Euro 2020 Wednesday parlay (+969 odds): Classy Italy can impress again

Italy look to build on opening win at Euro 2020
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With all 24 teams at Euro 2020 having completed their opening games, the second round of matches starts on Wednesday with all of Group A and two Group B teams in action.

Newcomers Finland take on a Russia team reeling from a 3-0 thrashing by Belgium at 9am ET before the noon ET fixture sees Turkey looking to bounce back from its defeat to Italy against Wales.

The day concludes with the stylish Italy team taking on Switzerland at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, knowing a victory would be enough to secure a spot in the last 16.

We have assembled a three-game parlay for Wednesday’s games at Euro 2020, looking for another great return such as our huge 15/1 parlay winner from Sunday!

Russia to win (-160)

Turkey to win (+135)

Italy -1 on spread (+180)

Parlay odds: +969

Let’s look at each leg of the recommended wager, in turn, showing the reasoning behind each selection:

Russia to beat Finland (-160), 9am ET

Finland’s win in its first ever game at a major tournament came in difficult circumstances against Denmark after Danish star Christian Eriksen had been taken to hospital.

The Finns did not really impress in that game, scoring with their only shot of the match while the Danes managed 22 shots and saw 70 percent of the ball. The Nordic side could be worth opposing against Russia.

Russia came up against one of the strongest teams at Euro 2020 in its opener against Belgium, but the Red Devils have the creative talent to monopolize possession and the same cannot be said for Finland.

This time Aleksandr Golovin and Aleksei Miranchuk should see much more of the ball and Russia, who won eight of their ten matches in qualifying, can be fancied to come out on top.

Gareth Bale of Wales


Turkey to beat Wales (+135), noon ET

Turkey looked outclassed in the tournament curtain-raiser against Italy but Wales represents a step-down in quality and bettors should fancy the Turks to collect three points.

In this year’s World Cup qualifiers, Turkey enjoyed morale-boosting victories over the Netherlands and a Norway side including wonderkid Erling Haaland, and the Turks enjoyed a strong Euro qualification campaign before that, winning seven of their ten matches and beating world champions France as part of that run.

They have an accomplished spine of players featuring English Premier League star Caglar Soyuncu, Milan’s Hakan Calhanoglu, and veteran offensive ace Burak Yilmaz.

Wales was arguably lucky to get a tie from its first game against Switzerland, scoring a late equalizer through Kieffer Moore, and the wizardry of winger Gareth Bale may not be enough to get the Dragons over the line in this clash, which is being played in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Italy -1 to beat Switzerland (+180), 3pm ET

Italy was one of the most impressive teams in the first round of games at Euro 2020, hammering Turkey 3-0 and the Azzurri could again be an attractive betting proposition when they face Switzerland at home in Rome.

The Italians did not allow opponents Turkey a single shot on target in their opening fixture while their offense, and especially their wide players, looked exciting and could have netted more than three goals.

Roberto Mancini’s side has won its last nine matches — all by at least two goals — so don’t be afraid of taking Italy -1 goal on the three-way (no push) spread.

Don’t forget to read our same game parlay for Italy vs. Switzerland (+796 odds!)

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