Often regarded as one of the greatest strikers in the world, Luis Suarez’s ability to score wonderful goals for Barcelona is typically not the first thing that comes to mind when referring to the striker from Uruguay.
The 31-year-old’s notoriety spawns from using his mouth for more than just talking trash and actually biting his opponents on three separate occasions, most recently at the 2014 World Cup in a game vs Italy. As a result, online sportsbook Sportsbook is offering odds on whether Suarez will chomp again on his competition and bettors may want to consider sinking their teeth into the +400 potential payday.
Suarez is no stranger to controversy
The Uruguayan has been suspended on three separate occasions for his cannibalistic tendencies, including a four-month ban in 2014 that saw him miss nine international matches for his home country. With the spotlight on Suarez and his history on the world stage, the odds of him doing it again are quite low as sportsbooks list him at -600 that he will stick to his regular diet.
Suarez has been suspended on three occasions for biting opponents.
In 2014, sportsbooks half-jokingly capped Suarez to bite an opponent at the World Cup at +17500, not thinking he would engage in mouth-to-shoulder combat. After getting swallowed up by bettors, the shops decided to not bite off more than they can chew and cautiously listed it again at +400.
Suarez openly downplayed the incidents in his 2014 autobiography, saying “I know biting appalls a lot of people, but it’s relatively harmless. Or at least it was in the incidents I was involved in.” That excerpt alone should put bettors on high alert that biting for Suarez can’t be ruled out completely despite the consequences he’s suffered from these three prior incidents. However, it is worth noting that he has not engaged in this mouthy behavior since the 2014 incident.