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Top Premier League Goalscorer at the 2014 World Cup

Thursday 12th June 2014
With World Cup fever firmly upon us, Jack Kitson takes a look at five players in contention to be the Premier League's leading scorer in Brazil.

There are a multitude of tempting betting markets available for the 2014 World Cup, ranging from the popular Golden Boot to the Worst Disciplined Team. However, one that catches the eye for English football fans is the fight to be crowned the Top Premier League Goalscorer in Brazil - which player from those who play in the EPL will score the most goals during the World Cup. As you'd expect, this is an extremely competitive market, which features a wealth of top class talent. Below is an assessment of the credentials of five players bidding to finish the tournament as the best the world's most exciting league has to offer.

Sergio Aguero @ 9/2 with Ladbrokes

Sergio Aguero represents one part of an astonishing Argentinian attacking trio, which also includes Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuaín. Together the tenacious triad will terrorize defences in Brazil, especially in the early stages after being handed a favourable group consisting of Bosnia, Nigeria and Iran. Man City superstar Aguero will fancy his chances of running riot in Group F, and is likely to make a name for himself early on in the competition, as he looks to enhance his side's chances of winning the famous gold trophy.

Luis Suarez @ 8/1 with Bet365

Luis Suarez is fresh off the back of a stunning season, in which he thumped home an eye-watering 31 Premier League goals, despite missing the first six games through suspension. The 27-year-old's campaign may have ended in tragedy after Liverpool flopped in the final few games, but on a personal note he can look back with pride, having won; PFA Players' Player of the Year, FWA Footballer of the Year (1): 2013–14, European Golden Shoe and Barclays Player of the Season awards.. The Uruguayan will now be looking to replicate his club form for his country, and will no doubt have high hopes of excelling in Brazil.

Robin Van Persie @ 10/1 with Sky Be t

Robin Van Persie may have endured a disappointing season riddled by injuries for Man Utd, but on his day the Holland skipper is a devastating finisher who is capable of destroying even the stingiest of defences. At 10/1 the striker is well worth a look at, especially considering that Group B has the potential to be jam-packed with goals. It is also worth remembering that RVP is the all-time top goalscorer for the Oranje with 43 strikes in just over 80 matches, a record he is surely going to enhance this summer.

Romelu Lukaku @ 12/1 with William Hill

The Belgian hot-shot may not be loved by parent club Chelsea but he is simply adored by the fans of West Brom and Everton, with whom he has spent the last two seasons with. The 21-year-old striker has flourished in the Premier League and heads to Brazil after a hugely successful year at Goodison Park. His lorry load of goals and immense physical presence helped the Toffees secure 6th spot in the league, and now he'll storm to Brazil bidding to smash in a few goals. Lukaku is likely to thrive as Belgium's leading force in attack, with Christian Benteke missing out through injury.

Daniel Sturridge @ 25/1 with Betfred

At 25/1 Daniel Sturridge represents a cracking outside bet to beat his domestic peers and top the Premier League Goalscorer market in South America. The 24-year-old hit man finished the season second in the goalscoring charts - with 21 goals - to teammate Suarez. Wayne Rooney is often touted as England's star player, yet Sturridge is undoubtedly the main man in attack. The Liverpool player will spearhead Roy Hodgson's offensive line, with his skill, speed and dynamism likely to make him a stand-out performer in his first major tournament for the senior team.
Jack Kitson
Massive Southampton fan, loving being back in the Premier League but cannot get enough football to feed my addiction.

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