Turkey v Albania Predictions & Betting Odds – 11th October 2019

Turkey can claim another strong three points

Turkey v Albania Betting Tips – European Championship Qualifiers, 11th October 7.45pm

Turkey are level on points with France at the top of Group H and aren’t far away from locking down a qualification spot for Euro 2020. A win over Albania on Friday will nudge them closer still. Albania are in fourth place, six points out of the top two and have so much ground to make up. Read our predictions for Turkey v Albania.

Turkey v Albania Betting Odds*

1 X 2
4/9 7/2 8/1

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Turkey News and Form – Can Turkey keep up the pressure on France?

Turkey are level at the top of Group H with France, and their qualification push was helped along massively by a win over the French at home earlier in the campaign. So that gives them the head to head tie-breaker advantage over their main rivals. It means that when the two meet later in the group, Turkey will only need to draw. Anyway, it is a W5 L1 record from Turkey so far, the one-loss that they suffered happening in Iceland back in June.

Turkey to win by a 2 goal margin
3/1

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So they will be defending their 100% home record in the qualifiers. Across all types of games, they have won five of their last six played, scoring at least two goals in four of those five fixtures. Turkey have only conceded one goal in their last five played. So defensively they should be easily able to handle Albania. Turkey have won each of their last five home games in European Championship qualifiers. They are unbeaten in seven (W6 D1).

Turkey v Albania Head to Head

Turkey won the first group meeting 2-0
Each of the last three meetings have ended in an away win
Both teams have scored in one of the last five classes
Turkey are W5 D2 L3 in the overall head to head with Albania

 

Key-Facts – Turkey v Albania

  • Turkey are group leaders
  • Albania have lost back to back away qualifiers
  • Turkey have conceded one goal in their last five

 

Albania News and Form – Can Albania pull off a shock?

Albania are not likely to make it into the top two. They have so much ground to make up that even a win in this one wouldn’t make all that much difference. But still, the door is open for them, albeit narrowly. Albania have taken a W3 L3 record in the group so far and they did have a good success at home against Iceland in their most recent qualifier, a 4-2 win. Before that, they had gone to France and have lost 4-1, Albania getting their goal through a last minute spot kick.

It has been back to back away defeats in the group for Albania, before that though they had put together a five-match winning streak in Euro qualifiers away from home. That sequence of positive form included a superb win over Portugal and a draw in Denmark. But looking more closely at their current away form in all matches, Albania have lost five of their last seven, failing to score in four of those five losses.

Turkey v Albania Tips & Odds

Turkey to win to nil at 21/20
Under 2.5 goals at 4/6
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 9th, 2019 at 11:56 p.m.)

Turkey v Albania Predictions

Turkey to win: We can see Turkey running out as easy winners in this fixture. Albania don’t look as if they are going to turn up and produce a big attacking threat. Turkey to win to nil looks a pretty solid option in this fixture.


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