Montenegro vs Turkey: Preview and Predictions
Montenegro vs Turkey
Date: Tuesday, 27 March 2018
Kick-Off at 18:10 UK
Venue: Stadion Pod Goricom (Podgorica).
Turkey have been struggling a lot for results in the last couple of qualifying campaigns due to the obvious lack in talent. Nonetheless, they finally do look to possess a respectable lineup after quite some time and they will no doubts be competitive in the upcoming EURO 202 Qualifiers and UEFA Nations League.
The team led by Mircea Lucescu got off to a decent start to the year beating Republic of Ireland 1-0 on the home soil on Friday evening. The Turkish squad was in control from the very start of the game and they deservedly picked up the victory thanks to a goal from Mehmet Topal early in the second half. Cenk Tosun was pretty dangerous in the final third proving a tremendous form he has brought from Everton where he netted four goals in last three Premier League outings. Villarreal’s in-form striker Enes Unal also got some minutes in the second half.
Montenegro, on the other side, offered a disappointing display on Friday failing to break the deadlock past the likes of Cyprus (ended 0-0) in Nicosia. The Brave Falcons have made a promising start to the recently finished WC Qualification campaign, but back-to-back losses to Denmark and Poland in the last two rounds took away the second place for the team led by Ljubisa Tumbakovic.
Montenegro vs Turkey: Head-to-head
The two sides have met for the first time two years ago, also in a friendly.
It was Mehmet Topal who has bagged the match-winner for Turkey late in the stoppage time back then.
Montenegro vs Turkey: Prediction
The visitors will head into this in higher spirits and we do find the value in backing Turkey to clinch the victory at the odds of 2.80.
Also, since Turkey showed a decent defensive display against Republic of Ireland, we will alternatively back them to keep another clean sheet against Montenegro who have failed to find the net aps the likes of Cyprus four days ago.