EUROPA: FIFA World Cup - qualifiers
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+2)
While Finland was demonstrating its amazing character during the match against Croatia (1:1), Turkey at home arena was destroyed by Iceland (0:3). As a result, both teams have already left the World Cup 2018 and this match will be very important in regards to reputation. Federation will be able to estimate the possibility of continuation of collaboration with Lucescu and the Northmen will try to show one more good game.
The Northmen during this qualification campaign did what they were able to do – last but one place and 8 scored points. Finland was fighting in each match but the lack of class and high game level influenced on the results. Markku Kanerva doesn’t have very experienced and strong squad resource but even with these football players Finland had spent series of three matches without defeats (two victories and one draw) and only because of the lack of tournament distance didn’t fight for the right to get into the World Cup 2018.
The work of Mircea Lucescu as a head coach of Turkey is criticized by many people as under his supervision Turkey has lost twice (Ukraine and Iceland) and also had pleased its fans by the victory over Croatia. The matter is in the instability of the squad of Turkey and the lack of mutual understanding between the players. The coach from Romania is lately busy with his coaching ideas and doesn’t think about whom he is working with. The squad potential is rather good and such football players as Çalhanoğlu and Turan can be more helpful for their team but with Lucescu they are often warming up the bench.
Frankly speaking, 6 months ago Turkey would be an obvious favorite for this match and would have great advantage over Finland in terms of individual mastership. But now the Northmen have added in their game values and Turkey has lost.
Our tip: Finland to win or draw (1X) - odds 1.62 5Dimes
This match both teams will be playing very relaxedly and nothing will pressure on them. As a result, we can watch very interesting football with the goals scored by both teams.
Our tip: both teams to score (yes) - odds 2.05 10bet