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2020 European Championship Group A Predictions


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10 hours ago, StevieDay1983 said:

As a Welshman, I've seen it time and time again where we've turned up in our droves to support the team and the pressure of the home crowd has got to the players. I'm counting on that happening for Turkey today. I do think there's slightly more pressure on Wales because if we lose then we have to get a result against Italy but if Turkey lose they can still try to get a win against Switzerland. It's going to be a tough one for Wales though. Harder than the Switzerland game but we were so far off it in that opening game. I'm expecting both ourselves and Turkey to put in improved displays. If either side doesn't then they'll lose.

As a Serbian, I can confirm the same for our national team. We knocked out Norway on the road when everybody thought Haaland will pack three goals at least, as we were in a very poor form. But it was our best performance in the past 5 years, at least. An then, Serbia have a chance to qualify at the home ground against Scotland, we already saw our team in EURO, but...

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2 hours ago, StefanBB said:

As a Serbian, I can confirm the same for our national team. We knocked out Norway on the road when everybody thought Haaland will pack three goals at least, as we were in a very poor form. But it was our best performance in the past 5 years, at least. An then, Serbia have a chance to qualify at the home ground against Scotland, we already saw our team in EURO, but...

Yeah, football is a bitch isn't it! :lol

Apart from tonight because I am loving life! Great to see Robert Page actually do what us Welsh fans wanted and take the fight to Turkey with a fearless attitude. It shows just how dangerous we can be when we set up to attack. Every player to the man was outstanding and, let's be honest, 2-0 flattered Turkey. I don't even think Turkey were that bad. We were just on a mission tonight and I loved the fact that Aaron Ramsey went into proper beast mode. I stand by what I have said for so long. Ramsey remains our most important player. Even more so than Gareth Bale. Prepare to see both us and Italy make substantial changes for the last game but we're going to need to change our entire system if Kieffer Moore is rested so think we could struggle if we shift to the 3-5-2 with a false nine.

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7 hours ago, StevieDay1983 said:

Yeah, football is a bitch isn't it! :lol

Apart from tonight because I am loving life! Great to see Robert Page actually do what us Welsh fans wanted and take the fight to Turkey with a fearless attitude. It shows just how dangerous we can be when we set up to attack. Every player to the man was outstanding and, let's be honest, 2-0 flattered Turkey. I don't even think Turkey were that bad. We were just on a mission tonight and I loved the fact that Aaron Ramsey went into proper beast mode. I stand by what I have said for so long. Ramsey remains our most important player. Even more so than Gareth Bale. Prepare to see both us and Italy make substantial changes for the last game but we're going to need to change our entire system if Kieffer Moore is rested so think we could struggle if we shift to the 3-5-2 with a false nine.

well done to you and your team @StevieDay19830.

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Italy vs Wales

Italy looks like the most dominant team in EURO 2020 so far as they managed to record two convincing victories. Although none of them is a big surprise, they looked very confident against solid Turkey and Switzerland. Turkey is underperforming in this tournament, though, while Azzurri beat the Swiss side pretty easily – 3:0. Manuel Locatelli and the lads are on fire in the front, while their defensive record is even more impressive. Roberto Mancini’s side kept ten consecutive clean sheets, conceding only once in the previous 14 matches. The hosts have already secured a place in the knockout stage and will probably look forward to resting key players for the upcoming challenges. Alessandro Florenzi will be sidelined for this match, while Giorgio Chiellini should also skip this game.

Wales enjoys an excellent campaign, and they are pretty close to advancing from the group stage. The Dragons head to this game with four points in their pockets, and just one from this game would see them in the top two. Rob Page’s side earned a draw against Switzerland in the opening round while beating Turkey in the critical match for escaping from the bottom. Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale are the major forces for the away side, and they are driving the team forward. Wales hasn’t lost three times in a row, and the visitors hope to continue that run. It is going to be their biggest test so far in EURO 2020, and they need to be disciplined to get a chance of remaining undefeated.

Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction

Although Italy has already completed the job in the group stage, we believe they are eager to continue with excellent displays. Despite the possible changes in the starting line-up, the hosts are still favorites, and we think they will book another victory.

Goals Market Prediction

Azzurri have been unbeatable in the back, while Wales has been involved in low-scoring matches recently. We don’t expect to see too many goals in this one either, so the game should remain under a 2.5 margin.

Italy to Win @ 1.55 

Under 2.5 FT @ 1.65 

Correct score 2:0 @ 6.50

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Switzerland vs Turkey

This campaign hasn’t been going very well for the Swiss team, as they picked up just a point from the first two games. They missed many goalscoring opportunities against Wales, got punished, and snatched only a draw. Vladimir Petkovic’s side couldn’t provide much resistance against Italy, which celebrated an easy 3:0 victory. Breece Embolo and the lads need to go for a win in this one and get back to the winning track. Switzerland enjoyed an excellent form ahead of EURO 2020, as they tied six wins. However, they managed to keep only one clean sheet on the previous five occasions, and it was the game against minnows Liechtenstein. Switzerland should put their best performance in the tournament to keep the chance of progressing further.

Turkey is among the biggest underachievers in this tournament, falling to two defeats so far. Although the one against Italy wasn’t surprising, everybody expected them to perform against Wales better. Senol Gunes’s side has been looking uninspiring so far, and they still haven’t found the way to the oppositions’ net. Burak Yilmaz didn’t continue his streak from the Ligue 1 finish, and his teammates haven’t been much better as well. However, Turkey has been in a very decent form ahead of the tournament. Six games without losing suggested they could fight for the knockout stage, but their chances of advancing are pretty slim. They definitely need to go for a win and hope for positive results in other groups.

Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction

Although they are still searching for the first win, Switzerland left a better impression compared to their opponents in EURO 2020. We think they will push forward to exit the group stage and win this match.

Goals Market Prediction

Neither team has been much productive in the final third in this tournament, and the importance of this game might see them being more cautious. Therefore, we don’t expect to see more than two goals in total.

Switzerland to Win @ 1.65 

Under 2.5 FT @ 2.10 

Correct score 2:0 @ 9.00

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Although neither team is expected to reach the next stage, there is enough experience for both of them so far. Now liberated from the knowledge that victory - potentially with many goals - is necessary, both can allow their players to have the opportunity to create and attack at will. As a result, I expect an open meeting at a fast pace, where they can find a goal.
SWITZERLAND vs TURKEY @@ Both team to score, odds 1.75

None of the previous nine meetings between these teams has ever ended in a draw, with Italy winning seven over Wales' two wins. Not only that, but the Italians have won 10 games in a row, while keeping their home intact in each of these games, and it is difficult to see the visitors finish this series. Both teams will make a few changes, but we predict a similar result for Italy, with three points and zero in defense to finish in first place. Wales will also play defensively with five in defense, because they want a point, so I do not see goals in the match and I will bet on the few goals.
ITALY vs WALES @@ +2.50 Under, odds 1.65

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