Iceland vs Turkey, Tuesday’s game for the qualifying round, Group H, for the EURO 2020 Qualifiers, in the Laugardalsvöllur Stadium in Reykjavik, Iceland.
In Laugardalsvollur will be held the game between Iceland and Turkey in what is expected to be a very balanced and disputed match. The Icelanders come from a 1-0 win over Albania and aim to win another victory.
The Scandinavians have achieved that victory at great cost, but what matters is the three points won, which means that Erik Hamren’s men are now third in the standings with six points after winning two wins in three games.
It will certainly be a very competitive and interesting game, Iceland will face a very good Turkish team, who have just defeated France in their last game at home.
Iceland has lost only one game in their last six games, with three draws and two wins. The advantage of Iceland is that they will play at home again, but playing against Turkey is always difficult.
It is important to say that Ragnar Sigurdsson and Kari Arnason sometimes seem a little insecure in their defense, and it is also expected that forward Kolbeinn Sigthorsson will return to the starting lineup after making the second half against Albania.
The Turks come from a historic 2-0 victory over France as the Turkish side increase their five-game winning streak to a winning run in all competitions.
Coach Senol Gunes is doing an excellent job with Turkey. Turkey after shaking France with two goals, scored via Kaan Ayhan and Cengiz Under, are now ahead of the group with nine points in three games.
Senol Gunes’ men are extremely moral, but their defensive fragility away from home means they are unlikely to be able to maintain these positive results. Although there are some defensive problems when they play away from home, the team has scored regularly, with Roma striker in good form at the moment, and veteran Burak Yilmaz.
Iceland sometimes feels defensively difficult, while Turkey also has some similar problems when they play away. Both teams are of sufficient quality in the offensive attack to take advantage of the opportunities created. Due to the good moment of Turkey, my bet is on the visitors’ victory.