. Sami Khedira received 34.00 odds to top the Madridistas statistics, and Germany is expected to go far this World Cup, so backing him is not a bad idea. With a huge number of goalscoring power on the team, Brazil’s Marcelo had to settle for 51.00 odds to be the best player from Real Madrid.