Iceland vs Turkey go head to head in a Group H Euro 2020 qualifier on Tuesday 11th June at Laugardalsvöllur in Reykjavik. Both sides arrive here off the back of victories on Friday night with Senol Gunes’ men stunning world champions France in Konya.
Iceland clinched a narrow victory over Albania, but this will be much tougher task for the side from the land of fire and ice. Can the man who guided Turkey to the semi-finals of the 2002 World Cup. You can see our betting tips and predictions below.
Kick Off Time: 7:45pm
Date: Tuesday 11th June 2019
Competition: Euro 2020 Qualifiers
Venue: Laugardalsvöllur (Reykjavik)
With three games played, Turkey are the unlikely leaders of Group H, and should be able to book their place at Euro 2020. Senol Gunes has returned for his second stint in charge, and he’s brought the good times back. Gunes’ previous spell in charge saw Turkey finish third in the 2002 World Cup, and his side remain unbeaten in the Euro 2020 Qualifiers so far. They picked up an deserved 2-0 victory against France on Saturday, stunning Deschamps’ men and ensuring that they leapfrog Les Bleus to the summit. They are keeping clean sheets, and yet to concede a goal in Group H. They aren’t quite as effective on their travels, and they do have a poor recent record against Iceland (lost three of the last four), but they’ll be confident of getting something from this fixture. Iceland have had a relativelty easy start to their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with victories over Andorra and Albania, but they were hammered in Paris, and their ageing squad may struggle here. They will be suitably tough to break down, and this could turn into a tactical affair, with Turkey coming out narrowly on top.
Erik Hamren is unlikely to make too many changes for this tie, with his side having won two of their opening three games in this competition. The likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Johann Berg Gudmundsson are almost guaranteed starters whilst Vidar Kjartansson could continue the lead the line. He was substituted against Albania, but should continue where he left off.
Arnor Traustason got some game time off the bench on Saturday, and will be hoping he’s done enough to merit a start here.
Senol Gunes is highly unlikely to make too many changes to his XI, and the majority of Saturday’s line-up is likely to remain in place for this clash.
He has a number of younger players in his squad, and he is renowned for developing and bettering these. However, he is likely to opt for a more experienced XI as he aims to maintain his side’s perfect record in the qualifiers.
The likes of Cengiz Under, Mehmet Zeki and Irfan Can are all likely to be selected for this one. Mehmet Zeki Celik may have to settle for a place on the bench here.
There are a number of Turkish players who are playing with far more confidence since the arrival of Senol Gunes, and any number of them would be decent options in the anytime goalscorer market. Kaan Ayhan has scored in two consecutive matches, but he is more of a defensive minded player, and may struggle to continue that sequence.
The aforementioned Cenzig Under has been in superb form, and appears to be getting better and better with every passing game. The 21-year old scored just six times for Roma this season, but he seems to enjoy representing his country, and is the second favourite in the anytime goalscoring market.
He will be looking to notch again, and he could be the man to unlock the Icelandic defence in this potentially tight game.
Cenzig Under is 27/10 to score anytime in this fixture with William Hill, and he looks a decent option in our Iceland vs Turkey predictions to find the net for a third consecutive fixture.
It may be a short price selection, but Under 2.5 Goals looks highly likely to land in this fixture and could be the best football bet of the day. Turkey are yet to concede a goal in the qualifiers, whilst Iceland at home are always tough to break down. Three of the last five meetings between these sides have ended with fewer than three goals, whilst BTTS hasn’t landed in any of the last six contests. H2H stats aren’t always relevant in International football, but these two sides are familiar foes, and they have met one another four times in the last five years.
Neither team is likely to make defensive mistakes, especially during the early stages of this one. It could be tight and cagey and there won’t be much between them.
Under 2.5 Goals looks like a decent option to round off our Iceland vs Turkey betting tips, and it’s 4/6 with Bet Victor.
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