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Poland pack a punch at potentially profitable 11/1 to win Euro qualifying Pool D

| 11.10.2015

With Euro 2016 qualifying once again underway, Coral are offering cracking odds to customers ahead of a final two rounds of thrilling fixtures. Group D is yet to be decided, as potent Poland wait just one point behind pool favourites Germany, with the White Eagles enticing at 11/1 to be table toppers.

Of course, events elsewhere would need to fall into place perfectly for the Poles to pip Germany to the post, but here are some reasons why they just might be worth an outside punt at that unmissable price…

The Republic of Ireland are Poland’s next opponents, and played out of their skins against Die Mannschaft with a late strike from Shane Long lethal to Joachim Low’s lads.

Still, can the Boys in Green really keep playing a level above? The White Eagles will be hoping the Irish, now guaranteed at least a play-off place, are exhausted by their recent exertions. Also notable, is that the Republic have beaten Poland just once from five frays.

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One thing the Republic of Ireland’s last showing highlighted, however, was that Germany are not infallible. Many pundits predicted Low would have led them to a pool victory long before now, but Poland themselves are just one of a few teams to have posed Die Mannschaft problems.

Perhaps complacency is the cause, with the Republic of Ireland, USA, Australia and even Scotland giving the Germans, who have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last three scuffles, a fright recently.

Georgia will certainly be outsiders to sink Germany on home soil, but stranger things have happened. And, as the Georgians proved a stumbling block for Scotland, it is not beyond their ability to hold out for a split of the spoils.

Back to Poland, and their potency alone makes the Baltic boys worth a punt for a pool upset. For anyone who has been living in a cave for the past few weeks, star striker Robert Lewandowski has been breaking records and grabbing goals galore for club Bayern Munich.

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Having hit the fastest five strikes in Bundesliga history against Borussia Dortmund, lethal Lewandowski has struck a terrifying 12 in his last seven league appearances.

Carrying that incredible club form on for country, the Polish poacher has also formidably nabbed five in the previous three international outings. Backed up by a similarly insatiable Arkadiusz Milik, who has netted nine in 20 for Poland so far, who would bet against them firing the White Eagles to the summit?



Holly Thackeray

Holly is a member of the content team, and can often be found on the sports desk writing about favourite topics Serie A and East Asian footballing nations. A recent darts convert, she is also a fully-fledged member of Barney's Army and a proud Leeds-born Manchester United fan.