Place: Yeni Eskişehir Stadyumu.
Date: on the 17th of November, 2018 (Saturday)
Match start: 18:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Nations League 2
Turkey has very strong players but so far Mircea Lucescu can’t make of them a competitive team.
In a group with Russia and Sweden Turks take the second place and are losing to Russia four points.
Last round Russia at home won over outplayed Turkey, having scored two one-sided goals and didn’t allow to create any moments.
Sweden after the World Cup can’t recover and in two opening matches of the Nations League couldn’t win any victory.
In the first match with Turkey Swedes by 49th minute had the lead with the score 2:0, but as a result couldn’t even tie the game – Turks scored three goals for 40 minutes and left with three points.
In the second round Janne Andersson’s team gained the goalless draw in the game with Russia and got the first point in the tournament.
Statistics and head-to- heads Turkey vs Sweden
Turkey won 3:2 in the first circle
In the last three home games Turkey won over Sweden twice, one match ended with the draw
After the World Cup Sweden has twice played away match and didn’t win – the draw and loss
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Turkey vs Sweden
Turkey to win – 2.43
Draw – 3.26;
Sweden to win – 3.22
Turkey demonstrates poor results in frames of the tournament but will hardly dare to relax at home as the fans are waiting for much more qualitative football.
So far Mircea Lucescu doesn’t meet the expectations but he has a number of very strong football players with whom it is possible to solve the most serious problems.
Sweden is on the wane now and shows even more boring football than Turkey therefore the favorite is the hosts.