It’s been quite a week for Wayne Rooney. Having announced that wife Coleen is expecting their second baby, the Manchester United striker was given the captain’s armband for England’s clash with San Marino at Wembley and promptly responded with two goals in a 5-0 win.
And as the Three Lions reach a crucial juncture in their bid to qualify for the 2014 World Cup with tonight’s trip to Poland, we’re offering some great markets on Rooney inspiring them to another three points.
The double against San Marino took the 26-year-old to fifth in the England all-time leading goalscorers’ list and Reds fans who reckon he will grab his 32nd career strike for the national team in Warsaw should bet on him to do so with bwin. We make Rooney a 6/4 chance to hit the back of the net this evening and you won’t find him at better odds with any other bookmaker – take this great price right here.
Poland will certainly not be relishing facing Rooney in this kind of form and punters can also show their faith in the England man in a special head-to-head market which is unique to bwin. Rooney is available at 5/2 to score more goals against the Poles than Germany hitman Miroslav Klose manages against Sweden or David Villa notches for Spain in their big Group I clash with France.
Two other in-form United strikers - Danny Welbeck and Robin van Persie - could also be worth backing to get on the scoresheet this evening. Welbeck grabbed a brace in a man-of-the-match display against San Marino and if he gets the nod over Jermain Defoe again as England’s spearhead, he must be worth a look at 6/1 in the first goalscorer market.
Van Persie, meanwhile, was rested for Holland’s 3-0 win over Andorra on Friday but will presumably be restored to the starting line-up for the Oranje’s trip to Romania and is priced at 7/2 to score first or evens to notch at any time.