Group F picks & predictions

Delayed by a year, Euro 2020 will finally kick off today with the first match of group play, and is proud to provide a wide variety of Italy-Turkey odds, props, teasers and futures markets.  The Italians enter Euro 2020 with the fourth shortest odds to win the championship (+800), but are backed by the third-largest percentage of futures handle.

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Longtime writer Rob Dauster, the co-founder of The Field of 68 Podcast Network is here to provide his thoughts on the Italy-Turkey odds and breaks down the best bets worth a wager at before the first match of the tournament kicks off at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, June 11.


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  • Italy -200
  • Switzerland +475
  • Turkey +600
  • Wales +1200



ITALY: -23o ML
DRAW: +310 ML
Over 2.5: +114
Under 2.5: -137
Click here for the full list of Italy vs. Turkey odds.

Euro 2020 will kick off with a Group A match between two of my favorite futures bets.

I love the Italians at +800 to win the event. I also think that there is some nice value on Turkey to reach the semifinals at +800. They are a high ceiling, low floor kind of a squad, one that finished last in the Nations League in a group with Hungary, Serbia, and Russia that also happened to drill the Netherlands 4-2 and land draws against Germany and Croatia.

Go figure.

Anyway, getting into the betting strategy for this match, I think that it’s important to note just how good and dominant the Italians have been. They went 10-0 in Euro qualifying and won those ten matches by a combined score of 37-4. Turkey, however, has conceded 19 goals in their last 11 matches.

Now, I do think that it is important to note here just how talented this Turkish team is. Their backline features players from Liverpool, Ligue I champs Lille, Juventus, and Leicester City. Their best player, Hakan Calhanoglu, starred for AC Milan this past season. They are loaded with players that were contributors for really successful clubs. They are dangerous, especially if they get the chance to play on the counter, which I think they will be able to do against Italy.

It’s also worth noting that Italy’s star strikers combined for 40 goals in Serie A this season, while Ciro Immobile had 36 goals himself in Serie A in 2019-2020.

It’s also worth noting that Italy’s center backs are in their mid-30s and coming off of 12 consecutive months of playing.

To me, this screams something of a shootout. I love over 2.5 goals at +125. I also love betting both teams to score at +140. I think we’re going to see some fireworks.


Friday, June 11
3:00 pm ET: Turkey vs. Italy (Group A)

Saturday, June 12
9:00 a.m. ET: Wales vs. Switzerland (Group A)
12:00 p.m. ET: Denmark vs. Finland (Group B)
3:00 p.m. ET: Belgium vs. Russia (Group B)

Sunday, June 13
9:00 a.m. ET: England vs. Croatia (Group D)
12:00 p.m. ET: Austria vs. North Macedonia (Group C)
3:00 p.m. ET: Netherlands vs. Ukraine (Group C)

Monday, June 14
9:00 a.m. ET: Scotland vs. Czech Republic (Group D)
12:00 p.m. ET: Poland vs. Slovakia (Group E)
3:00 p.m. ET: Spain vs. Sweden (Group E)

Tuesday, June 15
12:00 p.m. ET: Hungary vs. Portugal (Group F)
3:00 p.m. ET: France vs. Germany (Group F)

Wednesday, June 16
9:00 a.m. ET: Finland vs. Russia (Group B)
12:00 p.m. ET: Turkey vs. Wales (Group A)
3:00 p.m. ET: Italy vs. Switzerland (Group A)

Thursday, June 17
9:00 a.m. ET: Ukraine vs. North Macedonia (Group C)
12:00 p.m. ET: Denmark vs. Belgium (Group B)
3:00 p.m. ET: Netherlands vs. Austria (Group C)

Friday, June 18
9:00 a.m. ET: Sweden vs. Slovakia (Group E)
12:00 p.m. ET: Croatia vs. Czech Republic (Group D)
3:00 p.m. ET: England vs. Scotland (Group D)

Saturday, June 19
9:00 a.m. ET: Hungary vs. France (Group F)
12:00 p.m. ET: Portugal vs. Germany (Group F)
3:00 p.m. ET: Spain vs. Poland (Group E)

Sunday, June 20
12:00 p.m. ET: Italy vs. Wales (Group A)
12:00 p.m. ET: Switzerland vs. Turkey (Group A)

Monday, June 21
12:00 p.m. ET: North Macedonia vs. Netherlands (Group C)
12:00 p.m. ET: Ukraine vs. Austria (Group C)
3:00 p.m. ET: Finland vs. Belgium (Group B)
3:00 p.m. ET: Russia vs Denmark (Group B)

Tuesday, June 22
3:00 p.m. ET: Croatia vs. Scotland (Group D)
3:00 p.m. ET: Czech Republic vs. England (Group D)

Wednesday, June 23:
12:00 p.m. ET: Slovakia vs. Spain (Group E)
12:00 p.m. ET: Sweden vs. Poland (Group E)
3:00 p.m. ET: Germany vs. Hungary (Group F)
3:00 p.m. ET: Portugal vs. France (Group F)