A fine second-half Neymar goal was the highlight of Brazil’s 2-0 friendly win over Croatia on Sunday, with the PSG striker returning after a three-month injury absence to open the scoring and take his tally to 54 goals in 83 appearances for his country.
The Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino added a second goal in injury time for the 9/2 World Cup co-favourites, who begin their campaign against Switzerland on Sunday June 17th.
Lionel Messi heads the betting at 9/1 to be the leading goalscorer at the finals, which get under way on Thursday 14th when hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia. Another impressive performance in next Sunday’s warm-up game against Austria could convince punters to pile into Neymar, who is currently a best price of 12/1 with Coral, and it’s not hard to envisage him starting the tournament as a 10/1 chance to win the Golden Boot. Antoine Griezmann and Cristiano Ronaldo are also a best price of 12/1, with Harry Kane, Timo Werner and Gabriel Jesus each at 16s.
|All odds quoted are subject to change|