This is a big game for Turkey in Group H of Euro 2020 qualification. They sprung a huge surprise taking victory over France on the weekend which leaves them probably group with three wins from three. Iceland though are only three points behind them. Will they be able to take advantage of this fixture on home soil to get themselves further into the mix for automatic qualification spot? Read our Iceland v Turkey betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 10th, 2019 at 7:44 p.m.)
It hasn’t been a bad start from Iceland in their Euro 2020 qualification campaign. They opened with a 2-0 away success at Andorra and on Saturday produced a 1-0 home success over Albania. Sandwiched between those two successes was a bit of a chastening 4-0 defeat against France. Iceland had a poor Nations League campaign and in fact, before the Euro 2020 qualifiers started, they were on a seven-match winless streak of form, losing four of those fixtures.
Iceland have won just two of their 10 fixtures since the start of September 2018. One positive that they can take with them into this game against Turkey is that they have collected a clean sheet in three of their last four games played. But those were games against weaker opposition than what Turkey is. Iceland have failed to score in three of their last six fixtures. A win in this one would really shake things up in the top two of Group H, but will Iceland have enough to stop the in-form Turkey?
Iceland and Turkey were parent up in World Cup 2018 qualification
Iceland won both of those fixtures with a clean sheet
Iceland leave the overall head-to-head W3 L1 against Turkey
Both teams have NOT scored in the four previous meetings
Turkey have hit the ground running in Euro 2020 qualification with three straight victories. Across those successes, they have scored eight unanswered goals. On the weekend they pulled off the biggest shock so far of the qualifiers, producing a 2-0 home success against the reigning world champions France. That leaves Turkey fully in control at the top of the table, three points ahead of both France and Ireland. So they may well see the importance of picking up a point in this one which will guarantee that they stay on top of the group at the end of this international break.
It is some form that Turkey are currently on at the moment because it is a five-match winning streak that they have running. Considering that they didn’t exactly set the stage alight in the nations league this has been something of a surprising run of form from them. They seem to have settled into being in pretty decent side at the moment. In each of their last five games played they have scored at least two goals. Their defensive output is also worth a mention as well because they have five clean sheets in their last six games played now.
Iceland are not in any kind of form at the moment and there should be a good chance for Turkey to keep up their momentum. Turkey were actually annoyed by their treatment at the airport upon arriving in Iceland so that my fire them up more to go out and produce the victory. Turkey to win.
11th June 2019 / lee - Category: Euro Betting