Like at the parallel match between Croatia and the Czech Republic there is also a clear favourite at the match against Spain and Turkey. The title holder from Spain should show no weakness at the fight for the eighth finals against Turkey. That they can be beaten has been seen at the latest test match before the EURO. Kick-off on the 17th of June is at 9 p.m..
Current performance of Spain
What happened with the EURO title holder? They have disgraced themselves before the EURO has started at the last test match. To say that they have blamed themselves is still a understatement for the score of 0:1 against Georgia for the title holder. In addition they have played with their best elven of their squad. Nonetheless the team of Vicente del Bosque still is one of the favourites for winning the EURO this year. Maybe the defeat had also something positive. It could have been a wakeup call just at the right time. Beside this Spain had shown a good performance at the test matches. At first they have won against Bosnia – Herzegovina with a score of 3:1 and then they have beaten south core with a great score of 6:1. The qualification matches also have been impressing. They have finished the qualification as group winner with a goal difference of 23: 3. Especially the offensive play can mean trouble for the rivals. The matches against the Czech Republic and Turkey mean a lot because if they are able to win both they can play the important match against Croatia without any pressure. This is the toughest match in this group.
Current performance of Turkey
Until now Turkey was only once able to beat Spain in all of the seven matches they have played against each other. This victory has been in 1954. This means Turkey wasn’t able to win against Spain since the last 60 years. So it would be a real surprise if they would be able to make it in this year. The last encounter has been at the qualification for the world championship in South Africa in 2010. Spain has won with a score of 2:1. However at the test matches the team of Fatih Terim has shown a good performance. Especially the defence has been stable and this could be an advantage for the match against Spain. At the end of May they not even have won against Montenegro at the beginning of June they also have won against Slovenia with a score of 1:0. The last defeat Turkey had to suffer was against England in March. They have qualified for the EURO 2016 as third best of the group. This was just in time because only on the last day they have been able to qualify for the competition. One disadvantage is that most of the players have not enough experience at international matches.
Betting tip for this match
Because of the suffered defeat against Georgia at the test match, Spain is the favourite in this match. Ramos & Co will do everything to avoid another defeat. Even when there are still chances for Turkey to get points in this match, these chances are very small. We think Spain will win this match. Our tip: tip 1.