This is pretty much the 'other' game in Group D but I am sure Czech Republic won't mind the spotlight being off them. If Czech Republic can win this one then they should go through as one of the best 3rd placed teams, unless they destroy Turkey and Croatia lose to Spain and they could be cruising through in 2nd place. I feel like this is a bit of a dead rubber for Turkey so can they motivate themselves?
The Czechs managed to pull off a magnificent comeback in the last game against Croatia scoring 2 goals in the last 15 minutes including a penalty in the 10 minutes of stoppage time that ensued in a crazy game. Some people point to the crowd trouble playing a part in Croatia losing their concentration but I think you have to give credit to the Czechs who I didn't fancy at this tournament at all but they have given a decent account of themselves. They will be hoping to continue with that fighting spirit against Turkey and it could take them through. They may need to also call on the quality of Petr Cech and the experience of Tomas Rosicky at times but I have faith that they can pull this one out of the bag.
Turkey on the other hand have exactly the amount of points that I predicted they would have before the tournament - zilch. What I will say is that they did play well against Croatia and were unlucky not to get a point but the Spain game was difficult to watch. It seemed like a repeat of the domination Spain had against Czech Republic but they had such an easier time carving up Turkey (if you pardon the pun). They will hope that winning this game can get them a 3rd place qualification but I'm not sure 3 points will be enough and I fancy Czech Republic to send them packing without a single win or goal on the board - sorry Turkey.
I haven't backed them to win once yet this tournament however, I feel like this is the first time they have encountered opposition that are similar in ability to themselves, so they actually have a great chance of winning this. They will have more confidence than the Turks due to their heroics in the last game and I feel that could play a significant part in this game.
As much as I think Czech Republic can win this thing, there is an outside chance that this game could end 0-0 purely due to the quality of the goalkeepers for both of these sides. If both of these keepers play as they can do and there is a little bit of bad luck involved then it could definitely end goalless. This is an outside punt remember so don't be smashing £50 on it but a cheeky bet wouldn't do any harm.
Czech Republic proved that they can score goals in the last game against Croatia. Turkey are yet to prove this at Euro 2016, regardless I think they will manage to bag a single goal but the Czechs should score 2 to see them off and go through as a best 3rd placed team, will be difficult last 16 game if they do though.
Its completely within the realms of possibility that this game will be even stevens at half time, whether it be 0-0 or 1-1, it will be a close game and I can see it being decided in the Czechs favour in the second half, possibly another late showing.
Necid bagged that late penalty in the previous game and that will have put his confidence through the roof. He is a tricky customer and if he is given a clear shot at goal he can punish you. He isn't as good as some of the famous Czech strikers like Jan Koller who have previously been in his position but he is a decent striker of a ball and could bag the first goal here.
Both of these teams have excellent midfielder's that love a shot from outside the area, Turkey especially, the likes of Calhanoglu and Selcuk Inan are always looking to work a shot off and Petr Cech has been a little bit suspect when trying to save long shots at Arsenal this season. He has let a few trickle in that he really should be saving so it isn't out of the question that either team score an absolute peach, so stick a few quid on it and it could pay off big time.