England v Slovenia tips – Rooney set to make his mark
Wayne Rooney will win 100th cap for England, with Three Lions set for comfortable win
November 12th, 2014
Wayne Rooney admits that he will never be considered an “England great” unless his country win a major tournament although the Manchester United forward is set to become a Three Lions centurion on Saturday.
Rooney will lead out his team for the match against Slovenia, with England a best price 1/3 to claim victory with William Hill, although there is better value by backing Roy Hodgson’s team to win without conceding.
BetVictor go 9/10 about this happening and the England defence should be able to keep their opponents at bay, with Phil Jagielka expected to partner Gary Cahill in central defence.
Many are calling for Nathaniel Clyne to earn his first cap at the weekend although it is more likely that Chris Smalling will be given the nod at right-back, with Rooney hoping that his team can continue their 100% start to qualifying.
“To get 100 caps for England – there’s not many players who have done it – would be a great achievement. I’ll be proud to join that club and is something that myself and my family would be honoured by.
“But I could sit here saying I’ve got 200 caps and 100 goals for my country, but the ultimate is to win a trophy and that’s what we all want to do.
“That’s why we play football, to win. That’s the target and hopefully sometime soon we can achieve that.
“To be England’s greatest ever goals scorer would be massive,” Rooney told the match programme.
“The record has stood for so many years, there have been plenty of players who haven’t been able to break it. I’m still relatively young and believe I can do it and hopefully that record will come.
“Obviously I’m not going to be as big a legend as Sir Bobby Charlton – he’s won the World Cup with England – so to eclipse that I’d have to win the World Cup, which would be a massive achievement.”
ENGLAND WIN TO NIL @ 9/10 with BetVictor