There are a few groups at Euro 2020 where the teams involved will be licking their lips and thinking ‘we’ve got a chance of reaching the Round of 16 here.’ And then, after that, who knows?
Group A is definitely one of those set-ups, with Italy a warm favourite to top the pile given that they will play all of their matches on home soil. But then the rest of the combatants – Turkey, Wales and Switzerland – will all be fancying their chances of a runners-up finish.
The Turks and the Welsh meet in the second round of matches in Baku on June 17, and victory here would give the winning team a huge boost in their hopes of reaching the knockout phase of the competition.
Given that neither of these teams even qualified for World Cup 2018, there is clearly a desire to make up for lost time here – especially so for Wales, who enjoyed an incredible run to the semi-finals of the last European Championships.
In this Wales vs Turkey preview, we’ll take a look at the tale of the tape, consider the betting odds and aim to deliver some winning betting tips that will help you to turn a profit at Euro 2020.
This is a close game to call, and you suspect that what happens in the two teams’ opening matches – Turkey played against Italy on June 12 and Wales battled Switzerland a day later – will have largely determined their prices here.
So, in the Turkey vs Wales betting odds, you can take the Turks at odds of 2.55, Wales can be backed at 3.05 and you can also bet on the draw at 3.05.
2. Wales vs Turkey Preview
Normally when we bet on football matches, we have a good idea of how the action is going to pan out.
However, in this encounter you can make a case for all three results – which makes our Wales vs Turkey predictions much harder to come by!
Having said that, a deep dive into the numbers reveals an opportunity for bettors to invest in….
Wales scrapped and scraped their way to Euro 2020 qualification, coming through a group containing Croatia, Slovakia, Hungary and Azerbaijan.
They didn’t exactly blow their opponents away, but a solid defensive base – they conceded just six times in their eight games – was enough to secure them the requisite points tally.
Turkey, meanwhile, were slightly more impressive. They collected 23 points from a possible 30 in a group containing France, Iceland, Albania, Andorra and Moldova, keeping a fantastic five home clean sheets and taking four points from the World Cup champions along the way.
That perhaps gives Turkey the edge, as does the geography of the host venue: Baku is not very far from Turkey at all.
But all in all, we have two very strong defensive teams looking to break one another down here.
As we’ve already mentioned in this preview, this really is a tight game that could be won by either team – who performs better on the day will prevail.
The smart thing for bettors to do in games like this is to avoid the match odds market, and instead look for value elsewhere.
As discussed, these are two teams that line up with a defensive outlook and try to score a winning goal from a rare chance via their best players: Wales have Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey who can put the ball in the net, while Turkey have the likes of Cenk Tosun to call upon.
So, in our Turkey vs Wales betting tips, we simply have to assume that this will be a low-scoring game, and bettors are advised to take the 1.6 odds on Under 2.5 Goals or 1,85 about Both Teams to Score (No), depending on your tastes.
4. Wales vs Turkey Live Stream
Viewers in Wales and the rest of the UK will be able to enjoy this match by watching it on free-to-air television.
But for supporters of Turkey and interested neutrals, you will need to check our local TV listings for more information.
If no channel is showing, help might just be on hand courtesy of the bookmakers, who may just be showing a Wales vs Turkey live stream on their website and app.