Euro 2016 Soccer Betting Odds on Spain vs Turkey

Posted by Aaron . on June 16, 2016 in

Friday’s Group D fixture features the mighty Spanish side, sitting tied atop the table after a 1-0 dismissal of the Czech Republic, against Turkey, who fell by that same score to Croatia in their first group match. This might seem like a battle between David and Goliath, but the last three meetings between these two sides have been close. Spain and Turkey were in the same qualifying groups for the FIFA 2010 World Cup, with Spain winning, 2-1 and 1-0. When the two sides met in a 50th anniversary match, they played to a scoreless draw. As both Copa Americana and EURO 2016 are already showing, international tournaments can have almost anything happen. Also, be sure to check out for more soccer betting odds by clicking here.

Closer Look at the Euro 2016 Soccer Betting Odds on Spain vs Turkey & TV Info

When: Friday, June 17, 2016, 3:00pm Eastern time
Where: Stade de Nice, Nice, France
TV: ESPN
Radio: None
Live Stream: Live Soccer TV
EURO 2016 Odds: Spain 4/9, Draw 37/10, Turkey 9/1

Why should you bet on Turkey?

Turkey actually has beaten Spain before, but it happened 62 years ago, in the qualifying stages of the 1954 World Cup. Even so, Arda Turan, a key player for Barcelona, gets to show some of his club teammates that he can live up to his promise. He is the keystone of the Turkish midfield, trying to contain David Silva and Andreas Iniesta. Turan has scored 17 goals for the Turkish national team, so he will also try to push forward on the attack. He took a lot of heat in the team’s 1-0 loss to Croatia, coming off in the 65th minute, so he has redemption in mind.

Why should you put your money on Spain?

It’s likely that the Spanish side will dominate possession in this game because of their superior skill. Alvaro Morata will be looking to redeem himself after having to come off for Aritz Adruiz in the first group fixture, as he was not showing much aggressiveness from his forward position. I look for him to push forward more aggressively on the attack, as the Turkish midfield was soft against Croatia, allowing a raft of chances.

Expert Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like the Spanish to impose their will on this one and finish late, much like the English win over Wales on Thursday. I’m predicting a 3-2 win for Spain.