Football By Joe Crilly

England Fans Get Behind Rooney

Tonight could be an historic one for Wayne Rooney as he searches for the goal that will see him become the all-time leading England goalscorer and it seems that England’s punters are well and truly behind him. He is 4/1 with William Hill to open the scoring against Switzerland and has been backed by just over 65% of people who have bet on a first scorer, while he has attracted 57% of all wagers to score anytime at 13/10.


“Nearly two in every three have been for Rooney to score tonight,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “Everyone is getting behind him and willing him to score the historic goal against Switzerland in front of his home fans.”


William Hill are also betting on how Rooney nets his historic 50th goal (whether it comes tonight or in the future) and he is 4/11 to net with his right foot, 5/1 to score a penalty, 6/1 for a header and 7/1 with his left. His is 14/1 to score with any other part of his body.


How will Wayne Rooney score his 50th England goal: 4/11 right foot – non penalty; 5/1 penalty; 6/1 header; 7/1 left foot – non penalty; 14/1 any other body part (chest, stomach, bottom, arm)


How many will Wayne Rooney score vs Switzerland: 8/13 none; 15/8 exactly one; 5/1 two or more


Will Rooney beat own goals to 50 England goals: 1/12 yes; 6/1 no