Turkey vs Scotland prediction 16/11/2022

Turkey

Turkey

2 : 1

Scotland

Scotland

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  • Date: 16/11/2022
  • Competition: International Friendly
  • KO: 18:00 CET
  • Venue: Diyarbakır Yeni Stadyumu (Diyarbakır)

Two nations absent from the upcoming FIFA World Cup come together for an international friendly on Wednesday as Scotland look to build on their excellent recent form against Turkey.

Ranked 45th and 40th in FIFA´s World Rankings, both countries would fall at the play-off stage, having finished second in their WC qualifying campaigns, but the Scots arrive in Diyarkbakir in better form with 3 wins and a draw from their last 4 matches, securing top spot in their Nations League B campaign.

Turkey would also win their Nations League C group, however, a 3:3 draw with Luxembourg and a 2:1 loss in the Faroe Islands in their two most recent fixtures were two very disappointing results for Head Coach Stefan Kuntz.

Turkey vs Scotland Betting Tips - BTTS/Scotland or draw

As with most friendly matches, it´s silly to make bold predictions about the outcome, and as such, small stakes are always advised. Yet, with that being said, we can envisage an entertaining affair here with both sides probably a little weak defensively, even if the Scots have kept clean sheets in 6 of their last 11 away matches.

Indeed, when Turkey´s involved goals are usually to be expected, with the hosts seeing over 2.5 goals scored in 9 of their 11 most recent international matches. 

The Turks have scored at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 home matches however they also conceded at least 2 goals in 3 of those matches, including those 3 goals conceded against Luxembourg last time out.

With the Scots in the better form and Turkey usually finding the target at home, we expect both teams to score here, with visitors also backed to emerge with at least a draw against a nation that probably performs better when there is more on the line.

Turkey vs Scotland Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Turkey

    2 : 1

    Scotland

    Friendly International

Turkey

Turkey Team News

Head Coach Stefan Kuntz has named a relatively inexperienced squad with five players, including 17-year-old Arda Güler, in contention to earn their first caps.

Elsewhere, nine of the squad that lost to the Faroes in September, including Kaan Ayhan, have been left out. 

Last matches of Turkey

  1. Turkey

    2 : 1

    Czech Republic

    Friendly International

  2. Turkey

    2 : 1

    Scotland

    Friendly International

  3. Faroe Islands

    2 : 1

    Turkey

    UEFA Nations League

  4. Turkey

    3 : 3

    Luxembourg

    UEFA Nations League

  5. Turkey

    2 : 0

    Lithuania

    UEFA Nations League

Turkey lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 23

    Uğurcan Çakır

Defenders

  • 15

    Ozan Kabak

  • 4

    Çağlar Söyüncü

  • 22

    Cenk Özkaçar

Midfielders

  • 2

    Zeki Çelik

  • 6

    Orkun Kökçü

  • 10

    Hakan Çalhanoğlu

  • 20

    Ferdi Kadıoğlu

Forwards

  • 17

    Cengiz Ünder

  • 8

    İrfan Can Kahveci

  • 9

    Cenk Tosun

Scotland

Scotland Team News

Scotland have named an experienced squad but are unable to call on the services of any Celtic players, with Head Coach Ange Postecoglu refusing to release those called to compete in international friendlies. 

Calum McGregor is an injury absentee in any case; while Liverpool´s Calvin Ramsay has been handed his first call up while Ryan Porteous could earn his second cap, having excelled in the recent draw away against Ukraine. 

Last matches of Scotland

  1. Turkey

    2 : 1

    Scotland

    Friendly International

  2. Ukraine

    0 : 0

    Scotland

    UEFA Nations League

  3. Scotland

    2 : 1

    Republic of Ireland

    UEFA Nations League

  4. Scotland

    3 : 0

    Ukraine

    UEFA Nations League

  5. Armenia

    1 : 4

    Scotland

    UEFA Nations League

Scotland lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Craig Gordon

Defenders

  • 13

    Jack Hendry

  • 5

    Grant Hanley

  • 6

    Kieran Tierney

Midfielders

  • 19

    Ryan Fraser

  • 4

    Scott McTominay

  • 14

    Billy Gilmour

  • 3

    Andrew Robertson

Forwards

  • 17

    Stuart Armstrong

  • 7

    John McGinn

  • 9

    Lyndon Dykes

Key Facts Turkey vs Scotland

  1. Turkey have seen BTTS in 4 of their last 7 home matches
  2. Scotland have won 3 and drawn 1 of their last 4 home matches
  3. Turkey have conceded 5 goals in their last two matches against Luxembourg and the Faroe Islands
  4. Scotland have scored 9 goals in their 4 most recent international matches

Main prediction Turkey - Scotland

Both Teams to Score

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winrate

58% winrate

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5 wins in a row

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Turkey vs Scotland - FAQ

? Turkey player to Watch -
Cenk Tosun - The Besiktas striker has scored 18 goals in 45 appearances for the Turkish national team.
? Scotland Player to Watch
Lewis Ferguson - The on-form 23-year-old Bologna midfielder could earn his 5th cap.
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