Turkey vs Norway Betting Tip Draw – 8 October 2021

Nothing to split Turkey & Norway

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Turkey vs Norway
8th October 1945hrs
Football – International – 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
Pick Draw
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 12/5 odds taken 1012 GMT, Thursday 7 October

Turkey and Norway lock horns in a crucial 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying matchup at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium in Istanbul on Friday night. The Norwegians are joint top of Group G with 13 points to their name, while the Turks are just two points behind in third. This is a huge fixture in the battle for the top two in the group. Will the Turks make home advantage count, or can the visitors return home with a positive result. Read on for the latest odds and best tips.

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Turkey Preview – Will Kuntz get off to a winning start?

Turkey have had a mixed bag of results in this qualifying campaign up until now. They have picked up three wins, drawn twice and lost one of six. Along the way, Turkey have scored 16 and conceded 13.

This will be Stefan Kuntz’s first game in charge of the national team, and Turkey have work to do after their humbling loss in Holland last month. They were dreadful at the Johan Cruyff Arena, crashing to a heavy 6-1 loss to a rampant Netherlands.

Our betting prediction:
Draw at half time

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(odds taken 1017 GMT, Thursday 7 October)

Turkey are still in with a chance of finishing in the top two of Group G, but the Crescent-Stars cannot afford to lose this one. The home victory is available at 11/10.

Norway Preview – Can Solbakken’s side leave with the points?

Norway have had a fine qualification campaign thus far, winning four of their opening six. Ahead of the October qualifiers, the Norwegians are only off top spot on goal difference.

Since a surprise 3-0 reverse to Turkey back in March, Stale Solbakken’s side have bounced back with wins over Montenegro and Latvia and a draw with Holland. Victory on Friday would open a five-point gap over the Turks.

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Apart from the reverse game against Turkey in Malaga in March, Norway have been solid so far. Can they leave Istanbul with a massive three points on Friday night?


Turkey vs Norway Betting Advice

Turkey have not been at their best during this qualifying campaign, but they were excellent when the pair met in Malaga earlier in the year. Ozan Tufan was the hero, netting a brace in the 3-0 win – Leicester City’s Caglar Soyuncu got the other.

That was the first meeting between the two since they battled in UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying. Back then, Turkey picked up four points from the two meetings, winning 2-1 away and drawing their home fixture – which was played in Germany – 2-2. Norway’s last victory in this fixture came in February 2000 in a friendly.


Key Facts – Turkey vs Norway Betting Tip

  • Only two points separates the pair in the current standings
  • Turkey won 3-0 in the reverse match in Malaga in March
  • Norway are joint top of Group G with Netherlands


This is a huge qualifying game for both nations. Turkey would leapfrog Norway with a win, but an away victory would open a five-point gap. With games running out, a win either way would be significant, but we fancy the two to play out a draw in Istanbul (12/5).

Burak Yilmaz had a sensational time last season, with his goals helping Lille to the Ligue 1 title. The Turkey captain has netted just three times this term, but Yilmaz is always dangerous in front of goal. Put some money on the veteran striker to score the opener here at 9/2.


The best betting odds for Turkey vs Norway

Turkey to win: 11/10 at Bet365
Draw: 12/5 at Bet365
Norway to win: 12/5 at Bet365