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Here we go! The wait is over. 12 months later that planned, we're ready for a festival of football. Bring it on!

Euro 2020 kicks-off tonight in Rome where Italy host Turkey in the tournament curtain raiser. It's the first of 51 games over the next 30 days that'll culminate in Scotland being crowned European Champions on July 11th! 😉

But seriously, there's always something special about major football tournaments and although this is one will be held in a unique set of circumstances it promises to be a cracker with six or seven nations in with a serious chance of winning the 16th edition of the European Championships.

Many people's idea of a dark horse this time around are Turkey, who go into the tournament in fine goalscoring form. Senol Gunez' side have found the net on 14 occasions in their last six matches but come up against one of the most misrly defences in international football.

Roberto Mancini's side have conceded just once in their last ten, in a 1-1 draw with the Netherlands back in October. 2-0 has been a popular scoreline for the Azzuri and it's 11/2 to land again. Italy are short enough at 1/2 to win but to Win to Nil they're a bit more attractive at 11/10.

Dutchman Danny Makkelie will be the man in the middle and will no doubt look to keep a lid on the tournament opener but he has a reputation for pointing to the spot, awarding 0.56 penalties per match last season – effectively one every two matches. With VAR in play the 7/4 on penalty being awarded could pay on Friday and throughout the tournament.

KevMac is in the hot-seat for us so make sure you check-out his Turkey v Italy Match Preview. And SlipsTips gets his teeth into a trademark BetBuilder for the match.

Don't forget to get your ante-post bets placed before Friday night's big kick-off and may the best team win!

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Euro 2020 Previews

To help you with your ante-post betting we've a comprehensive range of Euro 2020 Previews. SlipsTips, KevMac and Mark Walker have looked at several angles of approach ahead of the big kick-off so don't miss their thoughts on where to place your hard-earned cash on the ante-post markets.

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Friday's Racing Tips

Rizzel has been in brilliant winning form all week and added another two winners on Thursday. He has two selections from Goodwood and York for Friday's racing.

As always, let us know your tips and predictions below for Friday and good luck with all your bets!

44 Comments
  1. Alves 2 weeks ago

    Immobile to have 1+ shots on target EVENS – PP

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    • Alves 2 weeks ago

      Boylesport also offering EVENS FOR Italy to win, basically a home game with it being played in Rome

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  2. elvis parsley 2 weeks ago

    ⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽
    Rocha FC
    V
    Central Español
    21:30
    Uruguayan Segunda Division

    BTTS EVENS (HILLS) ⚽ NAP ⚽

    Last 5 head to head here BTTS
    They finished on level points last year
    Prediction 1-1
    ⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽

    Can’t resist this for a side bet

    Caracas
    V
    LALA FC
    22:00
    Venezuelan Premier Division
    Lala to score 7-4 (HILLS)

    Caracas should win about 3 or 4-0.

    Caracas have 4 players in Venezuela Copa America squad.
    Lala actually beat them 1-0 at home in April.
    Last meeting here 2 years ago ended 2-2 with Caracas starting odds at 1-10.

    Prediction 4-1
    ⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽

    ⚽ EVENS NAP and 7-4 side bet winners ⚽

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    • elvis parsley 2 weeks ago

      Sorry this is Thursdays 😁

      1
    • old al 2 weeks ago

      Great stuff Elvis

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  3. craigyboy 2 weeks ago

    Italy v Turkey

    Intriguing opening game in Rome for the start of Euro 2020. Looking ahead there’s definitely value to be had siding with selected underdogs as we delve into the tournament.
    Along with Portugal, Italy are a team I fancy to do well at this years tournament and they are my two picks to lift the trophy. Both are capable of nullifying France and Belgium when they meet or potentially meet as the tournament progresses.
    In the opening game, at home it is easy to see why Italy are odds on favourite. However, I expect Turkey to rustle a few feathers and It wouldn’t surprise me if Turkey can grab some kind of result tonight. They are a team capable of finding the back of the net and I’m happy to take the value offered with BTTS at 7/5.

    Best Bet:
    BTTS, 7/5, Unibet

    Score Prediction:
    Italy 2-1 Turkey

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  4. dc john boy 2 weeks ago

    Indonesia
    Malaysia
    Singapore

    Over 2.5mgs treble 2/1

    Good luck

  5. cockerspaniel 2 weeks ago

    Turkey v Italy
    Pens again for me in this one
    Penalty awarded 12/5
    Italy score one 9/2. miss one 14/1
    Turkey score one 12/1 .miss one 35/1
    All at Hills
    2 + pens in the match 14/1 Skybet

  6. cockerspaniel 2 weeks ago

    Also on
    1 + corner each team in each half & 10 + booking points each team 11/10 skybet

  7. Benthesurfer 2 weeks ago

    Yilmaz to be yellow carded

  8. GregBrowning 2 weeks ago

    Morning everyone

    Hope you are all well

    Here’s a link to the the Euro 2020 podcast we recorded at the start of the week with Selectabet and David Weatherston

    🔎 Group-by-group
    📆 Ante-post
    ⭐️ Specials

    https://soundcloud.com/gamblatips/gambla-podcast-euro-2020-betting-preview

    Best of luck with your tournament bets 👍🏼

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  9. bigwigg 2 weeks ago

    Hungary/Ireland game a loser earlier in the week and have struggled to get on much since ❌

    Glad to see competitive games this weekend with the euros and some domestic leagues. Like the look of some of the euro tips especially France goals and on, but been having a good look as well for some potential value outwith the teams you’d expect to see in the latter stages.

    I do like the look of Italy’s opponents tonight , and since late 2018 they seem to have found a formula that works for them, playing 26 games, scoring in 21, winning 15, drawing 9, and losing 2. Even more impressive when you consider that includes a win and a draw against France, a draw against Germany, a draw with Croatia and wins against Norway, Russia, and the Netherlands to name a few more. A bit of luck added to that and I reckon they could cause a few upsets. Won’t be going mad on these with it all being one team, but think some of the prices are appealing. Will be an interesting game against a solid Italy , but tournament openers can be good for some drama.

    Not sure why iv taken a longshot on them to win though, Scotland already have this one in the bag 😅🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

    Tournament bets – Turkey

    Turkey to qualify from group A and yilmaz to score 3+ @ 11/4 (Whill)

    Turkey to reach the quarter finals @ 13/5 (PP)

    Longshot
    Turkey to win outright @ 66/1 (PP)

    Turkey vs Italy

    Turkey to score @ 1/1 (bet365)

    Smaller stakes
    BTTS , both teams to receive a card and both teams over 1 corner @ 3/1 (bet365)

    Good luck all 🤞🤞

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  10. maccathered 2 weeks ago

    Bet 1
    Turkey v Italy
    Italy to win
    Over 0 cards each team
    Over 5 corners
    23/20
    B365

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    • bluemooner1894 2 weeks ago

      Hi Macca@thered …
      Is this a roller? #Bet1 ?

    • maccathered 2 weeks ago

      Just the first bet of the tournament except the Antepost.Will have a bet up every day.

      1
  11. lifebhoy 2 weeks ago

    Hi to everyone, it’s free to join and for fun.

    Join Fitbaw Crazy, my Euros Predictor league on @Superbru! You can find my pool here:
    https://www.superbru.com/euros_predictor/pool.php?p=12338573
    or by downloading the Superbru app and searching for the pool with code:
    gateacid

  12. Jointhedots 2 weeks ago

    Neymar 9/2 top scorer Copa Amerca
    Mbappe 9/1 top scorer Euro 2020

    Double pays 54/1 with Hills

    Neymar has hardly played this year and Mbappe is a big stage player both should bag goals if both teams are regarded favourites to win the tournaments.

    Good luck everyone.

  13. tonys 2 weeks ago

    For anyone with a Grosvernor Casino account, they have the following offers on the Euros:

    1. £1 ‘free’ bet for each goal scored in any match featuring one of the Home Nations when you bet £10+ on the match (odds need to be 1.5 or above)

    2. £2 ‘free’ bet for every goal scored by your player if you have bet on him to be top goalscorer. Minimum bet £10

    If anyone sees any good offers please post here before kick off.

    I see PP and Bet365 are both offering free £5 bets on England / Croatia game. Ladbrokes didn’t seem to have much going on last time I looked.

    • tonys 2 weeks ago

      Betvictor‘s offers a bit underwhelming. Based around correct score and 1st goalscorer, but good i guess if these are your thing.

  14. ChrisBax 2 weeks ago

    William Hill‘s scratch of the day is giving everyone a free £2 bet.

    2
    • sasaharv62 2 weeks ago

      Just seen this Chris,I got £5

  15. boomshackle 2 weeks ago

    Cambodia v Iran 3:30pm

    Small stakes fun as there could be an absolute massacre here.

    Iran O4.5 1st half goals 2/1
    Iran O5.5 1st half goals 15/4

    Probably have a go at at a tournament roller later so will put a bet up for that in a bit.

    Good luck

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    • tonys 2 weeks ago

      Nice one. Finished Cambodia 0 Iran 10 !

  16. HullShaker 2 weeks ago

    Afternoon gents,

    Going for corners in the Euro opener tonight:

    🇹🇷 TURKEY VS. ITALY 🇮🇹 (8.00pm)

    OVER 9.5 CORNERS
    (10/11, bet365) NAP ⭐⭐⭐

    TURKEY OVER 3.5 CORNERS
    (7/5, bet365) NB ⭐⭐

    TURKEY OVER 4.5 CORNERS
    (3/1, bet365) LONGSHOT ⭐

    Best of luck and here’s to a cracking tournament
    ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️

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  17. azzthewigan 2 weeks ago

    top goal scorer in tournament Mario balloteli.. Turkey v Italy btts. over 2.5 goals

    • BaDkO 2 weeks ago

      What odds did you get for Balloteli?

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  18. chelseagirl 2 weeks ago

    Euros- This to me is looking like one of the most open tournaments ever.Scotland have a strong looking squad and i think will be hard to beat .Tonights game only has value in Turkey for me .So ma bets are 0-0 8/1, Turkey 8/1 and Turkey btts 16/1. Belguim / France final for me. GL all.

  19. postman 2 weeks ago

    BFSB BET BUILDER TURKEY vs. ITALY.
    _________________________________________________
    Over/Under Total Goals 3.5 – Under 3.5 Goals
    Player To Have 1 Or More Shots On Target – Ciro Immobile
    Match Odds – Italy
    Turkey Team Total Cards 1.5 – Over 1.5 Cards
    Combined odds: @ 3.57 👍

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    • postman 2 weeks ago

      ✅✅GO COLLECT ✅✅

      1
  20. ChrisBax 2 weeks ago

    Guys, just noticed a significant change at PaddyPower on their BetBuilder (and ACCAs)

    In the past, you have to have at LEAST 4 selections – each with minimum odds of 1.2. If one leg lost, you’d get your money back as a free bet.

    It’s now been changed to at LEAST 4 selections – with a minimum TOTAL odds of 2.0 for the entire bet (i.e. no need for each leg to be minimum of 1.2)

    Paddy does rig your choice of BetBuilder options a bit. But I’ve done some ‘like for like’ comparisons against Bet365 and Hills, and Paddy’s BetBuilder usually gives the best rates (although Paddy’s ‘normal’ rates for overs goals etc are usually quite mean)

    HTH ;)

  21. wasclueless 2 weeks ago

    Turkey v Italy
    Under 4MGS, Over 0 cards each Team, Italy DC 20/23 – Main Bet
    GL All!!

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  22. goalden oldie 2 weeks ago

    both teams to score + over 2.5 goals
    dep lara v carabobo
    william hill 5/4
    NAP lost

    1
  23. andymac1980 2 weeks ago

    Euro 2020/21 – looking forward to this starting tonight and to see the tournament in general. I am on France 🇫🇷 and Benzema golden boot @ 50/1 with SkyBet

    Turkey v Italy – here’s hoping for a cracking opener!
    Bet Builder:
    Immobile anytime scorer
    Jorginho to be carded
    Italy to win
    @ 14/1

    Also on penalties as others have pointed out:
    Penalty taken @ 7/4
    Penalty bets – score / miss
    All with Bet365

    1
    • andymac1980 2 weeks ago

      A Jorginho card away from the bet builder and pens nowhere ❌

  24. richb20806 2 weeks ago

    Anyone else finding bet365 bet builder is awful since it changed?

    3
  25. bullseye 2 weeks ago

    Euro 2020 20:00
    Turkey vs Italy – a goal in each half and 3+ corners in each half 13/8 Skybet **NAP**

    Good luck all

  26. elvis parsley 2 weeks ago

    small stake bet in Italy game.
    Red card in match 4-1 (bet365)
    Yilmaz yellow card 9-4

  27. goalden oldie 2 weeks ago

    italy v turkey
    2-3 match goals
    william hill evens
    NAP

    2
  28. elvis parsley 2 weeks ago

    🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷
    Temperley
    V
    Nueva Chicago
    22:00
    Argentine Primera B Nacional

    Nueva Chicago to score 10-11 🇦🇷 NAP/NB (double stake 🇦🇷 (BETWAY)

    Just the one bet so doubled stake as it’s NAP and NB.

    Bottom 2 face off and both will be looking for a rare win, and a rare goal even 😳.

    Nueva scored in their last 3 games which is rate for them and last away game won 1-0 at leaders gimnasia.
    Nueva scored exactly one goal in 4 of 5 head to head here, though they are a long time ago.

    Home team temperley have conceded in their last 8 league games and conceded 2+ in their 4 home league games

    Prediction 1-1
    🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷

    2
  29. williegee 2 weeks ago

    Turkey playing for a DRAW!!!!!

    1
  30. Zerocool 2 weeks ago

    This was 1000% penalty and VAR is just pathetic …

  31. dc john boy 2 weeks ago

    Indonesia
    Malaysia
    Singapore

    Over 2.5mgs treble 2/1**WON** saved by a late goal show in Singapore game

    2
  32. wasclueless 2 weeks ago

    Under 4MGS, Over 0 cards each Team, Italy DC 20/23 – Main Bet – Lost
    No Italian cards – WD the winners!

    1
  33. HullShaker 2 weeks ago

    Going for corners in the Euro opener tonight:

    🇹🇷 TURKEY VS. ITALY 🇮🇹 (8.00pm)

    OVER 9.5 CORNERS
    (10/11, bet365) NAP ⭐⭐⭐ ✅

    No joy for the Nb/Longshot but will take that.

    Turkey didn’t look great but the Italian motor was purring very impressively in this opener!

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