Carlo Yaír Costly Molina is a favourite for Honduras, the hard-working striker holding a total of 31 goals for his country. His goalscoring exploits make him an obvious betting tip in individual goalscorer markets for Honduras in their opening three Group E World Cup matches, and Costly could certainly be the team's top scorer if his strong international form continues.
The Honduran started his career in Mexico from the age of 14, spending 11 years in the Mexican league with reserve teams of Atlético Celaya, Monarcas Morelia, Atlas and Pumas UNAM as he built up his experience.
During a four-year period spent at PGE GKS Bełchatów between 2006 and 2010, Costly moved to Birmingham City in 2009 for a brief loan spell. He returned to Bełchatów after just eight appearances, and ended his time at the Polish club with 16 goals to his name.
In January 2010, Costly was bought by SC Vaslui from Bełchatów and made 13 appearances, later joining Atlas club in Mexico. Spells at Houston Dynamo, Veria F.C. and Guizhou Zhicheng followed before a 2014 transfer to Real España, and Costly scored consistently with seven goals in just 13 appearances until now.
Costly has been a standout performer for Honduras at international level since his debut in 2007, scoring 31 goals and two hat-tricks from his 69 caps. This summer will be his maiden visit to the World Cup finals, having missed the 2010 tournament because of an injury sustained while playing for SC Vaslui.
Costly played a big part in helping Honduras qualify for the 2014 World Cup, scoring seven goals in his 13 appearances for the national side and netting a hat-trick against Canada during an 8-1 rout.
Carlo Costly World Cup betting tips
He has consistently scored goals for Honduras down the years, so betting on Costly in individual goalscorer markets would be the best tip considering how open the battle could be in Group E - potentially for second behind France. Backing him to be top goalscorer for Honduras would also be wise, although the loyal Costly would provide an assist if needs be.