Match Thread Turkey v Italy


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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.

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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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.


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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


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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


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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