Whilst he is the obvious pick to topscore for his country the odds on Wayne Rooney keep shortening and he could be evens before the Tournament begins .
Rooney has a prolific record for England scoring 25 times in 59 appearances and he deserves to start favourite as he is certain to start every game , fitness and bookings permitting .
However it is interesting to note that that the goals to games ratio of Peter Crouch is higher than Rooney's at International level . Crouch has notched 21 goals in 38 games although many of his goals come against inferior opposition .
Rooney is a general 6/4 favourite with Bookmakers but the value is with the 10/1 Paddy Power are offering against Crouch which surely will not be available for long .
Betfred have a special offer today of 16/1 for Rooney , Messi and Villa all to top score for their respective countries . As far as 16/1 trebles go this is not bad value and gives a great interest throughout the World Cup . The same topscorer treble bet with Boylesports pays just under 18/1 , as they are standout top price for Messi and Villa at 7/4 to do the business for Argentina and Spain .