One of England’s most experienced and inspiring footballers, Frank Lampard assures England 100 per cent for effort and the Chelsea midfielder comes with goal-scoring threat to match. Expect to see to Lampard world cup betting tips for first goalscorer and anytime goalscorer in England's group matches Lampard's betting odds suggest he's in with a shout to be the squad’s top scoring player in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
A perennial favourite of his country, Lampard was voted FWA Footballer of the Year and runner-up in both the FIFA World Player of the Year and the Ballon d'Or in 2005, receiving the FWA Tribute Award five years later. On 23 December 2009, he was also gifted the honour of the Premier League's player of the decade by official statistics.
The Chelsea legend - named the Premier League's player of the decade in 2009 – famously surpassed the club record of Bobby Tambling's 202 goals for the Blues when he netted twice against Aston Villa in 2013, Lampard the only midfielder to have score over 150 goals in the Premier League.
While Lampard’s role of assisting his strikers – young or experienced – will be the number one priority at the World Cup, the Romford man is no stranger to a superb goal, cruelly denied during the 2010 World Cup by officials as England crashed out to Germany in the final 16.
An obvious choice to make it into the England squad, Lampard’s penalty and set piece prowess could put him in with a chance of helping England towards a strong World Cup campaign. The most prolific scoring midfielder in the history of the Premier League showed he retains an eye for goal at the top level when scoring the winner for England against Brazil in a friendly at Wembley in February 2013.
He's amassed over 200 career goals at club level, a phenomenal return for a midfielder and his international record is just as impressive. By the time England had completed their preparations for Brazil, Lampard had scored 29 goals in 103 appearances for his country, a record any striker would be proud to achieve.
However, the World Cup has been a frustration for one of England's much-vaunted 'Golden Generation'. He went scoreless in the 2006 World Cup when England were eliminated by Portugal in the the quarter-finals and four years later he was denied a goal when his shot against Germany came down from the cross bar and clearly crossed the line. He made history in that 2010 World Cup by taking 37 shots on goal without once finding the back of the net. In qualifying the 2014 World Cup, Lampard scored three goals for England, bettered only by Wayne Rooney who as England's top scorer in the group stages with five goals.
Frank Lampard World Cup Betting Tips
It's not the most outrageous world cup betting tip to suggest Lampard for England top goal scorer but there are more obvious candidates in Rooney and Daniel Sturridge or Danny Welbeck who appear to be fighting for the attacking positions.