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So, just a year later than expected, Euro 2020 is upon us. After a year of losing our freedoms, our locals and, worst of all, Lord Bendtner, it’s time to say that enough is enough and get back to winning ways.
Friday 8pm: Turkey v Italy
RTE/ BBC One
To open up the tournament, we’ve a cracker as one of the hosts, Italy, tackle Turkey in Rome. Now, let’s get into crunching the numbers to deliver maximum bang for your buck. Our mega stat packs for both Italy and Turkey can be downloaded by clicking on each country.
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Friday 8pm: Turkey v Italy
BBC One and BBC iPlayer
Only one Euros opener since 1988 has served up few than two goals and with the calibre of forwards on show, we’re bound to see plenty of action and Over 2.5 Goals in the delayed 2020 curtain-raiser.
He’s 35 but could well be a sleeper choice for the Golden Boot. Yilmaz bagged 17 goals for Lille this year in their Ligue 1 triumph and will receive excellent service from the likes of Lille teammate Yusuf Yazici and AC Milan ace Hakan Calhanoglu. I’m backing Burak Yilmaz to Score Anytime.
A joy to watch this season in the Ligue 1, averaging 1.86 shots on target per 90 minutes, the only high-profile names averaging more shots on target per 90 minutes than him are Harry Kane (2.05) and Kylian Mbappe (2.46). It would be rude not to include Yilmaz to Have 2 or More Shots on Target in our Bet Builder for this game.
Both teams are in great goal-getting form with Turkey scoring 12 goals in their last five, and Italy failing to score just once in their last eight. It would be a surprise if we didn’t see Both Teams Scoring on Friday night.
Insigne creates opportunities no matter who is around him, with 12 assists this season at Napoli. Let’s hope he can provide the goods for Italy with another Assist.
Bet Builder for Turkey v Italy
These 5 selections in an acca-insured Bet Builder will give you odds of around 54/1 with Paddy Power.
- Squads and statistics correct at time of data sheet creation.
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