Betting: Wales 6/1, Northern Ireland 16/1 or Croatia 8/1

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Paddy Power have a choice of three enhanced prices available to new customers ahead of Saturday's Euro 2016 last 16 matches including a tempting 8/1 on Ante Cacic's side

With the knockout stages getting underway in France, punters are going to be spoiled for choice in terms of bookmaker offers, none more so than with Paddy Power who have lined up three enhanced offers for Saturday's action.

Wales 6/1 or Northern Ireland 16/1

With an all-British last 16 encounter, there is likely to be a great atmosphere around the Stade de France. Wales are favourites, as expected given their impressive Group B performances and Chris Coleman's side can now realistically target a deep run in this competition after many of the highly ranked teams were drawn in the opposite half.

6/1 (7.0) on Wales instead of Even money (2.0) will attract plenty of support given the likes of Gareth Bale hitting form at exactly the right time while other high profile players and failed to deliver on the international stage thus far. While Russia weren't at their best this summer the manner of the 3-0 victory for Coleman's side has to be respected.

Northern Ireland have defied expectations too, albeit Michael O'Neill may not be looking past the last 16 just yet. An impressive rear-guard action was vital to their progression into the knockout rounds and those who believe it could be the foundation for another performance at big odds may be interested in the offer of a double figure price from Paddy Power.

Quotes of around 4/1 (5.0) may not inspire enough confidence in punters to take a chance on the underdogs but at 16/1 (17.0) there will be supporters of O'Neill's men getting the better of things in Paris.

Croatia 8/1 to beat Portugal

Possibly the most impressive side at Euro 2016 so far, Croatia look to be worthy, albeit marginal favourites against Portugal. Ante Cacic's side were missing Luka Modric and Mario Mandzukic and still saw off the reigning European champions Spain in order to progress as group winners.

Three draws for Fernando Santos' men has to be seen as a poor return and with Cristiano Ronaldo off form in two matches thus far, the opportunity to back against Portugal at 8/1 (9.0) could offer plenty of promise to new Paddy Power customers instead of the usual quotes of 17/10 (2.70).

 

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