It’s matchday two at the football Euros and BetVictor Brand Ambassador Michael Owen is here to preview Turkey v Wales and England v Scotland.
Under 2.5 goals
Turkey v Wales 1-1
Prior to the tournament, there was a lot of talk about Turkey being potential outsiders for Euro2020.
However, last Friday’s opening day defeat to Italy was enough to leave me thinking that we’d need to see huge improvement for that to happen.
That said, qualification into the next round is still a possibility, and up against Wales, they’ll see this as the ideal opportunity to get their first points on the board.
For all of Wales’ likeable style of play, it’s in front of goal where they struggle. They have scored no more than one goal in 12 of their last 13 matches, a cause for concern for sure.
Turkey could still be licking their wounds coming into this, and I think if Wales get it right tactically, they could really frustrate their opponents.
With that in mind, I think this will be tight. It’s 1-1 for me.
England to win -1 goal
England v Scotland
At times it wasn’t pretty, but England got the job done against Croatia on Sunday. It was a mature performance and we must bear in mind that in any tournament, it is all about peaking at the right time, so there’s no harm in 1-0 wins at this stage.
For Scotland, overall, they played well against the Czech’s. They certainly had enough chances to win the match, but their lack of firepower up top is a real cause for concern.
I’m really looking forward to this. I expect Scotland to have a go and be positive. I can’t see Steve Clarke instructing his side to sit in as they don’t have enough to execute a clinical counter-attack.
This means we could be in for an entertaining match, but I do feel it’ll be England who take the points. It’s 2-0 to the Three Lions for me.