After the unprecedented year-long delay, the most glorious 24-team Euro 2020 live football match are finally here, with Roberto Mancini’s Italy to host Turkey at Stadio Olimpico in Rome. The Italians are expected to claim the top spot in this group, but Turkey’s recent results reflect a squad capable of beating the best teams in the world. Follow us for more football matches today.
Italy vs. Turkey
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
June 12, 2021, Saturday 3:00AM (GMT+8)
Italy will head into the tournament in tremendous form, winning their last 5 matches this year that extended their winning streak to 8, while unbeaten in their last 10 matches across all competitions and having not lost since September 2018. The run of 26 unbeaten matches came after the Azzurri failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup for the first time since 1958.
Meanwhile, Turkey drew five of its eight matches in 2020 but started 2021 in good form, winning 4 of their last 6 matches and drawing the other 2. This form was displayed as they beat the Netherlands and Norway to open World Cup 2022 qualifying. However, they shared spoils with 138th ranked Latvia 3-3 in the same qualifying. Notably, they lost 2-0 to Hungary during the Nations League campaign last year.
The Azzurri has produced 11 goals in their last two warm-up matches, a 7-0 thumping of San Marino followed by a convincing 4-0 success over the Czech Republic, which can a threat to the rest of the Group A. Turkey will rely on captain Burak Yilmaz to open lead in the tournament. These two national team have met only once, with Italy winning the said match 1-2.
Italy 1.56 – Draw 6.40 – Turkey 3.55
FT.HDP – Italy 1.0
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