Five league hotshots to watch at the World Cup - Can anyone beat Luis Suarez?

Fifa World Cup Brazil

Liverpool's top scorer features including a couple of strikers linked with summer transfers to Arsenal.

Let's look at five of European club football's top scorers likely to play in Brazil. Italy, Colombia and Portugal stars feature.

Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal

The Portuguese sensation smashed 31 goals in 30 league games last season helping Real Madrid to third place in Spain’s La Liga. Without a doubt to be Portugal’s player to watch, the Ballon’d’Or winner will be hoping to add to a two goal tournament tally at his third World Cup finals. At 14/1 to win the Golden Boot, CR7 is worth a punt.

Luis Suarez – Uruguay

El Pistolero assisted Liverpool to second place in last season’s English Premier League, scoring 31 in 33 appearances. The PFA Player of the Year will spearhead Uruguay’s attack if he overcomes recent knee surgery. With Golden Boot odds of 16/1 likely to shorten once declared fit, an early punt is advisable.

Ciro Immobile – Italy

Torino forward Immobile finished top of Italy’s scorers list with 22 goals in 33 league games even though his Turin based side finished eighth in Serie A. Highly inexperienced at International level, the 24 year old possesses just one cap to date and hasn’t yet been confirmed in Italy’s 23 man squad. However, his 80/1 odds on winning the Golden Boot might pique your interest.

Jackson Martinez – Colombia

Often overshadowed by compatriot Radamel Falcao, Jackson Martinez hit 20 goals in 30 games for Portuguese side FC Porto, leading the scoring charts. With 26 caps, Martinez is a regular feature for Colombia. Main-man Falcao’s fitness battle means Martinez might feature more prominently than expected, and Golden Boot odds of 66/1 make this natural finisher is an interesting outside bet.

Seydou Doumbia – Ivory Coast

Ivorian Doumbia struck 18 goals in 22 league games for Russian side CSKA Moscow, taking the Golden Boot for the second time in three years. Ivory Coast have vast attacking options with Drogba, Kalou, Gervinho, Bony and Traore all competing with Doumbia for a starting role. Competition is so fierce, in fact, that, at time of writing, Skybet hadn’t posted Golden Boot odds on him. Still, monitoring his involvement in pre-tournament friendlies will indicate his potential involvement and, with Ivory Coast a strong outside bet, Doumbia might be worth a longshot.

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