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Turkey v Portugal Prediction, Tips and Odds: Entertaining contest expected

Turkey and Portugal both won their opening matches at Euro 2024 and could serve up an entertaining affair when they meet at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund on Saturday.

Often labelled as dark horses pre-tournament, Turkey justified favouritism in their opening game of Euro 2024, beating Georgia 3-1 in Dortmund.

Mert Muldur and Arda Guler both contributed stunning goals from distance either side of Georges Mikautadze's goal for Georgia and Muhammed Kerem Akturkogly polished off a swift counter-attack in the 97th minute.

It was a convincing opening win for Vincenzo Montella's men but the same cannot be said for Portugal, who were made to sweat by the Czech Republic in their first match in Group F.

Despite dominating the match, Portugal had to come from behind on matchday one and secured a 2-1 win thanks to a 92nd-minute strike from Francisco Conceicao.

Turkey v Portugal Betting

Turkey v Portugal betting tips and predictions

Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals - 6/5

Turkey were pretty impressive in their opening game and, while Portugal have the stronger squad, they were not as effective at burying chances as they would have liked against the Czech Republic.

With that in mind, the result market is worth swerving and a bet on both teams to score and over 2.5 goals could instead be the way to go.

Despite their wastefulness, Portugal still saw that bet click against the Czechs, meaning it has won in three of their last four matches and four of their last six assignments.

Roberto Martinez is blessed with options going forwards including Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, Diogo Jota and Rafael Leao among others.

Turkey, meanwhile, showed they have bite in attack and midfield quality in teenage sensation Guler, while both teams to score and over 2.5 goals has been a winning bet in three of their last four contests.

That looks like the wisest pick in this game, which should not disappoint.

Arda Guler to score or assist - 12/5

When looking over the player markets for this contest, there are much bigger names than Guler but his performance against Georgia deserves plenty of credit.

As well as his wonderstrike, Guler also made three key passes in that opening match for Turkey and he should be high on confidence.

A real contender to be named young player of the tournament if Turkey go far, Guler scored once for Turkey during Euro 2024 qualifying and averaged 1.5 shots per game for Real Madrid in La Liga last term.

He is worth considering to have a shot on target but at 12/5, he looks overpriced to either score or lay on an assist.

Cristiano Ronaldo first goalscorer - 11/4

A more recognisable name in the goalscorer markets is Ronaldo, who is a solid pick at 11/4 to score the first goal.

Martinez made it quite clear in Portugal's opener that he will be putting his faith in Ronaldo with the 39-year-old having played the full match against the Czech Republic.

And he was pretty effective throughout, managing five shots, three of which were on target.

He carries one of the greatest aerial threats in the game and is also a danger from set plays, so it would be no surprise to see him open his Euro 2024 account in this game.

Ronaldo bagged 35 goals for Al-Nassr in the Saudi Pro League in the season just gone - at least seven more than any other player - and he is worth keeping an eye on in Dortmund.

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Turkey v Portugal odds

Turkey - 9/2
Draw - 16/5
Portugal - 4/7

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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