Turkey went into the tournament as ‘dark horses’ with many pundits tipping them to cause a number of upsets throughout the course of the next four weeks.
However, Senol Gunes was unable to get a tune out of his side against Italy on Friday night, and his side barely created a notable chance. The experienced Burak Yilmaz struggled to get involved and was left feeding off scraps and that doesn’t bode well for the rest of their Group A matches.
Wales picked a decent point against Switzerland and although they lived dangerously throughout the 90 minutes, they probably deserved to take something from the game. Gareth Bale had a relatively quiet time, however, the constant threat of Keiffer Moore gives them a real outlet.
Rob Page’s team selection was interesting, considering that he had been using a false number nine throughout the warm-up games, but despite this, he is likely to give Moore the nod once again. Wales look relatively tough to beat, and they should be able to nullify the threat of the opposition.
Realistically, they need three or four points to qualify from the group and with Italy still left to play, they will know the importance of avoiding defeat here.