Neymar leads top scorer race

  • Last Updated: June 24 2014, 0:14 BST

Neymar is Sky Bet's new 5/2 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: Sky Bet's 5/2 favourite to be top goalscorer
Neymar: Sky Bet's 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 has four goals for the tournament and is just one ahead of France striker Karim Benzema (9/2 with Sky Bet), Germany forward Thomas Muller (9/2), Holland hotshot Robin van Persie (9/1), Oranje winger Arjen Robben (12/1) and surprise Ecuador contender Enner Valencia (out at 100/1).

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

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.

Sky Bet's outright market sees Brazil as the 3/1 favourites.

Germany and Argentina are joint-second in the betting at 4/1, while Holland have joined France at 8/1 after beating Chile 2-0 to secure top spot in Group B and avoid a clash with Brazil.

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

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

Brazil are the 4/1 favourites with Sky Bet to beat Chile, who can be backed 9/2 for victory and the draw after 90 minutes is 3/1.

Holland have been priced up as an even-money shot to defeat Mexico.

You can get 13/5 for a Mexico win and the draw after 90 minutes can be supported at 5/2.

  • Posted at 2340 BST on 23/06/2014.