On the 12th of June, Euro 2016 schedules 3 games : Turkey – Croatia, Poland – N. Ireland and Germany – Ukraine. Although all of these are interesting in their own way (especially seeing the debut of Germany, current world champions, and favorites to win the title), today we will focus on Poland vs Northern Ireland, which will play each other for the first time in a final tournament.
Betting Odds: Poland – 1.68 x – 3.55 N. Ireland – 5.55
The Polish team always has the ability to mix it up. They are coming after a most recent 1-2 defeat against the Dutch, in which they’ve shown very good attacking football, led by the likes of Lewandowski and Milik, but also a lack of experience and safety in defense.
Poland knows they need a good result against N .Ireland to start the group in a good manner, and then follow-up with a win over Ukraine to make sure they qualify.
On the other hand, the British team has very little to lose. They are at their debut in a major competition and are broadly seen as one of the weakest teams in the tournament. They lack experience and star players and come from (arguably) the weakest qualifying group, where they finished first above Romania and Hungary.
The game will most likely see Poland attacking and N.Ireland trying to defend and hit the opponents on counter-attacks. This means that we will probably see few goals, maybe 1 or 2, with Poland the most likely winner and Lewandowski the most likely goalscorer.
We should also see lots of corners in the match, due to the fact that N. Ireland will probably sit very close to their goal for long periods of time. If you’re looking to combine bets, we propose the following: Poland to win, Lewandowski to score and N. Ireland fail to score a goal. The combine odds should provide quite enough winnings to put a smile on your face.