Euro 2016 Betting Tips: How Will Ireland Get On?

By Conor O'Leary
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Group E - the one everyone has been waiting for. Can the Republic of Ireland get out of the group?

Our Prophets for Profit - the Sunday Independent's and ESPN's Miguel Delaney and Nathan Murphy of Newstalk - continue their group by group preview with their €200 in charity bets from Ladbrokes.

How will the Republic get on? Will the heavyweights go far? Here's what they think:


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After being careful with his money, Nathan goes all out by backing Belgium. Each way to win the tournament, and Eden Hazard as top goalscorer at 33/1 represent putting a lot of faith in Wilmots' men. Delaney was similarly confident that Italy would reach the final, sticking €20 on it at 8/1.

Ireland's fortunes were mentioned, Delaney expecting 1-1 draws against Sweden and either Italy or Belgium. There is optimism that Ireland could get out of the group - but the thought is that the last 16 will be as far as O'Neill's men will go. As for Ireland's top scorer - Ciaran Clark is the outside tip that both Delaney and Murphy agreed on - with no money on it.

Groups F is still to come over the weekend and if you missed Groups AB, C, and D over the last couple of days, you can find them here.


Don't forget we'll be catching up with Miguel and Nathan every Friday during the tournament on our special daily Euros podcast.

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