Another young and gifted Brazilian talent, Oscar could potentially be one of Brazil’s most effective contenders in Brazil’s homecoming this summer and it’s no surprise the Chelsea youngster figures towards the top of the 2014 World Cup Player of the Tournament betting odds.
Oscar began his career at São Paulo FC where he won the Brazilian Serie A in 2008, before moving on to Internacional and scoring 11 goals in 36 appearances.
The attacking midfielder moved to Chelsea in 2012 for his Premier League bow, and has since stamped his starting place within the team under Jose Mourinho with a string of fine performances that saw him score six goals by the start of 2014.
Displaying a playmaking prowess that has kept the Blues fighting for goals all season, Oscar will thrive on his playing partnership with Neymar as well as alongside Chelsea team-mates Ramires and David Luiz, and is arguably the Brazilian squad’s most reliable passer on the pitch.
Oscar famously scored three goals in Brazil’s 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup final victory against Portugal having played in the seven encounters. At the tender age of just 22, he now has eight goals to his name overall by the end of 2013 in his 23 national appearances.
Oscar World Cup Betting Tips
The passing and goal-scoring influences Oscar has brought to both Chelsea and the International squad over the past year, make him a sure tip to score or assist in Brazil’s individual matches.
Odds for Oscar to be the player of the tournament are very tempting, with a possible punt being the double of Brazil winning the World Cup and Oscar scoring the most goals along the way – both plausible and potentially highly profitable.