Defending champions Spain take on Turkey in their second game of Group Stage at Allianz Riviera stadium on Friday 17 June. Spain had a brilliant start in this tournament, the side has been criticized for taking too much possession of the ball and lacking quality finishing when it matters the most, but nevertheless Gerrard Pique scored a thunderous header to give three points for the Champions.
On the other side, Turkey got off a poor start as they were defeated 1–0 to a Croatian side from Real Madrid’s maestro Luka Modric. Turkey were never threat to Croatia in the course of 90 minute and after the match, their manager urged them to show desire and passion to score goals in their upcoming recent fixtures.
Spain Vs Turkey Indian Time and Live Stream Details
Match: Spain Vs Turkey (European Championship, Group A, Game 1)
Date and Time: June 17, 2016; 12:30 am (IST)
Venue: France, Allianz Riviera Stadium
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Spain Vs Turkey Team News:
Both sides, Spain and Turkey doesn’t have any injury concerns and will start to the same starting XI they face against respective teams in first game. Morata, Nolito and Silva will start upfront for the Spanish side while Barcelonad midfielder Arda Turan and Tosun are expected to start upfront for the Turkish side.
Spain: Predicted line up (4–3‑3)
De Gea – Juanfran, Pique, Ramos, Alba – Fabregas, Busquet, Iniesta – Silva, Morata, Nolito
Turkey: Predicted line up (4–1‑4–1)
Babacan – Gonul, Topal, Balta, Erkin – Inan – Calhanoglu, O Tufan, Ozyakup, Turan – Tosun
Spain Vs Turkey: Head To Head
In the last 7 fixtures, Spain have won 4 matches and drawn 2 while their only defeat came in 1954 World Cup qualification. This will be the first time these two sides will lock horns in Euro Championship.
Spain VS Turkey Prediction
We haven’t seen enough goals in this Euro tournaments but I will fancy this time Spain to dominate the match with more than 2 goals. Turkey attacking players has been bland and is likely to cause little problems to Sergio Ramos and Gerrard Pique.
Final Prediction: Spain 2–0 Turkey