Turkey vs Italy: Team Form
Turkey qualified for Euro 2020 after finishing as runners-up in Group H, which was topped by France. Turkey won 7 of their 10 matches, losing just once in the process. They have also made a strong start to their World Cup 2020 qualifying campaign, beating the Netherlands 4-2, before registering a 3-0 win over Norway. However, they were held to a surprise 3-3 draw by Latvia, demonstrating that Şenol Güneş’ side are far from the finished article.
Meanwhile, Italy won 10 out of 10 qualifying matches to reach the Euro 2020 finals with ease. Scoring 37 goals and conceding just 4, the Azzurri beat the likes of Greece and Finland during the campaign. Mancini’s men have also made a 100% winning start to their World Cup qualifying campaign, beating Bulgaria and Lithuania 2-0. Italy have not lost a match since their UEFA Nations League defeat against Poland in 2018.
Last 5 Match Results
- Turkey 3-2 Russia
- Hungary 2-0 Turkey
- Turkey 4-2 Netherlands
- Norway 0-3 Turkey
- Turkey 3-3 Latvia
- Italy 2-0 Poland
- Bosnia Herzogovina 0-2 Italy
- Italy 2-0 Northern Ireland
- Bulgaria 0-2 Italy
- Italy 2-0 Lithuania
Turkey vs Italy: Team News
Turkey have one of their best looking squads for years, with the likes of Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Ozan Kabak and Merih Demiral all playing for top European clubs. Veteran striker and captain Burak Yilmaz is likely to lead the line for Turkey, having scored 28 international goals to date. There are still decisions to be made by head coach Güneş, who selected five uncapped players in his latest squad.
As for Italy, things are more clearcut in terms of who will make their squad. Experienced players including Leonardo Bonucci, Ciro Immobile and Marco Verratti are certain to be involved, with Italy likely to have one of the oldest squads in the entire tournament this summer. Italy generally play in a 3-5-2 formation.
Head to Head: Turkey vs Italy
If the head to head records between Turkey and Italy are anything to go by, it should be plane sailing for the men in blue. Italy are unbeaten in 11 previous clashes with Turkey, a run which includes eight victories. However, the two nations have not played against each other since back in 2006, when a 1-1 draw was played out in a friendly clash.
Turkey vs Italy Betting Odds
Given their recent form and the fact that they will play in familiar surroundings, it should come as no surprise that it is Italy who are the favourites with the bookies to make a winning start to their Euro 2020 campaign. 888Sport offer Italy odds of 4/9 to claim all three points, compared to 6/1 for Turkey. A draw is available at an attractive price of 3/1 with the likes of William Hill and Betfair. Elsewhere, and with Italy being known for their defensive prowess, betting on there being under 2.5 goals at 3/4 with Tonybet is worth considering too.
Our Turkey vs Italy Betting Tip
Based on the information above, our top betting tip for the Euro 2020 clash between Turkey and Italy is to bet on the blues being the last team to score during the 90 minutes. This market is available at best odds of 10/27 with Bet365.