Match Thread Turkey v Italy

ssblue

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8pm kick off.

Home advantage for Italy.

Predicted line-ups (from the Daily Telegraph)

Italy (4-3-3)
: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola; Barella, Jorginho, Locatelli; Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne.
Turkey (4-1-4-1): Çakir; Celik, Söyüncü, Demiral, Meras; Yokuslu; Karaman, Yazici, Tufan, Calhanoglu; Yilmaz.

Odds
Italy: 1/2
Turkey: 7/1
Draw: 14/5


I reckon Italy get off to a winning start with a 2-1 win.
 
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JayDee

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Turkey have had some good results. Away to Italy is obviously a tall order but I might just have a wee bet at those sort of odds.
 

Bowery Boy

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I reckon Berardi will get the nod over Chiesa, and Florenzi should start too.

Watch out for Barella. An absolute class act.
 

erskine bear

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Buzzing to see Locatelli and Barella, hopefully Bastoni too (if Mancini has sense then he will play).

Italy have won 80% of their tournament games in Rome, and are currently on a 26 game unbeaten run with an even better unbeaten run at home.
 

KensingtonBlue

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Reckon Italy will surprise a few. Squad is the best it’s been for a long time. Don’t see them tipped much but they could win the tournament.
 

Ssor29

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I bet turkey to reach the quater finals at 5/2. Thats my interest for the comp. Hopefully they get off to a good start tonight
 

Shota

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Italy are on a serious run. Battering teams and not conceding many at all.

22-0 in there last 7 games.
 

gersandproud

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Before today - I might have chosen Turkey as a 'dark horse' in the tournament
Now that we're ready to roll I can't see them beating Italy tonight
 

erskine bear

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Done Immobile to score a header @20/1, would rather have done Insigne or Barella outside the box but odds are poor.
 

Porrohman

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2 quid on Turkey at 7/1 for me just for a little interest
Italy are usually slow burners in tournaments but will come good
 

Drumchapel-Bear

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Reckon Italy will surprise a few. Squad is the best it’s been for a long time. Don’t see them tipped much but they could win the tournament.

Chris Waddle was tipping them heavily on BBC yesterday. First UK pundit I've really heard giving them a right good chance to go far.
 

Mac72

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I'll go 2-0 Italy. They are on a ridiculous run and have only conceded like 2 goals in 12 games.
 

erskine bear

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Bonucci and Berardi start, seemingly.

Surprised at Berardi if true.

Edit confirmed now.
 
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