Republic of Ireland have firepower to down Poland

Daryl Murphy has struck 23 goals this season


Harry Arter 13/2 to score anytime against Poland

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Betting Tip: @ 13/2 with bet365

Republic of Ireland are set to contest Poland in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifying encounter at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Martin O’Neill’s Boys in Green face a tough test against the Group A leaders, who have cruised to the summit of the table after impressively dispatching World Cup champions Germany with a 2-0 win.

Although, the hosts have plenty of astute attacking talent capable of firing them to a victory, with several forwards coming into the international break on the back of clinical club form. This includes Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter, who catapulted himself into O’Neill’s Ireland set-up with his dazzling domestic displays this season, and he is a best priced 13/2 with Bet365 to strike anytime.

Arter has enjoyed an extremely successful season with the Cherries, helping Eddie Howe’s side climb to top of the Championship table, with a promotion to the Premier League now almost a formality. The in-form attacker has netted an impressive eight goals so far this term, earning himself a maiden Ireland call-up, and he will be aiming to convert his club form on to the international stage.

He is likely to make his debut, with a host of Ireland’s usual stars currently sidelined through injury, and he is in great form after dispatching two goals in his previous two outings for Bournemouth.

Another star from this season’s Championship is Ipswich Town frontman Daryl Murphy, who is 11/4 with Coral to strike anytime against Poland in Dublin. The Waterford-born sharpshooter has fired his cub firmly into a play-off position, and in the later stages of his career, he will hope to start fulfilling his international potential, having made only two starts in 14 Ireland appearances.

O’Neill’s 32-year-old forward is close to smashing the Irish domestic goalscoring record set by John Aldridge during the 1995/96 campaign, with the former Liverpool striker having slotted in 27 times that season. The 19-year record has not been matched or bettered by any Irish international operating in the top two divisions since, but Murphy looks sure to come close with his scoring exploits this term.

As well as Arter and Murphy, Shane Long has been in fine form recently too, opening the scoring in Southampton’s previous Premier League triumph over Burnley. The Tipperary-born forward is a 7/1 chance with Bet365 to open proceedings against Poland.

Betting Tip: @ 13/2 with bet365

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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