Andorra vs Turkey Betting Tip Under 2.5 goals – 17 November 2019

Andorra to prove stubborn opposition

Cenk Tosun /Turkey ©imago images / VI Images17.11.2019

AndorraAndorra vs TurkeyTurkey
17th November 1945hrs
Football – International– Euro 2020 Quaifying
Pick Under 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Marathonbet
Odds: 53/50 odds taken 2000 GMT, Saturday 16 November)

Turkey sealed their place at Euro 2020 on Thursday and still have an outside chance of topping their section against an Andorra side who will be keen to avoid finishing bottom of Group H.

Euro 2020 Qualification Betting at Marathonbet

Andorra Preview – Can Andorrans finish the group on a high and avoid bottom spot in their section?

So used to being the whipping boys of international football this qualification campaign will be looked upon fondly by Andorra regardless of what happens in this final game. Having went 16 competitive games without victory, Andorra ended that run back in October when defeating Moldova 1-0 at home. It was a credible enough performance from them away to Iceland next time out when losing 2-0 and they would have been delighted with the 2-2 draw away to Albania on Thursday which was their first away point in seven games and the first goals they have scored on their travels in a competitive game since 2010 – drawing a blank in 25 straight games.

With Moldova at home to Iceland in their final game Andorra know that if they fail to pick up a point in this match and the current bottom team in the section get a result it would be them who end up propping up the section. Getting anything from Turkey will be difficult but there’s no doubt Andorra’s confidence will be high following recent results.

Turkey 2-0 Correct Score

Turkey Preview – Will Turkey get the result they need that would ensure France have to finish to top Group H?

It certainly wasn’t pretty and was not impressive but Turkey’s goalless draw at home to Iceland on Thursday was enough to see them secure their spot in next summer’s finals. It means they will play in successive European Championships for the first time since Euro 1996 and Euro 2000. Senol Gunes has done a brilliant job since assuming control of the national team at the beginning of this year and takes a lot of credit for turning around what was a squad in something of disarray. Gunes was, of course, in charge of Turkey when leading them to the semi-finals of the 2002 World Cup – their most impressive showing at a major tournament.

There’s no getting away from how impressive Turkey have been overall in this campaign. The home win over France back in June certainly gave them the foundations to go on and the defeat to Iceland is their only loss which indicates just how consistent they have been. They may require a favour from Albania to have a chance of finishing top but regardless, only a win in this game would give them any hope of doing that.

Key-Facts – Andorra vs Turkey

  • Andorra are on course for one of their best ever showings in a qualification campaign and hopeful of avoiding bottom spot
  • Qualification is already secured but Turkey will still have hopes of topping the group ahead of France
  • The first meeting of these teams in this group ended with a narrow 1-0 win for Turkey back in September

Andorra vs Turkey Betting Advice

There was little between these two teams when they met in Turkey at the beginning of September. A goal in the 89th minute was all that separated them and it’s likely that the visitors will again have to work very hard for the three points on Sunday. It will be interesting to see how Turkey do approach the game and whether they go all out for the win or will be content to get the match out the way. Andorra will look to frustrate and set up in a very defensive way.
The winning goal over Moldova is the only goal that Andorra have scored at home in this campaign. When you combine that with Turkey’s strong defensive record (conceded only three in nine matches) then it’s likely the away team will keep a clean sheet. I’m not convinced their motivation levels are all that high and would suggest taking a chance on this being a low-scoring game that will finish with under 2.5 goals. Six of Turkey’s nine qualifiers have ended this way so far.