Turkey vs Iceland Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Yet another essential match awaits us at Yeni Eskişehir Stadyumu where the national squad of Turkey will face Iceland, the prodigy of EURO 2016. Both sides have the same aspiration – reaching Russia 2018 but along with Croatia it seems that there is a spot for only one of the two sides, so a victory in this match would almost certainly grant the appearance at the final tournament.
Turkey are currently occupying the 3rd position with 14 points earned so far. They are two points behind Iceland so a draw might not be good enough in the penultimate clash of qualifying stages. On the home turf, the Turks have been impressive so far – they have three wins in addition to a draw; also, they have netted 7 goals while allowing only two in the process. The greatest strength for the hosts will be the home turf advantage which can turn out as a huge help in the national football. Also, the hosts have the insane support which can cause some pressure if the things go downhill.
Iceland have only one aim ahead of the Turkey visit – remain unbeaten and preserve the two-point lead they have over the opposition. Iceland have also earned the majority of points on the home turf, while on the road they have accumulated only four, from the victory over Kosovo and a draw with Ukraine. The visitors have conceded at least a goal in each of their previous away game, so Iceland will focus on keeping a clean sheet at Yeni Eskişehir Stadyumu, which won’t be easy at all.
In the first match of the two sides back in the 2016, Iceland bested Turkey with 2-0. Toprak scored an own goal in the 42nd minute, followed by Finnbogason’s winner two minutes later. Read our betting preview and make right decision to win a big on Friday night.
Turkey don't have lots of missing players for the match against Iceland. Almost all players are fully fit and ready to play.
On the other side Iceland also do not have many missing players for this match. All players are available to play and they are highly motivated for this very important away match.
Possible starting lineups
Turkey: Babacan; Erkin, Soyuncu, Topal, Ayhan; Turan, Ozyakup, Sahin, Mor; Yilmaz, Tosun
Iceland: Halldorsson; Magnusson, Ignasson, Sigurdsson, Saevarsson; Bjarnsson, Gunnarsson, Hallfredsson, Gudmundsson; Sigurdsson; Finnbogason
Turkey vs Iceland Prediction
What a great game of football Tonight in Turkey. A win for Iceland would give them an excellent opportunity to qualify for the World Cup but they must get past Turkey in Eskisehir. Home advantage can and should be a decisive factor on this encounter and we will enjoy in aggressive playing from the both sides. Turkey are closer to win the match but it will not be an easy job. Their main objective for the match will be ball possession, but also they will try to score from the first minute. This is another must win game for Turkey if they want to keep their World Cup dream alive.
So our prediction and betting tips for the match Turkey vs Iceland Prediction: Turkey to win. We expect from Turkey to play aggressive from the first minute and believe they will score an early goal. We expect from the hosts to score in both halves. Our risky bet for this game goes on Turkey to win with at least two goals margin. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.