Muller 4/1 to be top scorer

  • Last Updated: June 27 2014, 9:19 BST

Thomas Muller has been cut to a best of 7/2 with Paddy Power to be the World Cup top scorer after he fired Germany to a 1-0 win over USA to move level with Neymar and Lionel Messi on four goals.

Thomas Muller scores his fourth goal of the World Cup
Thomas Muller scores his fourth goal of the World Cup

The Bayern Munich midfielder struck 10 minutes into the second half to seal his side's progression to the last 16 as Group G winners with seven points from their three games.

Muller has now netted nine goals in as many World Cup appearances and will surely be key to Germany's hopes of glory.

Argentina talisman Messi is widely available at 9/4 with most firms but can be backed at 14/5 with Bwin, while Brazil star Neymar is generally 5/2 but as big as 3/1 with William Hill and Betfair Sportsbook.

Germany remain unchanged at 4/1 second favourites alongside Argentina to lift the trophy for the first time since 1990 just behind Brazil at 16/5 with Ladbrokes and 7/2 with Bwin.

Despite the defeat, the USA also progressed as runners-up on goal difference ahead of Portugal, who beat Ghana 2-1, and they are as big as 100/1 with 888sport to become world champions.

Germany will next meet Algeria, who reached the knockout stages of the World Cup for the first time in their history after a 2-2 draw with Russia and the African side are now a best of 225/1 with bet365 to go all the way.

Group H winners Belgium, 20/1 shots generally, beat South Korea for their third straight victory and will next face USA.