British Isles players to watch in Euro 2016 qualifiers

Harry Kane hoping for his debut for England senior side

Gareth Bale first scorer

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Betting Tip: @ 6/1 with williamhill

As the international break descends upon us in earnest, we take a look at players to keep an eye on for the British Isles teams.


Harry Kane
Having earned his first call-up for England, he is more than likely to make his debut for the Three Lions, after hitting a hat-trick for Spurs in their 4-3 win over Leicester City. The 21-year-old has been a huge success this season, and is the fourth highest scorer in Europe, behind just Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lyon youngster Alexandre Lacazette. He is 3/1 to net two or more with William Hill against Lithuania.

Nathaniel Clyne
Southampton’s right back has had a superb season, and will get a chance to impress for England again to cement his position as Roy Hodgson’s first choice right back. The 23-year-old was terrific last time out for the Saints and the pace and attacking threat he offers as well as his tenacity in defence can be invaluable.

Northern Ireland

Paddy McNair
He has impressed for Manchester United when he has played this season, and appears to be their stand-out apprentice at Old Trafford currently. Having featured on 12 occasions for the senior side, he has also proven to be a scorer for the Under-21 team, netting three goals in five appearances. Should the 19-year-old make his debut for Northern Ireland, then signs looks good for both player and country.

Will Grigg
A 13-goal haul for MK Dons this season, the striker has certainly showed how much of a threat he is. Although the 23-year-old hasn’t dispatched in his five international games, he is 10/1 with Bet365 to break the deadlock, and is bound to keep Scotland’s rearguard occupied.

Republic of Ireland

Harry Arter
Bournemouth’s 25-year-old got on the scoresheet in his team’s 3-0 win over Middlesbrough as the South coast club went back to the Championship summit. His haul of eight goals and four assists from midfield has earned him a first call-up, and he will be hoping to feature against Poland.

Shane Long
Having scored in Southampton’s latest match, his goal earned the Saints a 2-0 win over Burnley. He will be a key presence in attack against Poland, and is 2/1 with BetVictor to score anytime.


Andrew Robertson
Hull City’s left back has been a revelation this season, and will no doubt be linked to a number of top clubs this summer. He was fantastic for the Tigers against Chelsea last time out, supplying the assist for their first goal, and he has a great platform to push on with against Northern Ireland and Gibraltar.

Ikechi Anya
Watford’s winger catapulted himself into the headlines as the 27-year-old snatched an equaliser against Germany earlier in the Euro 2016 qualifiers, and will certainly be one to watch. He is 6/1 with to net anytime in Scotland’s match with Northern Ireland.


Joe Allen
The 25-year-old is probably one of the most underrated players in the Premier League, and his performances have kept club captain Steven Gerrard out of the side this term. He quietly goes about his business, reading the game, and his presence is metronome-esque. He will be key for Wales who face a tough trip to Israel, though also for the remainder of Wales’ Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Gareth Bale
Perhaps an obvious choice, though the Real Madrid man has been the subject of a considerable amount of criticism from Los Blancos fans over the last couple of weeks. To break the deadlock in Israel, he is 6/1 with William Hill, and add to his 14-goal career haul for Wales.

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All odds were correct at time of posting.