A favourite for Everton during his lengthy spell with the Merseyside club, Australia's Tim Cahill will be the lead force for the Aussies in a tough group stage fixture list. Cahill's attacking presence make him his country's most likely betting tip this summer in individual goalscorer markets, his ability to score from any means possible making him the punters' choice for the Group B side.
Cahill was born in Sydney, Australia to an English father of Irish descent and a Samoan mother, and began his youth career with local Sydney sides in 1995 before traveling to England where he was signed by Millwall on a free transfer from Sydney United.
After a lengthy spell between 1998-2004 with Millwall that included the Football League Second Division title in 2000/01, Cahill moved to Premier League side Everton in 2004 for £1.5 million and instantly became their top goalscorer of the season in just his first year, also famously scoring five goals during Merseyside derbies.
His Everton statistics between his time at the club between 2004–2012 display 68 goals and 38 assists during his combined 278 appearances with the Toffees, part of Everton's runner-up FA Cup squad in 2009/09.
In 2012, Cahill signed for the New York Red Bulls and has since already scored 13 times in 46 games, setting a new record for the fastest goal in Major League Soccer history when he scored seven seconds into a 3-0 win against Houston Dynamo.
After making his debut for Australia in a friendly against South Africa in 2004 at Loftus Road, London, Cahill has since competed in seven major tournaments and made 61 appearances for his side, scoring 28 goals during that time.
Cahill took part in 10 World Cup qualifiers for Australia's charge to the 2014 finals, scoring three goals during that time which came against Iraq, Oman and Jordan. The 2014 edition will be the third consecutive World Cup which Cahill will represent Australia in, after four showings in 2006 saw a brace of goals come against Japan before his 2010 trio of appearances included a red card shown his way.
Tim Cahill World Cup betting tips
Cahill will lead Australia again in this summer's tournament in Brazil, and with that the attacking midfielder should be the side's best betting tip for first, last and anytime goalscorer markets. He will need to hit the target frequently however you feel, as Australia face a very tough task to make it out of a group featuring 2010 finalists Netherlands and champions Spain.
Cahill also holds the honour for most headed goals in the Premier League with 31 from 54 goals in total, and he should be worth considering for the player betting market 'to score with a header' in Australia's group matches.