The FIFA World Cup is almost upon us and whilst football fever hits the UK in general, it also means it’s the perfect time to start placing some sports bets! That being said, as the World Cup 2018 brings with it hundreds of new betting opportunities and markets, knowing where to start can seem quite overwhelming.
Luckily for you, here at GoWin we’ve been watching all the recent World Cup news and doing our homework! In our World Cup 2018 we’re not only exploring each team and their plus Moric World Cup odds in detail, but we’re also looking at other specialized bets such as who will make top goal scorer, and which players are the ones to watch.
Luka Modrić is one of these players; the Real Madrid central midfielder will travel to Russia this summer with the Croatian international team, and he looks all set to have an amazing World Cup 2018 journey. Read on to learn more about the Luka Modrić odds World Cup options, including more information about his current form and whether or not he’s in the running to be the top goal scorer of the competition.
Who Is Luka Modrić?
As we just mentioned, Luka Modrić is a Croatian international midfielder, who also plays for Real Madrid at league level. He shot to fame after joining Tottenham Hotspurs in 2008, and helping the team make their first UEFA Champions League appearance in almost 50 years.
Modrić joined Real Madrid back in 2012, and he has been a squad fixture ever since. He has won his second and third Champions League titles with the club, and received the La Liga award for ‘Best Midfielder’ in 2016. He’s also took home the UEFA Club Football Award for ‘Best Midfielder’ in 2017.
Modrić also has a superb international record. He made his debut for Croatia in 2006 and has since participated in every major tournament that the country has qualified for, including the 2006 and 20014 World Cup tournaments.
All of this serves as proof that Luka Modrić is not only a talented international player, but experienced too. This means that his odds of performing well at the 2018 World Cup are very high, yet is he a good player to back? Stick with us to find out.
Croatia World Cup Odds 2018
Before we can examine the Luka Modrić World Cup odds, we need to first consider how the Croatia squad as a whole will perform in the competition.
Croatia will start off the competition in Group D which is currently being deemed this year’s ‘Group of Death’. In addition to Croatia, the group includes Argentina, Iceland and Nigeria, all of which are considered to be strong contenders. In this group, Argentina are the favourites to advance, but Croatia have a very good chance of progressing too. This means there’s certainly some value in backing Luka Modrić this World Cup.
Luka Modrić Top Scorer Odds World Cup
At the moment, the odds on Luka Modrić to be the top goal scorer of the whole World Cup are almost non-existent. This is mainly because Modrić is a midfielder, and therefore there’s not much expectation for him to rack up goals for his squad.
Furthermore, the Croatian international team boasts several excellent strikers, such as Mario Mandzukic and Ivan Perisic. This means they are more likely to be scoring more goals than Modrić, should the team progress out of the group stages.
That being said, the odds on Luka Modrić to become Croatia’s top goal scorer this competition stand at around 10/1. These are pretty long, considering the size of the squad but with some research it’s easy to see why.
Modrić has never been a big goal scorer, as his real talent lies in setting up chances for others to score. At league level, the Real Madrid player has only scored nine goals since 2012, and only scored 1 goal for Croatia in the 2018 World Cup qualifying stages.
With these facts in mind, it looks very unlikely that Luka Modrić will be racking up many goals this summer. Therefore, we’d suggest that backing him as a top goal scorer would be a wasted bet.