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08 / 19 / 2013

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Rooney Golden boot odds

Rooney is a world class player, a formidable striker and England’s best chance of doing well in the tournament. Whether he will flourish under this pressure or choke remains to be seen, as Rooney has been disappointing in recent major tournaments. Rooney is best odds 50/1 with Paddy Power to be the World Cup top scorer, and with each-way bets paying four places this will attract many patriotic punters. Click here to get 50/1 odds and a free £20 bet from Paddy Power.

World Cup Golden boot betting – Is Rooney England’s best bet?

Domestically, supporters of the Premier League would not expect Rooney to score many goals as he once would have a few seasons back, as he is playing more in midfield and has become more of a play maker than an out and out striker. However, his position for England is a bit different, which makes him more of a goal scoring threat. England have a strong midfield, which may encourage Rooney to get in those goal scoring positions, he is a player with great quality so if he gets the right service, for sure he can produce some magic goals. The issue for Wayne though is consistency, yes he may score a hat-trick in one game, but the next game he may not play near enough as half as good as he did in the previous game, this is the worrying factor in the sense that it appears that he may not have the consistency within him to actually secure the Golden Boot. Wayne should not be underestimated though, the current uncertainty about his future for Manchester United may either distract Wayne as it would with most players, or motivate him even more to succeed and I personally believe the latter is most likely. Wayne loves football, he loves being the main player in a match, he plays football as if he always has a point to prove and this makes him a big match player. The World Cup is the ultimate stage for any footballer, particularly for strikers such as Wayne, but his goal success rate will largely depend on how far England proceed in the tournament, because England are by no means the favourite to win the World Cup and they have the potential to not proceed much after the group stage, therefore Rooney may not get enough games to score enough goals for the Golden Boot. Notwithstanding this, if England find some form as a team, their success will undoubtedly be down to Rooney’s goal scoring potential, so do not rule him out by no means.

Wayne Rooney odds

Sportingbet offer stand-out odds 13/5 about Rooney being England’s top scorer at the tournament. Given his international scoring record compared to fellow strikers Sturridge and Lambert this looks like a good bet.