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Turkey v Wales betting tips: Baku rivals seek first win

| 14.06.2021
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Preview and odds for the Group A match

Turkey and Wales will both be looking for their first wins of Euro 2020 when they go head-to-head in a crucial Group A fixture.

The Turks were comprehensively beaten 3-0 by Italy on Friday night, while Robert Page’s side hit back to secure a 1-1 draw against Switzerland the following day.

Wednesday’s match is live on BBC One and kicks off at 5pm in Baku as we highlight a few potential Turkey v Wales betting tips.

Turkey v Wales match odds

After the results in their opening matches, this game is huge for both side’s chances of progression with Wales now 8/11 to qualify in the Group A odds and Turkey drifting to 11/10.

Having pulled off big World Cup qualifying wins over Holland and Norway in March, Turkey looked to be a side capable of causing a stir at this tournament.

But in their campaign opener they were well beaten as Roberto Mancini’s impressive outfit struck three times in the second half.

Turkey will take heart from the fact they went on a six-game unbeaten run after their previous loss – in Hungary last November – and are 7/5 to return to winning ways.

Kieffer Moore rescued a point against the Swiss to show Wales are hard to beat and they are 23/10 to make it four points from six.

Page’s side have lost only three of their last 20 games, against heavyweights England, Belgium and France, with a draw priced at 2/1.

Twelve of Wales’ last 16 matches have ended with under 2.5 goals with a repeat and a draw in Azerbaijan 9/4, while 13 of those games have failed to produce goals for both sides.

Usually prolific scorers, Turkey have also failed to find the net in two of their previous three and ‘no’ in the both teams to score market is 7/10.

Senol Gunes, Turkey

Turkey v Wales head-to-head

The two nations have not faced each other since 1997 when Turkey edged a thriller 6-4 in Istanbul.

Wales have won three of their six meetings with Turkey since 1978 and, despite that result 24 years ago and a 4-0 win for the Dragons in 1980, they tend to be low scoring.

Five of the six games have seen at least one of the teams not scoring and four matches ended with less than two goals.

Previous XI

Turkey vs Wales - Football tactics and formations
Turkey: Cakir, Celik, Demiral, Soyuncu, Meras, Yokuslu, Tufan, Calhanoglu, Yazici, Karaman, Yilmaz.

Wales: Ward, Davies, Rodon, Roberts, Mepham, Allen, Ramsey, Morrell, Bale, Moore, James.

Key battles

Moore took a knock to the face during Wales’ opener, but soldiered on with a headband and nodded in the equaliser in the 74th minute.

The Cardiff striker has six goals in 18 international appearances and, with his robust style of play, will prove a handful for Turkey centre-backs Merih Demiral and Caglar Soyuncu.

Moore is 16/5 to net again, while Gareth Bale was kept pretty quiet by Switzerland but could also cause the Turkey defence problems.

Burak Yilmaz netted 16 times during Lille’s Ligue 1 title-winning campaign and, after Breel Embolo gave Joe Rodon and Chris Mepham a tough afternoon on Saturday, is 4/1 to open the scoring.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Andrew McDermott

Andrew is a sports betting content journalist at PA Media. He is a lifelong Huddersfield Town fan but when he isn't reminiscing about their Premier League days he is also a junior cricket coach and enjoys cycling.