Turkey vs Iceland – 2018 World Cup Qualification: Another important Group I match on this penultimate round of the qualification stage…
With Turkey and Iceland facing off in Eskisehir.
Turkey’s national team comes into this match in 3rd place of the group, tied with Ukraine (both having 14 points) and 2 points behind the two top spots of this group, occupied by Croatia and Iceland.
Since on the last round the side managed by Mircea Lucescu will travel to a weaker Finland, it is vital for them to win this match in order to climb to 2nd place of this group, considering that Croatia beat the Finnish.
As we all know, the atmosphere in Turkey is always incredible for the hosts and hostile for the visitors, with that being an important aspect to consider,
especially after we see that Turkey has got 10 of 12 possible points on home matches on this qualification stage. The creativity of Arda Turan and Çalhanoglu are the main threat for the Icelandic.
Iceland, as I’ve said before, are sharing the leadership of this group with Croatia, much due to their home performances.
The Icelandic are even the only team in this group with 100%-win rate playing at home. However, the scenario is very different when they play as visitors, since they only conquered 4 out of 12 possible points so far.
Midfielder Sigurdsson, who plays at Everton, is the player to keep an eye out from this team.
Turkey vs Iceland – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Home advantage can and should be a decisive factor on this encounter,
so I believe that Turkey will be able to beat this Iceland’s team who has shown less arguments whenever they play away from their fans.
|Turkey to win||