Its fair to say Spain were less than convincing in their opening game victory over the Czech Republic. Barcelona defender Gerard Pique was the Spanish savoir, nodding in with just three minutes of regulation time remaining.
The Turk’s fell foul to arguably the goal of the tournament so far. Luka Modric’s sensational 30-yard volley was the only goal between the two sides. But was definitely worthy of winning any game. Key players will have to perform if they are to secure their first points of the tournament.
Alvaro Morata’s experimental start at the focal point of Spanish attack proved fruitless. And for this reason I think Spain could struggle in front on goal once again. Both sides seem defensively strong, a goalless draw is 15/2 with selected bookies.
In terms of goalscorers, Spain are always strong from set pieces. Both Pique and Sergio Ramos dominate in the air, with the latter proving his free kick taking prowess over years in a Real Madrid shirt. Because of this, Ramos is 8/1 to score anytime with many bookies.
Buruk Yilmaz was a key man in Turkey’s qualifying campaign, and will be in line for a start after missing out in group game number one. The Beijing Guoan forward has 20 goals in his national sides colours and will fancy to add to his collection this evening.
Safe bet – 1-0 Spain 9/2
Long Shot – Sergio Ramos to score with a header 12/1
|David De Gea||Volkan Babacan|
|Sergio Ramos||Semih Kaya|
|Gerard Pique||Hakan Balta|
|Jordi Alba||Gokhan Gonul|
|Sergio Busquets||Mehmet Topal|
|Thiago Alcantara||Nuri Sahin|
|Andres Iniesta||Arda Turan|
|David Silva||Hakan Calhanoglu|
|Aritz Aduriz||Buruk Yilmaz|
All odds correct at time on publishing. Odds found at oddschecker.com