Turkey and Wales meet today at EURO 2020. This is the most important clash of the tournament for these two sides, who need to win and increase their chances of advancing to the knockout stage. Turkey comes in this event following a loss against Italy in the opening round, while on the other side, Wales took one point from the battle with Switzerland, creating a small surprise. Both nations play hard and intense football, with lots of emotions involved, which could bring a very interesting match.
Turkey (+160) lost 0-3 to Italy, after collapsing in the second half and allowing three goals, with the first one being an own goal. Some say that if Demiral didn’t hit the back of his own net, the Turks would get away with one point, but we highly disagree. Italy was all over the Turkish backline, and the outcome would be the same.
Following two games in a row with clean sheets, this was the first one in which Turkey allows goals, but as you see, it is the third consecutive with both teams not scoring.
Overall, Turkey has massive potential, but this unit oscillates too much. At one point, they smash the Netherlands and Norway, breaking these two selections into pieces, and in the very next, play 3-3 at home to Latvia, a mediocre team with all due respect.
Wales (+200) took one point against Switzerland, 1-1, however, showing significant weaknesses at specific parts of the game. The Dragons play in waves, and that appears to be their trademark.
They either create enormous pressure on the rival’s backline and wildly attack or defense at all cost, with all 11 players concentrated in front of the box. Set-pieces and counter-attacks are their biggest weapon, with Gareth Bale leading the way when it comes to striking from the fast break.
After four straight, this was the first match with both teams scoring. Yet it was the fourth in the past five with under 2.5 goals.
There aren’t any injured players in the Welsh team, and the same goes for Turkey.
Head to Head Games
The two nations haven’t met in 24 years. The last time they played was in the 1998 World Cup qualifiers. The first match in Wales saw a goalless draw, while the second in Istanbul turned out to be a classic.
The fans saw 10 goals and the hosts winning 6-4, in one of the most interesting and memorable matches on European soil.
Unlike the match in Rome, this one will be completely different for Turkey. They will practically have the home-field advantage because the game takes place in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, the brother state of Turkey. So bear that in mind once deciding to bet on this event.
It is the biggest reason why we give a slight advantage to the Turkish team. We all know that they play much better with the fans behind them, and in such situations, they often exceed their real quality. The odds are fabulous as well +160. For those who have some doubts about this suggestion, go with under 2.5 goals.
Pick: Wales +160
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