Turkey vs Georgia prediction, odds & betting tips 18/06/2024

This gameday brings an end to the first round of group stage matches with Turkey and Georgia having eyes on second spot if everything goes to plan with Portugal overwhelming favourites. This is the first time Georgia have competed at the Euros as an independent country, so it's a time to make history for these players.

Turkey vs Georgia prediction: A cagey affair awaits

Key stats

  • Georgia have never competed at Euro 2024
  • Turkey are winless in five matches
  • There's only ever been one draw between these two sides

Pre-game odds and win probability: Turkey overwhelming favourites to win

  • Home: 8/11 (1.73) – 57.9%
  • Draw: 5/2 (3.5) – 28.6%
  • Away: 4/1 (5.0) – 20%

Turkey are an experienced nation in this competition having qualified for five of the last seven European Championships, and getting off to a good start will be essential in what may be seen as a very tricky Group E.

Georgia will be delighted to be at Euro 2024, however, they won't be rolling over for any nation and be hopeful of getting out of the group stages. We like the idea of BTTS but there are so many other options and markets to check out on our free betting tips page.

Last five H2Hs: Georgia won't be looking back in history

Turkey and Georgia have faced off on five occasions dating back to 2002 and their latest meeting was in 2012 a lot has changed for both nations in that time period. Georgia have only beaten Turkey once in 2007, but with some top talents in their ranks, they will be hoping to claim their first Euros win.

Turkey preview: Three points are all that matter

Turkey have never reached a Euros final with their best finish coming in 2008 when they got to the semi-finals and this group certainly presents an opportunity for them to advance into the knockout stages. A defeat against Georgia, or even a draw, could prove to be costly later down the line.

Predicted lineup: Çakır (GK), Bardakcı, Akaydın, Özkacar, Kadıoğlu, Çalhanoğlu, Özcan, Yazıcı, Ömür, Aktürkoğlu, Tosun

Euro 2024 06/07/24

L

Netherlands

Netherlands

2

Turkey

Turkey

1

Euro 2024 02/07/24

W

Austria

Austria

1

Turkey

Turkey

2

Euro 2024 26/06/24

W

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

1

Turkey

Turkey

2

Euro 2024 22/06/24

L

Portugal

Portugal

3

Turkey

Turkey

0

Euro 2024 18/06/24

W

Georgia

Georgia

1

Turkey

Turkey

3

Georgia preview: A tournament debut awaits

These Georgian players have already gone down in history after they qualified for this tournament but they certainly aren't here to make up the numbers. With some excitement and fearlessness, Georgia could well spring a surprise against Turkey.

Predicted lineup: Mamardashvili (GK), Kakabadze, Kvirkvelia, Kashia, Lochoshvili, Shengelia, Chakvetadze, Kvekverskiri, Kochorashvili, Mikautadze, Kvaratskhelia

Euro 2024 30/06/24

L

Spain

Spain

4

Georgia

Georgia

1

Euro 2024 26/06/24

W

Portugal

Portugal

0

Georgia

Georgia

2

Euro 2024 22/06/24

D

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

1

Georgia

Georgia

1

Euro 2024 18/06/24

L

Turkey

Turkey

3

Georgia

Georgia

1

International Match 09/06/24

W

Montenegro

Montenegro

1

Georgia

Georgia

3

Player to watch: Khvicha Kvaratskhelia

Georgia's Khvicha Kvaratskhelia
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia needs two more goals to become his country's second-top scorer – Photo by Icon Sport

The last two seasons have been a whirlwind for Georgian superstar, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia who won the league with Mapoli in 2023 and put up 20 goal involvements across all competitions last term and is being linked with some of Europe's top clubs.

Georgia's starboy

Kvaratskhelia has netted five goals in his last six appearances for Georgia including a brace against Scotland as well as one strike against Spain. At 23 years of age, Kvaratskhelia is already his country's third top scorer and two more strikes will take him joint-second so all eyes and hopes will be on him in Germany.

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