Turkey vs Albania predictions for this Monday’s international friendly in Antalya between two sides who made it to Euro 2016 but won’t be at the World Cup. Read on for our free betting tips and predictions.
Turkey vs Albania :Over 2.5 Match Goals
Turkey & Both Teams To Score
Turkey vs Albania :Turkey 2-1
These two sides Turkey vs Albania will look ahead to endeavoring to make it to Euro 2020 and we saw confirmation of that with some energetic determinations from Turkey in their friendly last week while Albania could hand introductions to a large group of players here. It guarantees to be a reasonably open game and we should see a couple of goals.
Turkey have some encouraging youths coming through which will ease the pain of passing up a great opportunity for a place at the World Cup. Roma midfielder Cengiz Ünder and striker Enes Ünal are still younger than 21 and could cause issues if given a chance here while Hakan Çalhanoğlu is another dangerous midfield player who is only 23. They certainly have enough capability to ask inquiries of a somewhat unconvincing Albanian side.
However at the back, Turkey are exceptionally poor on occasion. Their last home international saw them surrender 3 times against Iceland to crash out of the running for World Cup qualification and they weren’t vastly improved in their 2-0 defeat against Romania in a friendly last week. 6 of their last 9 home friendlies have created more than 2.5 goals and this could well go that too.
6 of Albania’s last 8 friendly matches have seen more than 2.5 goals scored as well. Although they are major underdogs with the bookies they will feel they can misuse Turkey’s cautious issues, particularly on the break and backing Over 2.5 Goals hopes to offer value.
However in all actuality Albania have gone backwards since the Euros. Some of their all the more encouraging youthful players have declared for Kosovo and they come into this one having lost 7 of their last 10 internationals. Aside from games against Italy and Spain, they’ve just failed to score in one match since the late spring of 2016 however and backing Turkey to Win and Both Teams to Score could be justified regardless of a wagered as well.
The sides last met in 2006 World Cup qualifying with Turkey winning the two gatherings to nil.
Albania have lost 10 of their last 17 matches. Turkey have won 4 of their last 5 at home.
Turkey will mix things up following a defeat last week in Romania. Youngsters Cengiz Under, Enes Unal and Kenan Karaman could get starts.
4 players withdrew from their original squad including midfielders Amir Abrashi and Migjen Basha. Uncapped Kamer Qaka has been called up as a replacement.