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Goals Galore is the bet where the only thing that matters is whether or not both teams hit the back of the net.

GOALS GALORE TREBLE
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Both teams to score in each of the following games:

Elfsborg v IFK Göteborg (2pm),
Örebro v BK Häcken (4.30pm),
Bodø / Glimt v Odd (5pm).

The treble is available at odds of 3/1.

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Goals Galore is the bet where the only thing that matters is whether or not both teams hit the back of the net.

GOALS GALORE TREBLE - BONUS COUPON
Both teams to score in each of the following games (3pm):

Forfar v Dumbarton,
IFK Norrköping v Östersunds FK,
Motherwell v Rangers.

The treble is available at odds of 9/2.

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TREBLE

France to beat Rep of Ireland (1/2) - 2pm
Germany to beat Slovakia (9/20) - 5pm
Hungary and Belgium to draw (5/2) - 8pm

The treble is available at odds in excess of 13/2 with bet365.


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France v Rep of Ireland
Euro 2016 hosts France are the favourites to win the tournament and, although they were far from their best in the group stages, their squad is clearly capable of going all the way this summer. They topped Group A as expected with wins over Romania and Albania followed by a draw with Switzerland having already achieved qualification to the round of 16. France may need to be patient because Ireland are unlikely to commit too many men forward but Belgium were able to breach the Irish defence three times without reply last weekend and the likes of Payet, Pogba and Griezmann will no doubt relish the challenge. Ireland qualified for Euro 2016 through the playoffs and they scraped through to the knockout phase as one of the best third-placed teams but they were rather fortunate to face Italy after they had already secured top spot in Group E. Robbie Brady’s 85th minute header extended Ireland's stay in France but it would take an incredible achievement to negotiate a place in the quarter finals at the expense of the hosts and odds of 1/2 seem about right for the Irish dream to end in 90 minutes on Sunday afternoon.

Germany v Slovakia
Germany didn't set the world alight with their performances in the group stages but they still topped Group C and they are one of only two sides yet to concede a single goal at Euro 2016. Thomas Muller is yet to find the net during Euro 2016 and it wouldn't be at all surprising if he put that right on Sunday evening. Germany rarely disappoint in major tournaments and the current world champions will expect to survive this round of 16 tie against a Slovakia side that finished below Wales and England in Group B. Slovakia are no pushovers but they are likely to set up not to concede and therefore they are unlikely to cause a solid-looking German defence too many problems at the other end of the pitch. Germany's quality in attacking areas should be enough to find at least a goal or two and therefore it is difficult to see anything other than a win in 90 minutes and a safe passage to the quarter finals.

Hungary v Belgium
Hungary have been the surprise package of Euro 2016 so far, topping Group E ahead of Iceland, Portugal and Austria, scoring a total of six goals in the process - no side in the tournament scored more during the group stage. They even had the audacity to make seven changes to their starting line up for the 3-3 draw with Portugal and therefore they go into this game with fresh legs and confidence in abundance. Belgium, meanwhile, finished as runners up in Group E by following a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Italy with successive wins over Ireland and Sweden. However, the second half against Ireland was the only period of the group stage that Belgium actually impressed and, despite a favourable draw in the knockout phase, it promises to be far tougher than is widely expected. Their apparent inability to get the best out of a talented squad suggests that Hungary will provide a genuine test of Belgium's strength. Two of the three last-16 ties have gone beyond 90 minutes and odds of 5/2 are worth taking for this game to follow suit.

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TRIXIE
At least two of the following players to score at any time (90 minutes only):


Robert Lewandowski
Poland v Switzerland (2pm),

Gareth Bale
Wales v Northern Ireland (5pm),

Cristiano Ronaldo
Croatia v Portugal (8pm).

2 winners would return approximately twice the total stake.
3 winners would return almost 12 times the total stake.

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TREBLE

Poland to qualify v Switzerland (2pm),
Wales to qualify v Northern Ireland (5pm),
Croatia to qualify v Portugal (8pm).

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Switzerland v Poland
Switzerland qualified for the last 16 with a 1-0 win over Albania and two draws against Romania and a much-changed France. They, like Poland, have only managed to find the net twice so far in Euro 2016 and therefore a goal-fest seems unlikely on Saturday afternoon. However, Poland scored 33 goals in their qualifying campaign – the highest tally in Europe. Although they have not yet replicated that goalscoring form in France, Robert Lewandowski is yet to find the net and it must be only a matter of time before he does. In spite of their shortage of goals, they are one of only two sides yet to concede a single goal in Euro 2016 and they have now kept a total of six clean sheets in their last seven games, losing just two of their last 23. No side in the tournament bettered their seven point tally in the group stages. If both sides continue playing to the levels they showed in the group stages, Poland should have enough to edge out their opponents in what promises to be a tight encounter.

Wales v Northern Ireland
By topping Group B (ahead of England, Slovakia and Russia), Wales have given themselves an incredible opportunity to re-write the history books and they will fancy their chances against a Northern Ireland side that has already far exceeded pre-tournament expectations. No side has scored more goals than Wales at Euro 2016 while Gareth Bale found the net in all three of their' group games and it wouldn't be at all surprising if he continued that run on Saturday evening. Despite defeats to Poland and Germany, Northern Ireland scraped through to the round of 16 from a difficult group and, though their work ethic and team spirit is in no doubt whatsoever, the absence of any genuine top class talent is likely to see their journey end. In any case, both sides will be proud of their achievements so far but Wales go into this game with the momentum and a place in the quarter final beckons.

Croatia v Portugal
Croatia were one of the outstanding teams in the group stages of Euro 2016 and they were only denied a perfect three wins from three games by an 89th minute penalty against Czech Republic. Croatia are currently on the longest unbeaten run among all teams involved at Euro 2016 having played 10 international matches without defeat (W8, D2). Portugal have proved similarly difficult to beat in recent games but they scraped through to the round of 16 with a third-placed finish behind Hungary and Iceland in Group F. They are the only side left in the tournament that has yet to win a game and their over-reliance on Cristiano Ronaldo may play into the hands of a Croatia side arguably boasting the best midfield in Europe. It may go beyond 90 minutes but if Croatia can reproduce their group-stage form on Saturday evening, Portugal's defensive frailties will be exposed.
OUTRIGHT WINNER

Austria at 40/1
(drawn in Group F with Portugal, Iceland and Hungary)


Austria qualified for Euro 2016 with consummate ease by winning nine and drawing one of their 10 matches, scoring a total of 22 goals and conceding just five in the process. England were the only side in Europe to earn more points in the qualifying campaign (with 10 wins from 10). By topping a group containing Russia and Sweden, Austria have demonstrated a marked improvement since 2013 and they go into the tournament on the back of nine successive wins in competitive games.

Bayern Munich's David Alaba is utilised as a playmaking midfielder for his country – a role that enables him to have a greater impact on games and a role that he has executed to devastating effect over the last two years. The physical presence of Marc Janko up front (seven goals in nine appearances during the qualifying campaign) offers a threat that defenders will fear this Summer and he is ably supported by Marko Arnautovic. Defensively, they are solid and, while the threat of Portugal and Iceland cannot be entirely disregarded, Austria will rightly fancy their chances of progressing. In some ways, it might even be better to finish second in Group F to set up a tie with the runner up from England’s group (Group B) because the winners are likely to face either Belgium or Italy. Having said that, Austria are capable of beating any of those sides and captain Christian Fuchs of Leicester City will know better than most that fairytales can, indeed, come true.

Odds of 40/1 suggest that Austria’s chances of success are very slim but, with question marks over all of the popular selections (France, Germany, Spain, England and Belgium), this could be the right time to back an outsider to go all the way.

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Poland at 50/1
(drawn in Group C with Germany, Ukraine and Northern Ireland)


Poland scored 33 goals in their qualifying campaign – the highest tally in Europe. In Robert Lewandowsi, they have one of the best strikers in world football at their disposal but Ajax striker Arkadiusz Milik is also capable of having a huge impact in France this Summer. Sevilla midfielder Gregorz Krychowiak, along with Lukasz Piszczek and skipper Jakub Blaszczykowski provide further proven quality to the Poland squad while highly-rated midfielder Piotr Zielinski will also be hoping to seize this opportunity to make an impression on the world stage. Clearly, Poland are far from a one-man-team but Robert Lewandowsi will be heavily relied on if Poland are to cause a shock this Summer.

Poland once again find themselves grouped with the well-fancied Germans but they did record a victory over Germany in qualifying and, besides, the draw has been kind to them in other ways. Ukraine and Northern Ireland make up the remainder of Group C and, while both sides will be organised and disciplined, Poland’s firepower should be too much. The group C winners will be expected to overcome a third-placed side (from Groups A, B or F) while the runners-up from Group C are likely to face Switzerland, Romania or Albania (assuming France win Group A). On that basis, Poland and Germany can both expect a reasonably safe passage to the quarter finals. At that point, odds of 50/1 will seem incredibly generous given that Poland would only be two wins away from the final (which, if bookies’ odds are to be used as a guide, could be against the ageing Spaniards followed by the incessantly underachieving English). The odds are stacked against Poland but 50/1 is surely too big for a side whose only defeat in qualifying was away to the World Cup winners.

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TO REACH THE QUARTER FINALS

Austria and Poland at 7/1

Sky Bet are offering odds of 7/1 for Austria and Poland both to qualify for the quarter finals (found in the Euro 2016 Request A Bet section). Based on the arguments set out above, 7/1 seems generous.



TOP GOALSCORER

Olivier Giroud at 16/1.

This year’s top goalscorer market is particularly interesting because the likes of Germany and Spain may set up with a ‘false 9’, thereby relying on players breaking from deeper positions to score the goals. Thomas Muller and Alvaro Morata will no doubt enjoy some success if they are deployed in that system but they are likely to share the goals with other players in similar positions. Roy Hodgson faces a predicament if he intends to squeeze Harry Kane, Wayne Rooney and Jamie Vardy into an effective front line while Belgium’s options in forward positions may also force some rotation, both in terms of personnel and formation, as the tournament progresses. One possible exception may be found in the hosts. France are the favourites to lift the trophy and the talent in their squad suggests that they should go far. On that basis, they will probably have six or seven matches in the tournament and therefore Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud can be considered the front-runners for the Golden Boot.

While Griezmann has been in sensational form for Atletico Madrid this season, Olivier Giroud has faced criticism even from supporters of his own club. However, this is not a market for selecting the better player – in that regard, there is no contest. The only consideration here is the likelihood of a player getting his name on the scoresheet and, if France play Giroud up top as expected, he will find himself in goalscoring positions far more often than the deeper, more inventive Griezmann. Giroud has found the net seven times in his last four outings for club and country and odds of 16/1 seem generous for the only genuine first-choice striker in the ‘big three’ to end the tournament as top goalscorer.

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COMPETITION

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SELECTED OFFERS FOR NEW ACCOUNTS*
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BETFAIR - France to win Euro 2016 at 14/1.
BETFAIR - Germany to win Euro 2016 at 16/1.
BETFAIR - England to win Euro 2016 at 33/1.
BETFAIR - Belgium to win Euro 2016 at 40/1.
BETFAIR - Thomas Muller to be the top goalscorer at 30/1.
BETFAIR - Harry Kane to be the top goalscorer at 35/1.
BETFAIR - Cristiano Ronaldo to be the top goalscorer at 24/1.
BETFAIR - Kane, Rooney or Vardy to be England’s top goalscorer at 5/1.
BETFAIR - Bale to be Wales’ top goalscorer at 7/1.
BETFAIR - Wales, Republic of Ireland OR Northern Ireland to qualify from their group at 5/1.
BETFAIR - Wales to win Group B at 20/1.

CORAL - France or Germany to win Euro 2016 at 10/1.

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SELECTED PROMOTIONS FOR EXISTING ACCOUNTS
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BET365 - losing outright winner stakes refunded in withdrawable cash if their selected team is knocked out on penalties.
BET365 - stakes refunded in withdrawable cash if the game ends 0-0. Applies to first, last and anytime goalscorer, half-time/full-time, correct score and scorecast markets.

BETFAIR - bet £25 or more on the Euro 2016 outright winner market and receive a £5 free bet every time the selected team wins a game.

BOYLESPORTS - bet £25 on the Top Goalscorer market and get a £5 free bet every time the player scores (must opt in).

CORAL - bet £20 on the Top Goalscorer market and get a £5 free bet every time the player scores.
CORAL - losing outright winner stakes refunded in free bets if the selected team is knocked out on penalties.

SKY BET - bet £10 or more on the Euro 2016 outright winner market and receive a £3 free bet every time the selected team wins a game.
Goals Galore is the bet where the only thing that matters is whether or not both teams hit the back of the net.

GOALS GALORE NO DRAW DOUBLE
Both teams to score and either side to win in each of the following games:

Athletic Bilbao II v Tenerife (4.30pm),
Numancia v Albacete (4.30pm).

The double is available at odds of 6/1.

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Goals Galore is the bet where the only thing that matters is whether or not both teams hit the back of the net.

GOALS GALORE NO DRAW TRIXIE
Both teams to score and either side to win in at least two of the following games:

Portland Timbers v San Jose Earthquakes (Thu 3.30am),
New York City FC v Real Salt Lake (Fri 12am),
LA Galaxy v Sporting KC (Fri 3.30am).

The doubles are available at odds of 6/1 and the treble is 20/1.

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Goals Galore is the bet where the only thing that matters is whether or not both teams hit the back of the net.

GOALS GALORE NO DRAW TRIXIE
Both teams to score and either side to win in at least two of the following games:

Montreal Impact v LA Galaxy (Sun 1am*),
Chicago Fire v Portland Timbers (Sun 1.30am*),
Helsingborg v IFK Gothenburg (Sun 2pm).

*listed on the coupon as 11.59pm on Saturday

The doubles are available at odds of 6/1 and the treble is 20/1.

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Goals Galore is the bet where the only thing that matters is whether or not both teams hit the back of the net.

GOALS GALORE TREBLE - BONUS COUPON
Both teams to score in each of the following games:

Jonkopings Sodra v GIF Sundsvall (Sat 3pm),
Chicago Fire v Portland Timbers (Sun 1.30am*),
Helsingborg v IFK Gothenburg (Sun 2pm).

*listed on the coupon as 11.59pm on Saturday

The treble is available at odds of 9/2.

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