World Cup 2022 Betting Tips: Best Bets for Young Player of the Tournament
One of the highlights of every World Cup is watching a hidden gem burst onto the scene to steal the headlines. The Qatar 2022 tournament kicks off on November 20 and the race to be crowned Young Player of the Tournament could prove to be a real battle between some of the world's elite youngsters and some unheralded young players.
Here at BettingOdds we have taken a look at this market and analysed some of the leading contenders before providing a couple of tips...
Paddy Power, Betvictor and Betfair have prices up for this market and the consensus between odds compilers seems to be that English teenage sensation Jude Bellingham deserves favouritism to be crowned young player of the 2022 World Cup.
There is little debate surrounding the talent level of Bellingham, who has been running games in both the Bundesliga and the Champions League for Dortmund this season, however the 'home nation' factor is definitely in play here when it comes to his skinny looking price at 7/2.
Next in the market are a quartet of bona-fide young superstars in Pedri, Jamal Musiala, Gavi and Bukayo Saka.
All four are priced under 10/1 with all firms offering odds and this seems fair with certainly the first three named, although despite his fantastic form so far this season for Arsenal, the fact Saka is by no means a guaranteed starter for England will surely sway many away from him at the odds.
Musiala looks a phenomenal talent and with Germany well-fancied this could be his breakout tournament, while both Pedri and Gavi will bring the skills they have been showing for Barcelona for years to the Spanish national side so are worthy of such skinny pricing due to their spot in such a strong contender's best eleven.
Young Player of the Tournament Tips
Of course the leading quintet are worthy of heavy consideration for anyone having a punt in this market, but with so many unbelievably promising youngsters set to dazzle in Qatar there is surely some value in looking beyond the favourites to a few at 20/1+ best price in the odds.
The two we are particularly keen on are Enzo Fernandez of Argentina and Eduardo Camavinga of France.
Starting with Fernandez, he is regarded as one of the hottest properties in European football after some stunning displays for Benfica of late and is expected to secure a move to a bigger club in an upcoming transfer window.
He is available to back at 20/1 with Betvictor at the time of writing and should start in central midfield for the second favourites at the tournament. If the Argentinians go far into the World Cup, expect Fernandez to be crucial with his relentless pressing and eye for a killer pass feeding a stacked attack, of course spearheaded by Lionel Messi.
The other selection, Camavinga, is not a regular for his club side at present. This would usually be off-putting but then seeing he is behind all-time greats like Kroos and Modric at Real Madrid softens the blow.
He would probably be bench-warming for Les Bleus were it not for some injuries to centre midfield stalwarts Paul Pogba and N'golo Kante, but with those two 2018 heroes out expect Camavinga to partner club mate Aurélien Tchouaméni in the centre of the park as France look to go back to back.
He is an outstanding talent and this really could be the tournament he announces himself as the midfielder to watch for the next decade or so.
Full odds can be found in the table below...