Still without a goal in this tournament, Turkey essentially needs a rout of Switzerland to have a shot at the knockout rounds.
The two bottom teams of Group A in the Euro 2020 soccer tournament meet Sunday at noon Eastern time in Baku, Azerbaijan, as Switzerland faces Turkey. The Swiss are -156 favourites to win on the soccer odds, with the Turks at +370 and a draw +285.
Switzerland vs. Turkey Betting Odds
On the draw no bet odds, Switzerland is -370 and Turkey +245. The total is set at 2.5 goals with the over a -145 favourite. To score first, Switzerland is -200 with Turkey +165 and no goals +1300. That both teams score is -139 with no -112. Switzerland only to score is +200 and Turkey only +880. Neither team can win Group A, so no odds there.
These countries have met 15 times overall, with Turkey winning eight, the Swiss four and three draws. They last played in Euro 2008, and Turkey rallied with two second-half goals, one in added time, to prevail 2-1.
The Swiss have a draw and loss so far with a goal differential of minus-3 and are third in Group A. The only way Switzerland can finish second and automatically advance is if they win and Wales loses to Italy (same time Sunday) and then the Swiss win on goal differential. That’s very unlikely as Wales currently has a goal differential of plus 2. However, four of the six third-place teams will also qualify from the group stage.
Switzerland opened this tournament with a 1-1 draw vs. Wales but lost 3-0 to Italy on Wednesday. The Swiss actually held possession 51 per cent of the time yet managed just six total shots and one on goal. It was the third time in their past 10 European Championship matches that Switzerland failed to score. The Swiss have just two wins in their past 15 Euro matches overall (handful of draws). The country’s favoured anytime scorer in this match is Haris Seferovic at +155.
The Turks sit bottom of Group A with zero points and a minus-5 goal differential, losing 3-0 to Italy and then 2-0 to Wales on Wednesday. Turkey would finish third with a victory here but still would be a long shot to get one of those spots to advance barring a rout of the Swiss to greatly improve that goal differential. Coach Şenol Gunes’ side allowed only three total goals in qualifying, tied with Belgium for fewest of any country in this tournament. Incidentally, Gunes was born on June 1, 1952, the day of the first match ever between Turkey and Switzerland.
At this point, simply scoring would be a success – Burak Yilmaz is the side’s +270 favourite to score an anytime goal in this match. Turkey did hold possession 56 per cent of the time vs. Wales, outshot the Welsh 17-16 and out-cornered them 10-7. The Turks also had 18 fouls, and two players received yellow cards.
Switzerland vs. Turkey Score Prediction
Switzerland 1, Turkey 1