Continue the wonderful course of the Turks in the preliminaries? I am at home with Albania, in a no easy dispute. What do you think will happen? Do you bet anything? You know I analyzed the confrontation and I think I found information to help you.
He has impressed so far in the preliminaries and is a leader in this group H. He has won five of the six matches played and is on points with France. At this moment it is based on the strongest defense, with only two goals collected in the group. Iceland is the only one who has scored points so far (1-2). Comes after a categorical success, away with Moldova (4-0).
He did not play badly and has nine points in the EURO 2020 qualifications. We find him in fourth place in the group and it seems impossible to take the qualifying positions. It is already six points behind the Turks. He is very good on the attacking phase, but the defense is the weak point. Take it easy. He won surprisingly against Iceland in the last match played (4-2).
In the tour Turkey won, with a handicap and no goal scored (2-0). It was the only official direct dispute in the last 12 years between the two nationals.
Turkey: Team shape, news and statistics
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A solid argument from the hosts is coach Șenol Güneş (67 years old). He led Turkey to its greatest football performance in history: 3rd place at the 2002 World Championship, organized by Japan and South Korea. Returning to the helm of the Semiluna national team in February this year, after four successful years in Beșiktaș, Șenol Güneş had a good career, culminating in a clear victory over France (2-0).
Güneş placed order in the defensive system of the team, which in the previous campaigns suffered by collecting many goals.
Turkey has only one defeat, 1-2 in Iceland, but has captured all the other points, by five wins to no goal.
In the attack, the main “mouth of fire” is Cenk Tosun (28), who plays in England at Everton Liverpool. He scored 4 goals in the current preliminaries.
Albania: Team shape, news and statistics
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Albania is an uncomfortable team, capable of remarkable results, but lacks consistency. That is why, in the current campaign, it is not well placed for qualification, in a group dominated by France, Turkey and Iceland.
And yet, Albania achieved a spectacular victory last month: 4-2, in Tirana, with Iceland. The Albanian federation is in the hands of Italian coaches, and at this moment the selection is veteran Edoardo Reja (74 years old), who has trained 16 Italian teams in the past, including Napoli and Lazio.
With a victory in Istanbul, Albania would theoretically return to the fight for qualification. Instead, a defeat – predictable – would permanently remove her from the race.
Football Prediction of the Day Turkey vs Albania
Although Albania is an uncomfortable team (4-2, last month, with Iceland), Turkey has a much bigger force. Șenol Güneş’s team also has a great desire for revenge after that 1-0 battle with Andorra in Istanbul (goal scored in the 89th minute, after a monumental ratification festival). Sure, meanwhile, Turkey won 4-0 in Chisinau, but for the Turkish public, home matches are especially important. The match will be played at Fenerbahce’s stadium, the atmosphere is usually incendiary and guests are not easy to withstand public pressure. Turkey also has offensive arguments (14 goals scored in 6 matches), and defenses (only two goals conceded, with an average of one goal in three matches). A home win is expected. To increase the odds, we will rely on Asia Handicap Turkey -1, which means we will get our money back if Turkey wins. The bet is a winner if the hosts win at least two goals difference.
Bet Tips: Asian handicap: Turkey -1
Turkey can take a huge step towards Euro 2020 with a fourth consecutive home win over Albania, a modest away team that has only defeated Andorra and beat Iceland and France. Moreover, Turkey has not been empty at home in the three matches played so far, and among its victims is even the world champion France, who fell 2-0. I do not think that Turkey will continue to struggle as it did with Andorra, and I anticipate a rather light success of the host band who will want to make the spectators at Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium in Istanbul happy. In the tour match Turkey was clear, with 2-0, so at least this score I think will be repeated tonight, if not a bigger difference in favor of the home team. As such, I bet for Turkey’s victory.
Prediction Today: Turkey