South American football is renowned for its attacking nature and the 2019 Copa America is expected to produce a high number of goals. With lots of incredible attacking players across all the teams, this will be a good chance to take a look at some of the contenders for the top goalscorer award.
Messi is the favorite to win this award and it is tough to argue with that prediction. The Argentine superstar has had an outstanding career and enters this tournament in outstanding touch. Leo Messi scored 36 La Liga goals last season and was the key attacking player for FC Barcelona. Argentina are expected to play all their balls to Messi so the superstar player should be finding the net on many occasions.
Copa America Top Scorer Odds for Lionel Messi: +300
Playing in their own country and as favorites to lift the trophy, Brazil should score plenty of goals in the 2019 Copa America. With Neymar injured, Gabriel Jesus will be the main striker for Brazil. Jesus had a very successful season with Manchester City as he scored 7 Premier League goals and 4 Champions League goals. Gabriel Jesus shared a starting role with Sergio Aguero so he missed some decent game time. This should ensure that Gabriel Jesus is fresh as he was not over exerted through the regular season.
Copa America Top Scorer Odds for Gabriel Jesus: +500
Edinson Cavani only played 21 Ligue 1 games for PSG this season but the Uruguayan striker was in outstanding form as he scored 18 goals. It is important to note that Cavani will not have the best supporting cast and it is likely that Luis Suarez will be the main striker for the team. That being said, Cavani is terrific in the air and has the ability to create goals from very difficult positions. If Cavani has a good start to the tournament, he could easily get some momentum and score a mountain of goals.
Copa America Top Scorer Odds for Edinson Cavani: +800
Luis Suarez has been in very good form for FC Barcelona as the striker scored 21 goals in La Liga last season. Suarez in the complete striker and it is hard to see an area where he has a weakness. It is important to note that Edinson Cavani will share an attacking role with Suarez which may reduce the numbers but the Barcelona man still has the ability to make his tally very large. This has been proven as Suarez has scored greatly at Barcelona while playing second to Leo Messi. Suarez has scored 56 goals for Uruguay throughout his career and he is a good chance to increase that number significantly in this tournament.
Copa America Top Scorer Odds for Luis Suarez: +800
At the age of 33, it seems like Radamel Falcao is past his peak. The Monaco striker scored 15 Ligue 1 goals last season which shows that he still has the ability to find the back of the net. With the likes of James Rodriguez and Duvan Zapata to assist him, Falcao should have plenty of chances to score. It is fair to state the Radamel Falcao is an outside chance to win this award but having already scored 34 times for his country, the Colombian superstar may just rediscover his golden form.
Copa America Top Scorer Odds for Radamel Falcao: +1600