Turkey vs Italy preview: Euro 2021 prediction, kick-off time, team news, venue, h2h results, odds

Euro 2020 has been delayed for a year due to the pandemic, but Europe is now ready for a summer of football.

Twenty-four nations are aiming for glory with matches spread across the continent, with Italy looking to win the Euro for the second time after winning the trophy at home in 1968.

The Azzurri will look to get off to a good start against Turkey, which could be something of a surprise package in Group A.

Kick-off date, time and location

Turkey v Italy is scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. BST on Friday, June 11, 2021.

The match will take place at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy, hosting 25-45% of the stadium’s capacity.

Where to watch Turkey vs Italy

TV channel: The match will be broadcast for free on BBC One.

Direct: UK viewers will be able to watch the match online for free via the BBC iPlayer.

Turkey vs Italy team news

Mancini, who is already missing from Marco Verratti, suffered another big blow in the preparation for the match when Lorenzo Pellegrini was sent off due to a muscle injury and will be replaced by Gaetano Castrovilli.

Goalkeepers: Altay Bayındır, Mert Günok, Uğurcan Çakır

Defenders: Zeki Çelik, Çağlar Söyüncü, Kaan Ayhan, Merih Demiral, Mert Müldür, Ozan Kabak, Rıdvan Yılmaz, Umut Meraş

Midfielder : Yusuf Yazıcı, Dorukhan Toköz, İrfan Can Kahveci, Okay Yokuşlu, Orkun Kökçü, Ozan Tufan, Taylan Antalyalı, Hakan Çalhanoğlu

Forward: Burak Yılmaz, Cengiz Ünder, Enes Ünal, Abdülkadir Ömür, Kerem Aktürkoğlu, Halil İbrahim Dervişoğlu, Kenan Karaman

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Donnarumma, Alex Meret, Salvatore Sirigu

Defenders: Francesco Acerbi, Alessandro Bastoni, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Emerson, Alessandro Florenzi, Leonardo Spinazzola, Rafael Toloi

Midfielder : Nicolo Barella, Bryan Cristante, Jorginho, Manuel Locatelli, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Stefano Sensi, Marco Verratti

Forward: Andrea Belotti, Domenico Berardi, Federico Bernardeschi, Federico Chiesa, Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne, Giacomo Raspadori

Prediction Turkey vs Italy

Considering Italy have won four World Cups, calling them black horses for any tournament – but they’re going a bit under the radar this summer and are set to get off to a winning start.

History and results of face to face (h2h)

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