Turkey vs Italy – Euro 2020 Match Preview, Kick-Off Time & Prediction. 

Euro 2020 kicks off on Friday, June 11 with its debut fixture, Turkey vs. Italy scheduled for 20:00 (GMT+1) at Stadio Olimpico.

 

After being delayed for a year, UEFA EURO 2020 eventually kicks off this month of June with 51 matches scheduled to be played across 11 host cities in 11 European countries which includes: England, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Netherlands. Turkey will be coming into this fixture behind a win after defeating Moldova 2-0 on the 3rd of June, - last Thursday when they met for an international friendly. Burak Yilmaz handed Turkey the lead (58') after the break before Leicester City's Cengiz Ünder (77') stretched the lead to two-goals. - Leaving Turkey in a six-match unbeaten run across all international competitions: WWDWDW. Coach Senol Gunes will have Çağlar Söyüncü (Leicester City), Merih Demiral (Juventus) and AC Milan's Hakan Çalhanoğlu available for the competition after revealing his 26-man squad ahead of the tournament. After managing Turkey for three years, – 26 games in total, he has picked up: 14W, 9D & 3L. A 4—4—2 formation with Ünder and Yilmaz leading in attack is expected on Friday when they take on Italy for their first Euro 2020 fixture.




Italy has won all six of their last six games across all international competitions: WWWWWW. The Italians picked Czech Republic apart in a 4-0 win. Lazio's Ciro Immobile (23') and Inter's Nicolo Barella (42') scored before the interval. While Napoli's Lorenzo Insigne (66'), and Sassuolo's Domenico Berardi (73') added two more goals for Italy after the break. On the 28th of May, Italy practically destroyed San Marino in a 7-0 win. Roberto Mancini's squad-list for the tournament includes AC Milan's outgoing goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma who is currently on PSG's radar, Lazio's Francesco Acerbi, and Inter's Alessandro Bastoni. Juventus' Leonardo Bonucci and Torino's Andrea Belotti were also included in Roberto Mancini's squad. The Italian coach who once managed Manchester City has preferred a conventional 4—3—3 formation in the last few games. It's likely Insigne, Belotti and Berardi will be leading the attack on Friday when the Azzurri line up for their very first Euro 2020 tie. 

 

The last two meetings have ended in a 1-1 draw. - Four years apart, in November 2006 and in November 2002. On the 11th of June, Italy defeated Turkey, 2-1.

 

A 1-0 win for Italy is predicted at full-time.

 

Venue: Stadio Olimpico. 

Date: Friday, June 11, 2021. 

Kick-Off Time: 20:00 (GMT+1). 

Tournament: Euro 2020.




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