The Brasileirão striker has surpassed Neymar, Suárez and Lukaku in goals since 2018
Many fans and analysts believe that Brazilian football is many steps behind Europe. It is difficult to disagree with this thesis, but there is a Brasileirão player who has better numbers than many scorers in the Old Continent.
Despite never having received an opportunity outside the American continent, he is a player known for having been an idol wherever he went and, even at the age of 34, he continues to play at a high level.
Does the “L”? Germán Cano surpasses great strikers in world football
Germán Cano, from Fluminense, is not just a top scorer in Brazil. Your 146 goals scored from 2018 to the end of July make him ahead of several renowned world football stars, as shown by a survey by Jornal O Globo.
Goals scored between 2018 and the end of July 2022:
- Germán Cano: 146 goals;
- Romelu Lukaku: 143 goals;
- Luis Suarez: 120 goals;
- Sadio Mané: 119 goals;
- Lautaro Martínez: 112 goals.
The most curious thing is that Cano has a greater number of goals than Lautaro Martínez in the period. The Argentine from Internazionale is a regular in the Argentina national team, while the Fluminense striker is not on coach Lionel Scaloni’s radar.
Argentine became the “top scorer in the world” in 2022
With 31 goals scored with the Fluminense shirtGermán Cano retained the rank of top scorer in the world in 2022. Until the start of the European season, he had scored more goals than Kylian Mbappé and Karim Benzema.
Of course, the level of opponents faced is not always the same, mainly due to the fact that Cano does not participate in Champions League games. But it’s not every day that a player playing in Brazil manages to score more goals than stars of this caliber.
In the 2022 Carioca Championship, Cano was not the top scorer – he was third, with seven goals. Except that he was the highlight of Fluminense in the decision, against Flamengo, which ended the ten-year drought without a state title for Tricolor.
In the two games of the final, there were three goals scored. He still missed a penalty in the second game, but nothing that changes his influence on the results.
Cano is top scorer in the Brasileirão and Copa do Brasil
Even with the good phase of Pedro (Flamengo), Cano is the top scorer in the two competitions in which Fluminense is alive this season. In the Brasileirão, there are 13 goals scored, ahead of Pedro Raul (Goiás), who has 12.
In the Copa do Brasil, he has five goals, the last one that sealed the classification against Fortaleza, in the quarterfinals. His artillery comes even with Flu not playing the first stages of the tournament.
With the good phase experienced by the team, Cano’s participation will be increasingly important. Against Palmeiras, in the next round, a victory could reduce the difference between the teams to five points, for example.
Argentine also stood out in Vasco and Independiente Medellín
Before being presented as a reinforcement for Fluminense, in early 2022, Cano was successful in other teams in South America. He came from rival Vasco, who did not get access in 2021.
Despite this, Cano was the team’s top scorer, with 43 goals scored in 101 games. However, even better numbers he had at Independiente Medellín, from Colombia, where he played in 2018 and 2019.
In all, Cano made 96 appearances and scored 74 times in the coffee country. He left the Colombian team as a great reference and, even though he did not achieve great achievements at Vasco, he is also very remembered by Cruzmaltino fans.
Betting on Germán Cano can yield good profits
Punters are looking to take advantage of Cano’s good run and get good profits. His 31 goals in the year mean victories for Fluminense and many games with the nets balanced.
Striker has excellent sequence of goals as host
In the last 10 home games, Germán Cano scored 10 goals and provided two assists. Thus, he has an average of more than one goal participation per game.
Even so, it is possible to find good odds for a goal from the striker. In Fluminense’s next match in the Brasileirão, against Palmeiras, Cano’s goal has an odd of 2.40 at bet365.
So a bet of R$10 guarantees a return of R$24 if the Argentine leaves his mark. It is true that the game is difficult, but the great use of Flu and Cano in Maracanã is an asset.
Fluminense has not lost at Maracanã since June
By the way, Germán Cano’s good phase also boosted Fluminense’s campaign. The team’s last home defeat was on June 11, against Atlético-GO (0-2). On that occasion, defender David Braz was expelled in the first half.
After that game, Flu played eight times at home and won seven, with one draw. It is an excellent achievement, which explains why the team from Rio de Janeiro is one of the candidates for the title of the Brasileirão and the Copa do Brasil.
For the next game, against Palmeiras, the odds are well balanced. At Betano, Tricolor has an odd of 2.77 to win, while Verdão is at 2.62.
Winning can be risky, but Dupla Chance is a market worth keeping an eye on. In that case, a Flu win or draw would be enough. The odd of 1.52 is interesting, mainly due to recent retrospect.
Therefore, if you are confident that Cano will continue to make the “L” in the next games, the chances of profiting from bookmakers are many.