Turkey vs Sweden Betting Preview – 17/11/2018

Turkey vs Sweden Betting Preview – 17/11/2018

Turkey vs Sweden

This Saturday Sweden will make the journey south-east, to face Turkey in their third game of the Nations League. These two sides have already met this tournament and they provided 90 minutes of thrilling football which saw Turkey come back from a two goals deficit to win 3-2. These two nations have only met a total of eleven times and Sweden never seem to fare too well against their opponents, with Turkey leading 5-2 on aggregate with four drawn games.

Turkey have managed to win just one of their three matches played in the group stages of the Nations League, which currently places them in second, but with Russia four points ahead they are unreachable for Mircea Lucescu’s men. Russia have been Turkey’s bogey team this competition with both meetings ending in losses for Mircea Lucescu. The first meeting ended 2-1 in a game which Turkey dominated but lacked the quality to finish their chances and they found themselves in the same situation in the following fixture, where they could not convert their opportunities. Their three points came in their first meeting with Sweden and a slow start saw them trailing 2-0, but a goal from Hakan Çalhanoğlu and a brace from Emre Akbaba completed an incredible comeback and you can back Turkey to win in their second meeting at 11/8 with Betway.

Everton’s Cenk Tosun has been named in the squad to face Sweden and the forward is expected to lead the line and will be his side’s main attacking threat on the weekend. The striker is his side’s highest scoring player with eleven goals and you can back him to score first at 5/1 with SkyBet. After already seeing off Sweden in their first meeting and having the home advantage, the hosts are favourite to win with odds of 13/10 with Bet365.

Unlike the rest of the sides in their group, Sweden have played just two fixtures and rather disappointingly for Janne Andersson they have picked up just one point. However, with two games remaining for Sweden, they could still jump from the bottom of the group to the top with back-to-back wins against Turkey and Russia, which would bring them on level points with the group leaders and it would then come down to goal difference. You can back Sweden to pull this off with SkyBet at a tasty 15/2.

Manchester United’s, Victor Lindelof was named Swedish Player of the Year in Stockholm recently, with the centre-back showing improvement at Manchester United of late and Andersson will be expecting big performances from him during this international break. Sweden’s current highest scoring player, Marcus Berg, will join the squad looking to add to his 18 goals and will likely play alongside John Guidetti. Berg can be backed to score anytime at 13/5 with Bet365.

As mentioned before, Sweden do not hold a very good record against Turkey and have never beat them away from home, but you can back them to do so on Saturday at 2/1 with Betway.

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