Lionel Messi is a name synonymous to quality football. Being one of the most eminent football player of the 21st century (and probably of all time), he is to football what Einstein is to physics, Beethoven is to music, Leonardo da Vinci is to art. You get the idea…
With the FIFA World Cup 2018 just around the corner, almost every single one of us cannot wait for both Argentina’s and Messi’s performance on the field. To make sure that everyone has all the knowledge required to make well informed bets, we won’t be covering just games but specific players as well.
The thing is, playing football with your national team is very different from playing with your fellow club teammates. Synergies between players change with different teams and players. So, how do you think Messi will perform in this year’s World Cup?
Read on to find out as we analyze.
Lionel Messi in Argentina’s Squad – FIFA World Cup 2018
Like it or not, Lionel Messi has already contributed a whole lot to the Argentinian team even before the World Cup has started in Russia. In case you haven’t heard already, Lionel Messi has scored a stunning hat-trick to ensure the qualification of Argentina in Quito.
This World Cup in Russia will also mark the final shot for Lionel Messi in a World Cup. In fact, we are extremely glad Messi is playing in this year’s World Cup after announcing his retirement and consequently coming out of it.
Lionel Messi World Cup Odds
When it comes to Lionel Messi’s odds in the FIFA World Cup top scorer, saying that he will be one of the top scorers will be an understatement. We kid you not, almost all of the top bookmakers cite Lionel Messi to do best in the 2018 World Cup.
In all of Lionel Messi’s international career, he has made 146 appearances in the last 14 years. More interestingly, in the 146 appearances that he has made, he has scored a staggering 77 goals! That’s one goal every 2 games on average!
Seeing how Lionel Messi easily reaches his peak performance in international games, many fans are expecting Messi to carry Argentina far in the World Cup. Unsurprisingly, Messi is also one of the biggest contenders for the highly sought after Golden Boot title.
Lionel Messi – A Potential Top Scorer
Without doubt, he is one of the most extraordinary football players in the world, hence the Lionel Messi odds world cup are literally huge! It comes as no surprise to us that Messi is one of the few players whom are expected to be breathtaking in every game.
From our observations, the Messi top scorer odds world cup in many bookmaker sites are all high. With all-time high odds at 10/1 to be top scorer, Lionel Messi will be competing with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.
Of course, as time progresses and as matches are played, the odds may change. Perhaps, it is a wise decision for us all to invest our money now on Messi whilst the odds are still affordable.