EURO 2016: Turkey vs Croatia

Turkey vs Croatia Betting Tip and Predictions. In the opening match in Group B, on EURO 2016, Turkey take on Croatia at Parc des Princes, Paris. Read below betting preview, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Turkey vs Croatia.


Turkey qualified on EURO 2016 as the best 3rd team in the qualifications, so they could be more than happy because they will be the part of this tournament. But, on the other side they can’t be happy because they are in the one of the hardest groups on this competition. They will play against Croatia, Spain and Czech Republic, so the first match in France is very important for them and their main goal is to stay unbeaten. Turkish side played three friendly games in the preparing period and they can be satisfied. England beat them 2-1, while in the other two friendlies they beat Montenegro and Slovenia with an identical result 1-0. It won’t be an easy game for them, because Croatia have very good and talented team, but Turkey hope that they can make positive result.

Croatia finished the qualifications for EURO at the second position with only one loss in their 10 matches. If we take a look at their performance in those qualify matches, they showed the best football in their group. In 10 matches, they scored 20 goals, conceded only 5 and lost only one game (6-3-1). They hope that make good performance and try to repeat their success from 1998 on the World Cup when they finished 3rd. Croatia have few top class players, such as Modric (Real Madrid) and Rakitic (FC Barcelona) who can take an advantage at the midfield. Croatians believe that the first match against Turkey on EURO 2016 is the crucial and if they win that game it will be easier for them for another matches in group. Without any doubt, they are favorites to qualify in the 1/8 finals.

Turkey vs Croatia Team News

Both teams have full squads available and have no problems with injuries.

Turkey vs Croatia possible lineups

Turkey: Babacan, Erkin, Balta, Topal, Gonul, Inan, Tufan, Ozyakup, Turan, Calhanoglu, Tosun.
Croatia: Subasic, Strinic, Corluka, Vida, Srna, Modric, Badelj, Rakitic, Perisic, Brozovic, Mandzukic.

Turkey vs Croatia Prediction

Croatia have stronger squad, but this is EURO and the match will be played in Paris. Turkish side know that they are underdogs and one point in this match will be more than good result for them. I expect tough match between Turkey vs Croatia and not many goals.

Turkey vs Croatia Betting Tip: under 2.5 goals @ 1.57 (Bet365)

Feel free to comment this article

About the Author


Tesla is the football betting analyst and tipster. I'm in this more than 17 years, so you can follow my FREE football betting tips and predictions and make a good decision before you place your bets.