Neymar injury changes favorites to the World Cup artillery at bookmakers
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Striker Neymar’s injury in the first match of the 2022 World Cup is causing changes in sports betting sites. Before getting injured and becoming an embezzlement for the team led by Tite, platforms such as Esportes da Sorte, and Casa de Apostas were paying BRL 1.35 for every BRL 1 spent. Now, this odd has increased to R$1.49.

For Darwin Filho, CEO of Esportes da Sorte, this change, despite seeming small, has a big impact on betting sites. “We actually consider this very significant as the odds don’t count the number 1. The number 1 is the parity unit, you bet one and it comes back one. We’re talking about a percentage change of over 20%. him from the starting line-up is, yes, impactful”, he explained.

According to Odds & Scouts, one of the leading data generation companies for sports and integrity bookmakers, the calculation of the values ​​of each bet is complex and detailed.

Richarlison’s two goals in Brazil’s 2-0 victory over Serbia, in the Cup debut, catapulted the Tottenham striker to the position of favorite to be top scorer in the main bookmakers.

At the moment, according to platform, the list has Richarlison (Brazil) 6.00; Kylian Mbappe (France) 8.0; Olivier Giroud (France) 10.0; Lionel Messi (Argentina) 13.0 and Ferran Torres (Spain) 15.0.

Prior to the start of the Qatar Cup, the Top 5 likely top scorers were as follows:

  • Harry Kane (England) 8.0
  • Kylian Mbappe (France) 10.0
  • Karim Benzema (France) 13.0
  • Lionel Messi (Argentina) 13.0
  • Neymar (Brazil) 15.0

Brazil continues as a favorite in bookmakers

According to the bookmakers, Brazil started the week as the great favorite. With the victory over Switzerland by 1 to 0, the Brazilian team assured the early classification for the round of 16. The next game for the Canarinho team will be against Cameroon, on Friday, December 2nd.