One of the most naturally gifted footballers, Luis Suarez will spearhead Uruguay’s World Cup chances this summer. The Liverpool ace cannot stop scoring for club and country is among the top tips for tournament top scorer and for goalscorer markets in all Uruguay’s 2014 World Cup games.
Expect Suarez to come out scoring from the off in Brazil but don’t forget he is selfless team player who will provide assists for his colleagues and could prove a top candidate for player of the tournament should Uruguay progress from a tough Group D.
Suarez is enjoying an immense purple patch during the 2013-14 Premier league season, surpassing 20 goals in record time by mid-January in helping Liverpool become serious title contenders this season.
Suárez joined local side Nacional’s youth team at the age of 14 and scored 10 goals in 27 appearances to guide the side to the 2005–06 Uruguayan league. He then moved to Dutch squad Groningen the following year and scored the same number of goals, before being plucked to Ajax for an agreed fee of €7.5 million where Suarez began to flaunt his goal scoring abilities.
Between 2007-11, Suarez netted a total of 111 goals in 159 appearances with Ajax, collecting the 2010-11 Eredivisie, the 2009-10 KNVB Cup and the Johan Cruijff Shield in 2007 during that period.
Suarez moved to Anfield in 2011 to wear the number seven jersey at Liverpool having signed for £22.8 million, and immediately had an impact, helping the side towards victory in the 2011–12 League Cup. After scoring four goals in half a season, Suarez proceeded to bag 17 the following year before last year ending Liverpool’s season with 30 goals from his 44 appearances.
2013 FSF Player of the Year Suarez made his debut in the Uruguay national squad during the 2007 U-20 World Cup, his goal tally reaching 39 following the team’s 2014 World Cup qualification after 71 appearances when he scored 11 goals in just 16 showings.
Suarez’s 2010 World Cup story a one of quality and controversy as he scored three goals with several man of the match performances to put Uruguay into the semi-finals from five games. The controversial role he played came in the quarter-final game against Ghana when he handled away a goalbound effort before Uruguay subsequently won on penalties, Suarez left to celebrate on the sidelines.
Suarez is no stranger to controversy throughout his career having most recently received a lengthy ban last year for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic.
Luis Suarez World Cup Betting Tips
Suarez will certainly one of the most popular betting tips for the top scorer at this year’s World Cup and a safe bet to score any time in Uruguay’s games as well as provide the assists for his team-mates and show off his set piece specialties.
The caveat for punters considering going in big on Suarez would be the possibility of Uruguay failing to qualify from their group and the Liverpool striker’s propensity to take the laws of the game into his own hands. He’s run into numerous disciplinary problems with referees, and was sent off in the 2010 World Cup for deliberately blocking a goal-bound header during the quarter-final match against Ghana.
Suarez handed Uruguay a lifeline when scoring both goals in the 2-1 win against England. Qualification from the group phase is in their own hands and bookies reacted by trimming the Liverpool strikers odds to be World Cup Top Goalscorer. Uruguay qualified for the last 16 with a 1-0 win against Italy in the final group game Suarez faces the possibilty of being banned form the rest of the World Cup after being charged with biting Giorgio Chiellini by FIFA.