All eyes shall be on the Euro 2021 event opener on June 11: The Group A match between Italy and Turkey at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico is the lone match on faucet for the day.
Italy is likely one of the favorites to hoist the trophy on July 11 and so they’re on a sensational unbeaten run of 27 straight matches. The Italians are enjoying nicely and they’ll have a chip on their shoulders after failing to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The Turkish group is proficient in its personal proper, with gamers that includes for a few of the prime groups throughout Europe. The Turks had a robust Euro qualifying marketing campaign, by which they proved they are often simply as explosive and defensively stingy because the Italians.
A crowd of 14,000 followers will present the backdrop for the match and can embrace over 2,000 Turkish supporters.
Euro 2021 video games immediately
Here is the total schedule of Euro 2021 video games immediately and tomorrow.
Friday, June 11
|Turkey vs. Italy||3 pm ET||ESPN, Univision, TUDN||fuboTV, ESPN app, TUDN.television|
Saturday, June 12
|Wales vs. Switzerland||9 am ET||ESPN||fuboTV, ESPN app, PrendeTV|
|Denmark vs. Finland||12 pm ET||ESPN||fuboTV, ESPN app, PrendeTV|
|Belgium vs. Russia||3 pm ET||ABC||fuboTV, ESPN app, ESPN3, PrendeTV|
The ABC and ESPN networks will present English-language protection of the event with half-hour pregame reveals. Along with every day studio programming and simulcasts of the semis and closing, ESPN+ will carry a multi-feed second-screen expertise for each sport (aerial cam and two group cams).
Univision will deal with Spanish-language protection of the event through its free streaming platform PrendeTV (40 matches) and Univision and TUDN linear channels (11 matches).
You’ll be able to watch all of the ABC and ESPN protection on fuboTV (free 7-day trial).
Euro 2021 Opening Ceremony
It wouldn’t be a serious event with out a gap ceremony.
The 15-minute pregame celebration will characteristic dancers, percussionists and, in fact, world-famous Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli. There may even be a efficiency of the official Euro 2021 anthem “We Are The Folks” by U2.
Italy vs. Turkey preview
Supervisor Roberto Mancini has Italy buzzing and did nothing to cover his expectation that Italy can advance to the ultimate and placed on a present alongside the way in which. The Azzurri had been excellent throughout Euro qualifying (10-0-0) and so they’re excellent to this point this 12 months (5-0-0), having not allowed a single aim in 2021.
Though they’ll be lacking two key contributors to harm, the Italians are at all times a menace on the main competitions. And the truth that they’re enjoying all three group video games on Italian soil ought to give them an edge. Italy has solely gained the Euros as soon as in group historical past (1968) though the group has most lately superior to the Euro closing in 2000 and 2012.
The historical past of the matchup favors Italy, which is undefeated in 10 all-time matches in opposition to Turkey (7-0-3), however the nations haven’t confronted off since a 2006 pleasant. And also you simply by no means know which Turkish facet will present up. The Turks can tie Latvia (3-3 in March) or they will handily beat a world energy just like the Netherlands (4-2, additionally in March).
The Italians have an up-and-coming core of younger expertise led by goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who’s reportedly getting set to signal a giant contract with PSG in France. Turkey’s prime gamers embrace ahead Burak Yilmaz, who simply gained a league title with Lille in France alongside his Turkish compatriot and playmaker Yusuf Yazici. Three of the Turkish squad gamers ply their commerce in Italy’s Serie A and shall be accustomed to the opposition.
Italy vs. Turkey odds, prediction
Odds courtesy of DraftKings
Italy is the clear favourite on this one, however you’ll need to dig exhausting for worth. At time of publication, the Italy -1.25 Asian handicap affords the most effective threat/reward at +128.
The Azzurri have proven they’re able to scoring at will and preserving it tight within the again. However the opening match of any worldwide event is never a goalfest, regardless of how good the groups are.
Plus, aim differential (objectives scored minus objectives allowed) is a tiebreaker within the closing group standings. So Turkey is not going to be reckless in looking to overturn a unfavorable outcome even when the Turks concede a aim to Italy.
Prediction: Italy 2, Turkey 0
- Italy to win: -200
- Draw: +290
- Turkey to win: +750
- Each Groups To Rating (Sure/No): +133 / -175
- Italy to attain first and win: -165
- Italy to win each halves: +310
- Italy to win at the least one half: -375
- Italy to win in shutout: +116
- Italy -1 Asian Handicap: -110
- Italy -1.25 Asian Handicap: +128
- Italy over 2.5 objectives: +275