Russia vs Turkey
UEFA Nations League
Date: Sunday, 14th October 2018
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Fisht Olympic Stadium (Sochi).
Russia takes on 2002 World Cup semi-finalists Turkey in this League B encounter of UEFA Nations League. Both occupy the top spot in the group. The last time these two teams met, Russia walked away with the win.
Russia is on fine form, especially on home soil. The just concluded World Cup has brought the hosts to the forefront of international football. No one really expected them to qualify for the knockout stages from a group comprising Uruguay and the inspirational Salah-led Egypt.
The presence of players like Denis Cheryshev, Artem Dyzuba etc should give the advantage to the home team. Turkey has Emre Akbaba, Serdar Aziz, Hakan Calhanoglu etc to look up to.
This should come off as an exciting match-up. Promotion to League A will motivate both the teams. Russia, after their inspiring performance last summer, will hope to come out the better of this tie.
Russia vs Turkey Head-to-head
- The last match between the sides ended in a win for Russia.
- Turkey has never won against Russia.
- Russia has two wins in their last three matches with their last loss coming against Croatia in extra time in the World Cup Quarter Final.
Russia vs Turkey Prediction
Russia will have the upper hand in this fixture and they will not risk anything that would prevent them from progressing to League A. Home fans will passionately cheer them on. A win for the home team is the likely result, but there’s no way they wouldn’t come out of this without at least a point.
Denis Cheryshev will be keen to continue with his scoring. He has really matured into a fearless striker with often attempting out of the world shots. Expect fireworks if he is really in the mood for the game.
Turkey will come up with certain obstacles to prevent Russia from its journey towards promotion. All in all, expect a closely fought match.
Russia vs Turkey Betting Tips
Russia DNB @ 1.50 (1/2).