A talented midfielder who assisted Borussia Dortmund’s run to the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League final, Marco Reus has made a great impact for Germany also since receiving his first full cap in October 2011. The 24-year-old has an impressive goal tally for a midfielder and will figure prominently in individual goalscorer and assist player betting markets at the 2014 World Cup.
Reus spent his youth career at Borussia Dortmund where he now plays for the senior squad in 2013-14, initially beginning his career at the youth side in 1994 before leaving for Rot Weiss Ahlen in 2006.
Reus played in 45 senior games with the German squad, scoring five goals over two seasons before moving to Borussia Monchengladbach in 2009. He made his mark when he scored his first Bundesliga goal from a 50 metre solo run effort, playing just one short of 100 league appearances with the side before a move to Borussia Dortmund four days after the New Year in 2012.
While 41 goals at Monchengladbach were his total prior to moving to Dortmund, Reus then scored 19 in 47 appearances during his first year with his new club.
Part of the club that over the past 12 months claimed the German DFL-Supercup crown and reached the final in the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League, Reus famously netted the first of two critical injury time goals to put Dortmund through their quarter-final thriller against Malaga as they went on to finish runners-up to rival club, Bayern Munich.
His position as an attacking winger and midfielder make the betting odds long for Reus to repeat a hat-trick like he managed against Eintracht Frankfurt in February 2013, assists will almost certainly be a dangerous factor of Reus’ game during a relatively tough group stage for Germany to scrap for goals in.
Reus also notched up a solid total of seven goals from just 19 International appearances for Germany since 2011, and scored five goals in his seven World Cup qualifying appearances to aid Germany to Brazil this summer where Reus will make his tournament debut.
Marco Reus World Cup Betting Tips
Expect Reus to link up with German team-mates such as Mesut Ozil, Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller throughout the 2014 World Cup, likely to be a popular tip to score any time and is one to consider for more specific player betting markets such as to score from outside the box or via a set piece.