Rooney 5-2 with Coral to fire blank in Brazil
Coral is offering 5-2 that Wayne Rooney continues his drought at the World Cup and fails to score at the tournament. The leading bookmaker goes 7-4 that he finds the back of the net just once, 3-1 for exactly two goals, while three or more is available at 9-2.
Rooney has eased into 1-8 (from 1-20) to start the opening game against Italy but he can also be backed to be left out of the starting XI for that tie at 9-2.
There are a range of specials available with Coral on Rooney including the 7-2 they are quoting for him to score from outside the box in any World Cup game and the 8-1 they offer on Rooney being sent off in any World Cup game.
“All the talk at the moment is about Wayne Rooney and if he is going to deliver. His odds on starting against Italy have drifted slightly, while the betting suggests he may have to settle for just the one goal at the tournament as that is the favourite in our total goals market,” said Coral’s John Hill.
**Will Wayne Rooney start England’s opening World Cup game against Italy?
1-8 Yes, 9-2 No.
**Total tournament Wayne Rooney goals (penalty shootout goals do not count)
5-2 0 goals
7-4 1 goal
3-1 2 goals
9-2 3 or more goals
**Top England goalscorer
5-2 Wayne Rooney, 3-1 Daniel Sturridge, 10-1 Steven Gerrard, 14-1 Danny Welbeck, 16-1 Adam Lallana, 18-1 Rickie Lambert, 20-1 Frank Lampard, 25-1 Bar.
**Wayne Rooney to be sent off in any 2014 World Cup game
**Wayne Rooney to score from outside the box in the World Cup
**Wayne Rooney to be named Man of the Match in a World Cup group game
To place a bet on any of Coral’s England specials, go to: sports.coral.co.uk/football/world-cup/england-specials
Read Alan Brazil’s thoughts on the England striker in his exclusive Coral blog: news.coral.co.uk/world-cup/news/alan-brazil-wayne-rooney.html