Czech Republic, Spain, Turkey, Croatia. The group D of the EURO 2016 definitely can be also called the “big group”. Beside the title holder Spain, experts also believe in Croatia as a favourite. They will start with a match against Turkey. Kick-off on the 12th of June will be at 3 p.m..
Current performance of Turkey
There is a similar quality of the squad of the rival Croatia. Especially the middle field seems to be a real showpiece due to Barcelona-Star Arda Turan or Hakan Calhanoglu. However at the qualification the performance of the tea from Star-Trainer Fatih Terim wasn’t very sovereign. Therefore they had to let Iceland and the Czech Republic go first at the group A. However they didn’t need the playoffs because they have been the third of the group. At the EURO 2008 which had been take place in Austria and Switzerland, they made it to the semi-finals but the current performance is poor. Only 14 goals in 10 matches and at the last three test matches they had won two of them and one has been lost. They have lost the match against England on the 22nd of May. However the victory against Austria two months earlier also could have been better as well as at the 1:0 victory against Montenegro on the 29th of May. The former top forward player Burak Yilmaz is also not in shape lately. However if the match against Croatia would end with a score of 1:0 Turkey would be already satisfied.
Current performance of Croatia
Luca Modric, Matteo Kovacic, Mario Mandzukic. The squad of Croatia has some of the top players of the world although they had to struggle a little bit at the EURO Qualification of 2016. In the end the team of Ante Cacic finished the group on the second position still before Norway but behind the ex-world champion Italy. Nonetheless they should be not underestimated. They own some of so called “talents of the century” for example Alen Halilovic from the FC Barcelona or Ante Coric. The Croatian team doesn’t have to worry about the future. The results of the test matches are also satisfying at the moment. Even when the match against Hungary on the 26th of March only ended in a drawn with a score of 1:1 they have beaten Israel with a score of 2:0 only a few days earlier. On the 27th of May they have started the rehearsal for the EURO against Moldavia and have won the match with a score of 1:0. The match against Turkey could be already the key for the second position of the group.
Betting tip for this match
Croatia is definitely hard to appraise. However Turkey hasn’t shown their best performance at the qualification as well as at the test matches. We think that Modric & Co are able to celebrate a victory at the starting match of the EURO 2016. Our tip for the match Turkey against Croatia: Tip 2.