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Bet of the day: Wales best value among British Isles teams to go furthest at Euro 2016

| 24.06.2016

Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | June 23, 2016

Coral’s bet of the day

  • Wales only British Isles nation to top their group at Euros
  • Dragons been handed favourable half of draw
  • Unfancied Northern Ireland first up for Wales

Wales 13/8 to be British Isles team that goes furthest

Coral have come up with a whole host of tasty specials for punters to take during Euro 2016, and one that punters should consider taking a glance at the ‘British Isles team to go furthest’ market.

Odds of 13/8 say that Wales will outlast England, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland, and it is this price that we have picked for our Friday bet of the day, ahead of an action-packed weekend of last 16 fixtures.

England v Wales - UEFA Euro 2016 - Group B - Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis

Read on to find out why this is too good not to back…

Dragons have been best of British Isles so far

Wales, who boast joint-top tournament scorer Gareth Bale, come into their first knockout round clash as the only British Isles nation to top their pool, after defeating Slovakia and Russia in Group B. England, meanwhile, could only finish second.

As a result of the Dragons’ success, they have been placed in by far the easiest half of the draw, as they avoid all of hosts France, world champions Germany, title holders Spain, Italy and the Three Lions.

England v Wales - UEFA Euro 2016 - Group B - Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis

Northern Ireland are the last 16 opponents for Chris Coleman’s men, who are the heavy favourites to progress. So, that already rules the Green and White Army out of this bet.

Following that, Wales face a battle with one of Belgium or Hungary. The Red Devils are likely to come through that, but have once again failed to live up to their promise after losing convincingly to Italy in Group E and then only just scraping past Sweden, who finish bottom.

Wales placed in favourable half of draw

As stated above, all the major nations are in the bottom half of the draw, meaning the best teams that the Dragons could meet in the semis would be Croatia or Portugal.

Meanwhile, the Republic of Ireland have been handed a tie with tournament host and favourites France, who are heavily fancied to come through.

Britain Wales Andorra Euro Soccer

Les Bleus would then likely challenge England in the quarters, as the Three Lions are expected to topple Iceland, and with the backing of their home crowd should be able to send Roy Hodgson’s men packing too.

That would mean that Wales have a great chance of being last British Isles team standing, though even if they go out at the same stage as another then dead heat rules would apply.


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Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.