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World Cup: Top Brazil Scorer Betting Preview - 6/1 Tip to Beat Neymar!


Brazil will carry the weight of the world on their shoulders as they seek to end their two-decade drought to lift the World Cup in 2022.

The South American powerhouse are five-time champions, and they have announced their final 26-man squad for the tournament.

There were a few noticeable absentees from Tite’s list, including Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino, who has enjoyed something of a renaissance this campaign.

But who will shine brightest for the Selecao? We have dissected the runners and riders and predicted who will end up as the country’s top scorer at the World Cup. The odds have been supplied by Unibet.

Neymar – 13/10

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Get 13/10 on Neymar to be Brazil top scorer

Neymar is favourite to score the most goals for Brazil in Qatar

Trading as the short-priced favourite in this market is Neymar. The Paris Saint-Germain hitman is widely deemed to be one of the best players in the world, and when he stays on his feet, he can be a real handful.

At the time of writing, Neymar had struck 19 goals for club and country this term, and he needs just three more to overtake Pele (77) as Brazil’s all-time top scorer.

The bulk of Neymar’s goals this season have come from non-penalty situations, and only Erling Haaland has a better shot conversion rate from Europe’s top five leagues that have netted 12 goals or more.

Neymar has an innate ability to grab games by the scruff of the neck, and he could well light things up.

Richarlison – 4/1

Although he has yet to find the midas touch in front of goal for Tottenham this term, Richarlison will look to spearhead the Brazil attack, and at 4/1, he doesn’t seem to be too badly priced.

Direct and a threat in the air, Richarlison flourishes whenever he pulls on the national jersey. He could well bag a few goals in the group stages, and he is certainly among the leading contenders.

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Get 4/1 on Richarlison to be top Brazil scorer

The Spurs forward is second favourite in the betting

Vinicius Jr – 6/1

Arguably one of the most exciting players on the planet over the past 18 months, is Vinicius Junior. With his jet-heeled pace, he can leave defenders for dead, and he is bound to get in on the act.

Given half a chance, Vinicius Junior can turn defenders inside out, and he is never afraid to have a pop on goal. He has shown what he can produce for Real Madrid, and he will be one to keep your eyes peeled on in Qatar. He could well be the ace in the pack for the Selecao!

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Get 6/1 on Vinicius Jr to be top Brazil scorer

The Real Madrid star is third in the betting for this market

Gabriel Jesus – 8/1

Despite going through a barren run in front of goal for Arsenal, Gabriel Jesus’ credentials are unquestioned and if given some decent service, Jesus could well prosper.

Usually, Jesus is clinical and he will want to weigh in with a meaty contribution. He can be the driving force in attack, and he will want to silence some of his detractors.

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Get 8/1 on Gabriel Jesus to be top Brazil scorer

The Arsenal forward will be looking to find his early season form in Qatar

Brazil Top Goalscorer Prediction World Cup 2022

Although Neymar is currying short odds at the moment, and is chasing a place in Brazil history, we shouldn’t get too obsessed with them. If anything, Neymar’s odds are a red herring despite his star status.

From what we have seen, Vinicius Junior is perhaps rather undervalued and he could well come up trumps. He is fabulous to watch when he’s in full flow and he has the potential to be in the same bracket of striker as Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi. Vinicius Junior is certainly worth a flutter if you fancy venturing into this World Cup section.

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Get 6/1 on Vinicius Jr to be top Brazil scorer

Charles is siding with Vinicius Jr to cause a small upset here

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Charles Perrin

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