Kosovo vs Turkey
World Cup Qualifiers – Europe (Group I)
Date: Sunday, 11th June 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Loro-Borici Stadium, Shkoder.
Turkey travel to Albania where they will face Kosovo in the almost must-win situation as they are falling behind in their Group I.
The hosts are one of the worst sides in Europe at the moment. After 5 games, they only collected 1 point from a draw in Finland within the first round of qualifiers. Since then, they are on a four-game losing streak in which they only managed to score one goal – in the home match against Iceland.
The guests will be motivated to pick up three points from the weakest team in the group. After the horrible start when they drew twice in a row in addition to a defeat to Iceland, Turkey finally won twice in a row as they beat Kosovo and Finland with the same result of 2-0.
They have the same point tally as the third-placed Ukraine, so they could potentially leapfrog all the way to the second position in a case of the favorable results.
Kosovo vs Turkey: Head-to-head
The two sides met twice so far. In their first clash within a friendly international match back in 2014, Turkey netted 6 goals while Kosovo scored only once. In November’s reverse, Turkey also beat Kosovo with 2-0 through Yilmaz and Sen.
Kosovo vs Turkey: Prediction
Kosovo have nothing to look for in this qualification, while on the other hand, Turkey are a regular participant of major international tournaments, so a failure to qualify will won’t be welcomed. Turkey also prepared for the upcoming match with two friendly international matches – they beat Moldova 3-1 while only drawing FYR Macedonia in a goalless stalemate. However, it would be a surprise if Turkey failed to grab three points in the upcoming match, especially with the boosted morale after the last two fixtures.
Kosovo vs Turkey: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Turkey -1 Asian Handicap in First Half at the odds of 2.20.
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