Fan predicts score and scorers of Italy-Turkey 10 hours before the match 5 months ago

Fan predicts score and scorers of Italy-Turkey 10 hours before the match

Paul the Octopus eat your heart out.

Many of us will be involved in predictor leagues with friends and family during the Euros this summer. Simply predicting the winner of a game is impressive enough, let alone getting the score right.


Now imagine predicting the exact score of a game, and who is going to score each goal. Including an own-goal.

Well that's what one fan managed to do, a full 10 hours before Italy vs Turkey, the opening match of the European Championships.

Italy ran out 3-0 winners against Turkey, with a Demiral own-goal opening the scoring before Immobile and Insigne sealed the points for Mancini's men in a hugely impressive performance. And one Italian fan predicted the whole thing, even guessing the scorer of the own-goal.

It was even worthy of a reply from the official Euro 2020 account.


The prediction has now racked up over 140,000 likes and rightly so. I can't get my head round how he predicted who would score the own goal.

Whilst @VaneJuice is rightly getting all the plaudits for this insane fortune telling, let's not talk about the thousands of people across the land who backed Turkey to be dark horses at this tournament.

Although it has to be said that there is no shame in losing to this Italy side, who look mightily impressive, and have no not lost a game since September 2018.


Now there's a dark horse for you....