A year delayed, but Euro 2020 is already upon us, starting off with a Group A tie between Turkey and Italy at the Stadio Olympico in Rome. You can keep up to date with all of the Euro 2020 betting odds right here at Betting.co.uk.
For now, let’s take a look at the opening fixture...
In our series of Euro 2020 news and updates in the build up to the tournament, we pitted Turkey as dark horses to go far in the competition. With the likes of Hakan Çalhanoğlu of AC Milan and Merih Demiral of Juventus in their ranks, as well as Leicester City’s Caglar Soyuncu in defense, there’s a strong spine to this Turkey team.
Testament to that is the fact that they took four points from their two games against World Cup winners France in qualification. They have also put in some strong perfmorances recently, including a 4-2 victory against the Netherlands in a World Cup qualifier back in March.
They haven’t been spoken about as much as some of the other big hitters, but the Italians should certainly be considered as being among the favourites for the tournament. Lead by ex-Man City coach Roberto Mancini, the Italy Euro 2020 squad suggests we mght see a different style of play than we’ve become accustomed to from the Italians over the years.
Though traditionally a defensive nation, Italy’s squad for Euro 2020 is stacked with some attacking talent. The line is likely to be lead by Federico Chiesa of Fiorentina, who has just spent the season on loan at Juventus. Although they’ve been scoring more under Mancini, Italy’s defense is still solid, as they’ve notch up eight wins in a row without conceding.
When it comes to the betting odds for Turkey vs Italy Euro 2020, you probably won’t be surprised to hear the Italians are favourites amongst the UK bookmakers. 888sport are offering the Azzurri at odds of 1/2. The Turks are being written off as a 13/2 longshot, which we feel isn’t reflective of the squad’s quality. The stalemate is being offered at odds of 14/5 with most bookmakers. Lazio’s Ciro Immobile is the favourite first goalscorer, being offered at odds of 13/4 to bag the first goal of Euro 2020.
The Italians have blown away both of their opponents in their international friendlies ahead of the tournament. They beat minnows San Marino 7-0 before recording a more impressive 4-0 win over the Czech Republic. Incredibly, have won their last eight on the bounce without conceeding a single goal and have gone a whole calendar year without a loss under Mancini.
Our top betting tip for this fixture is to back an Italy win to nil at odds of 11/10 with 888sport. You can avail of their £30 welcome offer below and take advantage of their special offers for betting on Euro 2020.
Viewers will be able to watch Turkey vs Italy in the opening match of Euro 2020 live on UK TV for free. The match will be shown live on BBC One with kick off time at 8pm and live coverage starting from 7pm. Online viewers can stream the match live via the BBC iPlayer. You can access the BBC iPlayer via the website or by downloading the app.
Additionally, punters with an active bet on Turkey vs Italy Euro 2020 will be able to access a live stream on the bookmaker’s website. You can back our tip or check out the other available Euro 2020 odds and betting markets at 888sport today.
We couldn’t be more excited about the opening match of Euro 2020 - especially given that we’ve had to wait an extra year to finally make it happen! Who do you think will win the opening game of the tournament? We’d love to know your thoughts - let us know via Twitter @Betting_COUK.
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