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Consistent Welbeck and Lampard can strike down Scots

| 12.08.2013

Wayne Rooney has been in fantastic form for the national side of late, hitting seven goals in as many international fixtures, failing to find the net in just one of those clashes.

The Manchester United forward is 7/2 to open the scoring, a feat he has achieved in no fewer than four of the aforementioned matches, while he is 10/11 to find the net at any time.

However, with the striker ruled out of the Community Shield and seemingly engrossed in a dispute with his club over his desire to depart Old Trafford, he may be struggling for fitness and could miss out on a place in Roy Hodgson’s side.

Fellow Red Devils striker Danny Welbeck has also enjoyed a fruitful spell when adorned with the Three Lions.

The 22-year-old scored just twice in 39 outings for his club in the 2012-13 campaign but has an impressive strike rate of just over one in three for his country.

The Salford-born attacker has netted three in his previous five for Roy Hodgson’s side and looks destined to start with doubts over the fitness of both Rooney and Jermain Defoe. And he is available to open the scoring at 11/2, while his anytime odds are 13/8.

Despite his advanced years Frank Lampard has been a key member of Hodgson’s squad thanks to a combination of form and a lack of options in the centre of the field.

The Chelsea midfielder has found the target in four of his preceding five for England, making him a great price at 6/1 to be the first on the scoresheet, with his 15/8 anytime price still offering value.

Rickie Lambert could be set for his international debut but with the Southampton striker expected to start from the bench those looking for a fairytale goal for the former Rochdale man may be tempted by his 15/8 price to notch anytime.

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



Aaron Cox

Aaron has written for a number of top-level publications, including FourFourTwo and the Manchester Evening News. As well as being a fanatical Rochdale AFC fan and blogger, he shares a passion for rugby league and golf.