The prediction for Turkey – Italy, the match will take place on June 11. It will be interesting to know which team will be the winner and which bet will be the winning one.
The long – awaited event in the world of football-the European Championship-will take place very soon. At the Olimpico Stadium in Rome, the Turkish and Italian national teams will sort out relations. The match of the 1st round of Group A will be held with a limited number of spectators. The Turks have been showing good football lately and quite often delight the audience with goals scored. For the Italians in the current confrontation, the native walls will perform, in addition, the national team has collected a decent winning streak.
The last time the national teams met was back in 2006. The game was friendly and ended with a draw of 1:1. Despite the fact that 21 years have passed since the end of Euro 2000, it is still worth remembering that draw, because then the teams met at the group stage. The match turned out to be interesting and productive, although all the goals were scored in the second half. First, Antonio Conte put the Italians ahead, then Okan Buruk equalized, but twenty minutes before the end of the match, Filippo Inzaghi converted a penalty.
To date, the Turkish national team is ranked 29th in the FIFA ranking, and the biggest achievement of the “moon stars " is the 3rd place at the 2002 World Cup. The Italian national team, as of 2019, is in 15th place in the FIFA ranking and eighth in the UEFA ranking. Recent achievements include winning the 2006 World Championship and second place at the 2012 European Championship.
Sportbooks have no doubt that the Italians will go out of the group in the playoffs, but the Turkish national team has almost equal chances with the Swiss national team, even the Swiss have even higher chances. However, whether the “moon stars” are so bad – let's figure it out. This year, the wards of Shenol Gunesh have made six appearances, three of which were friendly and three-as part of the qualification for the World Cup. In qualifying, the Turks gave out aggressive attacking football and scored as many as ten goals with five conceded: 4:2 with the Netherlands, 3:0 with Norway and 3:3 with Latvia. This state of affairs allowed the team to lead Group G, however, it is too early to talk about an early exit. In the test performances, the coach was more focused on the defensive game, and the guys conceded only one goal, although the opponents were Azerbaijan, Guinea and Moldova. But still the main task was completed.
At the Euro, the Turks came out quite confidently, taking second place in group H. The team earned 23 points and was only two points behind the leader of the table, the French national team. Moreover, the wards of Gunesh conceded only three goals and caught only one loss in ten confrontations. The current campaign includes 26 players, including several famous players. The defensive redoubts of the Turks are in full order-Seunju (Leicester), Demiral (Juventus) and Kabak (Liverpool). In midfield, Yazidji (Lille) and Chalhanoglu (Milan) stand out clearly, while in attack, Yilmaz (Lille) and Under (Leicester) are worth noting. It is worth noting that Burak Yilmaz, despite his 35 years, became the top scorer of Lille this season (16 goals and five assists) and one of the players who helped the club win the long-awaited championship. So there are enough top-level players in the national team, which means that the result of the team's performance can be unpredictable.
The Italian national team is in excellent shape-the proof of this is a record winning streak of eight matches. The Italians had long victories before, but this series is notable for the fact that the guys did not concede a single goal, although Poland (2:0) and the Czech Republic (4:0) can be distinguished from the strong opponents. So for the current campaign, “Squadra Azzurra " approaches in a fighting spirit.
Italy is famous for its defensive tactics, called “catenaccio", although it has recently undergone some changes, but still the team is still more focused on the defensive game. Number one in the goal of the national team is Donnarumma from Milan, however, at the end of June, the keeper will leave the club. The defensive ranks will feature Bonucci (Juventus), Chiellini (Juventus), Florenzi (PSG) and Spinazzola (Roma). The midfield line is also not in doubt: Barella, Cristante, Jorginho, Locatelli, Pellegrini, Sensi and Verratti. But in attack it is still much better-Belotti (Torino), Berardi and Raspadori (both with Sassuolo), Bernardeschi and Chiesa (both with Juventus), Immobile (Lazio) and Insigne (Napoli). It is worth noting that in qualifying, Mancini's supporters gave out the most powerful football, scoring the maximum points with a goal difference of +33 (37:4).