EURO 2020 – UEFA European Qualifiers – Turkey vs Iceland Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Turkey vs Iceland kick off? Thursday 14th November, 2019 – 17:00 (UK)

Where is Turkey vs Iceland being played? Türk Telekom Stadyumu

What television channel is Turkey vs Iceland on? Sky have the rights to UEFA European Qualifiers matches in the UK, so it is worth checking the Sky Sports schedule

Where can I stream Turkey vs Iceland? If the match is televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go

What was the score when the teams last met? Iceland 2-1 Turkey

THE TEAM NEWS

TURKEY

  • Group H leaders Turkey claimed an impressive 1-1 draw in France last time out and a point will be enough for them to book their place at EURO 2020.
  • Kaan Ayhan, who came off the bench to score the equaliser in France, is likely to start at centre-back ahead of Merih Demiral, who has made just one start for Juventus this season.
  • Striker Cenk Tosun is also pushing for a recall having featured more regularly for Everton lately, while midfielder Irfan Can Kahveci has been ruled out due to injury.

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Gunok; Celik, Demiral, Soyuncu, Meras; Yokuslu, Tekdemir, Belozoglu; Tosun, Yilmaz, Calhanoglu

Unavailable: Kahveci (Injured)

Doubtful:

ICELAND

  • Iceland must win this game to stay in contention for the two qualifying spots but they have lost two of their three away matches in this campaign.
  • Coach Erik Hamren is without experienced pair Aron Gunnarsson and Johann Berg Gudmundsson due to injury so youngster Arnór Sigurdsson should start in midfield again having scored in the 2-0 win against Andorra.
  • There are no new faces in the squad and it could well be the same starting line-up that faced Andorra, with Kolbeinn Sigthorsson and Alfred Finnbogason leading the attack.

Predicted line-up (4-4-1-1): Halldorsson; Palsson, R. Sigurdsson, Arnason, Skulason; A. Sigurdsson, Sigurjorsson, Bjarnason, Traustason; G. Sigurdsson; Sigthorsson

Unavailable: Gunnarsson (Injured), Sigurdarsson (Injured), J. Gudmundsson (Injured)

Doubtful:

THE PREDICTION

Iceland won 2-1 in the reverse fixture in June but the Turks go into this meeting in slightly better form having won eight of their last 10 international matches, including the last six at home. They can pick up another win here to clinch qualification and end their opponents' hopes.

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