He only needs one goal to overtake Sir Bobby Charlton as England’s all time international goal scorer, and will tonight be the night when it happens for Wayne Rooney?
England take on Switzerland in their 2015 European Championship qualifier at Wembley later today, and with qualification already assured for England, the attention on tonight’s match seems to have switched from whether England can maintain their 100% qualifying record, to can Wayne Rooney get his fiftieth goal for England and finally overtake Sir Bobby Charlton?
With the emphasis on a Rooney goal tonight, Wayne Rooney to score anytime against Switzerland could well be a popular bet over the next few hours.
Currently the best price on Rooney to score against Switzerland tonight is 6/4 with Unibet and 888Sport, most bookmakers have him at around Evens or 11/10.
If you haven’t already got an account with 888Sport, you are in luck as their new customers sign up offer is treble the odds on any bet, so you can treble the 6/4 on Rooney to score anytime, to 9/2.
It is an uncanny situation that both Rooney and Charlton have scored 49 goals in 106 matches for England. Rooney had a great chance to break the record away at San Marino last Saturday, but only managed the one goal in the rout.
In a way I’m glad he didn’t do it away at San Marino last Saturday, as I believe it would be far more fitting for Rooney to break the record at Wembley tonight.
There is another nine fixtures across the European qualifying group sections tonight. So make sure if you are having an accumulator bet, that you have some acca insurance, or some form of enhancement on your acca should you win.
Acca Insurance is when you get money back – usually as a free bet – should one team in your accumulator bet let you down. While an acca price enhancement is when you get an extra bonus paid on top of your winning acca bet.