We do not have to wait long for the first match of the 2020 / 2021 European Championship finals to begin so let's take a look at Turkey vs Italy betting odds. Usually, the first game features the host nation. For example, France participated in the first match of the 2016 European Championship and Poland were involved in the opening fixture of the 2012 competition and both were hosts of those respective tournaments.
However, with Euro 2020 / 2021 being played across numerous different European cities there is not one specific host nation and therefore the first match is not specifically featuring the host country. Nonetheless, one of the 12 host nations is participating in the first game of 2020 / 2021 European Championship as Italy meet Turkey in Group A.
This game will be played on the 11th of June at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. This venue will feature throughout the tournament and in addition to hosting three group games, it will also be used for one of the quarter-final matches. Italy will be hoping they are playing in a quarter-final and have the advantage of playing each of their three group games in Rome, starting with the match against Turkey.
The pressure will be on for Italy as they start the tournament on home soil and Turkey will be hoping to capitalise on any nerves to cause an upset. Read on our Turkey vs Italy preview and the latest betting tips for Euro opening match.
If this match was being played at a neutral venue, Turkey may have had a better chance of winning the game, but playing in Rome has significantly reduced their chances of taking something from this match. Turkey and Italy have met 11 times in their history and the Turks have yet to win a game. They have met three times in the European championship and Turkey have lost each of those three matches. The most recent of which was at the 2000 European Championship and Turkey lost 2-1 but they did manage to finish second in the group and go on to reach the quarter-final.
Our main objective is the match against Italy. We are playing better against the big teams. We have to win this game. We are not afraid of anyone on the pitch. We want to start the competition in the best possible way and take Turkey to the place they deserve. Our excellent results in the Euro qualifiers and the World Cup have raised a lot of expectations among our people. We are aware of this and we bear this responsibility. - Burak Yilmaz before the match against Italy, France24
Turkey's away record has improved over the last months and they have lost only two of their nine most recent away games. Their most significant away results were a 3-2 win in Sweden during the Nations League and a 1-1 draw in France during qualifying for this tournament. Those results show Turkey are capable away from home but they have lost to Russia and Iceland on the road.
This is going to be a tough ask for Turkey and the Turkey vs Italy odds have them as the outsiders with Bet365 to win the game. The draw, which is a more achievable result for Turkey, is available at a good price with William Hill.
2. Euro 2020 / 2021 Opening Match Betting Tips
As mentioned above, Italy have home advantage for this game but that comes with the added pressure of expectation from their fans. There is no doubt Italy are expected to win this game and most Turkey vs Italy ante-post odds will be falling in favour of the hosts.
Italy have a tremendous home record since you must go back to September 2016 to find the last time they lost a match at home which was a friendly game against France. The last time Italy lost a competitive game at home was against Denmark in 1999 and that highlights just how strong they are when playing on home soil.
The statistics are also in favour of the Italians when it comes to previous meetings with Turkey. They have won eight and drawn three of their eleven games and have won all six of their competitive encounters. Therefore, it comes as no surprise to find the Italy vs Turkey odds in favour of the Italians who are the favourites to win this match with Unibet. Keep reading for more Turkey vs Italy betting odds .
3. Betting Odds for Euro 2020 / 2021 Opening Match
Interestingly, each of the last two meetings between Turkey and Italy have ended in a 1-1 draw. Both games were friendly matches, but Turkey will look at these two results and hope they can achieve something similar in the opening match of the 2020 / 2021 European Championship. In fact, one glance at the last five games between the two teams shows both teams have found the back of the net.
The betting odds for Italy vs Turkey with 1XBET offer a nice price for both teams to score. If you fancy a repeat result of their last two games, you can combine both teams to score market with a draw at very attractive odds.
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