Messi and Neymar clash

  • Last Updated: June 26 2014, 16:44 BST

Lionel Messi and Neymar are battling it out at the top of the World Cup top goalscorer betting after the Argentina captain joined the Brazil forward on four goals.

Lionel Messi: Two goals for Argentina against Nigeria
Lionel Messi: Two goals for Argentina against Nigeria

Messi netted twice - including a fantastic free-kick - in Argentina's 3-2 victory over Nigeria to complete progress to the knockout stages as Group F winners.

Messi and Neymar sit together at the head of the top goalscorer list with bet365 (both available at 5/2) and Boylesports (both available at 11/4) unable to split the pair.

There's still plenty of competition though with six players on three goals remaining in the tournament.

France striker Karim Benzema is priced up at 13/2 with Boylesports, while Germany forward Thomas Muller (7/1, youwin), Holland hotshot Robin van Persie (14/1, BetVictor, Paddy Power and youwin), Oranje winger Arjen Robben (20/1, BetVictor and youwin), Colombia ace James Rodriguez (33/1, general) and Switzerland star Xherdan Shaqiri (50/1, bet365 and Boylesports) also in the running.

Team Score Team
Nigeria 2 - 3 Argentina
Bos & Herz 3 - 1 Iran
Honduras 0 - 3 Switzerlan
Ecuador 0 - 0 France

Ecuador striker Enner Valencia has scored three goals but his nation are out of the World Cup after finishing third in Group E.

France drew 0-0 with Ecuador to finish top of Group E, while a hat-trick from Shaqiri secured a 3-0 win for Switzerland over Honduras and a clash with Argentina in the last 16.

Nigeria joined Argentina in making it out of Group F and they are France's next opponents.

Hosts Brazil continue to head the outright betting at 10/3 with BetVictor and Coral, while Germany and Argentina can't be split at 4/1.

France and Holland can both be backed at 8/1, while Switzerland are a best price of 150/1 with Stan James to lift the trophy and Nigeria can be backed at 250/1 with Boylesports.

Firms have priced up both France v Nigeria and Argentina v Switzerland.

  • Odds correct at 0015 BST on 26/06/2014.