Saturday 8 June, kick-off 7.45pm
Konya Buyuksehir Stadium – Euro 2020 Qualifying
Two teams with 100% records so far play each other in this Euro 2020 preview, as world champions France go to Turkey on Saturday. Les Bleus have scored four times in both of their first two qualifying matches, while the Crescent-Stars also scored four in their home game against Moldova. Are we going to see lots of goals again?
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Is Turkey vs France on TV? Yes, it’s being shown live on Sky Sports.
What happened last time? Karim Benzema scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot as France beat Turkey in a friendly at Lyon’s Stade de Gerland. It was almost exactly 10 years ago to the day.
What are the Turkey vs France odds? Turkey are 6/1 in your Euro 2020 predictions, while France are the 4/6 favourites. The draw is 16/5 with Betfred, where you can get £30 in free bets when you sign up here.
Remember that time…France beat Turkey 3-2 in the Confederations Cup in 2003? Arsenal trio Thierry Henry, Robert Pires and Sylvain Wiltord scored for Les Blues at the Stade de France in Paris. You can find out the odds on a repeat of that result in our football score predictions below.
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Emre Belozoglu will win his 100th cap in these Turkey v France predictions, so it’s a big night for the Turkish captain. Besiktas forward Burak Yılmaz will be a goal threat along with Everton’s Cenk Tosun. Leicester City defender Çaglar Soyuncu will hope to start at centre-back. Watch out for Milan’s Hakan Calhanoglu in midfield too.
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Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris captains the French team in these football betting predictions, as he looks to forget his Champions League final disappointment. All of France’s big names are included in the squad. Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann are likely to start in support of Olivier Giroud up front, who scored the opening goal in last week’s Europa League final. Fellow Chelsea man N’Golo Kante could be involved, along with Manchester United’s Paul Pogba.
Turkey vs France prediction, preview and betting tips
As these teams haven’t played each other in such a long time, there isn’t much to go on apart from current form and fitness. Didier Deschamps may decide to rest some of the players who were involved in the Champions League and Europa League finals, but there’s so much quality in the France squad it’s scary.
Les Bleus obviously start as the favourites in your football predictions, but Turkey have been playing well recently too. The Crescent-Stars have won their last four matches, only conceding one goal in the process. They’ve scored 10 times, putting a disappointing Nations League campaign behind them. The only game they won in that tournament was a 3-2 victory in Sweden.
While Turkey are in good form, none of their matches have been against a team like France. The world champions have also only conceded one goal in winning their last four games, scoring 11. With all of their attacking power, it’s tough to see them failing to score in this Turkey v France prediction. Turkey are looking good in front of goal as well though, so we’re backing both teams to score at 6/5.
France to win and both teams to score is 3/1 with bet365. We’re also going for an away win with over 3.5 goals in the game, which is 19/5 in your Turkey vs France betting tips. We’re actually predicting exactly five goals in the game, which you can back at 11/1. We fancy an entertaining 3-2 French win, and that’s 33/1. With Antoine Griezmann scoring first, those odds rise to 149/1.
Turkey vs France first goalscorer predictions
Griezmann has scored in each of his last three international appearances. He’s been widely linked with a move to Barcelona, and he’ll want a big performance to impress his potential buyers. France’s penalty taker is 9/2 with Betway in the first goalscorer odds, while golden boy Kylian Mbappe is 4/1 with the same bookmaker. Olivier Giroud could be interesting for the first goal too. He’s in good form for France, with three in his last three games, and priced at 19/4 to score first, also with Betway. If France go on to win 3-2, those odds rise to 190/1.
France to win
Both teams to score
France to win and both teams to score
Giroud to score first and France to win 3-2
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Born in Sweden, Daniel is a European football expert with experience of writing across a number of major leagues. He played for the Swedish international team at youth level, and supports his local team Vasteras SK, as well as Manchester United who he sees at Old Trafford a couple of times a season. He also claims he can drive a golf ball straight as an arrow well over 300 yards.