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Turkey vs Italy Predictions & Tips - Back an Italy Win to Nil in Euro 2020 Opener

  • Turkey vs Italy predictions for Friday’s International match
  • The Euro 2020 opener is being played at 8:00 pm BST at the Stadio Olimpico
  • Italy have won to nil in their last 8 matches in all competitions
  • I am tipping an Italy win to nil
  • Preview, predictions, stats & team news
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Italy have won 2-0 in 5 of their last 7 matches (Getty Images)
Alex Waite 09 Jun 2021
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Turkey vs Italy Predictions


Italy come into Euro 2020 on an eight-match winning streak. They have been dominant in recent matches and should record a comfortable win against Turkey. 

I am backing Italy to win to nil in the Euro 2020 opener. 

  • Italy have won to nil in their last 8 matches (all competitions)
  • Italy have won 2-0 in 5 of their last 7 matches (all competitions)
  • Italy have kept 10 clean sheets in their last 11 matches (all competitions)
  • Italy have won 5 of their last 7 matches against Turkey (all competitions)

Head-to-Head


Italy have an 8-0 advantage against Turkey in 11 meetings with three draws. 

Italy beat Turkey in the most recent meeting between the sides in the European Championships. The Azzurri won 2-1 in the group stages of the 2000 Euros. 

Turkey Form 


Turkey bounced back from a disappointing 0-0 friendly draw with Guinea and beat Moldova 2-0 in their final warm-up match. 

Burak Yilmaz and Cengiz Under scored in the second half to cap a dominant display. Turkey were in complete control throughout, with 71% possession and 11 shots. 

The win extended Turkey’s unbeaten run to six matches in all competitions, including a 4-2 win against the Netherlands and a 3-0 victory over Norway. 

Despite impressive results, a recent 3-3 draw against Latvia and a stalemate against Guinea were disappointing for Senol Günes’ side.

Turkey Injuries & Team News


Turkey have no injuries or suspensions.

Italy Form


Italy completed their preparations for Euro 2020 by thrashing San Marino 7-0 and the Czech Republic 4-0. 

The Azzurri were in complete control, with 17 shots and 63% possession. Their dominance paid off with two first-half goals from Ciro Immobile and Nicolo Barella. Lorenzo Insigne and Domenico Beradi sealed the win with second-half goals. 

It was Italy’s eighth consecutive win without conceding in all internationals. Italy's defence has been resolute in recent matches as they recorded five straight 2-0 wins in recent Nations League and World Cup qualifiers. 

Roberto Mancini’s side are unbeaten in 26 matches in all competitions and have kept 20 clean sheets during this run.

Italy Injuries & Team News


Midfielder Stefano Sensi withdrew from the squad last week due to a muscle injury. Matteo Pessina was called up in his place. 

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Verdict

Turkey will find chances hard to come by against Italy. The Azzurri should control the match and record a win in Group A.
  
I am tipping Italy to win to nil again on Friday.

Best Bet: Italy Win to Nil Win To Nil @132.00 at Unibet - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: Italy Win 2-0 Correct Score @600.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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