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Turkey vs Croatia Betting Tips, Predictions and Preview

Turkey vs Croatia betting tips and predictions for the opening Group D Euro 2016 fixture on Sunday. Our betting preview includes three football tips.

 

This is both teams first game of group D in Euro 2016 and with Spain showing signs of weakness recently they will both want to grab three points here to give themselves the best chance of qualifying higher up the group.

 

Turkey vs Croatia Predictions

 

Turkey

Turkey were unbeaten in their final eight qualifying games heading into the Euros and are actually unbeaten in 15 of their last 16 games, their only loss came against the giants we know as England. They will be confident heading into this game as they do have such a strong run along with some unbelievable talent within their squad. They will want three points here as they will certainly feel they can beat Czech Republic and Spain have been rocky recently so they do have a chance of coming within the top two. With the likes of Sahin, Turan, Calhanoglu and the rising start in Mor they will be able to showcase their quality on the big stage.

 

Croatia

Croatia have been just as strong recently and were tipped to fight it out for second place in the group along with Turkey, but with Spain on the rocks recently like their opposition feel three points here would give them such a strong chance of getting through. With six games and a draw in their most recent seven games they will also be full of confidence and feel they can grab a result. How can I not mention their most recent friendly, a 10 thrashing of San Marino including two players grabbing a hat trick; not the best opposition but a fantastic way to enter Euro 2016. Just like Turkey they do have some quality in their ranks; Modric, Rakatic, Perisic, Kovacic and Mandzukic to name a few.

 

Betting Predictions

I feel Croatia have the stronger side here and will have a little bit more edge in their game play considering the thrashing they gave out recently, it’s going to be a close contested game but Croatia are the stand out team for my football betting tips on this one. They will dominate the game in midfield with the players they have, who are more than use to playing at the top level and have a goal scoring machine up front who will definitely terror the Turkey defence. I think the odds are generous here given all the circumstances and with that my first Turkey vs Croatia prediction is going to be a Croatia win at 6/5 with 888Sport.

 

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Both teams have the ability to score here so a BTTS bet looks a banker, however I am looking for a little more value. Both teams are going to want to send a statement out to the others in the group with a good win here and show they are capable of grabbing second place, if not challenge for the top. I have already tipped a Croatia win so my second Turkey vs Croatia betting tip is going to be BTTS and over 2.5 goals at 9/5 with Coral.

 

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There will need to a man who opens the scoring for their nation here and what better time to grab it than the first game. Mandzukic was the first man to grab a hat trick against San Marino before being replaced by Kalinic who also went on to grab three goals in the same game. Both players have bags of talent and are sky high on confidence at the moment, they are going to want to get straight stuck into this tournament to keep their goal scoring going. I feel that Mandzukic will be given the nod to lead the line in this first game so my third and final prediction for Turkey vs Croatia is going to be Mandzukic to score first at 5/1 with Paddy Power.

 

Turkey vs Croatia Betting Tips

Croatia win – 6/5 with 888Sport.

BTTS and over 2.5 goals – 9/5 with Coral.

Mandzukic to score first – 5/1 with Paddy Power.

 

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