Returning from suspension, the talismanic striker is 11/2 with Coral to break the deadlock in Donetsk and that price, along with several others the firm make available, is attracting thousands of bets.
“Wayne Rooney has told the public that he owes England a performance, and the public are backing him to do so with hard cash,” Coral spokesman Simon Clare told Betrescue.com, “whether it’s to score a hat-trick, or belt one in from outside the box, or to be named the man of the match, our customers just want to put their money on Rooney doing the business for England against Ukraine.”
Bookies meanwhile, are predicting betting turnover of over £20 million pounds on the England v Ukraine match making it the biggest betting event of Euro 2012 so far.
* Wayne Rooney Specials v Ukraine
6-4 Rooney to score at any time, 6-4 Rooney to get a yellow card, 7-2 Rooney to be substituted, 4 Rooney to be named man of the match, 6 Rooney to score with his head, 7 Rooney to score from outside the box, 10 Rooney to score with a volley, 20 Rooney to be sent off, 22 Rooney to score a hat-trick,
* Welbeck or Carroll To Start v Ukraine
4-6 Welbeck, 11-10 Carroll