Argentina’s side will feature some of the most feared opposition in 2014, Sergio Aguero among the favourites to convert his 2014 World Cup odds to be the highest goal scorer in Brazil having been on a hot streak in the Premier League. If able to reproduce his club performances on the World stage, Aguero will be a hot World Cup betting tip to payoff in individual match goalscorer betting markets.
A player proving his fearsome credentials massively, in 2006, Agüero moved to Europe to play for La Liga side Atlético Madrid for a fee of €23 million from Independiente. He immediately raced onto the scene within Europe thanks to 101 goals in 234 appearances that also included winning the UEFA Europa League and Super Cup in 2010.
Joining Manchester City in 2011, the Argentine arguably was the driving force of City’s road to the Premier League title that season with a total of 30 goals from just 48 appearances, including the league-winning goal against QPR that sent the Etihad Stadium into raptures.
His 2013-14 season form has been eye-opening to say the very least, relentlessly notching up 13 goals before Christmas until an injury sustained against Arsenal left him out of action until the end of January.
A former Don Ballón Award winner, Aguero’s current form makes him an enviable betting tip to be not only a regular for goals and assists, but also top goal scorer at the World Cup in 2014, the odds across most of the bookmakers making him more of a tip than his more gushed-over strike partner, Lionel Messi
His debut in the 2010 World Cup saw him assist team-mate Gonzalo Higuain’s hat-trick, and Aguero will arguably now enjoy his strongest partnership with Messi during this particular World Cup as the two skill-fuelled forwards enjoy a relatively calm group stage to flaunt their goal-scoring abilities should selfishness not play a role.
Aguero’s name will surely feature in every World Cup fixture, having already scored a total of 21 goals in just 47 starts for Argentina and likely to add many more.
Part of the Argentine squad for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Aguero scored two goals in the space of five minutes during a semi-final 3–0 win over Brazil as Argentina went on to win the gold medal for the second time in succession. Aguero was also the 2007 national U-20 World Cup squad’s top scorer with six goals in seven appearances, also picking up the Golden Ball as the best player of the tournament.
Sergio Aguero World Cup Betting Tips
Aguero’s international strike rate is almost identical to his team-mate Messi, yet his World Cup betting odds for top goalscorer are significantly bigger. The Argentine striker looks to be great each way value in the 2014 World Cup top goalscorer market which pays ¼ odds on first four places.
Argentina beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-1 in their first match but Aguero struck out. Failure to score in the second match against Iran resulted with bookmakers easing his odds to win the Golden Boot.