Turkey - Croatia
Turkey - Croatia
Probable teams of both teams
Turkey: Babacan, Erkan, Topal, Balta, Gonul, Inan, tuff, Turan, Yozyakup, Chalhanoglu, Yalmaz
Croatia: Shubashich, Varshalko, Vida, Corluka, Srna, Rakitic, Baden, Perisic, Kovacic, Mandzukic
Turkey and Croatia will face each other in the first match of Euro 2016.
The Turks failed to qualify for the last European in 2012, but in 2008 played a half-final and now hope to repeat the good performance since then.
Croatians will go with confidence in this match, as only a few days ago blurred San Marino in a friendly match with the firm 10: 0.
The biggest worry for coach of symbolic host Fatih Terim is the lack of match practice for their star striker, striker Burak Yalmaz who recently returned from injury. However, it is expected to be a starter, but behind him will act Arda Turan and Hakan Chalhanoglu. Other Turks have no problems and are expected to start with an optimal composition.
"Chess players" have absolutely no problems with injured players and coach Ante Cacic will start with a 4-3-2-1 scheme. Mario Mandzukic will lead the attack team, supported by footballer Real Madrid Mateo Kovacic and Ivan Perisic, who made an outstanding season with the team of Inter Milan in Serie 'A'. In the middle of the pitch will operate Modric, Rakitic and Baden.
The match is extremely difficult to predict. Both teams are in good form, so there is no manifest favorite, but it seems that the composition of the Croats is more balanced. Cacic has three stellar midfield that can solve any meeting in favor of Croatia. We'll bet a minimum victory for "chess", as over 2.5 goals option is also not negligible.