Turkey kick off Euro 2020 as they meet Italy at Stadio Olimpico, Rome within the opening match of Group A and the match.
Senol Gunes’ Turkey are bidding for his or her first main title, whereas Italy want to win the competitors for the primary time in 53 years.
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Turkey don’t have any contemporary damage considerations to report as Premier League quartet of Caglar Soyuncu, Ozan Kabak, Okay Yokuslu and Cengiz Underneath all push for begins.
Italy will probably be with out Stefano Sensi who has withdrawn from the squad with a muscle damage, with Matteo Pessina receiving a call-up in his compatriot’s place.
- Turkey misplaced their solely earlier European Championship conflict towards Italy, dropping 2-1 in Arnhem, Netherlands in June 2000 coincidentally 21 years to the very date they meet once more at Euros.
- Italy are but to lose to Turkey in all competitions (W10, D5).
- Turkey have already performed two matches in 2021 on impartial territory in Spain and Germany respectively towards Norway and Moldova, profitable each video games with clear sheets and 5 objectives.
- Roberto Mancini’s Italy have conceded simply as soon as of their final 12 matches throughout all competitions (W10, D2).
- Burak Yilmaz has scored 5 objectives for Turkey in 4 appearances in 2021.
With each groups getting into this match in nice type, I positively do anticipate this opening recreation to be a aggressive contest, particularly given the goalscoring potential amongst each groups.
Italy although have stored eight consecutive clear sheets and scored no less than twice throughout every recreation on this run, which is obvious of the arduous work put in by Mancini who may of simply cleared out the outdated guard when he took over in Might 2018 but he has blended youth and expertise collectively in a stable 4-3-3 system.
Turkey in the meantime have been fairly versatile of their formation and techniques which makes them a tricky workforce to foretell coming into this recreation, though they’ve already crushed one other resurgent workforce this yr after gorgeous Netherlands 4-2 in March so know the way a lot strain will probably be on Italy to nail the proper begin.
It’s price noting although that Italy can have the house crowds behind them of their residence stadium which can give them a lift, so I can see a cagey contest with the consequence coincidentally matching that of their final Euro assembly on the exact same date.
Prediction: Turkey 1-2 Italy