Eight games have meanwhile been completed in the group stage of the European Championship qualifiers and lo and behold, the Turkish national team remains in a group with world champions France continues to be leaders. The “Ay-Yildizlilar” have yet to master one last task to prematurely solve the ticket for the European Championship 2020.
Turkey vs Iceland Soccer Betting Tips
On the ninth day of the game is the direct duel against the pursuers from Iceland. In contrast to the Turkish national team, which already draws with a draw in the European Championship 2020, the Vikings have to win in Istanbul, in order to hope for help on the last matchday. Really much speaks for an away win of the Icelanders in Istanbul but not.
The previous qualification is not ideal for Iceland, which is partly due to the staff worries in the squad. For example, seven internationals missed the last international break in the last race. The defeat against the French national team was foreseeable, but Iceland showed despite impairment a considerable performance.
Thanks to the home victory over Andorra, the dream of the Euro 2020 still lives on. In order for this to remain the same and to force an endgame, the Icelanders must insist against the strong-home Turks in the cauldron of Istanbul. The bookies see Turkey as favorites against Iceland as odds, and our prediction also aims for a home win.
Turkey – Statistics & Current Form
The Turkish national team continues to flourish. There is already talk of a golden generation in the Turkish selection. In recent years, however, there have been many negative examples of premature adulation, which is why the current form must also be demonstrated at the Euro 2020 – provided that Turkey qualifies -.
Many players in the squad have already defended themselves as legionaries in Europe, especially on the defensive, where Turkey has kept the French offensive at bay with players like Söyüncü and Demiral. Speaking of defense: Turkey is with only three goals against the fourth strongest defense of the entire European Championship qualification.
Since the arrival of Senol Günes, who took over the national team during his club engagement at Besiktas last season, things continue to go uphill. Not always convinced the “Ay Yildizlilar” with their performance, but rather with the will to win and the associated passion.
For example, in the home games against Andorra and Albania, Turkey only managed a close home win, but the players fought until the last minute. The latest group match against the World Champion from France shows that Turkey can certainly be reckoned with at the European Championship in 2020.
“We have come all the way to this point and just have to take one more step to reach the European Championship. I believe in my team and I am confident that we will be at the European Championship in 2020. ” – Senol Günes
Senol Günes, like his predecessor Mircea Lucescu, continues the upheaval in the squad. There is an increasing emphasis on young players who have become top performers in the national team. Oldies like Emre Belözoglu and Burak Yilmaz also bring with them the necessary experience. Compared to the last nomination, only little has changed in the national squad of Turkey.
Especially pleasing is the return of the offensive gem Cengiz Ünder. Since the group started against France Cengiz Ünder completed no single international game. The youngster is set on the wings and is expected to be in the starting eleven against Iceland. Who still gets the advantage in the offensive, remains to be seen for now. At the decisive game between Turkey vs. Iceland are offered odds of 1.78 for a tip on the home team.
Expected formation of Turkey:
➱ Günok – Celik, Demiral, Söyüncü, Kaldirim – Yokuslu, Tufan, Calhanoglu – Yazici, Tosun, Ünder
Last matches of Turkey:
⚽️ 14.10.2019 – France vs. Turkey 1: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 11.10.2019 – Turkey vs. Albania 1: 0 (European Championship qualification)
⚽️ 10.09.2019 – Moldova vs. Moldova Turkey 0: 4 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 07.09.2019 – Turkey vs. Andorra 1: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 11.06.2019 – Iceland vs. Turkey 2: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
Iceland – Statistics & Current Form
Iceland wants to force an endgame and must win against Turkey. Even a draw sealed namely the qualification from the Vikings. In the first round, the Icelanders already won a victory over the Turkish national team, but the team of Erik Hamrén benefited mainly from the home advantage.
The Icelanders have since put down a considerable home series since qualifying for the European Championship in 2016. In the qualifying rounds for the European and World Cup Iceland remained unbeaten before the home defeat against France in 13 home games in a row. In foreign countries, however, the achievements of the Icelandic national team were manageable.
So it was won on foreign territory in the last eleven away games – the World Cup was deliberately not included – only once. This succeeded the Icelanders in this year’s European Championship qualifier against Andorra, with the away win against the small state should not be praised too much.
“We’ve been meeting each other more often lately. As the recent record shows, we were doing better than Turkey. ” – Erik Hamren
In Istanbul’s Hexenkessel the team of Hamrén expects a real mammoth task. Much speaks for an away win the Icelanders not, which is why from a Turkey against Iceland prediction on the guests rather discouraged. However, the Icelanders will get a second chance at the European Championship in the playoffs of the Nations League, UEFA’s new competition.
Although the chances are low, but the Icelanders should certainly be attributed outsider opportunities. In the last international break the Icelanders were plagued by many injury worries, which is why they had to do without seven internationals. In comparison, the personal worries are manageable this time.
“The away game in Istanbul is a bit of an endgame for us.” – Erik Hamren
Of the regular staff only Johann Berg Gudmundsson will miss the qualifiers against Turkey and Moldova. Erik Hamrén will certainly make some changes in the starting eleven.
Expected formation of Iceland:
➱ Halldorsson – Saevarsson, Ingason, Sigurdsson, Skulason – Palsson, Bjarnason, Sigurdsson – Finbogason, Bödvarsson, Sigthorsson
Last matches from Iceland:
⚽️ 14.10.2019 – Iceland vs. Andorra 2: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 11.10.2019 – Iceland vs. France 0: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 10.09.2019 – Albania Vs. Iceland 4: 2 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 07.09.2019 – Iceland vs. Moldova 3: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 11.06.2019 – Iceland vs. Turkey 2: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
Turkey vs Iceland Direct Comparison
For the third time in a row, Turkey and Iceland were in a qualifying group of the World Cup or Euro 2020 drawn against. For the Icelanders, the previous clashes against the Turkish national team were pleasing. Four of the last five duels went namely to the account of the Vikings.
In three of the last five matches between Turkey and Iceland, a prediction for over 2.5 goals came true. So also in the last duel, in which Iceland prevailed 2-1 against Turkey.
Turkey vs Iceland Free Soccer Betting Tips
Turkey has two match balls. Even in a defeat by Iceland, the Turks still have it in their own hands to solve the European Championship ticket in the last group match. At home, the Turkish national team against Iceland but already a draw, which is why much speaks for an early fixation of the Euro 2020 participation of Turkey.
For the Icelanders, there is still the possibility, at least over the playoffs of the Nations League, to still qualify for the European Championship 2020. In order to prevent at least the first match ball against Turkey in the European Championship qualifier and to hope for support in the last group match, the Vikings will have to win in Istanbul.
Key facts – Turkey vs Iceland tips
♦️ Turkey is one of the strongest defensives in the entire European Championship qualification.
♦️ Already with a draw the Turks qualify prematurely for the EM 2020.
♦️ Iceland won only one of their last 12 matches abroad.
In the last international break Iceland showed despite numerous failures but strong performances, but both group games were played in front of home crowd. Away, Iceland has not shown the best performances in the recent past. The more likely we are to win at home in Turkey.
The Icelanders will have to go all in, because even a draw seals the qualification of Iceland. Thus, we can assume at the latest during the game of an open exchange. We would place our Turkey against Iceland at odds betting odds on the home team, for which we risk a total of seven units.
Competition: EC Qualification – Group H
Bet Tip: Turkey (1)
Stake: 7/10 units