Soccer predictions online for today
Turkey faces Wales at the Baku Olimpiya Stadionu in a game from the second round of Group A of Euro 2020. We will preview this fixture for you in our soccer predictions online for today.
The Turkish team didn’t start the competition in the best way possible as they suffered a devastating 0-3 loss against Italy in the opening day of the tournament. The Crescent Stars tried their best against one of the contenders for the trophy, but the Italian team was merciless in the attacking phase of the play. At half-time it was 0-0 between these two teams, but everything started going wrong for Turkey with Merih Demiral’s own goal in the beginning of the second half. Italy finished the job with goals from Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne.
Turkey’s head coach Senol Gunes was not happy with the performance and the result was not the only reason. The Turkish side didn’t create many chances to score a goal, and it was a relatively quiet night for Italy’s goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. That’s why we expect to see Gunes making some changes in his line-up.
Against Italy, Turkey’s manager brought out Yusuf Yazici at halftime and replaced him with Cengiz Under. Until the end of the game, Ayhan, Kahveci and Dervisoglu got on the pitch as well. These are some of the players who can find themselves in the starting eleven against Wales.
Senol Gunes has some other options as well. Liverpool’s Ozan Kabak, Getafe’s Enes Unal and Feyenoord’s Orkun Kukcu are among the players who remained on the bench against Italy, but who can help the Turkish team in the next game.
Turkey are aware that they don’t have any time to lose now after the defeat in the first game. If the Crescent Stars want to reach the knockout phase of the Euro, which could happen at third place as well, they need to look for the win against Wales. The British team showed how tough they are against Switzerland, so it won’t be an easy task. For the Turkish side it’s a must-win situation, though.
Turkey’s manager Senol Gunes must find a way to make his team more offensive on the pitch against Wales. The Turkish fans were obviously not happy with their team’s passive approach in attack against the Azzurri. Turkey need more dynamic and more aggression in this phase of the game because that’s the only way to score goals and win points. At this moment the Crescent Stars have a very strong striker as Burak Yilmaz, but he can’t do anything in the penalty area if he’s not getting the ball there. This was the case against Italy few days ago.
One of the positive news for Gunes is that all of his players are healthy and ready to play – there are no injuries or suspensions. The manager has 26 fit players to choose from for the next game. It’s up to him now to make the correct decisions. The fans are not completely sure he chose the best possible starting eleven against the Italians.
Wales were underdogs against Switzerland in the first week of the Euro, but the Dragons surprised many people and won a point after a 1-1 draw. We all believed that Wales are going to be hurt by the absence of the manager Ryan Giggs, but they showed some courage and won a point after being one goal behind. It was the central forward Kieffer Moore who scored against Switzerland. He used an assist from Joseff Morrel and found the net in the 74th minute.
It was a solid start for Wales and the caretaking manager Rob Page. This result should give the Dragons some confidence for the next match because Switzerland are always a difficult opponent. Now facing Turkey is another great possibility for them to look for a point or even the all three points.
Rob Page started with a defensive 4-5-1 formation against Switzerland, but it did a good job for his team. The veteran midfielder Joe Allen started right ahead of the defense while Gareth Bale and Daniel James operated on the two flanks. Kieffer Moore was in the striker position while Ramsey and Morrell started the game as the central midfield duo.
Page made just two substitutions against the Crusaders. David Brooks and Ethan Ampadu were the only players he picked from the bench which was an interesting decision from him. Let’s see if he’s going to make any changes regarding the starting eleven against Turkey.
Just like Turkey, Wales has a full 26-man squad for the next match. The Dragons were happy with the point they won against Switzerland, and you know what people say – when something is working don’t change it. It’s about to be seen if Page is going to make some changes in his line-up for the next game.
Manchester United’s winger Daniel James was probably the best player on the pitch against Switzerland few days ago. James was not happy when he get replaced 15 minutes before the end, and he had reasons to do so – he was really good with the ball. Daniel James is one of the players who must turn out to be the face of Wales’ new generation as Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey are getting closer to the twilight of their excellent careers.
That’s the soccer predictions online we can offer you for the Euro 2020 fixture between Turkey and Wales in Baku. After what these two teams did in their first matches it’s now difficult to say that the Crescent Stars are favorites for the win here. The truth is Turkey’s performance in their opening game was really problematic despite the quality of the opponent. It’s now up to the head coach Senol Gunes to breathe some confidence in his players and maybe make some changes in the line-up as well. Wales on the other hand had a much more positive start of the season, so they are in a good place mentally before facing Turkey.