After reaching the semifinals of the UEFA European Championship in 2008, Turkey failed to qualify for the tournament four years later. The side returned to the competition in 2016 but lost two of its three group-stage matches and did not advance. If it plans on making it to the knockout rounds of UEFA Euro 2020, Turkey will need to come away with a convincing victory when it squares off against Wales on Wednesday. The Turks did not get off to a good start in the tournament, as they suffered a 3-0 loss against Italy on Friday, while Wales battled to a 1-1 draw with Switzerland the following day.
Kickoff from Baku Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan is scheduled for noon ET. The latest Turkey vs. Wales odds from William Hill Sportsbook list Turkey as the 0.5-goal and +170 money-line favorites, while the over-under for total goals scored is 1.5. Before making any Wales vs. Turkey picks, check out the Euro 2020 predictions and best bets from SportsLine's Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated almost $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.
Now, Green has set his sights on Turkey vs. Wales. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are several odds from William Hill and trends for Wales vs Turkey:
- Turkey vs. Wales spread: Turkey -0.5
- Turkey vs. Wales over-under: 1.5 goals
- Turkey vs. Wales moneyline: Turkey +170, Wales +190, Draw +200
- TUR: Turkey's loss to Italy ended its six-game unbeaten streak
- WAL: Winger Gareth Bale has gone 12 straight international matches without a goal
Why you should back Turkey
These clubs haven't met since 1997, but Turkey posted a 6-4 victory in that contest after scoring a total of one goal while winning just one of their previous five matchups. The Turks earned a spot in UEFA Euro 2020 by earning 23 points in 10 qualifying matches, which placed them second in a group that included reigning world champion France. Turkey played extremely well against Les Bleus, posting a 2-0 victory before battling to a 1-1 draw.
The goal in the deadlock versus France was the only one surrendered by the Turks over their final six qualifiers. Turkey posted eight clean sheets in those 10 contests and yielded a total of three goals, tying Belgium for fewest allowed. Cenk Tosun, who led the Turks with three goals during qualifying, is out with a knee injury, so the club will be looking for production from Kaan Ayhan and Enes Unal, who had two goals apiece.
Why you should back Wales
Wales will be hungry, as a comfortable victory likely would punch the team's ticket to the Round of 16. A goal by Kieffer Moore would go a long way toward helping the Welsh accomplish their goal. Wales has recorded four victories and a pair of draws over the six matches in which the 28-year-old has scored, including Saturday's 1-1 deadlock against Switzerland.
Moore had a strong first season with Cardiff City of the English League Championship in 2020-21, finishing fourth in the league with a team-high 20 goals. Bale is overdue to score, and it wouldn't be surprising to see him end his slump with multiple goals on Wednesday. The 31-year-old is Wales' all-time leader with 33 career goals.
How to make Turkey vs. Wales Euro 2020 picks
Green has analyzed Turkey vs. Wales from every possible angle. He's leaning over on the goal total (1.5), and he has another best bet that returns plus-money. He's only sharing that pick on SportsLine.
So where does all the betting value lie for Turkey vs. Wales? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Wales vs. Turkey, all from the European soccer expert who has generated almost $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.