Turkey v Iceland
With just two matches to play in Group I, things are really beginning to heat up, especially for this Turkey and Iceland who take each other on this week.
The two nations are currently separated by just two points are both still in with a good chance of finishing top. In terms of this encounter, it is the Turks who need the win more, whereas a draw for Iceland wouldn’t be entirely damaging given their position as joint leaders on 16 points.
There hasn’t been much between these two teams in qualifying so far, the Turks have looked decent going forward but not so sharp defensively, especially away from home, while the same can be said about Iceland.
However, when they met in the reverse fixture, Iceland recorded a very comfortable victory.
In recent matches, Iceland have simply offered that little bit extraat both ends of the pitch. Going forward, they seem to pose a greater threat than the Turks, while they’re also capable of digging in more defensively.
On average, Heimir Hallgrímsson’s men are getting off both more shots and more shots on target than their opponents here. Such a stat is promising – enough to back the visitors 3.75 to edge what could be a close game is the way to go.