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Home Nations are all market movers for Euro 2016 qualification

| 15.10.2014

Following the international break, which featured a number of shocks, not least Germany losing 2-0 to neighbours Poland, and Slovakia beating Spain 2-1, Coral bring you a number of price changes for you to consider after another two rounds of Euro 2016 qualifying matches.

After Wales recorded a 2-1 win over Cyprus and held Bosnia-Herzegovina to a stalemate, their price has dropped to 13/8 from 2/1 for the Dragons to qualify from Group B, following a Gareth Bale-inspired victory. Speaking about the win over Cyprus, manager Chris Coleman went onto to elude to the fact that his team are different animal in qualifying this time around.

“We are a different group this time, the players have really matured. We have incredible togetherness and without that we wouldn’t have won the game,” Coleman said. “We have the most expensive player in the world tracking back and making sliding tackles. We were gutsy, greedy, and had to win ugly.”

The Republic of Ireland, meanwhile, are 11/10 to qualify from Group D, having dropped from odds of 2/1. Their 1-1 draw in Germany is arguably the hardest fixture they will play, though will have been frustrated not to take all three points against a depleted Die Mannschaft, with many of their squad struck down with injuries and flu.

Northern Ireland’s odds have shortened significantly, having kept up a 100 per cent winning streak. They are now 6/5 (from 2/1) with their latest win coming away in Greece and Norwich City’s Kyle Lafferty again on target.

Greens manager Michael O’Neil lauded the performance of his striker, who has been largely responsible for steering his nation to three wins so far. “He has all the attributes you need in a good centre forward,” said O’Neill of Lafferty.

“Kyle has been fantastic in the three games. He’s facing international defenders who just can’t handle him.”

Scotland’s odds have also dropped to 13/10 (from 3/1). Gordon Strachan’s side are undefeated so far, having earned a hard-working point in Poland and a 1-0 victory over Georgia. For all five British Isles sides (the above and England) to qualify, the odds have dramatically tumbled to 50/1, having been 200/1 prior to the latest round of qualifiers.

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Matt Haynes

A long-suffering Leeds fan, Matt studied Sports Journalism at university, and has a plethora of multi-industry experience. Having worked on behalf of multiple hedge funds and top-tier investment banks in executive search, he has also had a stint with the BBC and the Press Association. Outside of work, he pursues entrepreneurial activities and likes to keep fit.
Although he has interviewed current England manager Roy Hodgson as well as Rafa Benitez and a number of other names, he is honoured to have spent time in the company of Gordon Banks. Matt enjoys cultivating long-lasting professional and personal relationships, is solution orientated, and supports Coral’s sports content provision.