Roy Hodgson has now picked his 23 players to represent England in this summer’s European Championships.
Should England have success in this tournament, they will have to score goals – but who will be finding the net for The Three Lions?
Despite missing the first two matches due to suspension, Wayne Rooney still looks to be the most likely to finish the highest scorer for his side. Rooney has been prolific for Manchester United this campaign, scoring 27 goals in the Premier League.
The 26-year old scored three goals in qualifying for Euro 2012. You can back him at 5/1 with Bet365.
Andy Carroll has started to show why Liverpool paid £35 million for him with his performances in recent weeks. This run of form has seen him included in Hodgson’s squad. Carroll could be asked to lead the line on his own in the opening stages with the absence of Rooney.
There is no doubt that the Liverpool striker is fantastic in the air and given the service, usually finds the back of the net. He is being offered at 11/2.
Danny Welbeck has just two caps for his country, however 30 appearances in the league for Manchester United this season have earned him a seat on the plane.
Welbeck has scored nine goals for his club this year and is certainly a name for the future who will benefit from this experience. With odds of 6/1 on him being his side’s top goal-scorer this summer, there is certainly an expectation and pressure on 21-year-old.
Uncapped Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be travelling to Poland and Ukraine this summer. The 18-year-old has certainly impressed for Arsenal this campaign with his raw pace and dribbling ability. He put in a fantastic performance against AC Milan in the Champions League.
With four goals in six appearances for England under 21’s, Oxlade-Chamberlain has proven he is ready for the step up to the senior squad. You can back him to set the tournament alight and finish as his country’s leading scorer at 20/1.
Of course, it remains to be seen who Hodgson plays on the wings, the Stewart Downing – Andy Carroll partnership has not exactly fired at Liverpool, but Ashley Young could just provide the service the young Geordie requires, and at 11/2 he target man is sure to see plenty of support from optimistic punters.