Turkey vs Iceland
WC Qualification Europe
Date: 6th October 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Yeni Eskisehir Staydumu.
Turkey have made the situation in the Group I super interesting with the narrow 1-0 victory over Croatia a month ago.
Can they grab the second position with the victory over direct rivals Iceland in the crucial qualifier for both sides on Friday evening at Yeni Eskisehir Stadyumu?
Mircea Lucescu managed to find the way to motivate his players after a defeat to Ukraine (2-0 in Kyiv) on his debut.
Besiktas’ Cenk Tosun was the one who scored the super important 75th-mionute goal against the group’s favourites Croatia in the previous round to leave Turkey in the battle for the qualification to the World Cup in Russia.
The visitors (who were one of the most pleasant surprises of EURO 2016 in France) could have been three points clear at the top of the standings had they picked up a victory over non-motivated Finland in September (1-0 loss in Helsinki).
However, much like Turkey, Heimir Hallgrimsson’s men successfully bounced back beating Ukraine 2-0 in front of their fans thanks to a brace from Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Turkey vs Iceland: Head to head
Iceland have been the more successful team with six wins in ten matches over the history.
Strakarnir okkar picked up a 2-0 victory in Reykjavik at the start of the qualifying campaign thanks to an own goals from Omer Toprak and a goal from their top scorer in this term Alfred Finnbogason.
Turkey vs Iceland: Prediction
This is the derby and we can expect a huge tension on and off the court. The fans won’t enjoy a beauty in Eskisehir that’s for sure, and the Under 2.5 goals FT bet seems to be as the most appropriate of the options here.
Turkey vs Iceland: Bets
The top pick is Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 4/6 @ 888 Sport.
The second bet is the draw at 12/5 @ 888 Sport.