EUROPA: FIFA World Cup - qualifiers
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+2)
Turkey still has good chances of getting into FIFA World Cup 2018 and in order to improve its tournament position the team of Mircea Lucescu needs to win over Iceland. Sea-kings take good place but here every loss of the points can be fatal for the final distribution of places.
The squad of Turkey is as good as the squads of main opponents if we think about staffing, but the question of team work is very sharp. The coming of Mircea Lucescu who is very honored in Turkey is considered to be a right decision but experienced coach needs some time in order to achieve good results and to improve gaming characteristics of his players. And the squad is quite perfect - Arda Turan, Enes Ünal, Çalhanoğlu, Malli, Ömer Toprak and Mehmet Topal. Besides all above mentioned football players there are solid squad resources that can be taken from home championship and other European championships. This moment Turkey has taken 14 points and takes the 3rd line at the tournament bracket and needs only 2 points to catch the leaders.
Northmen take the place among the leaders in their qualification group having the same number of points with Croatia (16 points each). During the last match Iceland had managed to win over Ukraine due to wings; attacks and now everything depends on football players from Iceland. The definite leader of this team is the midfielder of English Everton Gylfi Sigurðsson who has scored 3 important goals and made 3 successful assists during this qualification stage.
Turkey is always strong at home arena and there are only few teams that could bear the roar of stands at Turkish stadiums. Iceland is not a unique national team. This team is strong and it knows its strong points. That is why Turkey has all chances to gain positive outcome this time.
Our tip: Turkey (Asian handicap 0) - odds 1.42 5Dimes
There are no doubts that we will enjoy really good football. Turkey can’t stay in defense and will attack. Iceland demonstrated that is capable of realization even minimal number of scoring chances.
Our tip: both teams to score (yes) - odds 2.0 Betfair