Which Outsiders Will Triumph At World Cup In Russia?

The World Cup is very nearly upon us.

The spectacle in Russia is not without controversy, from rigged bidding, to the risk of the over politicisation of the event looming over the finals. But one thing about the World Cup that makes it so great is that once the tournament kicks off, it’s all about the football.

Today we’ll take a look at a few outsiders that we think will do well.


When you have Luis Suarez in your team anything is possible. Providing he doesn’t bite anyone this time around, they have a great chance of going some distance in the finals. The partnership between Edinson Cavani and Suarez is as good as any, so we think they have a good a chance of going far this summer. It seems that the bookmakers aren’t as convinced as us, pricing them as high as 33-1 to win the tournament.


Constant underachievers at international tournament, England are priced at 16-1 to win in Russia. Now that is still probably too short a price, but with many bookmakers running special betting offers on the World Cup, you can get this boosted to 50-1. At that price it may be worth backing them to go all the way. This year the infamous British press seem resigned to another doomed bid for glory, so the pressure is off. Couple that with the fact that Gareth Southgate has opted for youngsters, the hope is that they will be hungry for success or will at least learn greatly from the experience.

Mohamed Salah For Golden Boot

Priced at 40-1 for Mo Salah to get the golden boot in Russia, that is an incredible price based on the season that he has just had for Liverpool. OK Egypt don’t have the same attacking flair that Liverpool have, but he’s just come off an incredible season and providing Egypt can progress from their group, we think he’s got every chance of defying the odds and having a truly influential tournament.

Why We Won’t Be Backing Neymar For the Golden Boot

Neymar is priced at 10-1 to pick up the top goalscorer award and we can’t say that is good value. He’s coming back from injury and that is never a good sign when you are playing at a tournament where you need to be at your absolute peak for success. If you want to opt for a front runner, Antoine Griezmann at 16-1 seems like a much better shout.

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