With a phenomenal goal-scoring record in recent seasons, Edinson Cavani will be a key player in Uruguay’s bid to better their semi-finals appearance of 2010. Cavani’s betting odds are long enough to consider him for overall top scorer of the 2014 World Cup, but he is perhaps a better bet in individual match markets. The PSG player will be a favourite for first, last or anytime scorer alongside Luis Suarez who he will provide invaluable assistance to.
Cavani began his career playing for two years with Danubio in Montevideo through his youth, moving to Palermo in 2007 to play with the Serie A side in Italy.
Cavani spent four seasons at the club and scored a total of 34 goals in his 109 league appearances, before moving to Napoli in 2010 for €17 million. He added his one and only title for the club during the 2011–12 season by winning the Coppa Italia, scoring the most goals in the tournament along the way with five.
His Napoli career spanned a sensational 104 goals in 138 games, 33 scored in each of the first two seasons where afterwards he also finished as Serie A top scorer during his third and final year. Cavani moved to Paris Saint-Germain in July 2013 on a fee said to be around €64.5 million, and ended his first half a season in Ligue 1 with 12 goals before the start of the New Year.
Cavani's goal-scoring record spans to over half his appearances made, making him sought over by many clubs as a result of his scoring record.
Cavani's International record currently sees him holding statistics of 20 goals in 60 appearances for Uruguay, as well as a goal in his seven 2010 World Cup showings as Uruguay reached the semi-finals. A hat-trick during a Friendly in October came his way later that year against Indonesia, Cavani scoring eight six goals during his 18 World Cup qualification games.
Edinson Cavani World Cup Betting Tips
Cavani’s record at Napoli and PSG the last few seasons justifies his higher position in the overall top scorer market. However, there’s a strong chance he’ll be sharing goals with strike partner Luis Suarez and it’s probably a wiser to bet to pick him for individual goalscorer markets in Uruguay games for that matter.