Turkey vs Serbia Betting Tip Turkey – 14 October 2020

Turkey to get back to winning ways

Turkey / Moscow ©imago images / Russian Look 13/10/2020

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14 October 1945hrs
Football – International – Nations League
Pick Turkey
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 31/20 odds taken 2000 GMT, Tuesday 13 October


Two teams who have performed well below par in this Nations League group meet on Wednesday as both Turkey and Serbia chase a first group in in the section.

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Turkey Preview – Can Turkey pick up their first win in this section and attempt to pressurise the leaders?

Three games into this section and Turkey remain in search for their first win. It’s not been the campaign which Senol Gunes would have been anticipating, particularly on the back of a really strong performance in the qualifying for next summer’s European Championships. That is clearly the focus for Gunes and his squad but they wouldn’t want to be staggering towards that with a poor showing in the Nations League.

A 1-0 defeat at home to Hungary has been the disappointment so far and put them behind the eight ball from the beginning. Since then they have picked up two good points away to Serbia and then last time out against Russia.


Our betting prediction:
Turkey to win/BTTS

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Tuesday 13 October)
In between those matches was another draw when sharing six goals with Germany last week in a friendly game. Kenan Karaman scored the added time equaliser in that match and was also on the score sheet in the draw with Russia. His emergence in these games has given Gunes another option in attack to support the more experienced Buruk Yilmaz who’s had a strong start to his career in France with Lille.
This is the first of two home games in their three remaining matches in this section so they’re not without a chance of pulling off a surprise first place finish.

Serbia Preview – Will Serbia bounce back from disappointing home loss last time out to climb off the bottom?

It was one extreme to another for Serbia this past week as an excellent 2-1 win secured their place in the playoff final and within a game of reaching the Euros. That was most certainly their big game of this international break and they done the job in thrilling fashion. A number of changes were made going into the home game with Hungary last time out and it showed as they went down 1-0 in pretty meek fashion.

The loss against Hungary puts them with virtually no chance of finishing top of this group but that will not be overly concerning to their coach and his players if they can beat Scotland next month.


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When you look through this Serbian squad it’s something of a surprise to see them having to rely on the playoffs to reach the Euros. There is quality throughout and no end of attacking talent. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is arguably the star and he stepped up to the plate last week with both goals against Norway.

It’s very likely that Serbia will use this game to give some of the players who are on the fringe of the team ahead of that huge game on the 12th of November against Scotland.

Turkey vs Serbia Betting Advice

It would have seemed unlikely that these two would fill the bottom two places in the group at the halfway stage but that’s where they are and both remain in search for that elusive win. Turkey have been in the better form, however, and will be looking to make amends for the defeat in their last home game.

Key Facts – Turkey vs Serbia Betting Tip

  • Turkey will be looking to build on a good point gained away to Russia last time out
  • Serbia are a game away from qualifying for Euro 2020 via the last Nations League campaign but have one point from three matches in this group
  • The teams played out a goalless draw when they met last month


The loss to Hungary last month was Turkey’s first home defeat in nine games and with questionable motivations of Serbia I’m taking them to get back on track with their first win in this section.

Best Betting Odds for Turkey vs Serbia

Turkey to win: 7/5 Betfair
Draw: 9/4 at Betfair
Serbia: 19/10 at Betfair