Turkey hope to bounce back from a heart breaking defeat in their last match against England, when they host Montenegro at Antalya on Sunday evening.
Turkey fell to their first defeat in 14 matches, when Jamie Vardy scored in the 83rd minute to put England 2-1 ahead at Manchester last Sunday. The Crescent-Stars had won 10 of their previous 13 and were without their star players Arda Turan, Nuri Sahin and Burak Yilmaz. Turkey, who made their last major tournament appearance in Euro 2008 is looking to make a strong statement in Fatih Terim’s third spell as their head-coach.
Montenegro failed to qualify for the Euros after finishing fourth in their qualifying group. They are in a poor run of form after winning just 2 out of their last 13 matches. They are coming on the back of a 5 match winless run and head-coach Ljubisa Tumbakovic has a massive task at hand ahead of the World Cup qualifying campaign in September.
Turkey vs Montenegro: Head-to-Head
- Turkey and Montenegro will be meeting for the first time in an official football match on Sunday.
- Turkey are unbeaten in their last 7 matches at home, with 5 wins and 2 draws. They have also kept clean sheets in 3 of their last 4 games.
- Montenegro are on 5 match win-less run with 4 defeats and a draw.
- Away from home, Montenegro are on a 3 match losing streak and have won just once in their last 9.
Turkey vs Montenegro: Prediction
Turkey are in some excellent form and they will go into this match as clear favourites. The return of Arda Turan and Nuri Sahin will certainly add more fire-power to their game and they are expected to win this with ease in front of their home crowd.
Montenegro had conceded 2 or more goals in 4 of their last 5 games and Turkey are in good scoring form and they are expected to score over 1.5 goals is likely to happen here. Montenegro are not expected to trouble them and are unlikely to score a goal on on Sunday evening.
Recommended Bet: Turkey to Win First-Half @ 1.90