It's the opening game of Euro 2020, and as one of the 12 host nations, Italy will be looking to make the most of home advantage. Check out our full betting preview for the latest team news, match odds and betting tips and predictions.

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Turkey 🇹🇷 Team News

The Turks have qualified for four previous European Championship Finals. They've managed to make the knockout stages in two of their four appearances. However, they have yet to register a single point in their opening group fixture, losing all four times on Matchday 1.

Key Player: Hakan Calhanoglu

Hakan Calhanoglu is a German-born midfielder of Turkish ancestry (just like Mesut Ozil) except Calhanoglu has expressed his commitment to the Turkey. Calhanoglu currently plies his trade in Serie A with AC Milan, where his dangerous knuckleball free-kick has seen him compared with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Calhanoglu in action for AC Milan

Italy 🇮🇹 Team News

The Italians have performed well in the recent European Championship Finals. They've managed to reach at least the Quarter-Finals Stage in each of their last three appearances. They have only lost their opening group game once previously in 8 tournament appearance, losing 3-0 to the Netherlands on Matchday 1 in 2008.

Key Player: Marco Verratti

Verratti's ability to dictate the tempo of games will be the key to Italy's success in this tournament. A combative midfielder in nature, but Verratti also possesses the skill and passing ability to make him one of his generation's top midfielders. No wonder Paris St Germain have held on to him for so long. He's now into his 10th year with the French giants and has made over 300 appearances.

Verratti hoping to recover from a knee ligament injury

Turkey v Italy Head to Head

Italy has never lost to Turkey in ten previous matches (W7 D3). The two teams have rarely met at the finals stage of tournaments, and this is only their second meeting at a Euro's finals. The only previous encounter ended with Italy 2-1 winner in their opening fixture of Euro 2000.

Turkey v Italy Match Prediction

The Italian's have never lost to Turkey, and they arguably bring the best qualifying form into the tournament (P10 W10 D0 L0 F37 A4).

Turkey v Italy FAQ's

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When is the Turkey v Italy match?

The game between Turkey and Italy is being played on 11th June 2021.

Where is the Turkey v Italy match being played?

The Turkey v Italy match is being played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

What time does the Turkey v Italy match kick off?

The Turkey v Italy match kicks of at 20:00 UK Time.

What channel is the Turkey v Italy match on?

The Turkey v Italy match is live on BBC1 and BBC iPlayer. Check out our full TV Guide.

What are the latest odds for Turkey v Italy?

The Turkey v Italy latest oddsand betting preview can be found at Euro Free Bets! ⚽️ 🏆

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