Round 2 begins!
Turkey vs. Wales
Wales sit 2nd in the group with a point while Turkey sit bottom of the group. For Turkey it’s a must not lose game as a loss and an Italy win would end their hopes of finishing in the top 2. For Wales a win would take them top of the group and set them up nicely for a top 2 finish if Italy also win. Turkey were not great against Italy but Wales were far from brilliant against Switzerland. This should be a cagey game and it could go either way.
Italy vs. Switzerland
Italy are the only team with 3 points in the group and a win would secure a top 2 finish for them and a place in the Round of 16. Switzerland sit 3rd with a point and its a must not lose game for them. A loss and a win for Wales would all but rule out a place in the top 2. Pressure on the Swiss but Italy will want to book a place in the next round as soon as possible.
Finland vs. Russia
Finland sit 2nd in the group and have set themselves up nicely for a chance to qualify for the Round of 16. A draw and a win for Belgium would secure a top 3 finish minimum while a win would almost guarantee a place in the Round of 16. For Russia it’s a must win game as they sit at the bottom of the table. They were poor against Belgium and need to reply back if they want to stand a chance at reaching the Round of 16. A draw would not be as good as a win. It’s a high stakes game but Finland will know that with Belgium up next 3 points in this game is massive.