Spain Looks to Punch Their Ticket To Next Round With Win

Published on June 17th, 2016 2:37 am EST
Spain, which is one of the favourites to win the Euro 2016 tournament, will be looking to punch their ticket to the next round with a win over Turkey on Friday.

Spain opened up their tournament with a 1-0 victory over the Czech Republic on June 13th, while Turkey lost to Croatia 1-0. Turkey needs a surprise victory against Spain on Friday in order to remain alive in the tournament, while Spain can guarantee a spot in the next round with a win.


Here are the current odds for Friday's match:

Spain, 1.50
Draw, 3.80
Turkey, 8.00

As you can see, oddsmakers believe that Turkey will have a very hard time stopping a Spanish attack that includes the likes of Aritz Aduriz, Alvaro Morata and Pedro. Turkey, on the other hand, will be relying on the likes of Burak Yilmaz and Hakan Calhanoglu in order to try to score the surprise victory against Spain.

Here are the six likeliest results of Friday's clash between Spain and Turkey in the eyes of the oddsmakers at William Hill:

Spain Wins 1-0, 5.00
Spain Wins 2-0, 6.50
Draw 0-0, 8.50
Draw 1-1, 8.50
Spain Wins 3-0, 9.00

The likeliest result that involves a Turkish victory is a 1-0 victory for their side, which is currently trading for 21.00 on William Hill.

Spain vs. Turkey - EURO 2016 tournament group match

In order to win, Turkey is going to have to shut down the Spanish offensive attack while capitalizing on the few counter-striking opportunities that come their way.

The general consensus, however, is that Spain is simply too talented to be held back for a full 90 minutes, which is why they are such large favourites to win on Friday.

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