Turkey vs Moldova
Euro 2020 Qualification
Date: Monday, 25 March 2019
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Yeni Eskisehir Stadyumu (Eskisehir).
Turkey are looking to get off to a winning start in the first home fixture of the qualifying campaign on Monday evening when they play host to group underdogs Moldova at Yeni Eskisehir Stadyumu. Crescent-Stars missed out on the last couple of major tournaments and this extended version of European Championship (24 teams) should provide them a nice opportunity to finally make it count.
The team led by Senol Gunes will likely battle Iceland for the second spot in Group H as top of the table should be reserved for the World Cup winners France. The hosts will be highly motivated to fix the poor impression from the inaugural edition of the UEFA Nations League. They were dropped to League C after finishing bottom of their respective League B group behind Sweden and Russia. Turkey won one and lost three of four group phase outings in the second half of 2018.
Turkey vs Moldova: Head-to-head
The head to head record fancies the hosts here.
Turkey won seven and drew two of nine encounters with Moldovans.
Teams last played each other in a friendly in March 2017 when Crescent-Stars claimed a 3-1 victory on the home soil.
Turkey have a dominant 21-3 goal difference from nine encounters with Moldova.
Turkey vs Moldova: Prediction
The visitors are massive underdogs in this group. Thy failed to make an impact in the lowest rank of European football in UEFA Nations League where they only came third in a group with Belarus, Luxembourg and San Marino netting no more than four goals in six matches against these rivals.
Moldova picked up just one point from five away fixtures in the previous European World Cup qualifiers. Each of their four defeats came by at least two goals difference and none of them saw team scoring a single goal.
Turkey, on the other side, picked up three clean sheet wins in last four home ties in WC Qualifications. The home win to nil has to be the way to go here.
Turkey vs Moldova: Bet Tips
Turkey to keep a clean sheet @ 1.50 (1/2)
Correct Score 2-0 @ 5.00 (4/1).