The wait is finally over, and Euro 2021 begins in the Italian capital this Friday. At the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Turkey and Italy will meet in the first match of Group A. Both teams missed the World Cup in Russia two years ago and owe something to their fans. Turkey and Italy will throw everything into this game but we are not sure if they will have the bravery to take chances and risk a loss. Let’s take a look at the current odds and give you the value bet suggestions for Turkey v Italy.
Turkey v Italy Betting Tips
Taking a look at Turkey v Italy’s last head-to-head matches, the last two matches have ended a draw. Italy has a great defense, so does Turkey. While both teams want to win, they will also not want to lose so we expect to see some caution out there.
Tip 1: Draw
Currently a draw is at 14/5 with most Euro 2021 bookies, but you can get a bit more value at 10bet. They have a draw at 59/20.
Tip 2: Over 1.5 Goals
We think this is going to finish a 1 – 1 draw, so betting on over 1.5 goals seems like a good idea. Most bookies have this at 4/9 but once again 10bet are offering some more value at 10/21. Odds are subject to change. Odds were correct at time of writing 09/06/21.
Whoever you bet with, always make sure it is a fully licensed and trustworthy Euro 2021 bookie.
Turkey v Italy Match Facts and Stats
Here is all the information you need on when to watch Turkey v Italy and how these two teams have performed in their most recent outings.
Date and Time: 11 June 2021 at 8pm GMT.
Turkey Form – Last 5 matches
Italy Form – Last 5 Matches
Unfortunately, Turkey have a terrible record against Italy and have failed to beat them in 8 attempts. However, their last two matches ended as draws, so Turkey are slowly gaining confidence against the Italians.
- Games Played: 8
- Italy Wins: 5
- Turkey Wins: 0
- Draws: 3
Turkey as the dark horse?
Senol Günes is a hero in Turkey. He led Turkey to a third placed finish in their last World Cup participation in Japan and South Korea in 2002. Although he no longer plays, the former goalkeeper continues to direct from the sidelines. During the Euro qualifiers, Turkey finished in second place behind the world champions, France. With only three goals conceded, Turkey had the best defense next to Belgium, which is hardly surprising for players such as Soyüncü, Demiral, Kabak and Celik.
In midfield, Hakan Calhanoglu can switch gears and plays freely. As a playmaker for AC Milan, he knows the Italy team well and knows how to break free from the clutches of defenders.
The duo Yazici and Yilmaz provide the attacking threat. With LOSC Lille, they not only surprised the French Ligue 1, but thrilled the entire continent when they ended the dominance of Paris Saint-Germain and won the championship. In total, the two have scored 23 goals and provided nine assists.
Italy – unbeaten for 27 games
The four-time world champions have only one European championship title to show so far, but the Azzurri play all their group matches in Rome. They have a good chance of getting relatively far and are one of the favourites for the competition. The Italy squad have a magnificent defence. The team is unbeaten for 27 games and has allowed only three goals in their last 15 matches. Donnarumma is already a wizened veteran at the age of 22, as he has been between the posts for six years at AC Milan. Emerson, Bonucci and Florenzi will form the three-man line supported by Jorginho from midfield.
In the midfield, a lot will be hanging on Marco Verratti. The PSG playmaker will get support from Bernardeschi and Chiesa (both Juventus).
In the attack, Roberto Mancini relies on veteran strikers such as Belotti, Insigne and Immobile, who scored 20, 19 and 17 goals respectively in Serie A this season.