Rooney favourite to be man of the match in Kiev
WAYNE ROONEY was back with a bang as England's goalscoring hero on his return to the side against Ukraine on Tuesday and bookmakers are expecting another major performance from the Three Lions talisman on Sunday night.
Rooney is 6-1 favourite to be named Uefa's man of the match against
Italy and he also heads the first goalscorer betting at 6-1 is 21-10
to score at any time.
It was his head which did the business last time out and Ladbrokes have cut him scoring a header to 6-1 from 8-1, although Paddy Power are offering 7-1 and Hills are 4-1 about Gigi Buffon being beaten by a header.
The Manchester United striker can be backed at 80-1 with Power and
bet365 to score a hat-trick and a Rooney goal in an English victory in normal time is a best-priced 9-2 with Betfred.
Italy will be hoping their own Manchester-based forward can weave his magic in this tight quarter-final contest and Mario Balotelli is 8-1
in the man-of-the-match betting and Paddy Power are offering a
standout 20-1 about the Azzurri hothead being given a red card.