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Muhammed Kerem Akturkoglu
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Cengiz Umut Meras
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Turkey and Wales are in the same group as Italy and Switzerland. The game between Turkey and Wales will be played on June 16, 2021, on matchday 2 of Group A. It will be held at Baku Olympic Stadium. The 69,870-capacity stadium is located in Baku, Azerbaijan. This will be the second group match for each team but as important as all the other matches. It will be a time for a reinvigorated Turkey to measure up with a worthy opponent. Here is a quick look at the form of each side and a prediction of the possible outcomes.
Turkey Form, Stats & Tactics
Turkey played its first match against Italy on Friday 11 where it lost three goals to nil. Turkey only got one big chance in the game and did not translate it into a goal, as the shot made was off the target. The team made 11 tackles and 17 interceptions in the game.
The team’s ball possession stood at 37% and made 282 accurate passes. The team had 14 accurate long balls and two accurate crosses. Besides, it won 36 duels, which accounted for 50.7% of all duels. Turkey players were caught offside twice and had ten fouls. Besides, the team got two yellow cards but did not get any red cards.
Turkey will be looking to overturn its dismal performance by trying the 4-4-2 formation to strengthen its defences and midfield. However, coach Gunes may later change it to the 4-3-3 to push some goals onto Wales. The key players to watch in the match include Burak Yilmaz, Hakan Calhanoglu and Caglar Soyuncu. Gunes’ choice for the goalkeeper might be Ugurcan Cakir.
Wales Form, Stats & Tactics
Wales played its first Euro 2020 group match on Friday 12, against Switzerland. The match ended in a one-goal draw. The goal was scored from inside the box and was a header. In the match, Wales goal conversion rate stands at 30%. It had three shots in the game where two shots were on target. Besides, the Welsh made two successful dribbles and were awarded four corners.
The team’s had a ball possession of 36% with 232 accurate passes (82%). Its long balls accurate passes were 18, which was 54.5% of all long passes it made in the match. On the defending form, the team made seven tackles and nine interceptions in the game. The defence cleared the ball for a record 28 times while the goalkeeper made three saves. Wales won 45.5% of all duels and had six fouls committed by its players. Wales also got a yellow card in the match.
The team is likely to play a defensive game, as witnessed in the match against Switzerland. Therefore, a 4-3-3 or 3-4-1-2 formation is expected. The forward might include Daniel James, Danny Ward and Gareth Bale. Other key players include Joe Rodon and Aaron Ramsey.
Turkey vs Wales H2H
Turkey was the Group H runner-up in the qualifications. It took part in the Euro 2016 tournament but was eliminated in the group stage. The best results so far were reaching the semis in 2008. Currently, the team is ranked ninth by FIFA. The team will have the services of Burak Yilmaz, a veteran forward who is the highest scorer of all time in Turkey.
Wales was the Group E runner-up in the qualifications. It also played in the Euro 2016 tournament and managed to reach the semis. The team is currently ranked at position 17 by FIFA. It will have the help of Gareth Bale, the national forward that was instrumental to it reaching the semis. Turkey has not met Wales in a competition since 1978. Therefore, the results cannot be reliably used to measure each team’s performance against the other.
Turkey vs Wales Betting Prediction
Turkey is ranked as the better team of the two but will need to prove it with their performance on the pitch. Punters expect the match to end up with at least two goals. Therefore, the 1.5 market will be preferable. Besides, Turkey is also likely to win the game. However, to be on the safe side, you can go with Turkey to win at the Draw no Bet market. This ensures that you get back your stake if there is a draw.
The number of corner kicks and cards may vary significantly as there lacks a recent game where the same can be ascertained. However, analysts expect a low ball and less pressure on both sides, lowering the number of fouls in the match. Expect about 8.5 corners and at least three cards in the game. The likely anytime scorer in the match is Gareth Bale.
Turkey vs Wales Odds
|Match Outcome||Best Odds||Bookie|
|Turkey To win||2.90||ComeOn|
|Wales To win||3.35||Luckia|
|Goals over 2.5||2.61||SBOBET|
|Goals under 2.5||1.74||Luckia|
- Turkey - Wales
- Euro Europe
- Date - 16/06/2021
- Starting time - 16:00 UTC
- Venue: Baku Olympic Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan
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