A scoring force and goalkeeper’s nightmare in the English Premier League, Romelu Lukaku is now firmly in the limelight for great things this summer for Belgium. The youngster’s current performances at Everton and threat in front of goal make him a firm 2014 World Cup betting tip to include during Belgium’s individual goalscorer markets match by match, as well as a possible contender for top scorer in Brazil.
Having begun his footballing career playing local club Rupel Boom, Lukaku has since played for Belgian Pro League squad Lierse between 2003-06 before enjoying a three-year spell at Anderlecht in which he scored 33 goals from 73 appearances, moving to Chelsea in 2011.
The striker has since become a potent force within the Premier League while on loan from Chelsea, collecting a total of 17 goals from his 35 appearances at West Brom and now proving just as deadly in front of goal for Everton in 2013-14 as the Merseyside club fight for Champions League qualification.
Lukaku will be one of the main focuses to spearhead a well-fancied Belgian World Cup squad in 2014, playing alongside the likes of fellow Premier League stars Eden Hazard and Kevin Mirallas in a Group H Belgium can top if all goes to plan.
Just short of 25 International appearances, Lukaku will make his World Cup debut having scored two goals against Croatia to secure the side’s place in the prestigious event in eight qualifying appearances.
Romelu Lukaku World Cup Betting Tips
A definite tip for individual match betting in the goalscorer market, Lukaku is also a player to shortlist for top goalscorer in the World Cup. The Everton man is often prone to swinging a game and with the prospect of Belgium enjoying their best World Cup is an outsider for player of the tournament.