After a disappointing opening day loss to Italy, Turkey will look to get their European Championship campaign back on track when they play Wales in their second group game on Wednesday.
Stadium: Baku Olympic Stadium (Baku)
Turkey’s defeat last time out was their first in seven games (W4, D2). The game also saw them fail to score for the first time in seven matches. They have now produced under 2.5 shots on target in five of their last six European Championship games.
Wales are now without a win in their last three games (D2, L1). They have failed to score more than a goal in their last six games. Meanwhile, four of Kieffer Moore’s six international goals for Wales have been headers.
Head to Head
Wales 3 wins; 1 draw; 2 Turkey wins; Wales scored 10 goals against 7 by Turkey ( in total 6 matches)
Turkey’s start to the European Championship was not what they envisioned after they were soundly beaten by Italy in their opening game to leave them sitting bottom of the group in the early stages.
They now face a crucial match against Wales, knowing that only a win can allow them to take control of their destiny. A loss here effectively ends their 2020 Euro campaign.
With the game set to be played in Baku, where a lot of Turkish fans are expected, Şenol Güneş’ side will know that the game should go in their favour.
But they will certainly not underestimate their opponents, who they have only beaten twice in six tries.
Ugurcan Cakir, Zeki Celik, Merih Demiral, Caglar Soyuncu, Umut Meras, Okay Yokuslu, Cengiz Under, Ozan Tufan, Hakan Calhanoglu, Yusuf Yazici, Burak Yilmaz.
Wales opened their Euro 2020 campaign with a 1-1 draw with Switzerland to leave them with the hope of getting into the next round.
The Dragons posed little threat to their previous opponents and had to rely on their keeper Danny Ward to keep them in the tie.
Against Turkey, they will hope to put up a better performance as they look to pick up all three points and perhaps go second in the table ahead of their meeting with Italy in their last group game.
Rob Page’s men will know that a loss here means that their chances of making it to the next round will rely on them beating Italy—a task that nobody will want to take at this time.
With no injury cases from their opening game, Page is expected to stick with the same formation that gave him a point against Switzerland.
Danny Ward; Chris Mepham, Joe Rodon, Ben Davies; Connor Roberts, Joe Allen, Aaron Ramsey, Morrell; Daniel James, Gareth Bale, Kieffer Moore.
Turkey : Draw : Wales :: 2.37 : 3.10 : 3.30
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Turkey 2-2 Wales