Joey - May 30, 2018
Tunisia vs Turkey
Date: Friday, 1 June 2018
Kick-Off at 19:15 UK / 20:15 CET
Venue: Stade de Geneve, Carouge.
Tunisia are set to play Turkey on Friday evening on the neutral venue in Switzerland, aiming to pick up the confidence-boosting victory which would raise the team’s spirits ahead of the tough challenges in the group with England, Belgium and Panama at the World Cup in Russia.
We have reasons top expect a very competitive affair as the Turkish squad will also want to get the result here in order to lift the form ahead of the UEFA Nations League kick off. Mircea Lucescu looks to be a man on a mission since taking charge in August last year. Turkey improved their form drastically in the very finish of a rather underwhelming WC Qualification run. They will come into this off the back of two wins and a draw in last three friendlies against Republic of Ireland, Montenegro and Iran.
The two teams met just once in the past, and the occasion was also a friendly.
The clash took place back in 1991 when no goals were seen in a draw on the Tunisian soil.
The African outfit also enjoys a fine form as Tunisia head into this undefeated in eight matches in all competitions. They won four, drew two and lost none of six outings en route to topping the Group A of the final round of African World Cup Qualifications.
Nabil Maaloul’s men showed strength in March friendlies holding the European champions Portugal to 2-2 draw on the road, just days after beating fellow WC contestant Costa Rica 1-0. Before the mentioned draw with Cristiano Ronaldo & company, Tunisia kept three subsequent clean sheets, meaning the Turkish side will have troubles breaking the deadlock here.
Under 2.5 goals FT thus appears to be the best of the betting options, set at the 1.47 odds. You can alternatively go with the goalless first half at 2.25 as we expect particularly tight defensive lines in the first 45 minutes.