It remains mathematically possible for Switzerland to qualify automatically in second, but they would need a six-goal swing to work in their favour, while Turkey cannot catch Wales, all but confirming first and runners-up in Group A unless something dramatic happens on Sunday.
Switzerland started the campaign with a commendable point against Wales, but the elder statesman-like Vladimir Petkovic just came unstuck against the tournament’s highest scorers so far, Italy, who struck three past them without reply, which has created a huge points-swing in Wales’ favour for second.
Turkey by contrast have failed to turn up, losing with a whimper against Italy on matchday one, before falling 2-0 to Wales in Baku, and in truth, never really looking like collecting points from that game as Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale continuously found gaps in their porous defence.
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Switzerland vs Turkey: Match Stats
Turkey attempted just three shots against Italy and did not register a shot on target.
Turkey have conceded the most shots from inside the box at Euro 2020 so far (31).
Turkey, alongside North Macedonia, have conceded the most goals at Euro 2020 so far (five).
The last five games between Switzerland and Turkey have produced 17 goals, an average of 3.4 per game.
Turkey have won their final group stage match at each of their last four appearances in a major tournament.
Burak Yilmaz was involved in 50% of Turkey’s 18 shots against Wales last time out (six shots, 3 created). However, just one of his six attempts was on target.
Switzerland vs Turkey: Corner Stats
Switzerland, of course, opened their account for the tournament with a goal from a corner, in which Breel Embolo outmuscled Connor Roberts to put Petkovic’s side 1-0 up, before Kieffer Moore responded with a header of his own in the final 15 minutes. Incredibly, Switzerland racked up 12 corners against Wales, before registering just two against Italy as Roberto Mancini’s men bossed proceedings. Turkey on the other hand managed 10 against Wales, with set-pieces proving their best route to goal, but a defiant Danny Ward proved impenetrable.
Switzerland vs Turkey: Cards Stats
As for cards, Switzerland and Turkey are the tournament’s biggest offenders so far, with each nation accumulating four apiece, though two were dished out to Yilmaz and Hakan Calhanoglu in the dying embers against Wales for an off-the-ball altercation. That said, Turkey have registered the most fouls at the tournament so far (28), so their card count is hardly surprising.
Switzerland vs Turkey: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: Switzerland 2-1 Turkey
Switzerland vs Turkey: Odds
Switzerland vs Turkey: Head to Head
11 Jun 2008 – Switzerland 1-2 Turkey – Euro 2008
16 Nov 2005 – Turkey 4-2 Switzerland – World Cup Qualifying
12 Nov 2005 – Switzerland 2-0 Turkey – World Cup Qualifying
26 Apr 1995 – Switzerland 1-2 Turkey – European Championship Qualifying
14 Dec 1994 – Turkey 1-2 Switzerland – European Championship Qualifying
This will be the second meeting between Switzerland and Turkey at a major tournament. Their first encounter was in the group phase of Euro 2008. Switzerland, co-hosts of the tournament with Austria 13 years ago, came up short in a 2-1 loss as they finished bottom of the group, while Turkey went on to reach the semi-finals.