Wayne Rooney World Cup Betting odds
Golden boot odds for Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney is certain to be one of the players under the spotlight in South Africa. As a result, there are many betting opportunities available on his individual performance. Perhaps the most popular market with regards to Wayne Rooney will be his chances of bringing home the golden boot as top scorer in the tournament. Boylesports are offering 14/1 on this. Given his recent scintillating form at both international and club level, Rooney is likely to be one of the top strikers in the competition. His 25 goals in 34 games this season for United show that he is capable of hitting the back of the net regularly and he will take great confidence from this. However, winning the golden boot will not be easy. Firstly, there are a number of other top strikers who will be hopeful of claiming the accolade. Spanish duo Fernando Torres and David Villa will provide stiff competition to Rooney, as will Luis Fabiano and Cristiano Ronaldo of Brazil and Portugal respectively. Also, a major influence on the recipient of the golden boot is the performance of the team as a whole and how far they progress. Spain are favourites to go all the way to the final along with Brazil which may give the likes of Torres, Villa and Fabiano an advantage over Rooney. However, saying this, England are also expected to reach the latter stages of the World Cup and with some mediocre sides in England’s group, Rooney may be able to build up a strong tally of goals in the early stages. SKYBET are offering 33/1 on England winning the world cup and Rooney taking home the golden boot which may be worth a punt.
As well as betting on Rooney to win the golden boot, a smart bet might be on him being England’s top goal scorer come the end of the tournament. Boylesports are again offering the best price at 11/4 which seems very good value. Rooney scored 9 goals in qualifying and was England’s top scorer and it looks likely that he will repeat the feat in the finals, should he stay fit. However, Rooney is yet to score in the World Cup finals having failed to score in his only World Cup to date in Germany. Also players like Frank Lampard, Jermaine Defoe and Steven Gerrard are more than capable of scoring regularly at international level as has been shown in the past. Prices on one these three finishing England’s top scorer vary between 6/1 and 8/1..
Reccomended bets: Wayne Rooney to be the World Cup Golden Boot at odds of 12/1 with Sky Bet who offer the best odds on rooney being top goalscorer.
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