Price Boost: Ladbrokes enhance odds-on Rooney breaking record

San Marino v England is a hard sell at the best of times, let alone when the Three Lions head to Serravalle having gone unbeaten in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign thus far.

Fear not though, Ladbrokes has stepped in to ensure that the Match – which in all likelihood will see the hosts swatted aside with ease – is still an exciting affair.

It is well documented that captain Wayne Rooney is on the brink of equalling and then breaking Bobby Charlton’s long-standing goal scoring record and the bookmaker is making sure that Wazza isn’t the only one smiling if he manages to achieve the feat against the minnows of European football.

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Rooney 2/1 (was 4/5) to score 2 or more and break the record*

Rooney may have failed to break his duck as far as hat-tricks go for England but the prolific forward has fired 10 braces throughout his international career.

He got the ball rolling in 2001 with a couple of goals in games against Israel, Switzerland and Croatia and bagged two more braces in 2009 when Kazakhstan and Belarus were on the receiving end.

Two more two-goal hauls came in 2009, with braces against Slovakia and Andorra and Bulgaria also conceded two Rooney efforts in 2011.

His latest couple of couples came in 2012 against Saturday’s opponents, while Auld enemy Scotland were on the receiving end last year.

The debate about Rooney’s standing among the all-time greats will rumble on even when the record is broken but if he holds up his end of the bargain against San Marino those taking advantage of this Price Boost could be swayed into Rooney’s corner.

*Max bet £10, price available from 16:30 on September 5 until the first goal of the game is scored

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.