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Turkey vs Italy Head to Head: Euro 2020 Preview | Trivia | H2H Results | History | Lineup

After a year-long wait, the Euro Championships 2021 is finally here with Turkey going head to head against Italy in the Group A opener. 

Match Details:

Group A: Turkey vs Italy
Date: 11th June 2021
Location: Stadio Olimpico
Kick-Off: 9 pm (CET)

Turkey vs Italy: Trivia

✦ Italy is unbeaten in their last 24 matches

✦ Burak Yilmaz has now scored 7 goals in his last 6 games for club and country.

✦ Italy have conceded just 3 goals in last 14 matches

✦ The Italians have never lost to the Turks in any competition.

Turkey vs Italy: Head to Head

Here are the results of their last 5 head to head meetings between Turkey and Italy

DateFixtureEvent
15 Nov 2006Italy 1-1 TurkeyFriendly
20 Nov 2002Italy 1-1 TurkeyFriendly
11 Jun 2000Turkey 1-2 ItalyEuro 2020
21 Dec 1994Italy 3-1 TurkeyFriendly
03 Mar 1984Turkey 1-2 ItalyFriendly 
Antonio Conte after scoring against Turkey in Euro 2000
Antonio Conte after scoring against Turkey in Euro 2000. Image Credit: @REUTERS

Turkey and Italy have gone head to head a total of 3 times at the UEFA Euro Championships.

Head to Head at Euros
11 Jun 2000Turkey 1-2 Italy
27 Mar 1963Turkey 0-1 Italy
02 Dec 1962Italy 6-0 Turkey

When we look at the history of Turkey vs Italy at the Euros, we can see how Turkey has never managed to win. 

Italy vs Turkey: Euro Flashback 

The last time the two teams went head to head at the Euros was back in 2000 when the Italians edged out the Turks with a contentious penalty decision.

Form Guide

Turkey’s form last 5 games in all competitions: W, D, W, D, W

Turkey recent form

Italy’s form last 5 games in all competitions: W, W, W, W, W

Italy recent form

Expected Line-Up:

Turkey possible starting XI: Cakir; Celik, Demiral, Meras, Soyuncu, Yokuslu; Calhangolu, Under, Tufan; YIlmaz; Yazici

Italy possible starting XI: Donnarumma; Florenzi, Bonucci, Cheillini, Spinazzola; Barella, Jorginho, Locatelli; Chiesa, Insigne; Immobile

Euro 2021 Group A Prediction: Turkey vs Italy

Looking at how good Italy has been under its new coach, Roberto Mancini, people will mostly predict that it is going to be an easy win for the Azzurri but people should not be overlooking the Turkish football team who boasts a talented line-up. 

The Turks might not have a 100% winning form recently but they have been resistant when it comes to losing the game. 

Considering Turkey's H2H history against the Italians at Euros with the Azzurri having never lost to the Turks, and also considering the recent form of both teams, we predict that Italy wins this game 1-0.

Italy vs Turkey Prediction

 

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