The summer transfer market could not have gotten any crazier. The move that Neymar decided to make from Barcelona to PSG has gone through at the cost of around 200 million and he will be with the Parisians for his big unveiling on the weekend when PSG kick off their new domestic league campaign. That transfer has obliterated the world transfer record and that frankly has heaped a tremendous amount of pressure on the Brazilian.
He will now, of course, have PSG’s success resting on his shoulders. Any failure that the club comes across this season, as it did last term when they missed out on the Ligue 1 title to Monaco it will probably be all blamed on Neymar. When you have that kind of price tag on your shoulders you had better deliver. He is regarded as one of the best in the world of course although his goal or assist per-minute ratio in the last three seasons was nowhere near as good as either that of Leon Messi or Luis Suarez.
Sky Bet have a price of 7/2 on Neymar being the Ligue 1 top goalscorer next season but punters may well see huge appeal in opposing that and here is why. He is going to PSG to link up with a proven goalscorer and that is Edinson Cavani. Cavani scored 35 league goals last season and Neymar in comparison netted just the 13.
When you look at Neymar’s stats, no-one in La Liga last season created more chances than he did, so his greater input could be in providing, even more, goals for Cavani. Neymar was second only to Messi in terms of chances created during the whole time that he was at Barcelona.
Of course he will be expected to weigh in with goals and after all that money shelled out, PSG will be hoping that they are goals which fire the club deeper into the Champions League than the four quarter finals in the last five seasons they have been to and of course, success on the domestic front. PSG are odds on to win the League, the League Cup and the French Cup (the individual markets). PSG to win Ligue 1 & Champions League this season is a price of 14/1 at Ladbrokes.
Neymar Special Prices
Neymar is a price of 71 to match Cavani’s haul last year and break the 30 goals barrier in Ligue 1 for the season, while he is 20/1 to be the top scorer in the UEFA Champions League in the forthcoming season. Over at Ladbrokes, he is a price of 1/3 to score more than 20 goals in this forthcoming league season while the Brazilian, who does have a phenomenal scoring record with Brazil (52 goals in 77 caps) he is 4/1 to win the Ballon d’Or while he is with the Paris club.
Sky Bet have a host of RequestABet Special prices surrounding Neymar and PSG for the season coming up. These are bets that customers ask for and the bookmaker takes them up. You can go and do this yourself as well if you fancy coming up with something. For example, Neymar to score against Barcelona in the Champions League Final can be taken at 80/1. Wouldn’t that be something?