The 2014 World Cup is now just around the corner as Ladbrokes get in on the action by announcing a new free bets offer – The firm report they will offer refunds should World Cup either of hot shots Messi, Neymar, Ronaldo or Suarez top score at the tournament!
With the tournament expected to be a footballing and punting extravaganza, bookmakers are fiercly competitive with their offers, as the famous UK brand lays its cards on the table.
LADBROKES WORLD CUP OFFER
Refunds should Neymar, Messi, Ronaldo or Suarez top score!
+ £100 in Free bets to pick up!
Ladbrokes have announced they are offering a massive World Cup refund offer for the World Cup! The firm will REFUND bets should Neymar, Messi, Suarez or Ronaldo top score at the tournament! PLUS there’s £100 in free bets to pick up! More details below!
The World Cup is almost upon us and while it is creeping up very quickly there is still time to get some pre-tournament bets on and take advantage of some of the great promotions on the market.
One of those offers that represents a win-win solution is the Ladbrokes refund promotion.
So what it is? Basically they will refund losing pre-tournament World Cup winner bets (as a free bet of up to £25) if any of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar or Luis Suarez finishes the tournament as top (or even joint top).
The quartet are currently rated as the top four footballers in the world and they will head to Brazil looking to inspire their country to success. But which of these strikers has the best chance of finishing top?
Assessing the chances of the home favourite, Neymar first, it is noted that the Brazil forward faces a tough opening group with Croatia, Cameroon and Mexico all defensively strong.
The fact that African side Cameroon and Mexico will be used to playing in the hot climate will aid their chances of frustrating the Brazilians.
While all three are strong defensively they are tough at the back too and that means the tricky feet of the Brazil midfield and forward line should ensure that free-kicks giving Neymar opportunities from dead-ball positions, which as we saw in the 4-0 win over Panama can prove dangerous.
Neymar’s Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi would appear to have a more favourable group with Nigeria, Iran and Bosnia Herzegovina all less established on the International stage. Looking at the group newcomers Bosnia Herzegovina could prove the most difficult side on their tournament debut.
The fact that Messi has yet to sparkle on the world stage should mean we will see a determined forward and that could spell trouble. The forward has scored 20 goals in his last 21 International including three hat-tricks and after a stop start season for club he will ready for action.
Portuguese star Ronaldo faces a tricky assignment with Germany, Ghana and the USA all strong competitors.
There is no doubt that the Real Madrid man will be the main man for his country meaning many teams will man-mark him but while Messi has Gonzalo Higuan, Sergio Aguero and Angel de Maria to ease the burden and Neymar has the formidable Hulk as his support Portugal don’t have the same forwards and that could make their task difficult.
That said it is easier to write about stopping Ronaldo then it is to actually do it. The striker recently over-took Eusebio as his country’s all-time top scorer with 49 goals.
Just like Messi and Neymar, Luis Suarez has plenty of support in the shape of Edinson Cavani, a superstar striker in his own right and veteran Diego Forlan however unlike the other two Suarez won’t be in peak condition for the start of the tournament.
The forward is currently injured and faces a race against time to be fit for the opener against Costa Rica. The game with England might be a stretch meaning the crutch tie with Italy could be his return.
The opener represents his best chance of getting off the mark and England and Italy you would expect are stronger at the back.
Just like the aforementioned trio Suarez is a big match winner though and if the Uruguay side can reach the knock out stages then he could prove crucial.
So while you ponder that big offer on England to win the world cup, why not hedge your best with a little flutter on the top scorer market.