Rooney backed for Euro 2012 and SPOTY honours

WAYNE ROONEY’S odds of winning awards this season have been slashed by Ladbrokes.

The bookies have cut him to 7/2 favourite to win the England Fans player of the year award while the firm also report a surge of money for him to win SPOTY in anticipation of his goals taking England all the way this summer. He’s now 33/1 from 50/1 to be crowned at the end of year bash.

The striker is just 11/4 to score all of England’s remaining goals in the tournament while it’s 25/1 he bags the winner in the final. His next goal is 9/1 to come with his head, 10/11 with either foot and it’s 5/6 he doesn’t score again.

Following further goal-line technology controversies last night the odds of the referee’s aid being in place for the 2014 World Cup are now just 1/10. It’s 5/2 it’s rushed through for the start of the 2012/13 Premier League season.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Punters were quick to reinvest their Rooney winnings. He’s been backed to win all sorts of awards in anticipation of him carrying England to glory this summer.”

He added: “We’ve virtually closed the book as regards goal-line technology for the next World Cup.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Wayne Rooney to score all of England’s remaining goals 11/4
Wayne Rooney to score the winner in the final 25/1
Wayne Rooney to win SPOTY 33/1 (from 50/1)
England Fans player of the season 7/2
How will Wayne Rooney score his next goal?
Head 9/1
Foot 11/10
No goal 5/6

Goal line technology in place for the start of the next Premier League season 5/2
In place for the 2014 World Cup 1/10


Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.