Betting: Back Rooney to score anytime against Denmark at 6/1

The Manchester United striker has 38 goals for his country and Paddy Power are enhancing the price about him scoring at Wembley on Wednesday
Wayne Rooney, at the age of 28, will no doubt be looking to be the first player to reach 50 goals for England before hanging up his international boots and surpassing Bobby Charlton's record in the process. With 38 goals for the Three Lions to his name so far, it's a fair bet that Rooney will become England's leading scorer before his career is over. 

The Manchester United frontman recently sealed a bumper new contract at Old Trafford and with England hosting Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday night, Paddy Power are offering a huge price about Rooney finding the net.

The Irish bookmaker are offering new customers the chance to back Rooney to score at anytime during the game at 6/1 (7.0), a huge enhancement compared with the next best 6/4 (2.50) available on the England striker finding the net elsewhere.

England are made an industry best 8/13 (1.67) by Paddy Power to win the match against Morten Olsen's men, a draw is available at 13/5 (3.6) and Denmark are the outsiders at 9/2 (5.50) with the same firm.

With Manchester United not in action last weekend Rooney should be injury-free and ready to start up front for Roy Hodgson's men. This game will be the final chance the former Liverpool and Fulham boss has to examine his squad in person ahead of his provisional squad announcement in May so it is an important chance to impress for new faces and regulars alike.

A positive note for punters considering taking Paddy Power up on their enhanced price of 6/1 (7.0) is that Rooney has been in fairly good form during the last year for England. In his last 10 games for the Three Lions Rooney has found the net in six of them, including in both matches Hodgson's men have played against Brazil.

There could also be an element of relief about the Manchester United man getting away from the spotlight of Old Trafford, where David Moyes' men are under particularly heavy scrutiny given their decline in form this season.

Paddy Power's quote of 6/1 (7.0) about Rooney scoring implies he has just a 14.29 per cent chance of scoring in the game where as the next best industry price of 6/4 (2.50) appears to represent a more realistic chance of 40%. On that basis anyone without a Paddy Power account is benefiting from a significant value proposition by backing this bet.

England v Denmark
Wayne Rooney to score anytime at 6/1 (7.0) with Paddy Power

Jim Knight is Chief Betting Editor at and has been tipping football games since he was old enough to place a bet. He is a Leicester City fan, writer and member of the We Are Going Up Podcast