Euro 2016 enters its third day with three appetising encounters spread across Groups C and D.
Northern Ireland enter the fray against a Poland side spearheaded by Robert Lewandowski and world champions Germany get their tournament underway against Ukraine.
But it’s Turkey and Croatia who kick off the day’s play and it’s here where we begin in outlining our three best bets for Sunday’s action, which, when their forces combine, can yield a payday of 34/1.
Turkey to beat Croatia @ 14/5
Fatih Terim’s troops are by some distance the underdogs for this one, with Croatia only a shade over evens at 23/20.
However, Ante Cacic’s men have warmed up for this tournament with a string of David v Goliath bouts that have all had the opposite outcome to the bible story with which they shared similarity.
San Marino were bizarrely selected to provide the Croat’s final test before the Euros started and were duly despatched 10-0. Israel and Moldova were also overcome, but by much more modest scorelines (2-0 and 1-0 respectively).
Interestingly, when Vatreni have faced a foe of similar stature of late – Hungary – they drew 1-1.
The Turks have beaten four of their last five adversaries and were unfortunate to lose the remaining game in the sequence against England.
Their examinations have been much tougher, with Sweden, Austria, Montenegro and Slovenia tasked with putting them through their pre-Euros paces.
Northern Ireland win/draw with Poland double-chance @ 23/20
Poland have partaken in two European Championships and are yet to win a match, so against reliable Norn Iron, who last lost 444 days ago, they’re anything but shoo-ins.
They haven’t so much as conceded a goal in three matches heading into the tournament and will be confident of denying a team who couldn’t breach Lithuania’s backline last time out.
Admittedly, Poland were without Lewandowski for that game, but the goalless draw is testament to how reliant they are upon the Bayern Munich marksman and, if they can keep him quiet, they can bag at least a point.
Ukraine to score over 1.5 goals v Germany @ 17/5
Romania had conceded just two goals in qualifying for Euro 2016 – Ukraine hit four past them in a recent friendly.
Germany’s rearguard is nowhere as ironclad – Slovakia and England both registered three in recent friendlies against them, while France, Scotland, USA and Australia all bagged two in the months that followed Die Mannschaft’s winning the 2014 World Cup.