Messi & Benzema start in style

  • Last Updated: June 16 2014, 2:51 BST

Lionel Messi and Karim Benzema are both movers in the World Cup top goalscorer betting after starting the tournament in style.

Lionel Messi enjoys his goal on Sunday
Lionel Messi enjoys his goal on Sunday

Messi scored a sensational goal in Argentina's 2-1 victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina to get the action in Group F under way.

The Barcelona maestro has been trimmed from 15/2 to 5/1 to end the World Cup as the top goalscorer and Argentina can be backed at 15/4 with sportingbet to win the tournament.

Benzema netted a double in France's convincing's 3-0 victory over 10-man Honduras in Group E.

The striker has been cut all the way in from 28/1 to 6/1 by Sky Bet to finish as the top goalscorer in a market that is still headed by Brazil star Neymar, who also has two goals to his name so far.

Holland forward Robin van Persie is the other name at the head of the betting after his double in the 5-1 destruction of Spain.

France are a 17/1 shot with 888sport to lift the trophy. Brazil head the outright market at 3/1.

Sunday's other World Cup match saw Switzerland score a winner with seconds remaining to beat Ecuador 2-1 in Group E.

France and Switzerland are both odds-on at 1/16 and 1/8 respectively with Sky Bet in the Group E qualification betting.

Ecuador can be backed at 9/2 with 888sport to bounce back and secure a spot in the last 16. Honduras are out at 25/1 with betway.

  • Posted at 0245 BST on 16/06/2014.