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Switzerland v Turkey betting tips: Baku opponents on the brink

| 20.06.2021

Preview and odds for the Group A match

Switzerland and Turkey have been disappointing at Euro 2020 so far and are both in danger of elimination heading into their Baku showdown.

The Swiss were held to a 1-1 draw by Wales before being outplayed by Italy while Turkey – widely tipped as dark horses this summer – are still without a point after their first two games.

Sunday’s match is live on ITV and kicks off at 5pm as we highlight a few potential Switzerland v Turkey betting tips.

Switzerland v Turkey match odds

Switzerland were perhaps unfortunate to only get a point from their game against Wales when they were the better team but they could have no complaints about their 3-0 defeat by Italy on Wednesday.

They offered little resistance and never looked like breaking down an Italy defence which has not conceded a goal since October.

Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli grabbed a classy brace before Ciro Immobile wrapped up a comfortable victory, with Switzerland boss Vladimir Petkovic conceding: “We played against a strong team, they caused us a lot of problems and we weren’t 100 per cent.

“We were insecure on the pitch which is normally not in our character. It’s disappointing, I have already talked to the team and from tomorrow we have to look ahead, be positive and ready for our decisive match against Turkey to have the chance to make the last 16.”

The performance against Wales will give them some encouragement at least and Switzerland go into the game as 8/11 favourites while they are 4/5 to qualify for the last 16 in the Euro 2020 Group A odds.

Much was made of the support Turkey would have in Baku for the Wales game but they failed to give them anything to cheer as goals from Aaron Ramsey and Connor Roberts condemned Turkey to a 2-0 defeat despite Gareth Bale’s penalty miss.

Turkey striker Burak Yilmaz

Hakan Calhanoglu and Merih Demiral were both denied by Danny Ward and Turkey now know that nothing other than victory here will give them a shot of qualifying as one of the best third-placed teams.

Turkey are 19/5 to at least get the win they need but are 7/1 to progress to the knockout stage while the draw is 29/10 given that it is unlikely to be of use to either team.

The need for both teams to win means both teams to score is 4/6 while over 2.5 goals is the same price and the most goals to be scored in the second half at 20/23 could be of interest if both teams are forced to throw caution to the wind.

Switzerland v Turkey head-to-head

This is the first meeting between these teams since a group game at the Euros in 2008 when Switzerland were the co-hosts.

They looked set to make the most of home advantage in Basel when Hakan Yakin gave them a half-time lead but Semih Senturk equalised after the break before Arda Turan grabbed Turkey’s winner in stoppage time.

Each team managed one win apiece when they were drawn together in qualifying for Euro 96 and the 2006 World Cup.

Previous XI

Switzerland vs Turkey - Football tactics and formations
Switzerland: Sommer, Mbabu, Elvedi, Akanji, Rodriguez, Schar, Freuler, Xhaka, Shaqiri, Embolo, Seferovic.

Turkey: Cakir, Celik, Soyuncu, Meras, Ayhan, Yokuslu, Tufan, Under, Calhanoglu, Karaman, Yilmaz.

Team news

Switzerland have goalkeeper Yann Sommer available after a quick return home following the birth of his second daughter.

Key battles

It was hoped Burak Yilmaz could score the goals to take Turkey deep into the tournament after an impressive season with Ligue 1 champions Lille but he is yet to make his mark at Euro 2020.

The striker will surely need to join the party if Turkey are to qualify and he is 14/5 to score at any time or 25/1 to score first in a Turkey win.

Xherdan Shaqiri has had an injury-plagued season at Liverpool but has started both games for Switzerland so far and is likely to be their most creative player here.

View the latest Euro 2020 odds

All odds and markets correct as of date of publication



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.