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Three games to look out for on Wednesday as Italy look to continue where they left off when they face Switzerland.


Finland vs Russia – in play

Finland beat Denmark after a controversial decision was taken to resume the contest following the dramatic scenes of Christian Eriksen being stretchered off following his cardiac arrest. The 1-0 win has them ahead of the game with Russia smarting from a 3-0 loss to Belgium.

Finland will look to Teemu Pukki to sniff out any chances in the opposition’s final third.

The Russians have a bit of shifting to do if they are to keep their Euro Cup aspirations on track. While of Igor Diveev and Fyodor Kudryashov may be recalled, the pair of  Yuri Zhirkov and Daler Kuzyaev will not start against Finland.

Turkey vs Wales – 16pm

The Welsh were fortunate in their 1-1 draw against Switzerland in Group A. That result means that a win over Turkey will be enough to see them advance.

The Turkish side will be looking to bounce back from their drubbing against Italy when they start this tie at the Baku Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan.

Turkey’s loss in their opener was their first in six and haven’t lost two in a row for three years. While Wales might be confident, they didn’t show enough intent against Switzerland and might struggle to beat Turkey in game two.

Italy vs Switzerland – 19pm kick off

A draw will be enough for the Italians to advance but a win would make it 10 straight –  a feat that they would only secure for the second time in their rich history.

As pleasing as it was to see Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne on the scoresheet in the 3-0 rout of Turkey, the Italians are turning into a tough to beat opponent because of their backline which features grizzly veterans Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci. The Azzurri are yet to concede this year and this contest has 2-0 written all over it.

The Swiss were held to a draw by Wales and it appears they are lacking the firepower to trouble the Italians.

Suggested bet: Russia draw; Turkey draw, Italy home win @1.61

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