Switzerland v Turkey betting tips: Swiss cannot afford to miss in Baku
Switzerland and Turkey conclude their Euro 2020 Group A campaigns in Baku on Sunday with both teams looking for their first wins and hoping to make it to the knockout stage.
The Swiss were given the run-around by Italy during Wednesday’s 3-0 defeat in Rome and have just one point from their first two games but they start as 7/10 favourites to beat Turkey, who lost both of their games against the Azzurri and Wales without scoring.
Four of the six third-placed teams will make it to the last 16 so there is still plenty to play for as we examine some of the markets and odds in our Switzerland v Turkey betting tips.
Switzerland paid the price for failing to beat Wales as they were thoroughly outplayed by an Italian team that are now 11/2 second favourites to win Euro 2020.
With Turkey yet to score, the Swiss are 2/1 to win to nil and their opponents are 31/20 to fire blanks for the third successive match while Vladimir Petkovic’s side are the same price to win and under 3.5 goals.
An open game is expected like the thrilling clash between Turkey and Wales, so we go 7/10 on both teams to score and over 2.5 goals.
Turkey coach Senol Gunes criticised his players after the defeat by Wales, saying: “We just lost the ball on too many occasions and could not develop a clear attacking strategy. I tried to put the best players on the pitch and I know this team can play much better than this.”
However, this young side took four points off France in qualifying and they beat Netherlands 4-2 in a World Cup qualifier so they clearly have the talent and we go 23/20 on Turkey to win or draw in the double chance market.
Gunes may have to dispense with deploying veteran Burak Yilmaz as a lone striker in a 4-1-4-1 formation as he goes in search of the goals his side need against the Swiss.
That said, Turkey were often exposed at the back, just as they were when Aaron Ramsey timed his run to perfection in latching on to Gareth Bale’s perfectly-delivered through-ball, so they will need to keep the back door shut.
Petkovic played a 3-4-1-2 in both games and while they saw plenty of the ball against Wales their midfield barely got a sniff in the defeat by Italy, although the long journey from Baku to Rome may have been a factor and it won’t help they are back in Azerbaijan on Sunday.
Against a team not quite in Italy’s league, Petkovic is likely to keep faith with the same system and make changes should they fail to get the breakthrough.
The teams have scored a combined one goal from their two matches with Breel Embolo’s opener against Wales and he is 9/2 to break the deadlock or 2/1 to get on the scoresheet.
Haris Seferovic hasn’t had the best tournament and was taken off at half-time against Italy but is the 7/2 favourite to draw first blood or 17/10 to score while Mario Gavranovic, who had a goal ruled out against Wales, is 4/1 and 9/5 in the same markets.
Substitute Steven Zuber had the only shot on target against Italy and he is 9/2 to find the net while Yilmaz, Hakan Calhanoglu and Merih Demiral all had chances and they are 14/5, 9/2 and 22/1 to score for Turkey.
Where: Baku Olympic Stadium
When: 17:00, Sunday June 20th
How to watch: ITV
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication