Finland vs Turkey
World Cup Qualifiers – Europe (Group I)
Date: Monday, 9th October 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Veritas Stadion (Turku).
Finland and Turkey are both eliminated from the qualification race. Their match-up on Monday will be the an opportunity to bow out of the tournament with some pride.
Form-wise, Finland had taken a giant leap in recent fixtures. The team was without a win in their first six matches losing 5 of them. But, now they are lethal with wins over Iceland and Kosovo and a price-less 1-1 draw against Croatia.
On the other hand, Turkey are coming on the back of a 3-0 humbling defeat at home against Iceland. And this defeat has put them out of the qualification race.
Overall, Turkey struggled for consistency throughout the campaign. Also, their best performances have come in front of the home crowd. They managed 1 win from their 4 away games so far, which is against the weakest team in the group, Kosovo.
Finland vs Turkey: Head-to-head
The reverse of the corresponding fixture was an easy 2-0 win for Turkey.
The last 8 meetings between the teams in all competitions saw a winner on each occasions. Surprisingly, Finland are ahead with 5 wins as against Turkey’s 3.
This is Turkey’s third visit to Finland for a qualifying fixture. They won 4-2 last time before losing the first by a narrow 1-0 margin.
Finland vs Turkey: Prediction
It looks like Turkey are playing without any motivation or confidence at the moment. The fact that they are out of contention for a place in World Cup will make it hard for the head-coach Mircea Lucescu to re-group his team.
On the other hand, Finland are in blazing form and with the momentum on their side, they can be backed to stay unbeaten here.
Full-Time Score Prediction for Finland vs Turkey: 1-0 home win for 10.50 odds.
Finland vs Turkey: Bet Tips
FT – Finland Double Chance Win or Draw at 1.83 odds.
Total Match goals – Under 2.5 for 1.63 odds.
Brave Punters could go for Under 3.5 goals and Finland to win for 4.20 odds at MyBet.