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World Cup poster boy given scoring boost against Cameroon

| 22.06.2014

As the whole of Brazil felt deflated against Mexico, there is renewed hope that the World Cup’s hosts can finally put on a show in their final group game of the tournament against Cameroon.

A less than convincing opening win against Croatia, where the 3-1 score line flattered them, was followed by an insipid display in a goalless draw with El Tri, leaving the nation wondering whether Luiz Felipe Scolari’s side can deliver what the country craves.

One point separates Brazil and their two previous Group A opponents going into the final round of matches, although facing the worst team of the four will give the squad a confidence boost, with Cameroon both winless and goalless in their two games.

If Brazil do put on a show, then Neymar will surely be master of ceremonies as the Selecao have relied heavily on his ingenuity to provide a spark to their tournament in the last two outings.

Although he didn’t deliver against Mexico, Ladbrokes customers can jump onto an inflated price for the Barcelona star to get scoring proceedings underway against the African nation.

The company has boosted the forward’s price to score first in the match from 9/4 to 11/4 and, with much of the Samba Boys’ attacking play going through the 22-year-old, that’s a price that cannot be ignored.

In just 51 caps at international level, Neymar has bagged himself a hugely impressive 33 goals and, having been particularly good at club level in opening the scoring, will be on many people’s betting shortlist for the game.

Five of the Brazilian’s nine league goals last season were the first of the game and, having scored six goals in his last five international matches, the country’s poster boy comes in to proceedings in form.

With so much resting on his shoulders, don’t miss out on the chance to cash in on our price boost.

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Matt Wiggins

No idyllic sound comes close to leather on willow for Matt, whose previous experience includes stints with Spin Magazine and Surrey County Cricket Club. It's not just cricket that interests him though, with football, golf, tennis and any American sport not played on ice all high on his list of favourites.