Ireland’s hopes of qualifying for Euro 2016 were rocked by a 1-0 defeat in Scotland in their last competitive clash and they’re set to get a whole lot shakier with Poland due to at the Aviva Stadium.
The Republic’s Lansdowne Road stronghold has brought them three victories in four qualification matches, but the reliable Poles hold a good record over their Emerald Isle-dwelling counterparts.
Adam Nawalka’s troops have bested Ireland on ten of the 25 occasions they’ve done battle, with the hosts here prevailing just six times.
It renders the 81/50 about Martin O’Neill’s men a bad bet, with the 19/10 about the Group D pacesetters looking much more appetising.
It’s a price that returns that £57 worth of risk-free profit for those who stake their £30 free bet for opening an account at bwin.com in the outcome and, while you’re not likely to find this wager residing amongst the green, green grass of banker territory, it’s still worth a punt.
Subtracting the 7-0 freebie against Gibraltar from the occasion, Ireland have managed to bag multiple goals in just one Euro 2016 qualification match.
This was against minnows Georgia, whom they scraped past in a 2-1 win courtesy of an Aiden McGeady injury-time wonder goal.
The Green Army have succeeded in each of their last five on home soil, but those they felled – USA, Gibraltar, Oman, Latvia and Kazakhstan – don’t quite measure up to Poland in stature.
Indeed, the last time they entertained a team of comparable quality in Sweden, they lost 2-1.
Poland have won three and drawn one of their qualifying contests thus far, beating world champions Germany as part of their undefeated start to the campaign.
They’ve found the net at least twice every time they’ve taken to the field this term.
In Arkadiusz Milik, they have goalscorer bang in form too.
He has bagged in each of Poland’s last four, as well as six in his last ten for club side Ajax.
The on-song sharpshooter rates an excellent first goalscorer punt at 13/2, while he’s a must back to bag anytime at 5/2.