Turkey vs Albania
EURO 2020 – Qualification
Date: Friday, 11 October 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium (Istanbul).
Turkey had managed the admirable feat of defeating France, and that too while keeping a clean sheet. But later, they lost against Iceland, which marginally dented their chances to top the group. They are still in contention for it though, and in that regards this home tie against the comparatively weaker Albanian squad should result in a win.
Turkey vs Albania Head-to-head (h2h)
- Not a single game has ended in a draw since 2000.
- The last time these two met, which was in this competition itself, the Turkish contingent recorded a 0-2 victory.
- Three of the former four matches ended in wins for the Crescent-Stars.
- The Albanians have conceded twice or more in their prior two road trips.
- Senol Gunes’s men kept clean sheets in two of the preceding four games where they played hosts.
Turkey vs Albania Prediction
Emre Belozoglu and his boys are currently placed at the top of the table and have so far performed admirably in the competition. Impressively, they have scored a total of 14 goals in return for just two, and are easily the best defensive unit in Group H.
Adding to that note, they kept clean sheets in five of their total six contests in the tournament, which even included their tie against the world champions. If not for their defeat against Iceland, the team would have reigned alone at the top, with a perfect record.
As of now, Turkey, France, and Iceland are in running for the two tickets, and as such, each and every point is important, no matter how small or big the opponent is.
Gunes’s men will make full use of their home advantage this Friday. They cannot expect a cakewalk as opponents Albania too stands a chance for promotion and will be putting on a tough fight.
But still, the Turks have won seven of their previous eight overall games, and the last five in front of the home crowd. Moreover, they have kept seven clean sheets in their last nine match-ups, and at home, they have won the prior five. In addition, they have conceded a total of just two goals from their prior eight appearances in front of the home crowd too.
On the other hand, the Eagles had lost four of their preceding five road trips and failed to score in three of those as well.
By the looks of things, we are in line for a dominating win by the hosts, hugely assisted by their backline.
Turkey vs Albania Betting Tips
Turkey to Win @ 1.44 (4/9)
To Win to Nil: Turkey @ 2.00 (1/1).