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Ireland now odds-on to make Euro 2016 after Georgia win

Republic of Ireland have been cut into 4-6 (from 11-8) to qualify for Euro 2016 following their victory away to Georgia in Group D this afternoon. Martin O’Neill’s side are third best in the betting just ahead of Scotland who are available at evens with the firm following a tight defeat away to World Champions Germany.

In Group F, Northern Ireland came away with a surprise victory on the road to Hungary are into 2-1 to make it through to the tournament proper in 2016.

11-1 shots Albania produced one of the shocks of the day as they beat Portugal in Lisbon to upset the 2-7 favourites on their home soil.

“Republic of Ireland have got off to the perfect start in Group D and are now odds-on to qualify for Euro 2016. There will be tougher tests later in the campaign for Martin O’Neill’s men but it was definitely a case of job done in Georgia,” said Coral’s John Hill.

“It was a really good day overall for the bookmakers as Albania and Northern Ireland were coupon busters at big prices in games elsewhere in qualifying,” added Hill.

**Group D winner

1-10 Germany, 8 Poland, 12 Republic of Ireland, 20 Scotland, 500 Georgia, 10000 Gibraltar

**Group D to qualify

1-500 Germany, 8-15 Poland, 4-6 Republic of Ireland, Evs Scotland, 50 Georgia, 1000 Gibraltar

**Group F winners

11-10 Romania, 5-2 Greece, 5-1 Finland, 9 Northern Ireland, Hungary, 500 Faroe Islands

**Group F to qualify

1-6 Romania, 4-9 Greece, 11-8 Finland, 2 Northern Ireland, Hiungary, 2500 Faroe Islands

ENDS

Further contact information:

John Hill 07889 645520