Good night for Neymar

  • Last Updated: June 24 2014, 11:46 BST

Neymar is the new favourite to finish as the top goalscorer at the World Cup after his double took Brazil to a 4-1 victory over Cameroon and a place in the last 16.

Neymar: The 5/2 favourite to be top goalscorer
Neymar: The 5/2 favourite to be top goalscorer

The Barcelona striker was the star of the show as Brazil won with ease to set up a clash against Chile in the knockout stages.

Neymar now sits alone at the summit of the top goalscorer list. He can be backed to stay there at 11/4 with the Betfair Sportsbook. Sky Bet go 5/2, but other firms are as short as 6/4.

He has four goals for the tournament and is just one ahead of France striker Karim Benzema (5/1, betway, Spreadex), Germany forward Thomas Muller (11/2, Boylesports, youwin and betway), Holland hotshot Robin van Persie (12/1, BetVictor, youwin), Oranje winger Arjen Robben (16/1, BetVictor) and surprise Ecuador contender Enner Valencia (out at 100/1 with Sky Bet).

Argentina captain Lionel Messi has two goals so far and can be backed at 13/2 (general).

Neymar is also the 3/1 favourite in Sky Bet's Golden Ball market.

Messi follows at 6/1 in the betting to be named as the World Cup's top player.

Team Score Team
Australia 0 - 3 Spain
Netherland 2 - 0 Chile
Cameroon 1 - 4 Brazil
Croatia 1 - 3 Mexico

The outright odds see Brazil as 10/3 favourites with BetVictor and Boylesports.

Germany are second in the outright market at 4/1, Argentina can be backed at 9/2 with 888sport, while you can get 9/1 about France with Ladbrokes and BetBright.

Holland have also been cut to 9/1 after beating Chile 2-0 to secure top spot in Group B and avoid a clash with Brazil.

The first two confirmed ties in the last 16 are Brazil v Chile and Holland v Mexico.

Leading scorers

Neymar 4
K Benzema 3
T Muller 3
R van Persie 3
A Robeen 3
E Valencia 3

Brazil are the 4/6 favourites with William Hill and bet365 to beat Chile, who can be backed at a best of 19/4 (BetVictor) for victory and the draw after 90 minutes is 31/10 (bet365).

Holland are shade of odds-against to beat Mexico - Unibet and 888sport going 15/13 with more established firms at 11/10.

You can get 14/5 for a Mexico win (widely offered) and the draw after 90 minutes can be supported at 5/2 (bet365).

  • Posted at 0010 BST and updated at 0920 BST on 24/06/2014.