Currently thriving at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho’s management, Eden Hazard will be one of the biggest playmakers in Belgium’s now fearsome-looking side for the 2014 World Cup. With his attacking wizardry and goal-scoring determination, Hazard is a string betting tip in terms for assists and even warrants consideration as an outsider in the World Cup's top goalscorer market.
A former Ligue 1 and Coupe de France winner with Lille, his devastating form at domestic level saw him net 50 goals at the French club. In the summer of 2012, Hazard agreed a transfer of around £32 million to leave Lille and head to Premier League side Chelsea, ending his maiden campaign with 13 goals in all competitions.
Tipped by Zinedine Zidane to become one of the biggest stars of the coming decades, the Belgian is in the form of his life and will undoubtedly be key to his national side’s chances in the World Cup, Hazard’s trickery is not only a joy to watch but also key to his strike partner, Romelu Lukaku.
A former double UNFP Young Player of the Year award winner and Ballon d’Or nominee, Hazard has scored five goals from 42 International squad appearances. Hazard’s International career began in 2008, finally cementing his place within the side having scored five goals in 25 appearances since 2011.
Eden Hazard World Cup Betting Tips
A guaranteed starter, Hazard’s betting odds will be very tempting for individual match goalscorer and assist markets. Should the Belgian side progress far in the tournament - which they are more than capable of - he may turn a few heads towards selecting him for the overall player of the tournament.