Turkey vs Croatia Soccer Betting Tips – Friendly Match
Many goals in Istanbul?
Betting Tips: Both teams to score/ Yes
One of the most famous friendlies will take place on Wednesday evening in Vodafone Park in Istanbul. Turkey welcomes Croatia. According to the odds, a duel at eye level awaits us, which is mainly due to the fact that both coaches will in all probability not be able to deploy their first guard. The background is the upcoming competitive games in the Nations League, which have a much more significant character.
Nevertheless, the international game naturally serves as a welcome test and opportunity for players from the second row who want to recommend themselves for higher tasks. As a result, there could be a lively match in which one or the other goal is likely to fall.
As a result, it is not one hundred percent understandable for us that a tip that both teams will score at least once is offered with relatively high odds before the game Turkey against Croatia.
Turkey – Statistics & current form
For the Turkish selection, the international phase ended in October with three decent results. In the Nations League, the “moon stars” fought for two draws against Russia and Serbia, and the Turks also impressed with a courageous performance in the friendly against the DFB-Elf. It was 3: 3 after 90 spectacular minutes, in which the protégés of coach Senol Günes proved once again that they have developed particularly well in the offensive.
After the first two international matches of the calendar year, 2020 in September had not yet succeeded in their own goals and the Turks lost 1-0 at home to Hungary, among other things, the form curve clearly showed up in October, although the 33rd in the world rankings are definitely working on it not have to wake up after changing sides. In all three matches mentioned, the third-placed at the 2002 World Cup was 0: 1 behind at halftime.
Is Turkey oversleeping again at half-time?
Should a forecast between Turkey and Croatia pay off again on Wednesday that the home side will be behind after the first round, the tested bookmaker Bwin would pay out 3.2 times the stake. Instead, we consider goalscoring on both sides to be a bit more realistic, especially since the Turks have only failed to score in two of their twelve international matches since the beginning of 2019, but most recently revealed serious defensive defects in October.
With regard to the important Nations League matches on Sunday against Russia and the following Wednesday in Hungary, where the red and whites are about to stay in the league, coach Günes is expected to spare some top performers. The defensive talents Kabak and Söyüncü are also missing in the predicted starting XI like Celik, Calhanoglu or Karaman.
The probable lineup of Turkey:
Gunok – Sangare, Ayhan, Demiral, Erkin – Yokuslu, Tufan, Yazici, Karaca – Tosun, Under
Last matches from Turkey:
UEFA Nations League B Grp. 3
10/14 2020 Turkey 2 – 2 Serbia
10/11 2020 Russia 1 – 1 Turkey
10/07 2020 Germany 3 – 3 Turkey
UEFA Nations League B Grp. 3
09/06 2020 Serbia 0 – 0 Turkey
09/03 2020 Turkey 0 – 1 Hungary
Croatia – Statistics & current form
The Croatian national team stands for spectacle. This thesis can be verified relatively easily in numbers. In the five international matches in 2020 with the participation of the vice world champions alone, a whopping 20 goals were scored, an average of four per game. With the exception of the matches in Portugal (1: 4) and at home against world champions France (1: 2), coach Zlatko Dalic’s team scored at least twice. The last time without a goal of their own was the “Vatreni” in October 2018.
Because the defensive was anything but stable recently, the odds on the “Both teams to score” promise the most attractive value between Turkey and Croatia before the friendly game, in which traditionally a courageous, offensive approach is pursued. A detailed explanation of value bets can be found in our betting base guide area.
Croatia haven’t played to zero in eight games
Finally, to statistically substantiate the defensive imbalances mentioned, a look at the results in the Nations League is sufficient. Conceding eleven goals in just four games equates to almost three goals conceded per encounter. In the past eight games, the respective keeper had to reach behind him at least once. As a result, the bet on “both teams to score” would always have paid off in those eight matches.
Similar to Senol Günes, Zlatko Dalic will not have all the key players due to the important and above all difficult Nations League matches in Sweden and at home against Portugal. For example, Ivan Perisic or Luka Modric, who were last on the pitch every three days in their clubs, should get a break. Andrej Kramaric from TSG Hoffenheim will also be absent, as he is behind in training after his infection and is struggling with adductor problems.
The probable lineup of Croatia:
Livakovic – Uremovic, Vida, Caleta-Car, Melnjak – Kovacic, Brozovic, Pasalic, Brekalo – Petkovic, Bradaric
Last matches from Croatia:
UEFA Nations League A Grp. 3
10/14 2020 Croatia 1 – 2 France
10/11 2020 Croatia 2 – 1 Sweden
10/07 2020 Switzerland 1 – 2 Croatia
UEFA Nations League A Grp. 3
09/08 2020 France 4 – 2 Croatia
09/05 2020 Portugal 4 – 1 Croatia
Turkey vs Croatia – Direct comparison / H2H balance
The two proud soccer nations face each other for the tenth time on Wednesday. The Turkish national team was only able to win one of the nine matches so far. Five clashes ended in a draw; three times the Croatians got the upper hand. The two most recent direct duels to date were in the context of the 2018 World Cup qualifications. In Croatia, the teams were drawn at the time; The Turks won 1-0 at home.
Turkey vs Croatia Soccer Betting Tips
A good six months before the 2021 European Championship, for which both Turkey and the Croatians were able to qualify, the two teams are now duelling in a friendly match in Istanbul. How seriously the coaches will take the test, however, must be critically questioned, as two more significant Nations League matches are on the program at the weekend and in the coming week.
The personnel situation among the teams, which cannot be finally clarified, influences the betting odds and the prognosis before Turkey’s duel against Croatia. Indeed, it seems too risky for us to bet on the outcome of the game. Instead, we focus on the number of goals and determine that the viewers who will only watch the match on TV will see one or the other goal.
Key facts – Turkey vs Croatia tips
Turkey has only remained goalless in two of their last twelve international matches
Vice World Champion Croatia has scored in every game since October 2018
In the last eight matches of the Dalic-Elf, both teams scored a goal
This is supported not least by the fact that the Croatians have scored at least once in every international match since October 2018 and the Turks only failed to score in two of the past twelve matches. In addition, the defensive ranks of both national teams in the most recent international game phase were by no means convincing.