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Turkey vs Italy: Predictions and Betting Tips
Fourth Euro in which the Turks have participated, their greatest progress was in 2008, when they reached the semi-finals and were eliminated by the Germans.
The Turks come into this tournament with a younger squad than they are used to. We will see if this youth and inexperience does not affect them negatively at key moments.
As a historical fact, the Turks have faced the Italians seven times in history but never managed to beat them.
Tenth participation in a Euro for the Italians. They have one European Championship in their trophy cabinet, won in 1968. In 2016 they were eliminated in the quarter-finals against Germany.
The Italians are not initially favourites to win this year’s edition, but they should always be taken into account, as they are a country with a lot of grit, which often gives them the motivation they need to win matches.
Among the players to watch out for in this Italian team are: Verratti, Barrella, Insigne and Inmobile.
- Six consecutive matches without losing for Turkey, two draws and four wins
- Four of the last six matches of Turkey ended with over 2.5 Total match goals
- 27 consecutive matches without losing for Italy
- Eight consecutive matches without conceding goals for Italy
Turkey vs Italy
Although the Turks do not have a bad team, we think that the Italians come to the Euro as a real team. This is what the statistics show. 27 consecutive matches without losing and eight consecutive matches without conceding goals, that can only be achieved with a team that is fully focused and lives every match as a final.
In a Euro, teams take fewer risks, defensive concentration must be greater. Being the first game for both teams, we don’t think it will be a very open game with many goals.
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