Turkey vs Russia Betting Tips

  • Posted on: 8 September 2018

Russia were able to enjoy a remarkably successful World Cup 2018. Despite being the hosts, Russia were expected to suffer quite badly at the World Cup so much so that they equalled before the start of the tournament. However, the nation were able to come away from the competition with their head held high – on a number of fronts. Turkey may have little experience of major tournaments on the international front, but they have been able to do well in terms of the European qualification campaigns.

Undoubtedly, the biggest attraction of this match would be Russia on the back of their brilliant World Cup campaign. The team has tried to build on the success by handing manager Cherchesov with a new two-year contract. Since Turkey have not been involved in the World Cup, the team are likely to be a little unsure about the player in the opening few exchanges. However, the presence of several high quality technical players like Hakan Calhanoglu makes for a positive reading. The attractiveness of Turkey with such players makes them likely candidates to capitalise on Russia’s woeful defensive record in recent times. Russia have been able to maintain just one clean sheet going back to the last 15 international appearances.

After a successful World Cup, the natural progression for Russia will be to go further in the UEFA Nations League. As a result, a good choice would be to go with both teams to score in the match. There is also a reasonable price on offer to back a high-scoring fixes, as both teams are capable of scoring more than 1.5 goals on their own. It is possible to back both teams to score at 10/11 whereas over 2.5 goals in total is available at an even more attractive 5/4. Both these options should work well with regards to this fixture.