Euro 2020 Matchday 6 Preview

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Euro 2020: Finland vs Russia, Turkey vs Wales & Italy vs Switzerland

With all 24 sides having played their opening games, European Championship fever is sweeping across the continent. The tournament was overshadowed on Saturday by the alarming incident involving Christian Eriksen but with the Dane seemingly on the mend, attention now turns to the race to reach the last 16. Only 8 sides are eliminated at the group stage in Euro 2020, giving hope to every side that they could progress from their respective group.

Group B

Finland vs Russia

Match Winner Odds:

Finland – $5.00

Russia – $0.64

Draw – $2.85

Finland

Having been caught up in the incident involving Christian Eriksen on Saturday, Finland showed real character to pick up a potentially crucial win against Denmark. Playing in their first ever major tournament is giving the Finns a real sense of freedom at Euro 2020 and they will be looking to go for it again here.

Russia

Russia suffered a chastening opening day defeat to Belgium and now look to be under pressure to qualify for the last 16 of Euro 2020. They are a very unpredictable side but in home conditions they are often tough to beat too.

Odds and Predictions

Neither side is known for playing free-flowing football, but this could be an open game in Saint Petersburg.

Both teams to score – YES – 1.23

Teemu Pukki is an electrifying prospect for Finland, and he will be eager to notch for the Finns here.

Teemu Pukki to score anytime 3.08

Score Prediction:

Finland 1 – 1 Russia – 5.94

Result Prediction:

This will be a much tighter game than many anticipate, and Finland could well pinch a point.

The match to finish as a draw – $2.85

Group A

Turkey vs Wales

Match Winner Odds:

Turkey – $1.35

Wales – $2.40

Draw – $2.15

Turkey

It was a tough evening for Turkey last Friday night as they succumbed 3-0 to Italy in Rome, in a result that now gives them a mountain to climb in terms of qualifying for the last 16. They will be eager to bounce back quickly here in Baku.

Wales

Euro 2016 semi-finalists Wales will be looking to put their off-field problems behind them and build on their opening day point against Switzerland. They notoriously enjoy tournament football and could prove difficult to beat again here.

Odds and Predictions

Not losing will be the priority for both sides here and it could be a turgid encounter in Baku.

Both teams to score – NO – 0.63

Burak Yilmaz continues to defy the doubters with his performances across Europe and he loves a big-game goal.

Burak Yilmaz to score anytime 2.25

Score Prediction:

Turkey 1 – 0 Wales – 4.84

Result Prediction:

There may not be much between these two sides here, but Turkey need a result and could well get one here in Azerbaijan.

Turkey to win the match – 1.35

Group A

Italy vs Switzerland

Match Winner Odds:

Italy – $0.60

Switzerland – $5.00

Draw – $3.10

Italy

Roberto Mancini has his Italian side purring, and the Azzurri are starting to look like a side capable of going all the way at Euro 2020. They steam rolled Turkey on Friday night and they will be looking for a repeat performance in Rome here.

Switzerland

The Swiss camp may reflect on Saturday’s draw with Wales as a missed opportunity and they will be desperate to keep putting points on the board here. This will be their most difficult task in the group and coming through unscathed in this one could give them a shot of reaching the last 16.

Odds and Predictions

Italy don’t concede too many goals and they will be keen to keep Switzerland out from the off here.

Both teams to score – NO – 0.56

Ciro Immobile is a prolific scorer at this level and he will be eager to build on his opening night goal.

Ciro Immobile to score anytime 1.37

Score Prediction:

Italy 2 – 0 Switzerland – 4.98

Result Prediction:

Switzerland are a solid side, but Italy look to have the bit between their teeth, and they should win comfortably at home again here.

Italy to win the match – 0.60

 

 

 

 

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