In a big Euro 2020 match, Wales and Turkey face off at the Baku Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan on matchday two of Group A. While Italy thrashed Turkey 3-0 in their first match, the Dragons were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland. Here is our expert guess on Turkey vs Wales prediction and lineup.
Turkey lineup: Cakir; Celik, Demiral, Soyuncu; Meras; Under, Yazici, Yokuslu, Kahveci, Calhanoglu; Yilmaz
Turkey’s performance against Italy was dismal, and it would be surprising if they didn’t change things up for their match against Wales on Wednesday.
For a spot in the starting lineup, Cengiz Under, Irfan Can Kahveci, and Kaan Ayhan are all competing. Hakan Calhanoglu could start in the center here after playing on the wing against Italy.
Wales Lineup: Ward; Roberts, Mepham, Rodon, Davies; Allen, Morrell; Bale, Ramsey, James; Moore
Harry Wilson may have to settle for a bench spot once more after Kieffer Moore scored Wales’ equalizer against Switzerland.
Danny Ward got the nod in goal for Wales’ opening and delivered a solid performance to justify his selection.
Ethan Ampadu is likely to replace Joe Allen or Joe Morrell in midfield on Wednesday.
Wales is unlikely to make any other changes unless they switch to a back three.
Many people predicted Turkey to be a dark horse heading into the tournament while Wales was fortunate to draw 1-1 with Switzerland on Friday.
Scoring goals has been a major issue for Wales as the team hasn’t scored more than once in 12 of their last 13 games.
Turkey’s performance against Italy is cause for concern although their recent results have been more stunning than Wales.
With so many closely ranked nations – heavyweights Italy apart – facing off, Group A was always going to be dominated by draws.
Both teams will be looking for three points from this encounter, but we expect the points to be shared in Baku on Wednesday, keeping the group wide open.
Our Prediction: Turkey 1-1 Wales