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Turkey Vs Wales Prediction And Odds

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Turkey Vs Wales Prediction And Odds

Wales will face Turkey in a must-win match on Wednesday, with both sides aware that three points will be vital to progress into the Euro 2020 knockout stages.

Despite going 1-0 down to a strong and well-drilled Switzerland side in the opener, the Dragons were able to pull one back and salvage a point in a solid start to their European campaign.

And the Welsh will know that three points this evening will be absolutely vital to their hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the European Championship once more.

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Wales managed to salvage a point against Switzerland in their opening Euro 2020 game
Wales managed to salvage a point against Switzerland in their opening Euro 2020 game

Turkey, meanwhile, were torn apart by Italy as they succumbed to a 3-0 defeat in the opener of the European showpiece last Friday night.

Picked as many people's outsiders to make an impact during the contest this summer, the Turks will be low on confidence, but eager to bounce back - and Wales will need to be wary of just that.

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The last time these two sides met was in qualifying for the 1998 World Cup in which Turkey ended up winning by a 6-4 scoreline - expect today's game to be a much tighter affair, though.

With this summer's tournament now in full swing, our tipster Robert Mann takes a look at some of the best bets from Turkey vs Wales to get your teeth stuck into.

Turkey vs Wales betting tips & predictions

Turkey are 8/5 to win, with Wales priced at 19/10 to come away with the victory. A draw is priced at 2/1.

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Prediction: 1-2 (10/1)

Half-Time/Full-Time: Draw/Wales (11/2)

Wales have gone into half-time at 0-0 in three of their last four matches, while it has been goalless at the break in Turkey's last four games.

Wales have gone into half-time at 0-0 in three of their last four matches
Wales have gone into half-time at 0-0 in three of their last four matches
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With so much at stake and, with both teams wanting to avoid defeat, defences will play a big part in this evening's fixture.

But with a Welsh contingency that have travelled in number to Azerbaijan, we reckon the Dragons might have just enough left in the tank to claim all three points.

First goalscorer: Kieffer Moore (11/2)

With 20 goals to his name in the Championship for Cardiff City last season, Kieffer Moore will be looking to nail down a place in this Wales team for the rest of the contest.

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The 28-year-old headed home to level against Switzerland last Saturday and ensured they achieved their first point of Euro 2020.

Kieffer Moore headed home in the 1-1 draw with Switzerland on Saturday
Kieffer Moore headed home in the 1-1 draw with Switzerland on Saturday

Frequently causing problems throughout the 90 minutes, Moore was a serious threat for Wales and was often fouled in a tight battle with Newcastle United defender Fabian Schar.

With that said, Moore will be eager to get on the scoresheet once again - and there is no reason why he cannot carry on being the key talisman for this Wales side this summer.

Request A Bet: Bale 2+ shots on target, 4+ corners each team and Yokuslu to be carded (16/1)

Gareth Bale had 17 shots on target in six appearances for Wales at Euro 2016 - and it should only be a matter of time before he kicks into that same gear again.

Having said that, though, this evening's game against the Turks could very well be a feisty affair and, because of that, Bale will be a marked man.

Gareth Bale had 17 shots on target in six appearances for Wales at Euro 2016
Gareth Bale had 17 shots on target in six appearances for Wales at Euro 2016

Turkey picked up two yellow cards against Italy last Friday, especially when frustrations ran high towards the end.

Switzerland picked up two yellow cards against Wales on Saturday, too, and we're expecting Turkey to do the same tonight.

More specifically, though, we're backing Okay Yokusluokuslu, the man in the heart of Turkey's midfield, to be a name that enters the referees' book.

Odds are correct at the time of publication and are, as always, subject to change.

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Turkey team news

Neither nation picked up any obvious new injury concerns in their respective opening matches.

For Turkey, the top scorer in qualifying Cenk Tosun is missing with a serious knee injury, so the experienced Burak Yilmaz will expect to lead the line once more.

But it would not be a surprise to see head coach Senol Gunes make alterations after Friday night's disappointing result against the Italians, with the likes of Leicester City loanee Cengiz Under pushing to start.

Wales team news

Stand-in Wales boss Robert Page could consider changes in defence and midfield - and might switch up their formation - in a game that some will see as must-win.

The Dragons boast a fully-fit squad and Page will be delighted that his star striker in Kieffer Moore - who suffered a head injury during the Switzerland game - will be fine to start.

Gareth Bale is expected to play on the right side with Daniel James coming in from the left flank.

The likes of Neco Williams, Ethan Ampadu and David Brooks will all be vying to come in.

Topics: Euro 2020, Turkey, Wales

Robert Mann
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